We were making Fathead pizza the other night, but my heart was craving Dominos Cinna Stix (my heart melts just thinking about them). Since I’m not ordering those any time soon, I decided to get a little crafty and so these sugar-free Cinnamon Sticks and Icing were born. Who says we can’t have what makes us happy?
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A DOMINOS CINNA STIX COPYCAT
While I wouldn’t call them an exact copy cat recipe (especially in consistency – my version are much thinner than the original), they are super close to the real thing flavor wise.
Before we changed our diet, the hubs and I would always order a batch of Cinna Stix when Dominos was on delivery. This weekend I was totally craving the flavor (it’s been a year since we had them last) – buttery cinnamon bread dipped in sweet icing.
The combination of ingredients in these cinnamon sticks are SO CLOSE to the original recipe and totally fill the void!
THIN AND CRISPY, PACKED WITH FLAVOR
Since we were making Fathead pizza already, I decided to create these cinnamon sticks using fathead dough as the base. Because of this, they lack the puffy, doughy look and feel of the real Cinnastix you’d get at Dominos.
BUT, don’t let their thin, outer crisp fool ya. When you bite into these bad boys and close your eyes, you feel like you’re back in naughty land. They have just enough cinnamon and butter to create that melt in your mouth taste you’re used to with the restaurant version.
THE ICING IS INCREDIBLE
I worked hard on this icing. It took a few tries to get it right, but with this combination of ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy and a perfect pairing with the cinnamon sticks.
The key here is using confectioner’s style sweetener (I use Swerve as the sugar substitute) blending it with a few tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, vanilla and butter (so much butter in this recipe!).
Vanilla gives it a bit of a golden color but is just what it needs to take it to the next level.
ADD FRUIT SALSA!
I haven’t done this yet, but I plan on making these again and using them as “chips” for a fruit salsa. Although I seldom have cinnamon chips (or in this case cinnamon sticks) with fruit salsa, it is one of the most magical desserts in all of the land. And, I think in moderation, its the perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat while staying on the healthier side of the dessert fence.
TIPS & TRICKS
The biggest tip I have for this recipe is ensuring you spread the dough as far and wide as you can and (before folding it in half), brush it with butter and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture. I then brush the additional butter on top and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon mixture before sticking it in the oven.
It will look bubbly and crispy in the oven, but don’t panic. Once you remove it and let them sit about 10 minutes they form a nice crispy outer edge and soft, chewy center – fully equipped with that buttery taste you get with the original from Dominos.
CINNAMON STICKS & SWEET ICING RECIPE
I hope you love these cinnamon sticks as much as we do! They are totally fabulous without the icing but dipping the sticks into it is pretty magical. Enjoy!
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