Thursday, October 4, 2012

Twisty Garlic Bread

This morning my five kids had a bunch of friends (seven) over playing at our house (that’s 12 kids). I needed to serve a snack consisting of onhand pantry ingredients that would stretch far! I knew that fresh breadsticks are always popular--I make them frequently.  My “customers” could hardly restrain themselves long enough for me to take the photos for this post J
     Twisted dough makes these breadsticks particularly light and fluffy. Very addicting! You can’t pop just ONE of these babies in your mouth and walk away!
     Anyway, the sad ending to this morning’s delicious breadstick snack was that big kids swooped in and ate more than their share, and my 4-year-old got only one. Very disappointing. I reminded her that we’ll make breadsticks again soon.

1 recipe pizza dough
3 Tbsp. margarine, melted
heaping ¼ tsp. garlic powder (or 3/8 tsp.)
heaping ¼ tsp. parsley flakes (or 3/8 tsp.)

1. Prepare two cookie sheets: line with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Roll out pizza dough (rectangle approximately 15x17”).

3. Cut rectangle in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 12 strips. (I use a butterknife.)

4. Fold each strip over lengthwise, and twist.

Step 1…                        step 2…                     step 3.

5. Place breadsticks on cookie sheet and bake about 9 minutes, until starting to turn  golden. (I like mine on the lighter side.)

6. Prepare garlic butter: melt margarine in a small bowl in the microwave, then add spices.

7. Pull breadstick pan out of oven. While still warm, brush breadsticks with garlic butter.

Have fun with this! Try other flavors, such as cinnamon & sugar.


*Nutrition Facts:

Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
1 recipe pizza dough
3 Tbsp. margarine
Total :
(24 breadsticks)
1445 kcal
115 %
5 g
30 g
0 %
1 breadstick:
60 kcal
5 %
0.25 g
1.25 g
0 %

*Calculated from food packaging:  

I used “Blue Bonnet” brand margarine.

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  1. MmM these look yummy and my kids would love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it! I'm following you GFC and would love for you to follow back ;) Hope to see you back soon!

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  2. These look so tasty! I had no idea you added the garlic butter AFTER baking.... Oh my.... My husband would love these for his b-day dinner.....

  3. Made these today and they are delicious!