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Christmas Wreath Cookies are a fun twist on Rice Krispie Treats. They are fun, kid-friendly goodies, perfect for Christmas!
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 Wreath Cookies 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 – a perfect cookie! The best part is you can get your kids involved in the fun.
These festive wreath shapes will spruce up any dessert table, or holiday cookie tray. It is a plate full of nostalgia. Cornflake Wreath Cookies look vintage and adorable with just the cinnamon candies, but you can even mix them up and decorate with licorice strings and snow-white frosting.
Easy + fun!
PREP. Prepare a piece of greased wax paper, and set it aside.
MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE. Add the marshmallows and butter to a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for 2 more minutes.
COAT. Working quickly, add the green coloring and extracts. Stir, then add the cornflakes. Stir until evenly coated.
SHAPE. Scoop a spoonful of the cornflake 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 several red hots to the newly shaped wreath to look like holly berries. You should be able to make 8-10 wreaths.
ENJOY! Lightly grease a storage container. Allow the treats to cool and set before transferring them to the container.
tips + variations
Soft wreaths. Always use fresh marshmallows, otherwise, they don’t melt correctly, or will produce a soft wreath. Do not add extra cornflakes, cookies will turn out dry. Another key to keeping them soft is to store them in an airtight container.
Variations. 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, and 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.
STORE. Once the wreaths have set, store them in an airtight container for a few days. Lightly grease the container with cooking spray, or separate layers with parchment paper, so the wreaths don’t stick together.
FREEZE these cookies for 4-6 weeks. Wrap each wreath with plastic wrap and store in a freezer-safe container. Be sure to let the wreaths come to room temperature before eating.
For More Christmas Treats, try:
- Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies
- Brownie Christmas Tree
- Hot Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
- Peppermint Chocolate Truffles
- Christmas Crack Candy
Christmas Wreath Cookies Recipe
- Prepare a piece of greased wax paper and set it aside.
- Add the marshmallows and butter to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for 2 more minutes.
- 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 several 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
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.