These delicious bread sticks are sure to be gone the second you pull them from the oven! They've been in our family for years!



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Dissolve yeast and 2 pinches white sugar in warm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix 4 cups flour, hot water, 3 tablespoons sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl; pour yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time, mixing well between additions. Continue to work the mixture until you have a dough; divide dough into 2 halves. Divide each half into 12 long bread sticks and arrange onto prepared baking sheets.

  • Pour melted butter and sprinkle Parmesan cheese and garlic powder over the breadsticks.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 13 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 449 mg sodium. 52 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I love the concept and taste of these (they're huge by the way - I could only fit 5 on a sheet). Made a half recipe as directed. I think you'd be better off starting with all the flour (as with most bread recipes) and then adding the liquid as needed. By dumping in the entire cup of water my dough was completely unworkable and I had to add at least an additional 1/2 to 3/4 cup of flour. They are incredibly quick to make - - - although I believe they'd benefit by some type of rising time (even 10 or 15 minutes). I'd also probably throw a little Italian seasoning and garlic powder into dough for additional flavor. After working in more flour my sticks were 4oz each and as I said each one was HUGE running the entire length of 13x9 pan. Needed additional 4 to 5 minutes of cooking. Will definitely make again and thank you for recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It must be called crazy bread but it s crazy easy to make. I only made of the recipe so I dissolved the yeast in all the water along with all the sugar the recipe required. Also I didn t bother to preheat the oven until after the bread was shaped to give them a little time to rise. I brushed with the garlic butter and topped with freshly grated parmesan just before putting it in the oven. They came out perfect. This is one of the easiest bread recipes to try so if you are intimated using yeast give this a whirl. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were very good and pretty easy. I did have to add a lot more flour (about 1 cup to 1/2 cups I would guess) than it called for because my dough was sooo sticky but eventually it became easier to work with and they turned out great. I made these to be an appetizer to Lasagna and we dipped them in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a good recipe. Easy to throw together. I used a gas oven and it took almost 20 minutes at the 400 (200C in my case)-- I cut the recipe in half and used 1/2 wheat flour (the bag was already opened and almost empty and I wanted to use it.) I think next time I will add garlic powder and perhaps some other herb(s) into the dough so that they won't be so bland. This recipe would also be good for turning these into hoagie sandwich rolls (obviously making them much bigger.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was like a restaurant quality bread stick! I halved the recipe because there are only 2 of us. It made about 8 bread sticks. Only change I would make is to put butter on the bread before baking but put a little more butter on after baking & sprinkle with Parmesan at that point. The cheese started to burn a little in the oven. This recipe is a keeper! I loved how I didn't have to wait for it to rise! With doing everything in my food prossecer it took me only about 30 mins from start to finish! Good job! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
After hearing about Little Caesars pizza made with crazy bread crust I found this recipe. Used it as the pizza crust then topped it with marinara and cheese. Best pizza I have ever made. I did cut the recipe in half for a 9x13 in. pan and next time I'll probably half that. Just cook it alone in the oven for a few minutes with the butter garlic and parmesan then top it. After it was done cooking I added the "crazy crust" (garlic butter and parmesan cheese). Followed instructions completely aside from adding a tad more flour. Will be using this over and over. Entire family raved about it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were very good although I did make some changes. I omitted the cup of water and instead dissolved the yeast & sugar in the 2 cups of hot water. I used only 5 cups of flour and it was perfect. I increased the butter to cup and used 2 tsp of garlic powder. I lightly brushed them before baking and then again after removing them from the oven. I also sprinkled with a bit of dried parsley and a tiny bit of garlic salt. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent! Made very quickly to go with pizza and salad for a birthday party. Great with a dipping sauce. I made them smaller 32 sticks total and shortened baking time to 8-9 minutes. Don't be afraid of the garlic powder. It makes them very flavorful. I may use melted butter and cinnamon sugar for a dessert at some point. Very good! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I took them out at 13 minutes and the bottoms were burnt. There was not enough butter to make them taste like crazy bread. I did add a little olive oil to the tops. These were not as crunchy on top as I would like but with more oil/or butter on top and a lower baking temp these might turn out better Read More