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No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats Recipe
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No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats Recipe

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Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake treats from our Test Kitchen. Dressed up with green food coloring and red candies, they're a fun addition to cookie platters and dessert buffets.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 72 miniature red M&M baking bits

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds or until butter is melted and marshmallows are puffed. Add food coloring and mix well. Stir in the cornflakes.
  2. Shape into 3-in. wreaths on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately press M&M's in three clusters of three for berries. Let stand until set. Yield: 8 wreaths.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Christmas Wreaths in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p8


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LBayusik User ID: 8644506 238747
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"Definitely won't make these again. Way to messy, hard to shape, everything sticks to your hands, spoons, whatever you are using. I thought they would be cute for a party. If there's a secret to doing these, please let me know."

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Mandy257 User ID: 6312943 214231
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"My kids love to help me make these. We make them every year. Messy, but yummy and fun."

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gram_x11 User ID: 883197 50035
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"I've been making this for over 40 years. However, I gave up making wreaths almost that many years ago. Just drop on waxed paper and somewhat make holly leaves with red hots dropped in the center. Much less messy that way."

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NancyS1955 User ID: 3437169 50445
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I used red hot candis instead."

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tonya772 User ID: 6184876 133152
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"love this recipe as is, but love it more with peanut butter added to marshmellow mix before cornflakes. About 1/2 cup pb."

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mom:) User ID: 4376921 205735
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"My mother used to make these when I was little. I make them with my boys as they are kid friendly to decorate. We love them."

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Kathys Kandles User ID: 1423079 56694
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Easy but double the recipe if you're going to make them. Too much work for 8 servings. I used cinnamon candies on the wreaths instead of M & M's and be sure to either butter your fingers when shaping or spray with Pam."

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Toot Sweets User ID: 5664112 101073
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"These are great for children to help with and if festive and fun!"

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sclayton92S User ID: 2123089 137061
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Very messy but always get a lot of compliments and I use red hots instead of M &M's for the holly berries."

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JaniceShanks User ID: 1482463 142112
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"Oh, these are a favorite with my girls and their friends. They are grown now, but still ask for them. To shape the wreath, I put 2 or 3 lg. spoonful globs on tin foil and with buttered fingers I poke the center and spread a little to look like a wreath. I only do 2-3 at a time because they set up fast. I always had one of the girls (with dry hands) put the red hots on as I was making the wreaths. When done, we'd cut around the tin foil, which acted like a doilie."

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