Christmas Holly Wreath Clusters

"Another childhood favorite. Now, my kids ask for them!"
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Ready In:
36 cookies


  • 12 cup butter
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 14 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 4 12 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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  1. Carole Whitmore
    I can't believe I've found this recipe. I remember living in Southern Illinois and making these with my best friend. I must have been about 9 or 10. Her grandmother helped us. I stuffed my face with these wonderful gems. Now I can make it for my kids. This is the best Christmas Cookie.
  2. Kathy
    I love them! So festive looking. :o)
  3. yooper
    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!
  4. Michele7
    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.
  5. Dana-MMH
    DD and I made these and they were easy enough that I just really supervised. They have been a big hit throughout the holidays! We put them in the refrigerator to chill and firm a bit too. Thanks so much.


  1. natureprincess
    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!



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