• Candy Freeman’s Christmas Wreaths


A Christmas Tradition

By Candy Freeman

This recipe is very special to me because my mom and I made these for many years at Christmas time. I have her hand written recipe in my collection. My daughter and I just made these after the Thanksgiving meal and we laughed as we worked with our buttery fingers trying to shape the wreaths and shared memories about making these with mom/grandma. It’s such a simple cookie with only 5 ingredients and no baking and yet so yummy with the vanilla and the great texture of the cereal mixture.

Christmas Wreaths


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 60 large marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 7 cups crushed cornflakes
  • Green food coloring
  • Red cinnamon candies


Melt butter in double boiler and add marshmallows  Stir until creamy and melted.

Add vanilla and food coloring.

Put 7 cups of cornflakes in a large bowl and crush them slightly with a cup. Pour marshmallow mixture over cornflakes and stir well.

Butter fingers and shape the mixture into wreaths and put on wax paper lined baking sheets. Add 3 red hots to add a festive touch.

Store them in a sealed container on layers of wax paper in a cool area so they stay set.

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