Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

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Christmas Cornflake Wreaths | Tastes Better From Scratch

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths | Tastes Better From Scratch

Ever since I can remember, my mom, sister and I have made these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths for the holidays. I have such fond memories of making these with the girls in my family! We’d line up, assembly line style. My mom would plop a spoonful onto parchment paper, I would shape it into a wreath, and my sister would add the red hots. Then we’d have to hide them before my brothers devoured them all!  

Check out this short video to see just how easy they are to make!



Christmas Cornflake Wreaths
Yields 15
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  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 5 heaping cups miniature marshmallows
  3. 1 tsp green food coloring
  4. 5 1/2 cups corn flakes cereal
  5. Handful of red cinnamon candies
  1. Measure corn flakes into a large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted. Stir in food coloring.
  3. Pour melted marshmallows into the large bowl with the corn flakes. Stir until well coated.
  4. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on your kitchen counter. Dollop spoonfuls of the cornflake mixture onto the parchment paper. Grease your (clean) hands with butter or cooking spray, or dip them in a little bit of water. Use your fingers to shape each spoonful into an individual wreath. Top each wreath with cinnamon candies.
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Looking for more holiday treat ideas?

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Homemade Caramels

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are one of my favorite easy Christmas treats! | Tastes Better From Scratch

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  1. Linda says

    We are making these for a cookie exchange this year. However I will not be suing my fingers…LOL just had to. sorry
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, they look so nice.

  2. Ms Terry says

    I have made these every Christmas for the last 35 years. I do find that they staying out UNcovered at room temp is so good as it tends to dry them and make them crispy. Warning: green teeth and tongues appear with the consumption of these cookies 🙂 but doesn’t last too long 🙂 ha ha They are a real hit with all ages!!

  3. Susan says

    My mom and I and (now) my kids have been making these wreaths and Christmas trees with Cheerios every year since the 80’s. So gooey and delicious.

    • says

      Hi Lauren, sorry, sometimes recipes can vary depending on where you live and your altitude. Next time just add some more cornflakes to the mixture before making the wreaths.

  4. Cathy Doerr says

    I first made these cookies in Jr. High cooking class some 45 years ago. I still make them every year with my step-daughter. It’s good to have at least 2 people working on these. So yummy!


  1. […] If you are a cereal fan, then you should know that there are many ways to eat cornflakes – one of these ways is by turning them into outstanding Christmas cornflake wreaths. All you need for that is some butter, some green food coloring, a few miniature marshmallows as well as some red cinnamon candies and, of course, the “stars of the dessert” – the cornflakes! Source tutorial: link […]

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