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Holiday Wreath Recipe

Holiday Wreath Recipe

My mom gave me this recipe. I look forward to crafting and sharing the wreath every Christmas. It's crisp and chewy, and a real eye-catcher on the table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 20 to 22 drops green food coloring
  • 3-1/2 cups cornflakes
  • Red-hot candies
  • Red shoestring licorice and one red Dot candy, optional


  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter, vanilla and food coloring; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the hat; add cornflakes and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased foil, forming a 9-in. wreath. Decorate with red-hots. If desired, form a bow with licorice and place on wreath; add Dot on top of bow. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2008

"My grandmother used to make this every year for her family. She has passed the tradition to me and my kids love it. I make several every year."

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