Christmas Wreath Cookies {A Family Favorite}

Christmas Wreath Cookies are one of those beloved holiday cookies that are gone before you can even make a second batch! Yes, they are THAT good! Growing up my mom and I always loved rice krispie treats, then I married into a family who introduced me to these fantastic Christmas Wreath Cookies that were a special family tradition for them. Well, it didn’t take long for those cookies to become a regular around our home as well! My husband and I even look for other occasions to bake these cookies at other times of the year like our Valentine Heart Treats!

We have been making this cookies with our boys every year, and they LOVE that they actually get to help make the wreath. These are a perfect kid-friendly treat for your children to help make for a Christmas party, their friends at school, or even for your family to enjoy! I can’t wait for your family to try them; beware they are easily addictive! :)


  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • bag of mini marshmallows
  • green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (substitute vanilla if you prefer)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups corn flakes cereal
  • Red Hots candies
  • Multi-colored sprinkle candies (optional)


1. Begin by melting the butter and marshmallows on a medium heat. Add vanilla and almond extract, then food coloring until you reach your preferred green.

2. Remove the pot from heat and stir in corn flakes cereal.

3. Drop ‘balls’ of cereal mixture on wax paper. Spray your hands well with nonstick cooking spray then shape the cereal mixture into a round wreath shape. Stick red hots on the wreath to decorate. Add colored candy sprinkle balls as lights (optional).

Prep/Cook Time is about 20-25 minutes total (including forming the wreaths). Time for forming the wreaths will vary based on how much ‘help’ you receive from your kids. (Sometimes longer is more fun!)



  1. Melissa L. says:

    Love the recipe. My kids would like these. Just found Dollar General’s baking aisle myself.

  2. Magela G. says:

    I love to bake Rolo chocolate cookies.

  3. Can’t wait to make these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. These are so super creative!!! Love this idea.

  5. Love those!

  6. Christina says:

    I love making sugar cookies. Decorating them is half the fun!

  7. Maggie Dougherty says:

    I love sugar cookies w/ lots of yummy icing!!

  8. sour cream, cut out cookies!

  9. Oh my these are so cute. I cannot wait to try them with my kiddos!

  10. Yum! Those remind me of the nests my MIL makes at Easter time. These would be a big hit with my kids!

  11. My boys would love these! I’m always looking for fun and easy recipes that will actually keep their interest! lol!

  12. Thanks for reminding me of this perfect yummy treat to make with my boys! Adding it to my mental list of things to make!

  13. These are so cute Mackenzie and I know the boys would LOVE them!!

  14. What a fun cookie! Love anything no-bake!

  15. Jennifer Kemper says:

    I’ve made these before except with Wheaties. SO good. They are a tradition in my family as well. :)

  16. My kids would love making these!


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