Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
I made these when I was a Girl Scout and everyone still enjoys them each Christmas. Kids of all ages love 'em.
- 1⁄4 lb margarine
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons green food coloring
- 24 fresh marshmallows
- 4 cups corn flakes
- 72 small red cinnamon candies
- In a double boiler, melt margarine with vanilla and green food coloring.
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.
- Add corn flakes.
- Remove from heat.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper and form into wreaths.
- Add 3 cinnamon candies to represent berries on poinsettas.
- Cool and enjoy!
We've been making these in my family for over 40 years, sans food coloring for throughout-the-year enjoyment! We use Frosted Flakes instead of cornflakes and because I used to pick them off and throw them away, red sugar instead of red hots. I don't really agree with the other reviewer that they taste like Rice Krispie Treats (never really liked those), but the recipe is similar of course. Lastly, you could easily use 5 cups of flakes, which I think tastes better (not so rich), but you won't get the pretty green coverage.
These are so good! My mom always used to make them when I was little and it was such a fun treat to have!
These were really good and tasted very similiar to rice crispy treats, but much prettier. I made these to add to my cookie plates that I hand out for Christmas. They were very pretty and helped add a festive look as well as great color. Thank you for posting.