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No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake Christmas cookies from our Test Kitchen. Dressed up with green food coloring and red candies, they're a fun addition to cookie platters and dessert buffets. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • Red M&M's minis (about 2 tablespoons)

Directions

  • 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 portion into a 3-in. wreath. Decorate immediately with M&M's, pressing to adhere. Let stand until set.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 wreath: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Darlene
    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.

  • amehart
    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!

  • lbroadh2o
    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.

  • nmblades
    Dec 16, 2018

    My husbands grandma always made these but she used Special K cereal and red hots.

  • JSeller
    Nov 27, 2018

    What is the mesh material used in making these?

  • Cammy
    Dec 9, 2017

    Can't wait to try it out next weekend !!!

  • KristineChayes
    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!

  • LBayusik
    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.

  • Mandy257
    Dec 7, 2014

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

  • gram_x11
    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.