*This post is brought to you by Rhodes Bake-N-Serv. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Make Valentine’s Day fun for the whole family with these easy, 3-ingredient heart shaped breadsticks! My oldest child is 6 years old, and he is super interested in learning to cook. Every weekend we pick a recipe and I teach him how to make it. Most of the recipes we have chosen to make have been desserts. This time, we went for something easier, but so much fun and super cute for Valentine’s Day, and we made these heart shaped breadsticks. You literally roll out frozen dough into parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Shape it into a heart, let it rise, brush it with a whisked egg, and bake! So easy and very tasty! Even my 8 month old baby boy loved gnawing on these breadsticks. That was cute to watch. 😉 Whenever we have rolls, breadsticks, garlic bread, or pizza, I use Rhodes dough. It’s just too good and too easy to pull the frozen dough from my freezer and let it thaw to use for dinner-time. Plus, I think it’s important to point out that we are obsessed with fresh-baked bread, and Rhodes bread tastes homemade because it’s freshly baked from your oven. That’s why we used Rhodes white dinner rolls for these heart shaped breadsticks. I will have to eventually teach my son how to make bread from scratch though, but not for now, and really, probably not as long as Rhodes is in business. 😉 We usually make a semi-fancy pasta dinner for our whole family on Valentine’s day, and these heart-shaped breadsticks will go perfectly with it! Plus, there’s just something about “fun food” that makes kids eat more of it. Not that my kids need help eating bread, but they sure gobbled up these heart shaped breadsticks! Recipe added 5/26/16. For a step-by-step photo tutorial, visit the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog.
Heart Shaped Breadsticks
- 12 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, thawed
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese (about 2 to 4 Tbsp)
- Garlic Salt (about 2 tsp)
- 1 egg
- butter, for brushing warm breadsticks
- Roll each breadstick into a long rope about ½-inch thick and 13+ inches long. Then sprinkle some garlic salt and shredded parmesan onto your work surface and roll the breadstick into the toppings to coat the stick, leaving the ends bare for the next step.
- Pinch the ends together tightly creating a tear drop shape. Then pinch the top of the rounded end into a point, facing the same direction as the bottom point, creating a heart shape. Press more cheese and garlic salt into any bare areas of the heart. Repeat with each roll.
- Place the heart shaped breadsticks onto a silicone lined baking sheet about an inch apart alternating directions to fit them all on one tray. Cover with greased plastic wrap and allow to rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Beat an egg and brush it on top of the risen breadsticks. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Brush the tops with butter and serve warm.
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