Are you looking for the sweetest of shareable breads? You’re guaranteed to make friends with these Pull Apart Cinnamon Sugar Bread Sticks with their own cream cheese dip. You can enjoy them as a dessert, at breakfast or brunch. These sweet and spicy bread sticks will be a spectacular addition to any occasion.
Pull Apart Cinnamon Sugar Bread Sticks
These delicious bread sticks are filled with sweet and spicy charm. Drizzled with a glorious cream cheese frosting, this recipe includes extra cream cheese dip to serve on the side for those who like a little extra. You can’t beat a bread recipe that doesn’t require actually making the bread. While, I love making most all of my baked goods from scratch, these bread sticks are made using frozen bread and it works like a charm.
These Bread Sticks are a Cinch to Make thanks to Frozen Dough
When making glazed sweet rolls and breads in the past, the only complaint I’ve ever heard about them was regarding the amount of glaze on top. It seemed that it was never enough. So I say, why not serve extra on the side as a dip? I haven’t heard a single complaint since.
Things of note:
- Using frozen bread dough truly simplifies the preparation. The only difficult part is, waiting for them to rise after being dipped in butter and rolled in the cinnamon sugar coating.
- If you’re unable to find the frozen loaves of dough, don’t panic. You can easily adapt this recipe using the raw rounds of yeast or dinner rolls, instead. When doing so, they will thaw much more quickly. I’m referring to the small rounds of dough that are UNbaked.
- When using dinner rolls, the amount of dough is less therefore, the bread sticks will be smaller. You may even be able to make additional bread sticks using the same amount of coating.
These sweet treats are meant for sharing at breakfast, brunch, or for game day snacking. They’re a fantastic dessert for pizza night, too. Another recipe you may like to try are these Cinnamon Sugar Dipped Muffins from The Food Charlaton.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Pull Apart Cinnamon Sugar Bread Sticks With Cream Cheese Dip
- 2 loaves Rhodes frozen white bread or 16 yeast/dinner roll rounds thawed
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- Cream Cheese Dip:
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup whipped cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup heavy cream [more if needed to thin]
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Thaw the bread loaves in the refrigerator overnight. The dough should be thawed but still cold. If using dinner rolls, dough may be thawed for 20-30 minutes on counter.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut the loaves into 8 strips each. For larger bread sticks, cut each loaf into 6 pieces. Dinner rolls - no need to cut.
- Roll each dough strip into a 6 inch rope. For smaller bread sticks, cut each rope in half. (If using dinner rolls, roll each into 4" ropes.)
- Mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and allspice until combined.
- Dip each piece of dough into the melted butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Place side by side on a parchment lined baking sheet. Shape the ends of the bread sticks so they are uniform in size and will bake evenly.
- Lay a piece of plastic wrap on top, and allow to rise in a draft free place for around 1 1/2-2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 25 minutes until golden.
- Rest on the pan for 5 minutes before glazing.
- Use a hand mixer to whip together the ingredients for the cream cheese dip. After combining, warm gently in the microwave to make it pourable.
- Drizzle over the bread sticks then serve the remainder on the side for dipping.
- Pull apart and enjoy! : 16 medium or 32 small bread sticks and approximately 1 cup cream cheese dip
- If you are unable to locate loaves of dough, adapt using the unbaked rounds of yeast or dinner rolls. Due to the smaller size of dough, the bread sticks will be shorter and you may be able to yield a greater amount using additional rounds of dough.
- When using a plain block cream cheese in place of whipped cream cheese for the dip, additional cream may be needed to thin. It should be the consistency of thick syrup.