Christmas Wreath Cookies
No bake Christmas wreath cookies made with corn flakes, marshmallows, and green food coloring! Some call them Christmas Cornflake Wreaths or Holly Berry Cookies. These only take 20 minutes to make!
The whole time I was making these christmas wreath cookies I was thinking how the melted marshmallows with green food coloring looked like slime and totally reminded me of ghost busters.
Since halloween was earlier this week (and yes, I am already sharing recipes for CHRISTMAS cookies!) 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 next year!
While Christmas Wreath Cookies aren’t new, we’re sharing our easy recipe with you – complete with a 30 second video demonstrating all the steps! See the video right above the recipe box, which is below.
- mini marshmallows
- green food coloring
- corn flakes cereal
- mini red chocolate candies (like mini m&ms or red hots)
- twizzler’s pull and peels for the bows
I really like using corn flakes to make these 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!
The original Christmas wreath recipes floating around in internet-land call for red hots as the ‘berries’ but I’m not a fan of mixing a sweet rice krispie treat with something spicy.
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 grocery near, near the other sprinkles and muffin liners.
I also 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.
How To Form Christmas Wreath Cookies
To form the actual 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. You’ll need to add the chocolate candies right away while the marshmallows mixture is still sticky.
What Kind of Food Coloring To Use
For the photos I used non-gel food coloring, like McCormick’s regular food coloring that comes in little squirt bottles. The result is a lighter green color. Gel food coloring will give you a deeper, green color.
- Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray before shaping the wreaths. Re-apply as needed.
- Stick them in the fridge to set faster if needed.
- Store in airtight containers on the counter.
For a step-by-step of how to make this christmas wreath cookie recipe, watch this short video:
More Christmas Desserts
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Sticky Paws Williams Sonoma Copycat
- Stained Glass Church Window Cookies
- Tiger Butter
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- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows, 10 oz
- Green food coloring
- 5 cups corn flakes cereal
- Mini red chocolate candies (like mini m&ms or red hots)
- Twizzler's pull and peels for the bows
- 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 corn flakes, 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 christmas wreaths in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set. Remove from the fridge, serve and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.