Christmas Wreath Candy - Cornflakes and Marshmallows
Crispy, chewy and festive -- The most requested recipe from Grandma's recipe box!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 10 ounce bag of marshmallows OR 45 marshmallows
  • 5 cup Corn Flakes cereal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • one small bag cinnamon Imperials
  1. Measure corn flakes in large bowl and set aside
  2. Lay no-stick foil with no-stick side up on flat surface in preparation for hot candy
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. When butter is melted, add vanilla and food coloring stir quickly
  4. Add marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are just melted,
  5. Remove from heat. Add corn flakes and mix until corn flakes are thoroughly coated, being careful not to crush the flakes. Let cool just enough to handle safely.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto no-stick aluminum foil for holly bunches or heap two spoonfuls together for wreaths.
  7. Use the rounded tip of a wooden spoon coated in butter to make center opening in wreath. Lightly butter hands to quickly shape the outside of each wreath.
  8. Add 3 Imperials to each wreath while still slightly warm and sticky.
  9. Yield: about 16 wreaths or 30 “holly bunches” like Grandma made
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at