Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe

This Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe goes all the way back to my childhood. I remember my mom whipping up a wreath each Christmas, and my brothers and I would gobble it up that same night!

Christmas Treat

It’s basically a Rice Krispie treat, but substituting corn flakes for the puffed rice. It looks like a real Christmas wreath because the wavy flakes immitate the leaves in a wreath! When I had this out on the counter the other day, a friend stopped by, and she was in awe as she stepped closer because she didn’t realize it was edible–she thought it was a true wreath…ha! Yay, mission accomplished.  Another funny thing my friend said, is “Did you find that on Pinterest? That’s awesome!”  I said, “No,I made it myself…but I hope you DO see this on Pinterest;)”

If you’ve ever made a Krispie treat, you know how easy this is. I just added green food coloring after the marshmallows melted. I also experimented a little and used TWO bags of marshmallows because my last batch seemed too dry. I liked 2 bags–maybe 1.5 would work as well, too.

I’ve used a bundt pan before, but couldn’t seem to find mine. Luckily my cheesecake springform pan has an insert to make my circle. I also thought if someone had a mini donut pan that it’d be fun to make mini’s.

I added red hots in the mix for a pop of color (berries on a wreath) but you can also use M&M’s. I liked the spicy hot with the sweet taste.

I then grabbed a red strawberry fruit roll up and carved out a little bow to place in the corner and voila!!

Corn Flake Chrismas Wreath Recipe

  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 2 10 oz. bags marshmallows
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 bag (1/2 cup or so) spicy red hots or M&M’s
  • 1 strawberry (red) fruit roll up

Directions:

Melt butter in microwave glass bowl. Add marshmallows and cook 2-3 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Once melted, add green food coloring. Dump corn flakes into the melted butter/marshmallow mixture with red hots and stir vigorously. Spread into a greased circular bundt pan. Let it settle in the freezer or until molded together. Place more red hots on top. Carve a bow from a fruit roll up. Serve or enjoy it all yourself!

christmas wreath
You should also try my Christmas tree Bread recipe or Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

 


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Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe
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Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe
Ingredients
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 2 10 oz. bags marshmallows
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 bag (1/2 cup or so) spicy red hots or M&M's
  • 1 strawberry (red) fruit roll up
  • Directions:
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in microwave glass bowl. Add marshmallows and cook 2-3 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Once melted, add green food coloring. Dump corn flakes into the melted butter/marshmallow mixture with red hots and stir vigorously. Spread into a greased circular bundt pan. Let it settle in the freezer or until molded together. Place more red hots on top. Carve a bow from a fruit roll up. Serve or enjoy it all yourself!

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  1. That is so fun Kristin! My MIL makes little nests at Easter with Corn Flakes and she fills them with jelly beans for the kids.

  2. I had this growing up to but had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the post and the million memories that flooded back when I saw it again. The red hots were always my favorite!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I’m so happy to hear that this helped bring back fun childhood memories! The red hots give it a fun little “kick!”

    • Jill Simmons says:

      My parents made this every Christmas and all us girls(there was five of us) loved it! Thanks for having it on here I think I will make it for my son this year.

  3. ooh mini wreaths with a donut pan is a great idea!

  4. Funny I have made these before but never though of it in one big wreath. Love it!

  5. So fun!
    Pinning for sure… Have a great weekend!

  6. That looks great! I’ve had little cornflake wreaths before, but I’ve never seen a big one! Now, I’m wondering how the people made the little ones… ;)

  7. So clever and pretty (and yummy, to boot!)

  8. Yum!

  9. I was indeed in awe! :) This was seriously the cutest thing ever!! I looked at all the other holiday treat entries and yours was by far my favorite…Love It!!!

  10. This is amazing, and I love that you took your memories and used them to make something even more special. I have honestly never seen anything like it and just love it! I’m thinking it would make excellent neighbor/co-worker gifts, or look really cute at a Christmas party. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  11. I came by to see how you would display a Corn flake
    wreath…lol But then realized it’s to eat and I just
    want to make one..
    Thanks for sharing
    Sandy

  12. This is adorable. I love the wreath and the recipe. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  13. What great memories! I remember someone I knew from growing up would make these too. Yum!

  14. Yummy! I’ve usually only seen these with red hots, but I love the idea of using m&m’s!

  15. Neat wreath!

  16. Wonderful recipe! This looks gorgeous! Thanks you shared this at my link party!

  17. I found this recipe last Christmas and it was such a hit I was asked to make for another gathering. I made two changes: instead of red hots I went ahead and used captain crunch berries, and instead of cutting out the bow from a standard fruit roll up I used one of the fruit roll snacks and fashioned a tied bow.

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    Dylan http://www.anysite.com/

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