No, I’m not really into creepy Halloween stuff like ghosts, goblins, ghouls, blood, and vampires, but we do like to have some fun with pumpkin carving, silly costumes, fun fall decor, and yummy treats this time of year. These breadstick bones would fall under the fun treat category. Aren’t they cute? My kiddos loved them, and I have to admit, that breadsticks are a little more fun even for adults, when in the shape of cute little bones.
They really aren’t that difficult to make either. It’s basically my easy pizza crust recipe with some cheese thrown in, shaped like bones, and brushed with some garlic butter. Easy peasy.
These would be particularly fun as a party food for a fun Halloween party, but this particular batch wasn’t even for Halloween, obviously, because it’s only the second week of October. We just got finished with a dinosaur unit and I thought these bone breadsticks would be a fun treat for us to have for lunch at the end of the week. They were a hit and the perfect way to top off a fun week.
If you are gluten or grain free, I bet you could even do these with a cauliflower pizza crust. I haven’t tried it, but I imagine you could make the crust recipe and then shape into bones and bake as usual. Serve with the same marinara dipping sauce for a tasty treat!
- 1½ cups flour (I like to use 1 cup of sprouted flour and ½ cup unbleached white)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1¼ tsp active dry yeast
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cup warm water
- 4 T. butter
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 28 oz can drained whole tomatoes
- 6 oz. tomato paste
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder
- In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, salt, yeast, and cheese together.
- Add warm water and combine until it is a shaggy dough.
- Turn out onto floured surface and knead 10 times or until a smooth ball.
- Cover and allow to rise 15-30 minutes.
- Then on a floured board, flatten into a 14 inch by 8 inch rectangle.
- With a pizza slicer, cut dough in half by the width, and then into 16 strips.
- You should end up with 32 strips. See picture above.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees and place pizza stone in oven.
- On a piece of parchment paper, take each strip, slice the ends, and wrap them around to form a joint shape. See picture above for shaping details.
- You will need to make these in two batches.
- Bake in oven for 6-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- While in oven, melt butter in a small saucepan and gently simmer with crushed garlic for a few minutes.
- Brush hot breadsticks with hot garlic butter.
- Make marina sauce, by blending all of the sauce ingredients in a blender and then simmering on the stove in a saucepan until hot.
- Serve hot breadsticks with marinara sauce for dipping.
This post is part of our 31 Days of Homemade Halloween series.
This week’s contributions were equally fun:
Day 7: Baked pumpin pie oatmeal in cute festive cut outs from Healthy Roots, Happy Soul
Day8: Homemade pumpkin puree in three simple steps from Live Simply
Day 9: Sweet pumpkin apple baby toddler puree from Naturally Mindful
Day 10: Homemade gummy worms from Rethink Simple
Day 11: Pumpkin ice cream recipe from Scratch Mommy
Day 12: Bone Breadsticks from ME
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