Don’t you remember making these Cornflake Christmas Wreaths as a child? I still sometimes make them and every time I make these cookies, I’m reminded how much I like to eat a bowl of Cornflakes for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Isn’t cereal for dinner the best?
Cornflake Christmas Wreaths take the cake when it comes to festive treats for the holiday cookie tray. With Christmas only 2 days away, you’ve probably about come to the end of your Christmas cookie making. I meant to share this recipe much earlier in the month, but I didn’t expect December to go by with such lightening speed.
These Christmas treats are so easy to make with just 3 ingredients plus enough green food coloring to give them that perfect evergreen color.
I used mini red M&Ms to decorate them with but Red Hots are probably the more traditional candy to use.
The Cornflake mixture is a little difficult to shape into wreath shapes. I did them free hand but I think it might be easier to use a round cookie or biscuit cutter, spray it well with cooking spray, and dump some cornflake mixture in the middle. Then you can use the end of a wooden spoon to put a hole in the middle.
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- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
- 1 1/4 teaspoons green food coloring
- 4 1/2 cups Cornflake cerel
- red hots or mini red M&Ms
- Melt butter in a large pot. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
- Stir in food coloring.
- Stir in cereal.
- Working quickly, use a greased 1/4 cup measuring cup to dump the cornflake mixture in mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Use your fingers (grease them well) to form the mounds into wreath shapes.
- Decorate with red M&Ms before they set.
- Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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