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!)