Bagel Twistixs

Bagel Twistixs
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Breadsticks made from pizza dough, baked and brushed with sauce, and topped off with Everything Bagel Seasoning for what I call Bagel Twistixs. Made the same way as Twisty Bread, with a few key differences.

These are superb just by themselves to munch on or with various dipping sauces on the side.

Bagel Twistixs Dough

The Dough used to make Bagel Twistixs is Pizza Dough. Processed & handled the same way as Twisty Bread.

Place the Pizza Dough on a cornmeal-dusted surface. Flatten out and shape into a rectangle to slice the breadsticks.

Pizza Dough for Twisty Bread

Pizza Dough

The Hand Tossed Pizza Dough is used to make Twisty Bread.

Pizza Dough rectangle for Bread Sticks


Flatten it out and square it into a rectangle to get about 6–8 strips, and brush with the bagel wash to get that color effect.

Twisting the Dough unto the pan

Bread Strips

Slice about 6–8 strips with a pizza cutter, and transfer to the Pizza Screen or pan, giving the strips of dough a twisty before placing them down.

Bagel wash

The Bagel Wash is made up of baked baking soda & water that is brushed onto the dough before cutting into breadsticks.

To make the baked baking soda, place 1 Cup of baking Soda on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour at 250 F. This causes a chemical reaction that makes the baking soda highly alkaline.

Careful handling this. The highly alkaline powder can cause irritation.

Use 1 tsp of baked Baking Soda with 2-4 tsp of Water, depending on how dark you want the strips. The amount of heat and the duration affect browning as well. Since breadsticks cook up much faster than other items, a stronger solution is desired to achieve good browning.

This is completely optional to bagel wash the twisty bread. I like the visual of it with the Bagel Seasoning. The image on the left is with 4 tsp of water the image on the left is with 3 tsp of water and the featured image is with 2 tsp of water.

Bagel Twisty BreadBagel Twistixs

How to make Bagel Twistixs

Place a 12 Inch of Pizza Dough on a Cornmeal surface and flatten it out into a rectangle. Brush the Bagel wash generously over the dough, and then cut the dough into 6–8 breadsticks. Twist them as you transfer them to a pizza screen or pan and cook.

Transfer them to a tray with Butter, Garlic Butter, Or Garlic Sauce and brush the breadsticks. With tongs, pick them up and plate them, sprinkle Everything Bagel Seasoning over top.

How to cook Bagel Twistixs

With the Breadsticks on a pizza screen or pan, these go into the oven at the highest temp it will go, just the same for pizza. These will cook up in about 5–6 minutes. The browning is activated by heat. So when cooking these, during the last minute or so, place the oven on broil to accelerate the browning.

Brush On Sauce

Use either Melted Butter, Garlic Butter, or Garlic Sauce to brush the breadsticks. You can also opt to use Olive Oil or Flavored Olive Oil.

Place the Brush on Sauce in a small pan large enough to fit the breadsticks and hold the sauce. Place the breadsticks in the pan and brush with the sauce, ensuring you cover fully. Then transfer to a plate with tongs for seasoning.

You can also place the sauce in a bowl and place the breadsticks on a rack over a catch pan. Then thoroughly brush the breadsticks with the sauce.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce with fine garlic powder

Garlic Sauce

The Garlic Sauce is a nice and quick sauce that can be used to brush the Bread Sticks and as a dipping sauce.

Maritime Bagel Seasoning

Maritime Bagel Seasoning is the same as Everything Bagel Seasoning, except there are an additional 6 ingredients that bring extra flavors. Sprinkle over the breadsticks after brushing with the brush on sauce.

This is my own version of it which I absolutely love way better than the standard everything bagel seasoning, mainly because of the extra oomph of Garlic & Onion, the other components assist as well in delivering well-rounded & unique flavors. Although, you can use the standard everything bagel seasoning just as well.

Maritime Bagel Seasoning
Maritime Bagel Seasoning

Bagel Twistixs Dipping Sauce

Use any of the below or all as the dipping sauces for Bagel Twistixs!

Halifax Donair Sauce

Donair Sauce

Halifax Donair Sauce. Easy to prepare, needs some time to be refrigerated for the sauce to develop.

Pizza Sauce Top View

Pizza Sauce

Base Pizza Sauce ready in 5 minutes. Add other herbs & Spices as you see fit.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Garlic Sauce

Papa John’s style Garlic Sauce can be used to brush the breadsticks with the remaining sauce used for dipping.

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Bagel Twistixs

Bagel Twistixs are made up the same way as Twisty Bread but brushed with a Bagel Wash and seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Servings: 1 portion


  • Pizza Screen or Pan
  • Small tray with a screen & Brush
  • Tongs


Bagel Wash

  • 2-4 tsp Water - See notes
  • 1 tsp Baked Baking Soda


  • Preheat the oven to the highest setting.
    On a cornmeal-dusted surface, flatten the pizza dough out and shape it into a rectangle. Brush generously the bagel wash on the dough. Then cut 6–8 breadsticks.
  • Twist the breadsticks once while transferring to a pizza screen or pan and bake for 6 minutes. During the last 1–2 minutes, place the oven on broil to promote faster browning.
  • Transfer the breadsticks to a catch pan with a screen on top and brush with the melted Garlic Sauce covering all the breadsticks.
  • Transfer the breadsticks to a plate with tongs and season with Everything Bagel Seasoning. Serve them with Dipping Sauce. (Pizza Sauce, Donair Sauce, more Garlic Sauce)


Depending on how light or dark you want the browning, use a stronger concentration such as 2 tsp of water for dark browning or 3-4 tsp of water for a light browning.
The heat and duration it is exposed to the heat also affect browning. Since breadsticks are cooked fairly quickly, a stronger solution is desired for dark browning.


Baked Baking Soda

Place 1/2 C or more of Baking soda on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour at 250 F. Careful handling this and do not breathe in or get in eyes, it can cause severe irritation. Transfer to a storage container and seal.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Keywords: Bagel Breadsticks, Bagel Twistixs, Everything Bagel Breadsticks
Author: JAH
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