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Cornflake Wreaths Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Set Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 wreaths
Calories: 220kcal
Cornflake wreaths are fun holiday dessert that is easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. These festive no-bake cookies are sure to steal the show.
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  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Green food coloring
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • ½ cup Red Hots


  • Place the mini marshmallows into a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. This will take about 2-3 minutes.
    4 cups mini marshmallows
    ingredients for cornflake wreaths
  • Add the butter, corn syrup, and salt and stir until combined.
    3 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 teaspoons corn syrup, ½ teaspoon salt
    melted marshmallows with butter in a bowl
  • Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix until the marshmallows are all green.
    Green food coloring
    green marshmallow mixture in a bowl
  • Place the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl. Spoon the marshmallow mixture over the cornflakes. Mix well until the cornflakes are completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. This may take several minutes.
    4 cups cornflakes
    cornflake wreath mixture in a bowl
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray your hands with baking spray for ease of shaping.
  • Separate the cornflakes into 8 balls. Press a finger into the center of each ball to form the middle of each wreath and shape each wreath.
    cornflake wreath mixture and red candies in bowls with 3 cornflake wreaths on parchment paper
  • Place 3 Red Hot candies onto the top of each wreath. Let set, uncovered for 2 hours to allow the marshmallow to dry before serving.
    ½ cup Red Hots
    cornflake wreaths on parchment paper


  • Storage: Store wreaths in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 4mg