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The Christmas season involves a lot of holiday cheer but that usually comes with a lot of hustle and bustle as well. That’s why it’s nice to have a treat you can make that’s no trouble at all, like these cute little Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies! Unlike a lot of other holiday sweets, they involve no baking at all and take just minutes to mix up. They’re a perfect addition to your holiday cookie tins or a fun project to make with the kids.

To make these you only need a few ingredients – butter, marshmallows, cornflake cereal, a splash of vanilla extract, and some food coloring. If you’ve made Rice Krispies Treats before the process will look familiar – you simply melt the butter and marshmallows down, stir in the cereal and then shape it into wreaths.

To get a nice green hue you’ll want to use a generous amount of food coloring and a few red cinnamon candies are just the thing to make those wreaths pop. If you can’t find cinnamon candies, any red candy will do or you can even add some sprinkles for a festive touch.

Serves 9

15m prep time

Rated 4.6 out of 5
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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 (16 oz) bag marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups cornflake cereal
  • 1 package cinnamon red hot candies
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and food coloring. Once mixed, stir in cornflakes until completely coated.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto lined baking sheet and shape into a wreath by forming a hole in the center of each mound. Place 3 red candies on each wreath.
  6. Let sit until cool. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Pint Sized Baker.

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