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Christmas Cornflake Wreaths Cookies Recipe

These super fun classic Christmas Cornflake wreaths cookies are a fun way to celebrate the holidays! Made with super easy ingredients.

Christmas Wreath Cookies: The Perfect Cookie to Deck Your Holiday Table!

Happy holidays, cookie lovers! If you’re looking for a fun holiday dessert that screams “festive,” look no further. Today, I’m sharing my all-time favorite Christmas Wreath Cookies. Imagine gooey marshmallows mixed with crispy cornflakes, all in a vibrant green color, shaped like a wreath, and adorned with red hots as cute little holly berries. It’s like holiday spirit in a cookie!

What ingredients do you need for these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths recipe?

Let’s dissect what makes these Christmas Wreath Cookies so special by going ingredient-by-ingredient to see why each one is necessary for this festive treat.

1 Stick Unsalted Butter

Unsalted butter acts as the smooth operator here, providing the fats necessary for melding the ingredients together. It makes the marshmallow mixture easier to blend and gives a rich, creamy flavor to the finished product.

35 Large Marshmallows

Marshmallows are the gooey soul of this recipe. They melt into a sticky base that binds the cornflakes together, ensuring your wreaths hold their shape.

1 1/2 tsp Green Food Color or 3-4 Drops of Gel Food Coloring

The green color is essential for achieving that festive wreath look. It gives life to your cookies, making them instantly recognizable as holiday treats.

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract serves as a flavor enhancer, adding depth and aromatic notes that contrast the sweetness of the marshmallows and the cornflakes.

4 Cups Cornflakes Cereal

Cornflakes are the backbone of these cookies, providing the crunchy texture that contrasts so nicely with the gooey marshmallows. Unlike rice krispies, cornflakes have a more intense crunch and a different kind of crispiness that works really well for these wreaths.

2-3 Twizzler Pull and Peels

These act as your festive bows, providing not only a pop of color but also a different texture and a fruity flavor.

Decorative White Sprinkles

These are like the snow on your holiday wreath, adding a visual element that makes these cookies even more appealing.

So, each ingredient plays a crucial role in making these Christmas Wreath Cookies the perfect holiday treat. From texture to flavor to visual appeal, every component works in harmony to create a cookie that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat.


Can I use mini marshmallows instead of large marshmallows?

Absolutely! Mini marshmallows melt a bit faster but either works fine.

What’s the role of vanilla extract here?

Vanilla extract adds that subtle depth of flavor, balancing out the sweetness of the marshmallows.

Why cornflakes and not rice krispies?

Cornflakes give these wreath cookies a unique crunch that sets them apart from regular rice krispie treats.

Tips and Tricks

Butter Up: Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan to ensure your marshmallow mixture doesn’t scorch.

Color Watch: Add green food coloring carefully. A little goes a long way to achieve that perfect green wreath.

Cool It: Let the cornflake mixture cool slightly before shaping. It’s easier to handle and won’t burn your fingers.

Parchment Is Your Friend: Always use parchment paper or wax paper on your prepared baking sheet for easy removal.


Rice Krispy Treats: Replace cornflakes with rice krispies for a different texture.

Red M&M: Use red M&M instead of red hots for the holly berries if you like chocolate.

Licorice Bows: Twizzler pull and peels can be fashioned into cute bows for an extra fun addition.

Where to Serve

These are perfect for holiday parties, Christmas parties, and even cookie exchanges. Trust me, these will be the star on any holiday dessert table or Christmas cookie plate.


Store your festive wreaths in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them fresh.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Too Sticky: If your mixture is too sticky to shape, place it in the fridge for a few minutes.

Losing Shape: If your wreaths lose shape, you probably rushed the cooling process. Patience is key.

Burnt Marshmallow: Keep your heat low when you melt the marshmallows to avoid burning.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Safe Melting: Let the kids add the marshmallows to the melted butter, but make sure an adult is handling the large pot on medium heat.

Creative Decor: Kids can add the red hots or red mini M&M as the holly berries.

Shaping Fun: Older kids will love shaping the mixture into wreaths. Just ensure the mixture is cool enough to handle.

Topping Options

  • Add small cinnamon candies for extra zing
  • Sprinkle some decorative white sprinkles for a snowy effect
  • Try candy cane cookies as a festive topping

Why This Christmas Cornflake Cookies Recipe Works

This is the best part, folks! With just a handful of simple ingredients easily found at your local grocery store, these Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies are not just cute traditional Christmas cookies but also super delicious little cornflake cookies. The crunch of cornflakes paired with the gooeyness of large marshmallows creates a texture that’s absolutely irresistible. Plus, it’s a fun recipe that allows for creativity and family participation, making it one of those family traditions that everyone looks forward to each year. Happy baking, or should I say, happy shaping!

Christmas Wreaths Kids Treat

This is a fun snack to make with the kids that has corn flakes, marshmallows, twizzlers and more! It’s a super fun way to get the kids involved in Christmas treats!

What are some other great Christmas Treats to try?

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths Cookies Recipe
Yield: 12-14 Wreaths

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A fun sweet Christmas treat that is shaped like Christmas Wreaths!


  • - 1 stick unsalted butter
  • - 35 large marshmallows
  • - 1 1/2 tsp green food color or 3-4 drops of gel food coloring
  • - 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • - 4 cups cornflakes cereal
  • - 2-3 twizzler pull and peels
  • - Decorative white sprinkles


    Making the bows:

Using 1 strand from a twizzler pull and peel, create a bow
shape and squeeze the middle to stick it together.

Take one decorative white sprinkle and press it into the middle.

Create 12-14 of them and set aside.

Make the Krispies:

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the
marshmallows and melt them into the butter.

Remove the pot from the stove, add in the vanilla and food coloring; mix until all of the marshmallows are green.

Pour in the cornflake cereal and mix until all of the cereal is coated green.

Making the Wreaths:

Working quickly, take large spoonful’s of the krispies and
create a ball shape in your hand.

Press the ball onto a piece of parchment paper, stick a finger into the middle and press the krispies into a wreath

Quickly sprinkle the wreath with the white sprinkles and press a bow onto the top.

Do this 12-14 times.

Set the wreaths aside on the parchment paper (or wax paper) and allow them to cool completely before storing in a container.


Tip : If you wear plastic gloves, wrap your hand with saran wrap or lightly grease your fingers this will prevent a sticky mess on your

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 20mgSodium 92mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 1g

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Janine Huldie

Thursday 14th of November 2019

My mom used to make these wreath treats every year for us. So, you totally brought me back and now I so want to make them this holiday season, too :)

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