Soft Asiago Cheese Candy Canes

Soft Asiago Cheese Candy Canes

Relish these cheesy breadsticks twisted into candy canes and served with pesto – a delicious appetizer!

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

dozen

1
package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
1
egg
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
cup water
1 3/4
cups grated Asiago cheese
1
teaspoon red food color
1
egg, beaten
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
3
tablespoons basil pesto
  1. Heat oven to 375º. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Make roll mix as directed on package, using 1 egg, the butter and water, and adding cheese to dough when mixing.
  2. Divide dough in half. Mix food color into half of dough. Divide each half into 24 pieces; roll each piece on lightly floured surface into 8-inch rope. Twist 1 red and 1 plain rope together; press ends to seal. Form each twist into candy cane shape. Place candy canes 2 inches apart on cookie sheets; brush with beaten egg. Let stand 5 minutes before baking.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; serve warm or cool slightly.
  4. Mix oil and pesto. Serve breadsticks with pesto oil for dipping. Store breadsticks in tightly sealed container at room temperature up to 24 hours.
Makes 2 dozen breadsticks
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Substitution
Substitute grated Parmesan cheese for the Asiago cheese in this recipe if Asiago is unavailable.
Did You Know
Asiago cheese is an Italian semifirm cow's milk cheese that has a very rich and nutty flavor. Asiago that has been aged for at least a year is harder and more suitable for grating.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Breadstick)
  • Calories 125
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.