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Five ingredients and 15 minutes are all that you need to make these no-bake Christmas Wreath Cookies. Grad the kids, because they’ll love making these cornflake wreath cookies with you.
This cornflake cookies recipe makes 16 wreaths and costs about $4.26 to make, which is only $0.27 per cookie. For more holiday baking, be sure to make these Pecan Snowball Cookies, Christmas Divinity Candy, and Soft Gingerbread Cookies.
Christmas Wreath Cookies
During the holidays, extra time is hard to come by. That is why these no-bake cornflake cookies are one of my favorite treats to make during the holidays. These cookies take TEN minutes of your time and only FIVE ingredients to make!
Who knew it would be so easy to make a cookie recipe using Cornflakes cereal! But it is true! These cookies are fun to make (and eat) with the kiddos. They will love helping to form the wreaths and add the little cinnamon candies.
Make these Cornflake Wreath Cookies this year for a tasty Christmas treat everyone will enjoy. They also add a nice pop of color to your cookie tray!
How long does it take for no bakes to set up?
After forming the no-bake cornflake cookies, you will want to let them sit at room temperature for one hour. This will give them time to harden and keep their form.
Can you fix gooey No-bake cookies?
If your Cornflake Cookies turned out gooey and are not firming up after about 30 minutes, try placing them in the fridge for another 30 minutes. This will help firm them up, but the overall consistency will not be accurate. It is likely that you may have used too many marshmallows and will want to be sure to double-check the measurement the next time you make these cookies.
How to make Cornflake Wreath Cookies:
STEPS ONE, TWO, AND THREE: First, make the melted marshmallow mixture by melting the marshmallows in a saucepan. Then stir in the food coloring.
STEPS FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX: Next, mix in the cornflakes. Drop a heaping teaspoon of the mixture onto a prepared baking sheet. Then form the ball into a wreath shape and add the cinnamon candies. Let the wreaths sit for an hour at room temperature before serving.
Cook’s Tools – Christmas Wreath Cookies:
How much will this Cornflake Wreath Cookies recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $4.26
PER SERVING COST: $0.27
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 1 cup unsalted butter – $1.62
- 50 large marshmallows – $1.50
- One teaspoon green food coloring – $0.29
- 4 ½ cups corn flakes cereal – $0.36
- ¼ cup red cinnamon candies – $0.49
More Holiday Desserts:
- Peppermint Bark Candy
- Christmas Divinity Candy
- Gingerbread Oreo Truffles
- Andes Mint Cheesecake Dip
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
- Pecan Pie Bars
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Spiced Creme Brulee
- Dipped Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peppermint Bark Brownies
- Old Fashioned Fudge
- Peppermint Cheesecake Dip
- Butter Pecan Fudge
Christmas Wreath Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 50 large marshmallows almost an entire 16 ounce package
- 1 teaspoon green gel food coloring
- 4 ½ cups corn flake cereal
- ¼ cup red cinnamon candies
PREP BAKING SHEET:
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
MAKE MELTED MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE:
- In a medium or large heavy saucepan, melt butter.
- Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and add food coloring; mix well to combine.
MIX IN CORNFLAKES:
- In a large mixing bowl, add cornflakes. Pour marshmallow mixture over the cornflakes and gently until the cornflakes are well coated.
- Drop a heaping teaspoon of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Form the mixture into wreath shapes.
- Add cinnamon candies while the mixture is still warm.
HARDEN AND SERVE:
- Let the wreaths sit at room temperature for about an hour to harden. Serve.
- Store wreaths between parchment paper in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
- Instead of cinnamon candies, you can use red M&Ms.