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Cornflake Wreaths are equal parts festive and scrumptious! Crunchy cereal is held together with a sweet, buttery marshmallow mixture that’s got the perfect amount of green food coloring to resemble a Christmas wreath and a Red Hot for the berries!

red hots are scattered across a batch of wreaths
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Cornflake Wreaths Are My New Holiday Favorite

The very best way to secure your spot on the nice list is to leave Santa a batch of cornflake marshmallow wreaths on Christmas Eve along with some Melted Snowman Cookies! While these no-bake wreaths are adorable as can be, they’re also downright delicious. The best of both worlds! Crunchy Frosted Flakes (one of my all-time favorite sugary cereals) are held together in wreath form with a gooey marshmallow mixture. I may or may not have snagged a few bites of the marshmallow mixture right from the mixing bowl last time I made this recipe.

If you happen to have a little one running around the house, they can certainly help out with this easy recipe. Assembling these Christmas wreath cookies takes just 30 minutes from start to finish, but be warned – you’re going to have some adorably sticky hands to deal with!

How to Make Cornflake Wreaths

  • Prepare. Lay some parchment paper out on the counter, or on a large pan. Set aside. Don’t skip this crucial step unless you want to scrub marshmallow off of your counter!
  • Make the marshmallow mixture. Melt your butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows, salt and vanilla. Keep stirring until the marshmallows have totally melted.
  • Get festive! Take the pot off the heat and start stirring in your green food coloring. You can add as much as you’d like until you reach your desired green color. Make it lighter, darker, etc.
  • Add the cereal. Gently fold in the cereal until it’s all evenly coated. Try not to go too crazy! You don’t want to crush the flakes.
  • Cool. Let the gooey cereal mixture cool off just enough so you can handle it. Try to not eat it all right out of the bowl.
  • Form the wreaths. This is the fun part! Form 2-inch balls of the mixture, place them all on the parchment paper, and form a little well in the middles to create the wreaths. Add the Red Hots or red M&M’s to resemble berries.


Can I use regular size marshmallows?

Yes, but you’ll definitely need less. I would say just 1 regular sized bag (20 ounce bag).

Can I use another cereal?

Cornflakes/Frosted Flakes are preferred because they resemble leaves and have a wonderful crunchy texture. While you can use another type of cereal, it won’t really have the same visual effect.

how do I keep it from sticking to my hands?

Easy – butter your hands! If your hands are lightly greased with just a little bit of butter or oil, you’ll more easily be able to form the wreaths without having to deal with a sticky mess.

a batch of cornflake cookies are next to scattered red hots candies

Storing Instructions

These wreaths are best enjoyed the day that they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Cornflake Wreaths

Adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths that look just like the real thing…except you can eat these and enjoy them!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool time:: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 14 wreaths


  • 8 tablespoons (112 g) butter
  • 8 cups (400 g) mini marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or imitation vanilla flavor
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½- 2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 5 cups (210 g) frosted flakes cereal
  • ½-3/4 cup (90 g) cinnamon Red Hots candy, or red M&M's
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  • Lay some parchment paper out on a counter or on a large baking pan and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat.
    butter is melting in a pot
  • Add the marshmallows, salt and vanilla extract and stir to coat.
    mini marshmallows have been added to a pot of melted butter
  • Stir continuously until the marshmallows have melted down completely.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the food coloring and stir to combine. Add more coloring if you like.
    the marshmallow mixture in a pot has been dyed green
  • Stir in the frosted flakes and until they are all coated.
    Cornflake cereal is being mixed into the green marshmallow mixture
  • Let the mixture cool slightly, until you can comfortably handle it.
  • Add 2-inch balls of the marshmallow mixture to the parchment paper and form a well in the center to form a wreath.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining marshmallow mixture.
  • Add three berries to the bottoms of the wreaths and let them cool completely before serving.


Serving: 1wreath, Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 14mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g

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