Wickedly Good Witch Hats

Jennie Larsen From www.craft-o-maniac Wed, Oct 01 2014

Hi I'm jen from the blog Craft-O-Maniac, and today I am sharing this delicious and fairly simple recipe using Rhodes Rolls. It's Wickedly Good Witch Hats. Yum!

Step 1: Roll Out the Dough: 8-10 Rhodes Rolls -Let your rolls rise until doubled. Next, on a floured surface roll out your rolls shaping them roughly into a triangle. Finish your shape with your hands, and roll up the bottom of the witch hat a few times and and pinch it down a bit. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.

Step 2: Cinnamon Sugar Butter: 4-5 Tbsp of butter melted, 2 1/2 Tbsp of sugar, 2 tsp of cinnamon. Melt your butter in a microwave and add in your sugar and cinnamon, whisk them together. Spread your butter mixture over your witch hats, I used a spatula but a spoon or brush would work great too.

Step 3: Sweet Cream Cheese Drizzle topping: 1 softened package of cream cheese,  1 Tbsp of softened butter,  1 tsp of lemon juice,  1 tsp of vanilla,  1-2 Tbsp of milk,  2-3 cups of Powdered sugar (add more if needed). In a mixer or with a hand held mixer add all your ingredients in your bowl and mix until nice and creamy. Fill a baggie with the mixture snip the very tip of the baggie and drizzle over the witch hats, top to bottom. Enjoy. Lets take a look shall we...Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  These Witch Hats are adorable.  I'm making them this week to surprise my kiddos at dinner.  Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  These Witch Hats are adorable.  Wickedly Good Witch Hats! MAke as many as you need for dinner or top with Cinnamon & Sugar for a snack. Wickedly Good Witch Hats!     Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  What a fun lunch box idea! Super fun for a afterschool homework snack! Wickedly Good Witch Hats!

Thank you Rhodes Rolls for having me today. My family and I are big fans of your delicious products, and making these witch hats was a hit. I hope you all enjoy them.

Thanks, Jen

Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Pecan Pie

Debi From recipesformyboys Mon, Sep 29 2014
Rhodes has a new, fantastic cooking site for kids...Rhodes Kids Baking!  It is a great place for kids, and adults alike, to get delicious recipes and have fun, too.  My boys love to help in the kitchen and to simplify things...I often use Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Frozen Dinner Rolls or Anytime Cinnamon Rolls.  To celebrate good mid-term report card grades, we made these amazing Mini Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Pecan Pies.  
Do you like icing on your cinnamon rolls?  One of my boys doesn't so we leave it off and let those that wish to indulge in the yummy cream cheese icing, that comes with Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, add their own.  
Warm out of the oven...ooey and gooey and oh, so yummy!  There is sweet chocolaty pecan filling under all those toppings my son went overboard with.
Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, freezer to oven to table in 30 minutes...it doesn't get any easier than that!  We love them as they are, cooked in the waffle iron and in pies!  Apple and pumpkin pie filling are easy to use and taste wonderful, too, inside a cinnamon roll crust!
The chocolate pecan filling only takes a minute to mix together.  This makes enough for four pies.  I put the other two in a freezer bag, labeled with instructions,  to bake individually.
My boys think the best part of this recipe is pressing the cinnamon rolls in the mini pie or cake pans, it's a little squishy.  You can dab some of the cinnamon off if there seems too be too much.  Of course, you could forgo all the fun and put a cinnamon roll in the pan, push the middle down and add pie filling to the center (adjust baking time if you make it this way).  What fun is that?  We like squishy!
Bake in the oven 14 to 18 minutes.  Let rest on racks in pan for a couple of minute and remove from pan, sliding a butter knife around the edges to loosen.
Top with accompanying cream cheese icing, powdered sugar and/or additional pecans and mini chocolate chips....or not.  Enjoy!
If your children love to help in the kitchen, as mine do, come on over to Recipes For My Boys to enter this great Rhodes Kid's Baking Prize Package Gifveaway every kid would love to have!  Contest runs September 29 - October 5, 2014.  You must be 18 years old, or older, and live in the United States to enter (due to shipping).
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Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches

Yvonne From triedandtasty Fri, Sep 26 2014

Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and TastyHow would you like to be the coolest parent around town?? This month Rhodes is excited to announce their new kids baking site! This will be a great resource to help get your kids off the couch and in the kitchen with you! All month long there have been great kids lunch box and after school snack ideas. I'm bringing another fun recipe that your kids will LOVE to help with! Tell me these Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches aren't the cutest little things you ever did see?? Just imagine their friends faces when your kids open up their lunch box to see these fun sandwiches!! Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Not only are they incredibly adorable, they are super simple to put together and the kids will enjoy helping make their own frog! All you need are Rhodes Texas sized rolls, butter, your favorite chicken salad, lettuce and salami. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Once your rolls have thawed, you'll gently press two indents towards the front of each roll. This will be where your frog 'eyes' will go. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty With one of your thawed rolls, you will cut it into eight equal pieces. The easiest way to do this is to cut the roll in half; then cut in half again and repeat until you have eight pieces. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Carefully form the small pieces into little balls. They'll be sticky, but that's good - because you'll want them to stick where you've left an indent Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Place two 'eyes' per roll, it will begin looking like a frog at this point. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Brush each roll generously with melted butter. You'll use about 1/8th of a cup at this point. Halfway through baking you'll brush on the rest. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 10 minutes, remove from oven and brush with the remaining butter, bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Once rolls have cooled, slice in half about 3/4 through (not all the way across). Stuff with lettuce and chicken salad. Cut salami in to strips and use as the 'tongue'. For the eyes, use chocolate chips! These frogs will be the hit of the school lunchroom!

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Pizza Crust Breadsticks

Debra Hawkins From Wed, Sep 24 2014


Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks.  Do you like stuffed crust pizza...The crust is the best part!  Here is a recipe for stuffed crust breadsticks.
Even as an adult, there are few things I love more than pizza. Everyone I know seems to have moved on, but I never will. I know that there is nothing more comforting or delicious than a slice of amazing pizza, unless there is stuffed crust. Stuffed crust gets me every time, basically a delicious bread stick with a hint of mozzarella? I am there. 
After a couple slices of stuffed crust pizza, all I want is the crusts. So why not just make the crusts? There's no reason not to, it is like the perfect mozzarella stick and better yet, it is baked, not fried, so you don't even feel guilty for grabbing a second one. 

You will need: 

  • 12 Rhodes Bake N Serv Rolls
  • 6-12 sticks of string cheese
  • cooking spray
  • butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese


Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

First thaw your rolls.  Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 20-30 minutes.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Roll out each dinner roll into a 4-6 inch circle.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Slice your cheese sticks in half long wise. This will give you just that little bit of mozzarella. If you want to add more cheese, use a whole stick, you may just have to bake them a little while longer.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Roll the cheese stick in a piece of dough, pinching the ends to make sure everything is sealed. If you don't seal the dough well, your cheese will bubble out when cooking.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Roll your bread sticks in melted butter.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks.

Then roll in your breadcrumb/cheese mixture. Place the bread sticks on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Your bread sticks are done when golden brown. We love to serve this with a fabulous marinara sauce, but I'd eat them plain too!

Italian Effretes

Jennifer Day From mydaylights.net/ Mon, Sep 22 2014

This recipe came from my Grandmother and is my famlies most requested.  I am all about easy, especially on crazy weeknights! My oldest started kindergarten this year so I want fast and easy meals. But my family doesn't want to eat soup every night (why not, right?). This recipe is a favorite in our family. I'm not even sure where the name comes from but it's what we have always called these puppies. It was invented by my Grandma and, next to her spaghetti, one of the most requested meals. My Grandma is an amazing cook! She just throws things together and they come out tasting amazing and leaving us salivating for more. Effretes sound really fancy but, trust me, they are so easy to throw together and they are toddler approved (my little guy ate two!). This recipe makes 6 large effretes, 12 small ones, or, the way we do it for our family of four, 4 large and 4 small effretes. This is also a fun meal to involve the kiddos. While they can't do the main cooking (because it's hot), they will have fun rolling out the dough. My five year old loves doing this part for me, though I do finish it off once he gets them going. He even snapped a picture of me with my phone while I was cooking. (Pardon the mess!)Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes Here's how you make them:

STEP ONE: Thaw 12 rolls according to package directions.  Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP TWO: Brown the Italian Sausage (or Ground Beef if that's what you're using). Once it's mostly browned, add 1 small diced onion, 1 diced green pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic. Let everything get browned with some nice color. Next, add one can of diced tomatoes (I drain a little of the liquid out). Let it simmer for about 12 minutes. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP THREE: While the meat mixture is simmering, you can begin rolling out the rolls. For larger effretes (adult sized), I use 2 of the regular dinner rolls. One roll makes the perfect sized effrete for little mouths and hands. This is what one roll looks like rolled out after I've helped my son with it. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes 

STEP FOUR: When the meat mixture is through, add 1-2 Tbs of it to the small sized effretes. For the larger size, use 2-4 Tbsp (it depends on how packed you want them to be). You only want to add the meat mixture to one side so you can bring the other side over to form a pocket. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP FIVE: When the meat mixture is added, fold the top of the effrete over like you're going to make a hand pie. Then, using a fork, go around the edges to seal them off. Do this with all of the effretes. Once they are done, add them to a foil lined baking sheet (this helps with clean up because they can open up when baking sometimes!).Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes, make pockets of yum!  Then bake! STEP SIX: Bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with a side salad and you are good to go! These are great as leftovers the next day too. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes, my Grandmas recipe!  With a side salad, you have a complete weeknight meal...YEA!


  I found these yummy French Toast sticks over at rhodeskidsbaking.com. They have a lot of great recipes that kids will have fun with and some easy meals too! If your kids love to cook like mine do, be sure to stop on by. One My Daylights reader will get a their very own Rhodes Kids Baking Prize Pack! The prize pack includes:

  • 1 - child Size Apron in blue, red or yellow
  • 1 - large Cutting Board (various colors)
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  • 1 - Pastry Brush
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Rhodes Curly Dogs

Tina From mommyskitchen.net Thu, Sep 18 2014

Rhodes Curly Dogs.  One of many great kid recipes from Rhodeskidsbaking.com

Hello again! This is Tina from Mommy’s Kitchen and I’m back sharing an easy Rhodes recipe. My kid's are in their 4th week of school, so it's safe to say that everyone is finally easing back into their regular routines. The beginning of the school year can be crazy, but so can summer break. Everyone is kind of in limbo doing and eating whatever they want.

One of our biggest challenges during the school year is getting back on track and eating breakfast before the sun rises. Both my kids are used to eating breakfast after sleeping in all summer long. It's a battle, but I don't want them going off to school hungry. By the time lunch rolls around they're pretty hungry, and downright starving when they return home. 

When my son gets off the bus, and heads through the door he immediately drops his back pack, removes his shoes and heads straight to the kitchen. There isn't too much time between my sons arrival and when we head off to pick up my daughter, so having something ready to snack on has been a lifesaver.

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In order to avoid consuming junk food I've been making a few fun snacks for the kids while they're still at school. These fun Curly Dogs pictured above are one of my sons favorites. I found them in the Kid's Ideas with Frozen Dough Cookbook which is packed full of fun and easy bread dough recipes that your kids can make. 

All of the recipes are easy to read with lots of "how to" photos. The Silly Face Pizza's pictured above is on my list next, because my son loves mini pizzas. I also want to try a breakfast pizza version as well. Stop by and check out the Rhodes New Kid's Baking Site for more kid friendly snacks, recipes, and treats.  They even have a holiday section with some pretty neat ideas.  

Rhodes Curly Dogs. Click here for step by step instructions from Mommys Kitchen.

Let’s get started and make some curly dogs. My son Carson prepared the whole recipe from start to finish, so this one is easy peasy my friends. Start by removing the frozen rolls and defrost them on the counter until the rolls are thawed, but still cold. 

Rhodes Curly Dogs. Click here for step by step instructions from Mommys Kitchen.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with non stick spray or use parchment paper. Roll each roll into an 8-10 inch rope. 


Rhodes Curly Dogs. Click here for step by step instructions from Mommys Kitchen.

Twist the dough around each hot dog and tuck the ends under the dough. 


Rhodes Curly Dogs. Click here for step by step instructions from Mommys Kitchen.

Place on a baking sheet.  


Rhodes Curly Dogs. Click here for step by step instructions from Mommys Kitchen.

Bake the curly dogs for 20 minutes or until golden brown

RHodes Curly Dogs. One of many easy to follow recipes from Rhodeskidsbaking.com.  A site just for kids.

Remove from oven, cool slightly and serve with ketchup and mustard. 


Rhodes Curly Dogs

8 - Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but cold

1 - Package good quality hot dogs

Ketchup and mustard

Remove frozen rolls and defrost on the counter until the rolls are thawed, but still cold. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Spray a large baking sheet with non stick spray or use parchment paper. Roll each roll into an 8-10 inch rope. Twist the dough around each hot dog and tuck the ends under the dough. 

Place on a baking sheet. Bake the curly dogs for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven cool slightly and serve with ketchup and mustard.

Cooks Note: Rolling the dough around hot dogs also make easy Mummy Dogs for Halloween. We usually use crescent roll dough, but I love the bread dough version so much better.

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Rhodes Kids Baking Prize Package Includes: 

  • 1 - child Size Apron in blue, red or yellow
  • 1 - large Cutting Board (various colors)
  • 1 - Rhodes Kids Ideas with Frozen Dough Cookbook 
  • 1 - Pastry Brush
  • 1 - Pizza Cutter

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Fingers

Jasey M From jaseyscrazydaisy Wed, Sep 17 2014

School is back in session and things are crazy! I'm sure you are all about as busy as I am checking back packs, packing lunches, supervising homework, shuffling from activity to activity, not to mention all the other tasks we are responsible for on a daily basis. In all the commotion it is easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes time for breakfast, to pack lunches, or even in providing after school snacks. It's easy to keep things fun and tasty with recipes like this one for Peanut Butter and Jelly Fingers. Once the frozen rolls have thawed, these are a snap to put together and great to keep on hand for a quick breakfast or to toss in lunches. They make great after school snacks too! I like to make these on Sunday afternoon so that I have them ready to go for the week. It's easy, all you have to do is thaw some frozen rolls as directed on the package. Once the dough is soft, roll them out on a floured surface. 

Spread the dough with a little peanut butter and your favorite kind of jelly. I used strawberry.

Kids love to help cook and this is a recipe for them to help with. If you are looking for more ideas on how to keep kids cooking, check out Rhodes' new kids cooking site, here. Rhodes needs some helping naming their cute hosts, you can let them know your ideas and enter to win another giveaway (bonus:) ), here. The important part is leaving about an inch around the outside edges bare so that the sandwiches can be sealed. Once the peanut butter and jelly is all spread out, roll up the sandwiches starting with the edge that is covered. 

 Press the long seam to seal it. Pinch the ends together and fold them over the seam, pressing lightly to seal all the gooey stuff inside.

Place the Peanut Butter and Jelly Fingers seam down on a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake them for about 15 minutes, rub the tops with a stick of butter and bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown and done.  Once completely cool, store them in an airtight container. Enjoy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Fingers

8 Rhodes Dinner Rolls(or as many as you want to make) peanut butter (1 Tablespoon/sandwich) jelly (1 Tablespoon/sandwich) stick of butter

Let rolls thaw per directions on package. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Roll dough over a floured surface until it's a flattened oval. Spread with peanut butter and jelly, stopping an inch from the edges. Roll the sandwiches up. Lightly press the seam to seal it. Pinch the ends and fold them over the seam to seal. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, rub tops with butter, bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and enjoy. Once cool store in an air tight container.

I think you are going to love this recipe as much as your kids do! These Peanut Butter and Jelly Finger sandwiches are delicious and so easy to make! I love using Rhodes bread dough a as  shortcut to making treats that taste so good! I've partnered with Rhodes to offer a sweepstakes with a Rhodes Kids Prize Package. Come on over to my blog, Jasey's Crazy Daisy, and enter for your chance to win!

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Rhodes Pigs - Angry Bird Lunch

My boys love Angry Birds so I thought it would be fun to make them an Angry Bird themed lunch, but have it revolve all around the pigs. We've done some fun things with the birds before so I thought having pigs would be a fun change. We used Rhodes Rolls white dinner rolls to make the pigs. They were pretty easy to make and the boys had a lot of fun helping out. This tutorial makes 6 pig rolls.  

Step one:

Spray the bottom of pan with cooking spray and put 8 frozen Rhodes Rolls inside to thaw. angry bird pigs rhodes rolls


Step Two:

Roll out 6 rolls into flat ovals. angry bird rhodes rolls


Step three:

The remaining two rolls will be the pig snouts and ears. Cut out six circles (I used a large frosting tip as a cookie cutter) and roll those into ovals shapes. Cut out 12 pig ears as well, they are just half circles. I cut mine out with the same frosting tip that I used for the snouts. angry bird pig snouts


Step Four:

Add the snouts to the large ovals and then add the ears. I just simply placed the ears behind the body of the pig and as they baked they fused together. IMG_0015


Step five:

Bake the pigs for 15-17 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Cut two large eyes out of mozzarella cheese for the eyes, raisins for the nostrils, and I used an edible marker to draw on the eyebrows. That's it! Aren't they cute? angry bird pig roll 

For the lunch I served the Rhodes Roll pigs with ham and potato soup (get it? HAM soup!), green grapes (because the pigs in the game are green), and pig snout cucumbers (I just cut two nostrils out with a straw). This is a fun lunch to serve on a plate or you could send this in a lunch box. Here are some tips on how to pack a thermos in a lunchbox. angry bird pig rolls lunch


Piggy Sandwich made with Rhodes Rolls

I found this cute little pig at Rhodeskidsbaking.com  They have lots of recipe ideas just for kids.  

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Let's Get Back to Baking!

admin Fri, Sep 12 2014

Rhodes Back to Baking

Now that the kids are back in school and the temperatures are cooling down, we can all get back to baking! There's nothing quite like the aroma of fresh baked bread wafting through the house on a cool fall afternoon. And we've got more than just bread in mind with these 8 Autumn-Inspired Recipes! Just for you, we're featuring a few of our favorite go-to fall recipes. They all include the flavors and aromas inspired by the fall harvest that never seem to disappoint. Pick out your favorites and let's get Back to Baking!

Rhodes Back to Baking Recipes

Top row from left to right:

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls 

The all-time favorite cinnamon roll with the addition of apples and a sticky caramel drizzle

Mini Pumpkin Spiced Bagels and Cream Cheese

The secret? Pumpkin Spice Jello! Never knew it existed? Neither did we!

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is the ultimate in comfort food. Try this crunchy version and you'll be asked to make it again! Guaranteed!

Salted Caramel Apple Cups

Aren't these just the cutest? This treat includes a home-made recipe for salted caramel!


Bottom row from left to right:

Apple Filled Pull Apart Loaf

Apples, cinnamon and pecans - oh my! All stuffed in this bread loaf? Divine!

Peaches and Cream Bread

You can used canned peaches for this recipe, but fresh ones put this pretty, round bread over the top!

Apple Dumplings

Baking apples, such as Braeburn, Granny Smith or Rome work best for this down home dessert!

Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese Pull Apart

This is one of those throw together and bake recipes. What could be easier?


Doesn't that just get you excited to pull some dough out of the freezer and pre-heat that oven? (We'll just keep it to ourselves about the drool on the keyboard.) Happy baking from Rhodes!

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Kristi From ishouldbemoppingthefloor Wed, Sep 10 2014
These Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce are my kids' new favorite thing to make...and enjoy! They're perfect for snacking after school. And be sure to enter the giveaway to win a kid's cooking pack below from my friends at Rhodes Bake-N-Serv.

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
I don't know about you, but my kids come home from school just starving...you know, just ravenous from a long, hard day (hee hee). We love to whip these fun Cinnamon-Sugar Knots as an after school snack. I added a fun Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce to dunk them in this season! It just takes them a bit over the top. Check out these recipes below>>>

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
These knots actually start out from Rhodes Bake-N-Serv frozen bread dough, so they go together fast. You can find more fun recipes to make with your kids at the new Rhodes kids' website, here.

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
 For the knots, you'll need a loaf of Rhodes Bake-N-Serv dough (this package comes with three, but you'll only need one), butter and a simple cinnamon-sugar mixture.

- 1 loaf Rhodes Bake-N-Serv dough, thawed
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar

Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce:
- 1 (8 oz) box cream cheese, softened
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
 Cut your dough into eight equal pieces. Have your helper roll each piece into a "snake". 

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
 Tie your snakes into loose pretzel-like knots on a baking sheet.
Allow to rise for 45 minutes. 
Bake in a 350 oven for 15-20 minutes.
When done, pour melted butter over the tops of the knots.
Liberally sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (I like to combine mine first).

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
 Whip cream cheese until it's smooth. Add in pumpkin, powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice and mix on high for another couple of minutes. 
(Refrigerate any of the sauce leftovers).

Rhodes Kids Baking!  A kids site with lots of kid friendly snacks and easy meals.
Take a peek at Rhodeskidsbaking.com for lots of kids recipes and snacks!  Your kids can pick out a recipe they want to make with little help from you.

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
 Simple and yummy!
Cinnamon-Sugar Knots with Pumpkin Pie Dipping Sauce | These start out from simple frozen bread dough for easy prep!
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Alphabet Pretzels

Tiffany Rudd From www.feelgreatin8 Mon, Sep 08 2014

If you're like me and already stuck sending the same peanut butter sandwiches with your kids for lunch everyday, you're going to love these whole wheat alphabet pretzels! They make a great healthy lunch alternative, an easy after school snack, and making them with your kids will create fun lasting memories. It doesn't get much better than that! RhodesFinalIngredients Whole Wheat Pretzel 

Pretzel Ingredients:

Rhodes Cracked Wheat Rolls

Course kosher or sea salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

Peanut Butter, Honey,


Greek Yogurt Dip Ingredients:

6 ounces plain or vanilla greek yogurt

1 tablespoon peanutbutter

1 teaspoon honey

Directions: 1. Start by thawing your dough. Put your desired number of rolls on a plate and cover with saran wrap. You can either leave them on the counter for 45 minutes to an hour, or microwave on a low heat setting for 1-2 minutes. I microwave mine for 30 seconds at a time, checking and turning the rolls between heating. You don't want to cook them, so be careful to microwave them until just thawed. IMG_3338 2 2. Now, call the kids into the kitchen and get rolling! Roll each piece of dough into a snake shape about 1/2 inch thick. You may need to help younger kids with this step. IMG_3340 2 3. Have the kids form each snake into an alphabet letter or shape. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for preschoolers and kindergarteners too! Put the completed letters onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray or covered with parchment paper. Cover the letters with saran wrap that has been lightly coated with cooking spray and let rise for 30-45 minutes. IMG_3277 4. Now it's time to boil your letters! This step is what gives your final pretzels that delicious chewy crust. Fill a large pot with 6 inches of water. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and bring to a boil. Carefully add your letters one or two at a time and boil for 30 seconds on each side. Don't boil too long, or they will become a mushy mess. Not that I know from experience. ;) Remove the letters with a large spatula and let cool on a cooling rack. Once cool, sprinkle with salt. While they are cooling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. IMG_3345 25. Transfer the letters back to the sprayed or lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they just start to turn a golden brown. While the pretzels cool, mix together greek yogurt, peanut butter and honey for a healthy and delicious dip. Enjoy! RhodesFinal3

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Rhodes Kids Baking.  A website just for kids!

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admin Fri, Sep 05 2014

Baking with kidsBack to School

It's September! And the kids are back in the classroom learning all kinds of new stuff. While they're at it, why not teach them some skills in the kitchen too? Kids love to help with the cooking. It gives them a sense of accomplishment to be able to create something yummy and then get to eat it! This is where Rhodes dough comes in. The pre-made dough makes that creation process a snap!

Let Rhodes Help

I'm sure you've noticed that kids are amazingly tech-savvy these days. In fact, it's perfectly ok to admit that your 5th grader has helped you figure out netflix or add an attachment to your email! So to cater to these techy tots, Rhodes has developed a new website just for them! It's called RhodesKidsBaking.com. Just let them pull it up on the laptop, tablet or smartphone and you'll be on your way!

Filled with Fun

The Rhodes Kids Baking site is fun, colorful, and easy to use. It features animated videos, coloring pages, and of course, lots of easy and entertaining recipes created just for them, like this Smiley Face Pizza: Kids Smiley Face Pizza

The recipe categories are broken up into Snacks, Easy Meals, Treats, Holiday and Sculpture. With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to check out the Holiday section where we have more than a dozen spooky recipes for you to try. And speaking of Halloween, check out this little monster on his laptop baking up a storm, and his buddy the vampire, from our coloring pages section:

Rhodes Halloween Little Monster Coloring Page Rhodes Halloween Little Vampire Coloring Page

Rhodes Kids BakingNow We Need Your Help

We have these 2 cute hosts on the Rhodes Kids Baking site and they don't have names yet! We don't want them running around all anonymous and nameless, so we need some help coming up with some cute names for them. Leave us your best name ideas in the comments below and of course we'll have something terrific for the creator of the best names! We'll send the winner a Rhodes Kids Baking Prize Package that will include a kid-sized apron, cutting board, pastry brush, pizza cutter and our Kids Ideas Cookbook! Here, take a look at the coolness, leave us your best name ideas, then run on over and check out RhodesKidsBaking.com!

Rhodes Kids Prize Package

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