Christmas Wreath Cookies

Christmas Wreath Cookies are made from cornflakes mixed in a marshmallow coating and speckled with cinnamon candies. They are fun and easy kid-friendly goodies.

Cornflake Wreaths are cute traditional Christmas cookies. They are green wreaths that mimic a holly wreath. They are similar to rice krispie treats and just as yummy. For more cereal treats try No-Bake Butterscotch Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, and Avalanche Cookies.

Christmas wreath cookies with cinnamon candies

Cornflake Wreaths – Yes, it’s a Thing!

I mean rice krispie’s can’t have all of the glory! It’s fun to mix it up with different cereal and even different shapes. These Christmas wreaths are made using corn flakes and cinnamon candies.

We love to make crafts with food. Not only are they adorable to look at, but tasty to eat. The best part is you can get your kids involved in the fun.

These festive wreath shapes will spruce up any holiday dessert table. It is a plate-full of nostalgia. They look vintage and adorable with just the cinnamon candies, but you can even mix it up and decorate with licorice strings and snow-white frosting.

Cornflakes in a mixing bowl used to make cornflake wreaths

How to Make Cornflake Christmas Wreaths

PREP. Prepare a piece of greased wax paper and set a side.

MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE. Add the marshmallows and butter to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for 2 more minutes. (you can also use a double broiler).

COAT. Working quickly, add the green coloring and extracts. Stir, then add the cornflakes. Stir until evenly coated.

SHAPE. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture and drop it in clumps on the wax paper. To make a wreath shape lightly grease your fingers and form a hole in the center of each clump. Add 3 red hots to the newly shaped wreath. You should be able to make 8-10 wreaths.

COOL & STORE. Lightly grease a storage container. Allow the treats to cool and set before transferring them to the container.

Cornflakes coated in green marshmallow mixture in a mixing bowl

Decorations

These wreaths are equally fun and festive to make. I like the spiciness of the red hots along with the sweetness of the wreath. If you don’t want to use red hot candies, try using mini red M&M’s.

Another decoration idea is to add a bow using twizzler pull and peels. Simply pull off a section, form it into a small figure 8 with the ends hanging down. Trim, if needed and you’ve got a bow!

No matter what you use to decorate with, be sure that you apply it BEFORE the cookie wreath cools and sets. Otherwise, the decorations will not stick.

Cornflake Christmas wreaths cooling on wax paper

Storing Info

Storage: Once the wreaths shave set you can store them in an airtight container for a few days. I like to lightly grease the container so that the wreaths won’t stick. Also, you can separate the layers with parchment paper to keep them from sticking to each other.

Just like rice krispie treats, you can freeze these cookies for 4-6 weeks. Wrap each wreath with plastic wrap and store in a freezer safe container. Be sure that you let the wreaths come to room temperature before eating. 

Cornflake Christmas wreath cookies

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Christmas Wreath Cookies Recipe

Christmas Wreath Cookies are made from cornflakes mixed in a marshmallow coating and speckled with cinnamon candies. They are fun and easy kid-friendly goodies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 233 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 4 c mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp green food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 c cornflakes cereal
  • 1 (2.25 oz) package cinnamon red hot candies

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a piece of greased wax paper and set a side.
  • Add the marshmallows and butter to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for 2 more minutes. (you can also use a double broiler).
  • Working quickly add the green coloring and extracts. Stir, then add the cornflakes. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Scoop a spoonful of the mixture and drop it in clumps on the wax paper. To make a wreath shape lightly grease your fingers and form a hole in the center of each clump. Add 3 red hots to the newly shaped wreath.
  • Lightly grease a storage container. Allow the treats to cool and set before transferring them to the container.
  • Makes 8-10 wreaths

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