Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cornflake Wreaths

I have made these every year for a long time. They are so easy and fun to make. Get the kids involved and go to town! We made these at a mommy and me party this year and the kids had fun decorating their Christmas trees with all the sprinkles and M&Ms they could handle. Traditionally I shape them into wreaths and top with red hots for the holly berries.
(image courtesy of virtualperch.wordpress.com via google images)

Cornflake Wreaths
1 cube butter or margarine
1 1/2 bags mini marshmallows
cornflakes (sorry, I didn't measure)
green food coloring
red hots or other candies for decorating

Melt the butter in a large pot. When it is about half melted add the marshmallows. Once the marshmallows are melted add the food coloring until you get the color you want. Turn off the heat. Then add cornflakes to the right consistency. You want enough cornflakes that there is no marshmallow goo leftover, but you don't want too many or the cornflakes will be dry. Once the cornflakes are coated, let them cool a little, grease your hands (I just rub butter all over them, but Pam works too) and go to town. Shape into wreaths and place on waxed paper. This will be tricky when they are warm, but you can just shape them right on the waxed paper by placing a blob and making a hole in the middle. Add the red hots or sprinkles while they are still warm so they will stick. Let them cool completely, then peel off the waxed paper.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Yum! I remember you making these for the 12 days of Christmas at Raintree!