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Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Christmas cornflake wreaths!
Hey guys! This is Lauren, visiting again from Tastes Better From Scratch, and I’m excited to share one of our family’s favorite holiday treats with you!


For as long as I can remember it’s been a tradition in our family to make these cornflake wreaths every year at Christmas time. I have the best memories of standing at the kitchen counter helping my mom and sister make them. My mom would spoon them onto parchment paper, my sister, Liz, would shape them into wreaths, and I would put the cinnamon candies on top. We’d usually  bring them with us to our large family Christmas party, but before we could load them onto a plate you could always count on my brothers to steal a few and devour them.


These are the perfect little treats for the holidays! They’re a lot like rice crispy treats, but they just taste so much better! The cornflake/marshmallow/cinnamon combination is delicious! Plus, they’re budget friendly, and kid friendly, and the whole family can enjoy making them together!
Christmas cornflake wreaths!
Christmas cornflake wreaths!
Makes 14-16 wreaths
1/3 cup butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tsp green food coloring
6 cups corn flakes
Handful of red cinnamon candies


Measure corn flakes into a large bowl.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted.  Stir in food coloring.


Pour melted marshmallows into the large bowl with the corn flakes. Stir until well coated.

Lay out a piece of parchment paper on your kitchen counter. Dollop spoonfuls of the cornflake mixture onto the parchment paper. Grease your (clean) hands with butter or cooking spray.  Sue your fingers to shape each spoonful into an individual wreath. Top each wreath with cinnamon candies.

Come stop by our blog, Tastes Better From Scratch,  for some more fun holiday treat ideas like Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies, or Cupcake Ornaments!

  • Lori’s Culinary

    Cute and creative. Love this idea.

  • TriedandTasty

    Those are so cute and fun! What a great idea!

  • Julia Nyanyo

    My kids make a non green, “rest of the year” version of these all the time so I know they will be delicious! I love the Christmassy twist you’ve given them.

  • Jennifer Goodenough-Kent

    How do you store these? Between layers of wax or parchment paper? I need to be able to store these until we make our trays. Thanks :)

    • prettyprovidence

      Yes! I think either of those should work great!

  • Brittany

    Mine won’t stick together???

  • Nicole

    I copied this concept and made pink valentine hearts. I would suggest adding 1-2 cups more marshmallow and a bit more butter, so the flakes are thoroughly covered.