Spicy Bread Tree

Need a tree-mendous appetizer to spice up your holiday party? Try this pull-apart garlic bread tree dipped in honey-sriracha sauce!

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy


  • 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough
  • 7 mozzarella sticks, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup melted butter
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon basil, diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1⁄4 cup sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece into a long rectangle. Cut dough into 2” squares (making 30 to 35 balls).
  • Wrap a dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball.
  • On baking sheet, arrange balls, seam-side down, in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  • Mix together egg and water to make egg wash; brush on dough balls.
  • Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Whisk together melted butter, Parmesan and herbs (or use Garlic Herb Butter). Brush over baked pizza balls.
  • Combine honey, sriracha and lemon juice to make dipping sauce.