Cornflake Wreaths are made with cornflakes, marshmallows, and green food coloring!

These cute traditional Christmas cookies only take 20 minutes to make and are made with simple ingredients.

green christmas wreath cookies made with corn flakes with edible twizzlers bow on metal surface

The whole time I was making these cornflake wreaths I was thinking how the melted marshmallow mixture with green food coloring looked like slime and it totally reminded me of ghost busters.

Since halloween was earlier this week (and yes, I am already sharing recipes for Christmas!) I kept thinking how perfect this recipe would be if you turned the cookies into slimy green monsters with eyeballs. I’ll have to save that idea for Halloween next year.

While cornflake Christmas wreath cookies aren’t new, we’re sharing our easy recipe with you – complete with a 30 second video demonstrating all the steps! You can find the video in the recipe card below.

green christmas wreath cookies made with corn flakes with edible twizzlers bow on metal surface

Why You’ll Love These

  • Made with a handful of ingredients.
  • No baking required. These cornflake Christmas wreaths are the perfect no bake christmas cookies!
  • Perfect for little helpers. Get the whole family involved this holiday season.
ingredients to make cornflake wreaths on wood background

Ingredients

Cornflake cookies are a Christmas time sweet treat that are perfect for cookie exchanges, a holiday party or cookie trays!

  • unsalted butter
  • mini marshmallows, large marshmallows are okay too!
  • green food coloring
  • cornflake cereal
  • mini red chocolate candies (like mini m&ms or red hots)
  • twizzler’s pull and peels for the bows

How To Make

Baking sheets. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats, parchment paper, or wax paper.

Twizzler’s Bows. If using twizzler’s pull and peels to make bows, assemble the bows now. I took a single pull and peel and formed a figure 8, then cut off the ends of the bow, so they looked proportionate. You can place a baking sheet on top of the bows to keep them from coming apart.

Melt marshmallow mixture. In a medium pot, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the marshmallows are melted. Add in green food coloring until you have your desired green color.

Coat cornflakes. Pour the melted marshmallows over the cornflakes, mixing with a spatula until all the corn flakes are covered.

To Form the Wreaths

I found it easiest to spray my hands with a little bit of cooking spray, then take a handful of the corn flake mixture and form it into a ball.

Use the palm of your hand to flatten the ball into circle. Next use your finger to poke a hole through the middle of the circle and reshape as needed until you have a wreath shape.

Place on the lined baking sheet and add the chocolate candies right away while the marshmallows mixture is still sticky. Add a twizzler bow if desired

Place the cornflake wreaths in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set. Remove from the fridge, serve and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.

green christmas wreath cookies made with corn flakes and red mms on metal surface

Variations

Cereal. I really like using cornflakes to make these festive wreaths. The texture is spot on and resembles pine leaves. I have heard that some people like to use frosted flakes, which would give you the same look too!

You can also make these festive treats with rice krispies cereal. Using a different cereal will give them a different look, but they will taste the same!

Red candies. The original cornflake cookie recipe floating around in internet-land calls for red hots as the holly berries, but I’m not a fan of mixing sweet Christmas treats with something spicy like cinnamon red hots.

I used mini red coated chocolate candies instead. They are pretty much mini m&ms just sold by another brand. I was able to find them in the baking section of the local grocery store near the other candy sprinkles and muffin liners.

Bows. I added edible bows made out of twizzler’s pull and peels. I took a single pull and peel and formed a figure 8, then cut off the ends of the bow, so they looked proportionate. You could use fruit roll ups to make bows too.

What Kind of Food Coloring To Use

For the photos I used non-gel food coloring, like McCormick’s regular liquid food coloring that comes in little squirt bottles. The result is a lighter green color. For the video I used gel food coloring, which is more pigmented and results in a deeper, green color. Add green food coloring until you reach your desired color.

green christmas wreath cookies made with corn flakes with edible twizzlers bow on metal surface

Tips for Success

Spray your hands with nonstick spray before shaping the wreaths. Re-apply as needed. This help to prevent the gooey marshmallows and corn flakes from sticking to your hands.

Stick them in the fridge to set faster if needed.

Store them in an airtight container on the counter.

More Christmas Desserts

Cornflake Wreaths

4.10 from 20 ratings
Additional Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 12 cookies
Cornflake Wreaths are made with cornflakes, marshmallows, and green food coloring! These cute traditional Christmas cookies only take 20 minutes to make and are made with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows, 10 oz
  • Green food coloring
  • 5 cups cornflakes cereal
  • Mini red chocolate candies, like mini m&ms or red hots
  • Twizzler’s pull and peels for the bows

Instructions
 

  • Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • If using twizzler’s pull and peels to make bows, assemble the bows now. You can place a baking sheet on top of the bows to keep them from coming apart.
  • In a medium pot, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the marshmallows are melted. Add in green food coloring until you have your desired green color.
  • Pour the melted marshmallows over the cornflakes, mixing with a spatula until all the cornflakes are covered.
  • To form the wreaths, I found it easiest to spray my hands with a little bit of nonstick cooking spray, then take a handful of the cornflake mixture and form it into a ball. Use the palm of your hand to flatten the ball into circle. Next use your finger to poke a hole through the middle of the circle and reshape as needed until you have a wreath shape.
  • Place on the lined baking sheet and add the chocolate candies right away while the marshmallows mixture is still sticky. Add a twizzler bow if desired
  • Place the christmas wreaths in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set. Remove from the fridge, serve and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Beth
Calories: 184kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 171mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 444IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 3mg
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