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No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats Recipe

No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

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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."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I used red hot candis instead."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I have found that whenever I work with marshmallow treats having the tub of crisco or a stick of butter nearby always seems to help. I just keep my fingers greasy and the treats don't stick to me."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2007

"I make these every year. They seem to be amoung the favorite for everyone. I do find them easy,,,but very messy to make. Do you have an easy way to shape up the wreaths?"

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