With Halloween quickly approaching and with the just released Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie, I wanted to make my children a special treat, inspired by the movie. This is not an original recipe, but one that was sent to me by the studio with permission to use. I did change things up just a little, but only because I didn’t have one of the two required ingredients on hand.
Although I didn’t have the tube of refrigerated breadsticks on hand, I made due with a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls. While it definitely would have been easier using the breadsticks, I think the crescent rolls turned out just fine. Although a little flat.
- 1 tube refrigerated breadstick dough (1 oz tube to make 12 bones)
- coarse salt
- Unroll a tube of refrigerated breadstick dough and separate the rectangular pieces.
- Working with one piece at a time, stretch the dough to lengthen it a little bit then use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut a 1.5 inch slit in the center of each end.
- Roll or shape the resulting four flaps of dough into knobs that look like an end of a bone.
- Place the dough bones on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart, and then sprinkle the coarse salt on top. Bake the bones until they are a light golden brown, about 12 minutes.
I wanted to add more of a WOW factor to dinner, so I decided to serve the Salty Bones with tomato soup. The children loved it and couldn’t stop talking about. While I know that it would gross some out, it worked for our family and my children are still talking about it.