Christmas Holly Treats

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Upper Crusty

Someone brought this in to work and I thought I could copy it without a recipe, and did! Have never worked with marshmallows before, WOW (suggestions appreciated)!! Work fast, it's hot! Hint 1: Buy generic corn flakes at the $1 store! Hint 2: If the "berries" don't stick on the "holly", put the cold holly in the microwave for 20 sec. (on waxed paper) and then add the berries.

Top Review by Red headed Gramma

These are so tasty, I ate several myself and really didn't want to pack them in my gift boxes. For looks, they added that something extra to my gifts. I think that the brand marshmallow you use may have some bearing on how the cornflakes are manageable. You do have to work quickly and I finally gave up on the cinnamon 'berries'. I added red berries after the wreaths were all formed by using candy melts in a piping bag. That worked quite well and saved a lot of hassle, but since the cinnamon taste is such a nice compliment to them, I will use cinnamon oil in the candy melts the next time I do this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups corn flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1 (10 ounce) packageregular marshmallows (or 4 C. minis)
  • 12 cup red-hot candies


  1. Melt butter in a 3 quart saucepan on Low.
  2. Add the marshmallows and melt completely - keep stirring.
  3. Add the green food coloring - keep stirring.
  4. Lower heat to Warm.
  5. Add corn flakes and mix until they are all green.
  6. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper to create the "holly".
  7. While each holly is still warm, add 3 Red-Hots as the berries (see Hint 1 at top if berries don't stick).
  8. Repeat until all the holly is on the waxed paper.
  9. Let cool and remove from waxed paper. Put on a party plate and enjoy!

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