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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.
These tasted good but they were very very sticky and I followed the recipe exactly. I don't know what I did wrong. I don't think I will make this again.
These turned out great and I can't wait until my children are old enough to make this with them. Thanks for the post!
How festive these look! I just made up a batch, and let me say, I have great respect for the previous reviewers and photographers who were able to make wreaths out of these! Holly bunches were all I could handle, but they still look very nice! I found it easier to work with the mixture if I sprayed my hands with no-stick cooking spray, and I enlisted the help of my sister to pop the berries on while I scooped the corn flake mixture onto the cookie sheet - this worked much better as a two-person job! The flavor is good and these are perfect for Christmas!
I have been making these for the last 25 years...my 26 year old son still heads for these every year.
These have been favorites since I was a kid... we did as the other reviewer said and made wreathes.... one tip for working with the marshmallows is to melt them over a water bath. A double boiler works great if you have one, otherwise just use a pyrex mixing bowl larger than your pot so it doesn't fall in.
I have been making these for many years with my family...we roll ours into balls, then make a hole in the center with our finger to make into wreath like shapes...these are the first thing to go on the cookie tray so make lots!!