Christmas Holly Wreath Clusters
photo by LexiGirl 2
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 30 large marshmallows
- 1⁄4 teaspoon green food coloring
- 4 1⁄2 cups corn flakes (I use gluten-free)
- red cinnamon candies
- Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepot.
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat and add green food coloring; stir well.
- Add cereal; stir until evely coated.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.
- Top each with three red hots (Do this quickly and they'll adhere better).
- Let sit for one hour (if you can).
- Store in covered container laying clusters between sheets of waxed paper.
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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.
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These came out wonderful! Very much like rice crispy treats in ingredients and flavor. Next time I will use red sprinkles instead of the red cinnamon candies as they were too hard to chew, and their flavor overpowered the yumminess of the rest of the cookie. Kid friendly recipe, too: my 8 year old nephew helped me shape the cookies and place the candies. Excellent presentation!