Cannoli Cream Chocolate Truffles, a fun candy based on the popular Italian cannoli pastry.
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure your ricotta is fairly firm and not too watery. If it's too runny, drain before using. The finished candy balls should be fairly firm so use a little ricotta at a time until everything sticks together.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of ricotta, you could use mascarpone cheese. Instead of mini chocolate chips, you could use finely chopped chocolate. Instead of cannoli chips, you could try unfilled cannoli shells, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers but may need to add additional powdered sugar.
MELTED CHOCOLATE: I used the remaining mini chocolate chips from what was left of a bag after adding some to the candy. I melted the remaining chips (and a few more) in the microwave with a little vegetable oil. You may need slightly more chocolate to cover all the candy depending on how thick you want the outside shell and depending on how large you make your candy. Some chocolate chips do not melt very well, so you have that problem you can instead use a chocolate bar, candy melts, or chopped chocolate. Depending on the size you make these truffles you'll need roughly 2 cups of melted chocolate.