Cornflake Wreaths are one of my favorite easy Christmas treats, made with just a few ingredients including cornflakes, marshmallows and butter.

A Christmas Cornflake Wreath with red hots on top.

Of all of my Christmas recipes, these Cornflake Wreaths are most dear to me because I made them every single year with my mom and sister. They’re as easy and fun to make with kids, or your family, as they are to eat, and the ingredients are few and simple!

Labeled ingredients needed to make cornflake wreaths.

How to make Cornflake Wreaths:

  • Measure corn flakes into a large bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted. Stir in food coloring.
  • Pour melted marshmallow mixture over the corn flakes and stir until well coated.
  • Lay out a piece of parchment paper on your kitchen counter. Dollop spoonfuls of the cornflake mixture onto the parchment paper.
Four process photos for melting butter and marshmallows in a saucepan, adding green food coloring, and pouring over cornflakes.
  • Grease your (clean) hands with butter or cooking spray, or dip them in a little bit of water. Use your fingers to shape each mound into a wreath, then top each cinnamon candies.
A sheet pan with shaped cornflake wreaths on it.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Recipe

A Christmas Cornflake Wreath with red hots on top.
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Measure cornflakes into a large bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted. Stir in food coloring.
  • Pour melted marshmallow mixture over the cornflakes. Stir until well coated.
  • 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 greased 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.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 13gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 10mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1.9mg

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I originally shared this recipe October 2014. Updated December 2020.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the 2nd recipe I tried. Do not skimp on the butter. I sprayed cooking spray on my hands and dipped fingers in water. This method worked really well for shaping the wreaths.

  2. I make every year! I also use the entire batch and make 1 huge wreath and raffle it off at Christmas! Everyone signs up, drums roll, and the winner is announced. So fun!!! I use red licorice whips to make bows around the wreath.

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