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Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cornflake wreath cookies are a fun recipe for the holiday season.

The holiday cookies are easy to make, with marshmallows, food coloring, and Corn Flakes. The kids love helping make and eat the special treats. 

Plus, the recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients.

Perfect For A Christmas Party

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I always loved Christmas wreath cookies as a kid. They are so fun and festive.

The Christmas cornflakes cereal cookies were always a favorite and I would get so excited if my mom made them or if I came across them at a party. 

And, they are the perfect cookie for cookie exchanges, on a holiday cookie tray, or just for fun.

The green wreaths recipe is simple and costs less than ten dollars.

You will only need four simple ingredients (five if you’re counting the red hot candies for garnishment).

And, get the kids involved! You know they love to help make cookies. 

What Ingredients Are Needed For The Christmas Treats?

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

  • Corn Flakes
  • Green food coloring
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Red Hots (red cinnamon candies)

How do you make the easy holiday cookies?

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. Add the food coloring and mix until you reach the desired green color.
  4. Add the Corn Flakes to a large bowl. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Corn Flakes and stir until they are covered.
  5. Shape into a wreath, add the candy garnishments, and let set up for at least an hour.

Step-By-Step Instructions

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Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. 

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Add the mini marshmallows to a medium or large saucepan and stir until they are coated with butter. 

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Melt the mini marshmallows on medium to medium-high heat. Stir on occasion to keep them from burning. 

You can use small or large marshmallows since you are melting them.

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Once the marshmallow melts, add the green food coloring.

I started off with about 10 drops of food coloring but wanted the Christmas wreath cookies to be a little darker in color, so I added about ten more drops.

You can add as little or as much as you’d like until you reach the color that you want.

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Stir until the melted marshmallows are totally green.

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Add the Corn Flakes to a large bowl.

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Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the top.

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Stir the cornflake mixture until it is completely covered in green melted marshmallows. 

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Rub some butter, non-stick spray, or Crisco on your hands to keep the marshmallows from sticking (and taking over). 

Shape the cookies into a round wreath shape and then create a hole in the center, until it looks like a wreath. 

Add the red hot candies to the wreath. You can center them toward the top as I did.

I’ve also seen people add the red candies all the way around the wreath. This is where you can let creativity take over. The kids will have a great time adding the candy. 

It’s a messy job, but it’s a lot of fun.

Allow the Christmas wreath cookies to set up for about an hour. You can also put them in the fridge if you’re in more of a hurry. 

I placed the cookies on a greased cookie sheet, but you can use parchment paper, as well.

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How To Store The Cookies:

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Favorite Treats For The Holiday Dessert Table

If you need some treats to go along with cornflake Christmas wreath cookies, here’s a great list:

Classic Christmas Wreath Cookies

Check out the Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookie Recipe card below, grab the simple ingredients, and start creating! This is a simple cookie recipe that you will love.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your cornflake cookies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

We love to hear about how you tried a different ingredient or added something new to the festive treats, so let us know!

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Christmas Wreath Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Corn Flakes Christmas wreath cookies are a great recipe for the holidays. The Christmas treats are easy to make and are great for cookie trays, parties, or for eating at home.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 10.5 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 10-20 drops green food coloring
  • 6 cups Corn Flakes
  • 54 red hot candies (or more if desired)


  1. Add the stick of butter to a saucepan and melt on medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Pour the mini marshmallows into the pan and stir to coat with butter. Melt the marshmallows, stirring on occasion. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the green food coloring until it reaches the desired color.
  4. Pour the Corn Flakes into a large bowl.
  5. Finally, pour the marshmallow mixture over the Corn Flakes and mix until the Corn Flakes are completely covered.
  6. Shape into round circles and create a hole in the center.
  7. Decorate with red hot candies.
  8. Allow to set up for at least an hour.


The food coloring and red hot candies are not included in the nutritional information.

If you don't have miniature marshmallows, you can use 10.5 ounces of large ones.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 3.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 20.5gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 8gProtein: 0.8g

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