Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
I have seen a few of these recipes online but for some reason this one is a bit diffrent.
- 4 1⁄2 cups corn flakes
- 40 large marshmallows
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon green food coloring
- red cinnamon candies
- Melt the butter and marshmallow in a double boiler, or microwave, or on low on stove to avoid scorching and stir until smooth.
- Add vanilla and green food coloring stirring to blend. Add more food coloring if you want it darker.
- Remove from heat and add the cornflakes.
- Mix until well coated.
- Place wax paper on 2 baking sheets and spray hands with pam to avoid sticking to fingers. You may have to repeat after a bit.
- Mixture will be hot so be careful. Form mixture into wreaths and add cinnamon candies as holly working as quickly as possible as this hardens quickly.
- Allow to cool for 1 hour or put into fridge to cool a bit.
I have made these wreaths for several years and like the fact that they are so easy and so very colorful. I have always used almond rather than the vanilla in most recipes.
These were a hit at Christmas Eve. I used Crispix cereal instead of corn flakes because we had a whole box tat no one was eating and they worked out great. I sprinkled some holiday sprinkles on the wreaths to give them a festive touch.
My family has been making these wonderful treats for years at Christmas. They are always one of the first cookies to disappear from the cookie tray during the holidays. They are really easy and fun to make with the children. Just remember to really butter your hands before handeling the cornflake mixture so it doesn't stick to you. Thanks for posting this recipe.