Corn Flakes Holiday Wreaths Recipe

My mom always made corn flake wreaths for Christmas, but we haven't had them for many years. My kids requested them this year, so I made them for the first time in years. 

Corn Flakes Holiday Wreaths Recipe

I asked my mother for the recipe but then I found the above old recipe in my recipe box that I had cut off the back of a box of Kellogg's corn flake box back in 1995! The only difference in my mom's recipe is that hers calls for a teaspoon of vanilla to be added to the margarine and marshmallows, and hers calls for two teaspoons of green food coloring. I didn't even add a whole one teaspoon as I think everyone's mouths would be green after they got eaten!

Corn Flakes Holiday Wreaths Recipe

The ingredients are easy: corn flakes cereal (as you see you don't have to buy name brand Kellogg's brand; I bought generic store brand cereal), a bag of marshmallows (either big or small; as you can see I had two half bags), a stick of margarine (1/2 cup), green food coloring and red cinnamon candies (we call them “red hots”).

Corn Flakes Holiday Wreaths Recipe

Melt margarine and marshmallows together, mix in food coloring and add 6 cups corn flakes. The recipe says to form into wreaths, but I simply use a spoon and plop them in clumps (because making wreaths is a pain in the patootie). Add a few red hots, and they look like holly or even mistletoe. 

Corn Flakes Holiday Wreaths Recipe


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 6 cups Kellogg's corn flakes cereal
  • Red cinnamon candies
  • Vegetable cooking spray


  1. In a large saucepan, melt margarine on low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
  2. Add corn flakes cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. With your hands covered in vegetable spray, quickly shape the warm cereal mixture into individual wreaths. Dot with cinnamon candies.


Microwave Directions: Microwave margarine and marshmallows on HIGH two minute in microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in food coloring continue with steps and 2 and 3 above.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 26gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Corn Flake Wreaths

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