No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
- 20 large marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Green food coloring
- 3 cups cornflakes
- Red M&M's minis (about 2 tablespoons)
- Place marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high until butter is melted and marshmallows are puffed, about 45 seconds. Tint with green food coloring. Stir in cornflakes.
- On a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, divide mixture into 8 portions. With buttered hands, working quickly, shape each into a 3-in. wreath. Decorate immediately with M&M's, pressing to adhere. Let stand until set.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 wreath: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 1, 2019
These are delicious and easy to make. They also look beautiful! They just shine! Next time I make them, though, after all ingredients are combined, I will butter my hands and try to pack them into a sort of flat snow ball. If they're not packed, they are very fragile.
Oct 14, 2019
We LOVE these! Most of the time I will make as "holly" instead of a wreath by forming a drop of "leaves" with the red candies in the center. They add a lot of edible decoration to cookie and dessert platters too!
Feb 1, 2019
These are simple to make and are tasty. It’s a great no-bake treat and easy to transport to a Christmas party.
Dec 16, 2018
My husbands grandma always made these but she used Special K cereal and red hots.
Nov 27, 2018
What is the mesh material used in making these?
Dec 9, 2017
Can't wait to try it out next weekend !!!
Dec 8, 2017
I've been making these since the 1970's, but I drop them onto parchment without making a hole in the center, add the red hots, and they look like wreaths. Wouldn't be Christmas without them!
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.
Dec 7, 2014
My kids love to help me make these. We make them every year. Messy, but yummy and fun.
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.