You can buy the shells at AJ's or make them yourself if you have the forms. But once you have shells, here is a great filling for them. The recipe comes from Maggiano's in Scottsdale. Thank you to Carolyn Denham for being the brave one to make and bring them to the club meeting.
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
½ cup sugar or honey
1 TBS of fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tsp of orange zest
¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix by hand, rather than a machine, to keep the texture thicker. Also, you can eliminate the fresh squeezed orange juice and add 1 tsp of orange flavoring (or another kind if you prefer)
You may also want to melt some additional chocolate chips and dip the ends of your cannoli shells in it. Use any leftover chocolate to drizzle on the filled shells.