Christmas Holly Treats

"Someone brought this in to work and I thought I could copy it without a recipe, and did! Have never worked with marshmallows before, WOW (suggestions appreciated)!! Work fast, it's hot! Hint 1: Buy generic corn flakes at the $1 store! Hint 2: If the "berries" don't stick on the "holly", put the cold holly in the microwave for 20 sec. (on waxed paper) and then add the berries."
photo by LexiGirl 2 photo by LexiGirl 2
photo by LexiGirl 2
photo by LexiGirl 2 photo by LexiGirl 2
photo by LexiGirl 2 photo by LexiGirl 2
photo by LexiGirl 2 photo by LexiGirl 2
photo by Jen Andrews photo by Jen Andrews
Ready In:
36 pieces


  • 5 cups corn flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1 (10 ounce) package regular marshmallows (or 4 C. minis)
  • 12 cup red-hot candies


  • Melt butter in a 3 quart saucepan on Low.
  • Add the marshmallows and melt completely - keep stirring.
  • Add the green food coloring - keep stirring.
  • Lower heat to Warm.
  • Add corn flakes and mix until they are all green.
  • Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper to create the "holly".
  • While each holly is still warm, add 3 Red-Hots as the berries (see Hint 1 at top if berries don't stick).
  • Repeat until all the holly is on the waxed paper.
  • Let cool and remove from waxed paper. Put on a party plate and enjoy!

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  1. Red headed Gramma
    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.
  2. Beginner cook in th
    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.
  3. Smilyn
    These turned out great and I can't wait until my children are old enough to make this with them. Thanks for the post!
  4. coconutcream
    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!
  5. CIndytc
    I have been making these for the last 25 26 year old son still heads for these every year.



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