Cornflake Wreaths

Green marshmallow and cereal wreaths are a holiday favorite, but these have gotten a makeover. We've updated their look with a fetching bow made of red licorice string.

Courtesy of Sharon Bowers

Cornflake Wreaths

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    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 6 cups cornflakes
    1 10-oz. bag marshmallows Red Hots or mini M&M's
    1 teaspoon vanilla Red licorice string (such as Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel)
    Green paste or liquid food coloring


    Prep: 20 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Line two baking sheets with wax or parchment paper. Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until marshmallows are melted.

    • 2

      Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and food coloring, adding a bit at a time to reach the desired shade. Don’t make them too dark green, because the color darkens when the cornflakes are added.

    • 3

      Stir in the cornflakes until they’re well coated. Drop large spoonfuls on the baking sheets, and then use two spoons or two forks to gently nudge a hole in the center of each wreath, shaping and flattening slightly with the utensils.

    • 4

      Press a few Red Hots or mini M&M’s onto each wreath like holly berries. Pull off a length of red licorice and twist into a loose bow with long streamers. Place on the front of each wreath, pressing down into the cornflakes to make the bow stick. Cool completely before moving the wreaths. Store 3 to 4 days, tightly covered in tins or a plastic cake container. If stacking, separate layers with waxed paper.

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