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Blooming Breadsticks

Take advantage of convenient refrigerated breadsticks to fashion these fuss-free flowers. A speedy seasoning gives them a boost of herb garden flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Additional parsley flakes
  • Sesame seeds

Directions

  • Unroll dough; separate into 12 breadsticks. Adjust length of each breadstick to 6 in. For each flower, cut one breadstick into 1-in. pieces and another breadstick into one 4-in. piece and two 1-in. pieces.
  • For stem, twist 4-in. piece twice and place on a greased baking sheet. For leaves, pinch one end of two 1-in. pieces; place on each side of stem and pinch to seal. Roll one 1-in. piece into a ball; place 1 in. above stem for flower center. For petals, pinch one end of remaining five pieces; position with sides touching flower center and other petals.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, garlic powder and Italian seasoning; brush over dough. Sprinkle additional parsley on stem and leaves. Sprinkle sesame seeds on flower center. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 215 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • gwashington1961
    Apr 19, 2012

    A clever styling of breadsticks into 'flowers' for a Spring Celebratory Meal.