Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids Corner: Corn Flake Wreaths

These are a fun little treat to make with the kids. Even the youngest can have fun putting the red hots on the little wreaths. These are a fun and tasty variation on the classic rice crispy treats.

Corn Flake Wreaths

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16


1/3cup margarine or butter
1package (10 oz. about 40) regular marshmallows
- or -
4cups miniature marshmallows
1teaspoon green food coloring
6 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes®
- or -
6 cups Ready-To-Eat Cereal Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®

Red cinnamon candies

Prepared vanilla frosting
1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.

2. Add KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Portion warm cereal mixture evenly by using a 1/4 cup dry measure coated with cooking spray. Using sprayed fingers, quickly shape into individual wreaths. Dot with cinnamon candies, using prepared frosting to hold candies in place. Store in single layer in airtight container.


Use fresh marshmallows for best results. Children should be supervised. Green paste food coloring makes the best color for wreaths

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Microwave margarine and marshmallows at HIGH 2 minutes in microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute longer. Stir until smooth, then add food coloring. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

TO MAKE ONE LARGE WREATH: Press warm cereal mixture in 5 1/2-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray or shape in ring on serving plate. Remove from mold and dot with red candies. Slice to serve.


  1. What a cute and fun idea. My kids would get a kick out of this. :)

  2. These are cute, I remember making something very similar with my mom when I was little!

  3. These are adorable! They would look great dotted around a cookie platter!


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