This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


  • 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


  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.