Five ingredients and 15 minutes are all that you need to make these no-bake Christmas Wreath Cookies. Grab 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.

An overhead picture of the finished cornflake wreath cookies on a a white serving platter.

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. 

Rows of Christmas Wreath Cookies on a white serving dish.

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.

The marshmallow and butter melted in the saucepan.

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. 

The melted marshmallow mixture poured over cornflakes.

Cook’s Tools – Christmas Wreath Cookies:

  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Wooden spoon

How much will this Cornflake Wreath Cookies recipe cost to make: 



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

All of the ingredients needed to make Christmas Wreath Cookies

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5 Christmas wreath cookies on a white serving platter.
4.60 from 5 votes

Christmas Wreath Cookies

Recipe Cost $ 4.26
Serving Cost $ 0.27
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
16 cookies
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.


  • large bowl
  • Measuring spoon
  • baking sheet
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Measuring cups
  • wooden spoon


  • 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



  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 2mg

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Corn flake wreath cookies with red candies on them.

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  1. Great and easy to make with kids!

  2. These are fantastic

  3. Haeley @ Design Improvised says:

    These bring back so many memories! I used to make these with my mom and sister when I was a kid. They were part of our regular Christmas cookie lineup. So fun!

    1. I’m so glad these brough back memories for you! I make these every year with my kids, too!

  4. These looked so pretty on my Christmas cookie tray!

  5. One of my favorite Christmas treats!! Yours turned out so glossy and vibrant! LOVE these!