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Holiday Candy Cane Twists

Holiday Candy Cane Twists

Holiday Candy Cane Twists

Have fun with these breadsticks by shaping them into your favorite holiday designs.


Makes 8 servings


1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 can (11 ounces) refrigerated breadstick dough
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Red decorating icing (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; mix well.
  3. Separate dough; roll and stretch each piece of dough into 16-inch rope. Fold rope in half; twist ends together and form into candy cane shape on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Brush candy canes with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, either plain or decorated with red decorating icing as shown in photo.

Christmas Tree Rolls

Make cinnamon-sugar with green colored sugar instead of granulated sugar. Stretch dough into 16-inch ropes as directed. Cut off 1/2 inch from 1 end of each rope for tree trunk. Shape ropes into tree shapes on prepared baking sheet; add trunks. Brush with butter and sprinkle with green cinnamon-sugar. Bake as directed. Decorate with red cinnamon candies.

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