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Soft Asiago Cheese Candy Canes

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Soft Asiago Cheese Candy Canes
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 24
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Relish these cheesy breadsticks twisted into candy canes and served with pesto – a delicious appetizer!
Updated Oct 8, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°. 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Substitute grated Parmesan cheese for the Asiago cheese in this recipe if Asiago is unavailable.
  • tip 2
    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

125 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 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
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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