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Spicy Candy Cane Breadsticks

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned pepper blend* (we tested with McCormick)

How to Make It

  1. Separate breadsticks; working with two at a time, roll each breadstick into a 20" rope. Brush ropes with egg. Twist ropes together, pinching ends to seal. Repeat with remaining breadsticks.

  2. Combine paprika and pepper blend; spread mixture on a paper plate. Roll breadsticks in pepper mixture, pressing gently to coat. (Wash hands between rolling each breadstick, if necessary.)

  3. Place breadsticks on a greased baking sheet, curving top of breadstick to form a candy cane. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

  4. *If you can't find seasoned pepper blend, combine equal portions of cracked pepper, sweet red pepper flakes, and salt.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999