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No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake Christmas cookies from our Test Kitchen. Dressed up with green food coloring and red candies, they're a fun addition to cookie platters and dessert buffets. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Green food coloring
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • Red M&M's minis (about 2 tablespoons)


  • Place marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high until butter is melted and marshmallows are puffed, about 45 seconds. Tint with green food coloring. Stir in cornflakes.
  • On a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, divide mixture into 8 portions. With buttered hands, working quickly, shape each portion into a 3-in. wreath. Decorate immediately with M&M's, pressing to adhere. Let stand until set.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 wreath: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Darlene
    Dec 1, 2019

    These are delicious and easy to make. They also look beautiful! They just shine! Next time I make them, though, after all ingredients are combined, I will butter my hands and try to pack them into a sort of flat snow ball. If they're not packed, they are very fragile.

  • amehart
    Oct 14, 2019

    We LOVE these! Most of the time I will make as "holly" instead of a wreath by forming a drop of "leaves" with the red candies in the center. They add a lot of edible decoration to cookie and dessert platters too!

  • lbroadh2o
    Feb 1, 2019

    These are simple to make and are tasty. It’s a great no-bake treat and easy to transport to a Christmas party.

  • nmblades
    Dec 16, 2018

    My husbands grandma always made these but she used Special K cereal and red hots.

  • JSeller
    Nov 27, 2018

    What is the mesh material used in making these?

  • Cammy
    Dec 9, 2017

    Can't wait to try it out next weekend !!!

  • KristineChayes
    Dec 8, 2017

    I've been making these since the 1970's, but I drop them onto parchment without making a hole in the center, add the red hots, and they look like wreaths. Wouldn't be Christmas without them!

  • LBayusik
    Dec 5, 2015

    Definitely won't make these again. Way to messy, hard to shape, everything sticks to your hands, spoons, whatever you are using. I thought they would be cute for a party. If there's a secret to doing these, please let me know.

  • Mandy257
    Dec 7, 2014

    My kids love to help me make these. We make them every year. Messy, but yummy and fun.

  • carolynfoote
    Dec 7, 2012

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