I can't believe I've found this recipe. I remember living in Southern Illinois and making these with my best friend. I must have been about 9 or 10. Her grandmother helped us. I stuffed my face with these wonderful gems. Now I can make it for my kids. This is the best Christmas Cookie.
I love them! So festive looking. :o)
I made these last Sunday at a friends house. Used a large stainless steel pot to melt the marshmallows and the butter. Big mistake! You need teflon coated nonstick surface. It was hell trying to get the stuff out of the pot to form the clusters. You really need to work fast once you add the corn flakes! I only ended up with about 15 clusters. They did look very festive and they tasted wonderful!
And here I thought I was the only one who made these! They taste wonderful, my kids always fought over them, but my husband's co-workers always thought they were decorations and not a cookie. He had to explain they were edible. Everyone said they looked too pretty to eat. These really set a cookie tray off to perfection at the holidays.
DD and I made these and they were easy enough that I just really supervised. They have been a big hit throughout the holidays! We put them in the refrigerator to chill and firm a bit too. Thanks so much.
I'm probably one of the few people in the world that doesn't like rice krispy treats or even marshmallows, but these Christmas Holly Wreath Clusters are fantastic! I was sneaking bites right out of the pot. Yummy. I found so many versions of this recipe that I didn't know which one to make but this recipe came the closest although I did change a few minor things. I used 34 marshmallows and added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I didn't want mine to be light green so I just kept adding more and more food coloring until I thought the color looked good. My batch cooled rather quickly in the pot so I didn't have any problems burning myself while forming them. As a matter of fact, both batches I made were cool enough that I used my hand to dig out the amount I wanted for each cluster. I did use Pam spray. I sprayed my whole hands the first time but only my fingers after that. I did need to spray about every 2 clusters. UPDATE: This recipe isn't for Christmas anymore. I made them in the shape of hearts for Valentine's Day!
Thanks so much for the recipe!! We had made these many years ago, but lost the recipe. An additional tip - we used to coat our hands with butter and then "shape" into wreaths by making a hole in the center and pushing that outward. Be careful though, it seems like after shaping a wreath, we'd have to recoat our hands, otherwise we got burnt. It was worth it though. The ending result was a very realistic looking treat!!!
I love these! I remember our class making these when I was in elementary school. They are so easy to make.
Love this! My mom has made this since I was a kid - a long time ago! Still one of our Christmas favorites!
My sons favorites! Just finished making another batch to send ot himf or xmas...