Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb margarine
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 24 fresh marshmallows
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 72 small red cinnamon candies


  1. In a double boiler, melt margarine with vanilla and green food coloring.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Add corn flakes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper and form into wreaths.
  6. Add 3 cinnamon candies to represent berries on poinsettas.
  7. Cool and enjoy!


Most Helpful

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.

LetsEat December 22, 2009

These are so good! My mom always used to make them when I was little and it was such a fun treat to have!

amylou2 January 07, 2008

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.

Lesli MomOf2 December 29, 2006

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