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These adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths look like the real thing but you can at least eat these!

Whenever I look at these cornflake marshmallow wreaths, they remind me of the Grinch. The shade of green and the pop of red is what reminds me of him.

Obviously it’s a very appropriate movie and treat for this time of year! They are absolutely adorable and I just love that you can eat them!

They would definitely be the perfect addition to the holiday cookie box and they’re pretty easy to make! They’re like rice krispy treats but with cornflakes for that leafy texture.

These adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths look like the real thing but you can at least eat these!

Cornflake Marshmallow Wreaths

Gather up your elves and put them to work making these adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths! The best part about these wreaths is that you can actually eat them!

You need this short ingredient list:

Butter, mini marshmallows, vanilla extract, salt, green food coloring, corn flakes, and red hots candy.

I know I’m likely going to get some questions on the ingredients for the cornflake marshmallow wreaths so let me try to answer them now!

These adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths look like the real thing but you can at least eat these!

Answers to your questions on cornflake marshmallow wreaths:

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

Can I use another cereal other than cornflakes? Ehhh, you could but the cornflakes give the wreaths the leafy texture and look so you’re probably best to stick with cornflakes.

What if I can’t find red hots? You could use another red hard candy or even a mini red m&m!

These adorable cornflake marshmallow wreaths look like the real thing but you can at least eat these!

Other holiday treats

Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Gingerbread Man Cookies

Frosted Holiday Sugar Cookies

Death by Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Cornflake Marshmallow 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
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick)
  • 8 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract or imitation vanilla flavor
  • teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ½- 2 teaspoons of green food coloring
  • 5 cups of frosted flakes cereal
  • ½-3/4 cup of cinnamon Red Hots candy

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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 soup pot over medium heat.
  • Add the marshmallows, salt and vanilla extract and stir to coat.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the frosted flakes and until they are all coated.
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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


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

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn flakes, marshmallow
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