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Updated: May 29, 2023

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Make Sweet Pizza Twists At Home For The Holidays

It’s the holidays, and you want to make something sweet; what should you do? Well, you should make sweet pizza twists, that’s what. Sweet pizza twists are a fun way to celebrate the holidays and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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We love to make sweet pizza twists with our homemade pizza dough. You can use gluten-free, sourdough, or just regular pizza dough to get these yummy twists on the table in no time.

Not interested in twisting your pizza? Try some other pizza appetizers like pizza bagels, canapes, garlic cheesy bread, dessert pizza, flag-colored pizza for Independence Day. last-minute homemade Christmas pizza ideas, other party appetizers.

What are Sweet Pizza Twists?

Sweet pizza twists are the perfect combination of sweet and chewy, made with layered pizza dough, sugar, cinnamon, and icing drizzled on top. You don’t have to have any advanced baking skills to make these twists. The recipe is simple and fun to make, with festive sprinkles on top.

How to Make Sweet Pizza Twists

You probably already have everything you need to make sweet pizza twists in your kitchen. Here is a list of some of the kitchen tools you will need.

Ingredients you will need:

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Preheat your oven to 375º F. Then roll out your pizza dough and divide it into equal amounts. Make a square with the dough and brush it with melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon/ sugar mix.

Then lay the other square pizza dough on top of the first. Cut the square dough into inch-wide strips.

On a baking sheet, add a layer of parchment paper. Transfer dough strips to parchment paper and twist. Brush the melted butter on each twist. Then add each twist to the baking sheet with a little room between each one.

Fill the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Drizzle with icing and red and green sprinkles. Voila, easy sweet pizza twists for your holiday sweet tooth.

You can modify the sweet goodies inside the dough, and instead of using sugar and cinnamon, you could use honey, maple syrup, or even agave syrup. Sprinkle in chopped nuts or dried fruit for an added crunch.

Or make them even more decadent with a layer of Nutella or chocolate spread with raisins and nuts. Really, you can add just about anything sweet to sweet pizza twists, so have fun and get creative with your fillings.

How to Make Savory Pizza Twists

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If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, you can make your pizza twists savory instead. To make savory pizza twists, you will need a few things.

The procedure is the same to make savory twists, but you will need to decide which sauce, cheese, and toppings you want to add to your pizza twists. Ideally, you don’t want to add too much of any one thing because the twists can get too soggy and fall apart. 

Start with a square layer of pizza dough and brush on your sauce. Tomato paste works well because it is thicker than regular tomato sauce and pesto is also a good choice. Then, layer some toppings and sprinkle grated cheese.

Next, roll out the second pizza dough and lay it on top. You will need to press the sides down. At this point, it will look like a large hot pocket. Now cut the dough into strips. You will need to pinch the sides of each strip to keep all of the goodies inside.

Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and twist each strip. Brush on butter or olive oil before baking — Bake at 375º F for ten to twelve minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesano Reggiano and your favorite dipping sauce.

Sweet and savory pizza twists are fun to make, and they are easy recipes to get the whole family in on the fun. This holiday season, give the gift of time and spend time with your family making memories and pizza twists.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the dough for easier twisting
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon before applying them to the dough to avoid any cinnamon clumps
  • Bake on parchment paper for an easy cleanup

Have you tried sweet pizza twists or savory pizza twists? What is your favorite way to make them?

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Delicious colored holiday sprinkles, perfect for baking cookies or sweet holiday twists. Gluten Free. Perfect topping for baked goods and other desserts. The 4-oz jar is about 1/2 Cup and the 6-oz jar is about 1 Cup. Happy sprinkling!

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DK & Eliana

DK & Eliana

Thanks for reading about our homemade pizza journey! We're a young married couple who started making pizza at home on our wedding night and haven't looked back yet. We've learned over countless attempts of trial and error how to make the perfect pizza sauce, pizza dough, and exactly which pizza accessories to buy for your home setup...

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