Gather ’round me lads and lasses! I have such an easy treat for you to make just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It is easy enough that even the kids can help. This comes from an old issue of Family Fun Magazine. Give it a try!
All you need is:
1 can Pillsbury Breadsticks dough (original) – 11 oz./12 breadsticks*
Green decorating sugar
*1 can of breadsticks makes 3 shamrocks, so if you need more buy accordingly.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment (preferred) or use a non-stick ungreased baking sheet.
Separate breadsticks. For each you will need 3 1/2 pieces.
Holding both ends of one piece, slightly stretch and twist. Form a heart shape.
Make 3 hearts for each shamrock. Arrange on baking sheet to form the “leaves”, making sure to pinch together in the center to adhere to each other. Half of the sides of the hearts should touch. Take half of another breadstick and twist, forming the stem. Give it a little curve. Press the stem into the center of the hearts.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on your shamrocks, and then the green sugar. Your sugar might not stick in some spots after the cinnamon, so you can dab a tiny bit of water in those areas as needed. Just use your finger so you don’t get too much water on there…you just want to dab or smooth it on.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Check after 13 minutes…mine took about 15 to get nice and golden brown.
Let it cool before handling so it doesn’t come apart on you or you will have bad luck for 7 years! Just kidding. You’ll have a bunch of sad little green hearts.