Cornflake Christmas Wreath Recipe

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A Cornflake Christmas Wreath is the perfect Christmas treat for any festivity.

 

This Cornflake 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!

Cornflake Christmas Wreath

It is basically a Rice Krispie treat, but substituting Corn Flakes for the puffed rice. It looks like a real Christmas wreath because the wavy flakes imitate the leaves in a wreath! I had this out on the counter the other day when a friend stopped by and she was in awe.  She thought it was a real wreath and didn’t realize it was edible.   Mission accomplished!  She then asked me if I found it on Pinterest.   I said, “No,I made it myself, but I hope you DO see this on Pinterest!”

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How to make a Cornflake Christmas Wreath

If you’ve ever made a Krispie treat, you know how easy this is to make.  Just add green food coloring after the marshmallows melt. You can experiment a little with how many marshmallows you need  I used two bags of marshmallows for this batch because my last batch seemed too dry. Two bags worked, but you could probably get way with 1.5 bags too!

Cornflake Christmas Wreath

Cornflake Christmas Wreath

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.  Also, if you have a mini donut pan, it might be fun to make individual wreaths for everyone.

This time, 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.

Cornflake Christmas Wreath

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

Cornflake Chrismas Wreath Recipe

  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 2 10 oz. bags marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup spicy red hots or M&M’s
  • 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!

Cornflake Christmas Wreath
If you like this Cornflake Christmas Wreath, then you should also try my Christmas Tree Bread recipe or Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.  These Christmas Present Pretzel Treats are also always a big hit at parties.

 

 

 

4.67 from 3 votes
Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Corn Flake Christmas Wreath Recipe
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 -15
Author: Kristen Duke
Ingredients
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 2 10 oz. bags marshmallows
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1/2 cup spicy red hots or M&M's
  • 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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