The tube like shape may reflect Druidic stele and menhir. Originating in the Palermo area, historically prepared as a treat during Carnevale season, possibly as a fertility symbol; one legend assigns their origin to the harem of Caltanissetta. The dessert eventually became a year round dessert throughout what is now Italy.
Cannoli, originated in Sicily centuries ago, and can now easily be found in better Italian bakeries and restaurants and is an essential part of Sicilian cuisine. The word "cannoli" is the plural form of the Italian word cannolo which literally translates to “little tube."
Research Source: Bar Le Ancore
Twist on Italian classic. The children will love to help with this recipe. We had fun making this dessert. Just a few minutes and you can have an easy and tasty dessert.
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1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
4 (3.25 oz.) butterscotch pudding cups
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
8 sugar cones
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, butterscotch pudding and confectioners’ sugar. Fold in butterscotch chips.
Fill a pastry bag with no tip with the mixture to fill the cones, or simply fill cones using a tablespoon. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Enjoy!