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Green cornflake wreath cookies on a baking sheet

Cornflake Wreaths

A traditional Christmas treat, similar to a rice krispy treat, but they are made with cornflake cereal. They are dyed green and shaped into "holly" wreaths then topped off with 3 red "holly" berries (M&M's or red hots)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cornflake christmas wreaths, cornflake wreath cookies, wreath cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 cookies


  • wax paper


  • 1/2 cup butter salted or unsalted
  • 12 oz bag marshmallows
  • 1 tsp green food coloring you may want a little more for stronger color
  • 6 cups cornflake cereal
  • 45 mini red M&M's you can buy the little tubes of mini Christmas M&M's. They only have red and green M&M's.
  • cooking/pan spray for your hands- so the marshmallow mix doesn't stick to your hands!


  • Line a baking sheet or two with wax paper. Set aside.
  • Measure 6 cups of cornflakes into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt the marshmallows & butter together. In a large pot over medium low heat, melt 1 stick of butter and the entire 12 oz bag of marshmallows. Stirring often so the marshmallows don't burn to the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in the food coloring & cornflakes. Mix in 1 tsp of green food coloring and the 6 cups of cornflake cereal. Stir to completely coat the cornflakes with the marshmallow mixture.
  • Form into wreath cookies on the wax paper. Drop the cornflake mixture by the 1/4 or 1/3 cup mounds on the wax paper. Coat your hands in pan spray so the marshmallows don't stick to your hands. Push your finger into the center of the cookie and wiggle it around to form a hole. Then form the wreath so it is a complete circle.
  • Add the "holly berries". Place 3 mini red M&M's together on the wreath to mimic holly berries. You can also use red hots.
  • Cooling & Storing. Let the wreath cookies cool for at least an hour. The store them on the wax paper at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


For the holly berries you can use any mini candy that is red.
  • red hots
  • red M&M's 
  • red sixlets


Serving: 1cookie