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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chef Jasper Mirabile of Jasper’s Restaurant joined the FOX4 Morning Crew to show how to make this delicious Italian treat for the holidays.

This recipe yields 6 sweet treats to impress everyone at your next holiday get together.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/4 cup minced cherries (diced)
  • 2/4 cup peppermint chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 T. chocolate syrup
  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • 6 purchased cannoli shells

Directions

  1. Place the ricotta in a large mixing bowl and fold in the confectioners’ sugar.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently to combine. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.
  3. To serve, fill the shells with the cheese mixture and dust them with confectioners’ sugar.