Copycat Crazy Bread Recipe

Copy Cat Crazy Bread Recipe

The Spruce Eats / Morgan Baker

Prep: 27 mins
Cook: 16 mins
Rest: 2 hrs 20 mins
Total: 3 hrs 3 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 8 breadsticks
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
210 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 57mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Crazy bread is one of the most popular menu items at Little Caesars, and making it from scratch at home is surprisingly easy. The breadsticks are baked to perfection and then topped with melted butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese for a delicious accompaniment to pizza and salad.

Try making this recipe to bring to a pizza and movie night at a friend's house, or to bake and freeze for reheating later. These make a great freezer bread for reheating with weeknight dinners. Simply bake off the crazy bread and allow it to cool completely to room temperature. Then, wrap them in parchment paper and store in a gallon freezer bag, and freeze for up to three months. When ready to eat just reheat them in a 350 F oven until warmed through completely. If you like you can toss them in more butter and parmesan cheese.


  • 3/4 cup warm water, about 85 F, divided 

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

  • 2 cups bread flour

  • 1 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for the bowl

  • 1/4 cup (2-ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add 1/2 cup of the warm water and the sugar. Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the top and stir until the sugar dissolves.

  3. Let stand until the mixture is frothy, about 5 minutes. 

  4. Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer. Sift in the bread flour and salt. Add the remaining 1/4 cup warm water and the olive oil.

  5. With the mixer on low speed, mix until the ingredients are combined, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure the flour is incorporated, about 2 minutes.

  6. Increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth, elastic, and shiny, 8 to 10 minutes. 

  7. Lightly oil a clean large bowl with olive oil. Transfer the dough to the oiled bowl and cover with plastic or a kitchen towel.

  8. Leave in a warm place until the dough doubles in size, about 2 hours.

  9. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

  10. Roll each piece into a cylinder about 8-inches long.

  11. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  12. Cover with a kitchen towel and let the breadsticks rise until slightly larger, about 20 minutes.

  13. Meanwhile, position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 375 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  14. Bake until the breadsticks are golden brown, about 16 minutes.

  15. In a medium bowl, stir the melted butter and garlic powder together until combined.

  16. Brush the garlic butter onto the breadsticks and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

How to Freeze and Reheat

  • These breadsticks are great to freeze. Bake as directed, allow the crazy bread to cool to room temperature, then wrap in parchment paper and place in a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Reheat them in a 350 F oven until warmed through completely. Toss them in more butter and parmesan cheese, if you'd like.