Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

My family loves cannoli, but I don't love making the shells. This parfait is an easy way to enjoy the flavor without spending time baking the shells. 

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Ingredients
  1. 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 teaspoons lemon juice

PARFAIT:
  1. 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  2. 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  5. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  8. 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  9. 20 chocolate wafers, crushed

Directions
  • Drain cherries, reserving liquid in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 1/3 cup; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in reserved cherry juice mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cherries and lemon juice. Cool.