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Cupid’s Breadsticks

This easy dish sends a playful message to your sweetie.

from Taste of Home Celebrations
Cupid's Breadsticks

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  • prep 10 min    cook 15 min

Taste of Home‘s Test Kitchen home economists encourage you to play with your food and shape refrigerated breadsticks into hearts and arrows! A sprinkling of seasonings provides the finishing touch.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder

    How to make it   25 minutes

  • 1

    Separate breadstick dough into six pieces. For each heart, unroll four pieces and twist if desired; seal perforations and pinch ends together. Shape into hearts on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • 2

    For arrows, unroll remaining two pieces and separate into four breadsticks. With scissors, cut one end of each breadstick into a point.

  • 3

    About 2 in. from the point, cut out a triangle from both sides of breadsticks (discard removed pieces). At the other end of the breadstick, make diagonal cuts on each side, creating feathers. Place on baking sheet with hearts.

  • 4

    In a small bowl, combine butter and seasonings. Brush over the dough. Bake at 375°F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks.

  • Yield: 4 hearts and 4 arrows