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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: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. 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 green with food coloring. Stir in cornflakes.
  • 2. On a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, divide mixture into eight portions. Working quickly, shape each into a 3-in. wreath using buttered hands. Decorate immediately with M&M's, pressing to adhere. Let stand until set. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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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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."

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."

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."

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

"I used red hot candis instead."

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."

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."

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."

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

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

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."

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."

ps343family User ID: 1590801 56566
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."

kay_t_did35 User ID: 1047686 50007
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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