Christmas Wreaths

"I made these when I was a Girl Scout and everyone still enjoys them each Christmas. Kids of all ages love 'em."
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Ready In:


  • 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


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

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  1. I call them Holly Clusters and just drop them by spoonfuls on waxed paper. The secret to giving these their own unique flavour is to add a 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract! I make these every year...I'm expected to by family and friends!
  2. 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.
  3. These are so good! My mom always used to make them when I was little and it was such a fun treat to have!
  4. 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.
  5. These are very tasty. We've made them each Christmas in the last decade. You have to give enough time for them to set or they won't hold up while eating. Like previously mentioned, storing in an airtight container with waxpaper between works well.



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