Holiday Wreaths for Christmas
Every Holiday season one of the favorites in our home are Christmas Marshmallow Wreaths. Every since I came to the US this has been a fun Holiday treat that I love each time we make it. Not only are they super easy to make, but the kids have the best time doing it. There are several variations to the recipe, but here is one of our favorites:
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 package (10 oz. about 40) regular marshmallows OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon green food coloring
6 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal OR 6 cups Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® cereal (for a little sweater taste)
Red cinnamon candies
Prepared vanilla frosting
First melt the butter and stir in the marshmallows until everything is creamy and blended. Be sure to melt over med to low heat so that you don’t burn the mixture. Then stir in your food coloring. We find that using some green paste coloring often gets the best color, but you can use whichever you have on hand. For a little variation you can also add in a tiny bit of mint extract to make them minty!
Turn off the heat and stir in the corn flakes. Keep mixing until all is evenly coated. While still warm lay out some wax paper and begin molding the wreaths. It helps to have a little bit of warm water or melted butter to dip clean fingers in to keep the mix from sticking to your fingers and you mold.
To finish, place a dot of vanilla frosting to secure the red cinnamon candies for the holly berries. Let them sit out to firm up before placing on plates to serve.
These make great gifts as well, so we usually like to get some fun Holiday plates and put the wreaths on and wrap with clear plastic and a bow.
Do you have any fun Holiday treats you like to make during the season?