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Saturday, December 22, 2012

 What Christmas would be complete without Corn Flake wreaths? Being a big Rice Krispie Treat fan, to me...the wreaths are always a treat. Even if they DO leave my tongue green. This is a great project to do with kids. You know how kids are...the messier and more colorful, the better. Now...I have to admit, I've never made these before but I've seen them around for years. A good friend shared with me her recipe so I'm here to share it with you. If you've never made these, then get on the stick....they're yummy! An old fashioned holiday favorite!

Corn Flake Holiday Wreaths

1/2 cup butter
48 large marshmallows
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
3/4 teaspoon almond extract ~ optional
1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
6 cups corn flakes
Green sugar sprinkles ~ optional
Red Hots

In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave.

Add marshmallows and toss to coat.

Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.

Microwave for another minute.

Stir until marshmallows are melted.

Add vanilla, extracts food coloring

Pour over Corn Flakes and stir

Shape into wreaths with buttered fingers  (or spray your hands with cooking spray.)       

Sprinkle with green sugar sprinkles

Add Red Hots for Berries

Here's the goods.

Melt the butter then add the marshmallows.

Melt the marshmallows then add 
the extracts and the food coloring. Stir.

Then add the corn flakes.

Stir until coated then scoop out by
 the spoonfuls and shape into wreaths. 
Sprinkle with the green sugar. 
Then add the red hots.

I found the easiest way to make 
a wreath was to form a circle then 
punch out the middle with a large 
cake decorating tip.

See? Perfect!!