Cornflake wreaths cookies are a classic Christmas no-bake treat that you can make in no time. Sweetly coated cornflakes and colored green and shaped into a wreath. A twizzler topping to mimic a bowl, and sprinkles. Plus it’s a kid-friendly holiday cookie that is easy for kids to make too!
This cornflake dessert is a vintage recipe that has been around for ages. Some use candy red hots, others use sprinkles, or licorice to decorate the holiday cookie wreaths.
It is a delicious and easy Christmas treat you can make for your holiday parties, serving your family, or packing up and serving loved ones. This no-bake cornflake cookies recipe is a hit!
If you are a fan of Rice Krispies treats you will love this Xmas wreath cookie! It is a similar flavor but a different flavor.
Cornflake Wreaths ingredients and notes:
- Cornflakes – cornflakes are the base of this recipe, you could also try using puffed rice if you have a corn allergy.
- Unsalted Butter – We recommend using real butter not margarine for this recipe.
- Marshmallows – Large marshmallows are what we used. But you can use mini marshmallows or marshmallow cream.
- Green Food Coloring – Gel food coloring is what I find works great at allowing you to slowly create the perfect color of green.
- Twizzlers – Pull and peels are the perfect size for this dessert. You can use other string style candy to replace the Twizzlers if you need.
- White Sprinkles – Head to your grocery store and find some festive and fun sprinkles to decorate the wreath cookies.
For the full ingredient amount and full instructions on how to make cornflake wreaths cookies, see the recipe card below.
- Start by separating your Twizzler pull and peel into strips. Then create a bow with the string. Then use sprinkles to decorate them. Make 12-14 and set aside.
- In a larger pot melt the butter over medium heat with butter. Stir often.
- Once the marshmallows are melted, add in the food coloring and vanilla. Mix to combine.
- Fold in the cornflakes to coat.
- Take a spoonful of the cornflake cookie mix and place in your hand shaping a ball. Stick middle finger in center to create a wreath look.
- Top your xmas wreath cookies with the twizzler bows and sprinkles.
- Let the cookies cool fully.
- Wear plastic gloves or add a little cooking spray to your hands. This will allow you to shape and work the cookie mixture without it sticking to your hands.
- If you are having a hard time making bows you can buy an edible bow candy to place in the center or just add sprinkles.
- I recommend using plain cornflakes not frosted. As frosted bring in too much sweet for the cookies.
- You can double the Christmas no bake recipes if you want to make extra cookies to have on hand.
Storage and reheating tips
- Room Temperature: Store your Christmas cookies in an airtight container in a single layer. If you choose to stack place wax paper in between to prevent sticking. The cookies will store for 5-7 days.
- Freeze: Freeze your cookies in a single layer, or wax paper between stacking. Freeze 2-3 months.
- Thaw: Thaw frozen cookies out on the counter at room temperature. The cookies will thaw in about 1-2 hours.
How to serve
Serve these Christmas cookies for holiday parties, a treat for your child’s lunchbox, or a cookie swap.
You can melt the marshmallows and butter in the microwave. You would just need to heat in short cycles and stir in between each cycle to prevent the marshmallows from bubbling over.
Yes! Decorate this cornflake candy any way you want. Skip the bow and add on festive sprinkles. Have fun and get creative.
MORE HOLIDAY RECIPES
- Peppermint Snowball Cookies
- Christmas Rice Krispies Treats
- Ritz Cracker Christmas Tree
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Cornflake Wreaths Cookies
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- 1 stick butter unsalted
- 35 large marshmallows
- 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups cornflakes
- 2-3 Twizzlers Pull and Peels
- 1 teaspoon Sprinkles white nonpareils
Making the bows:
- Using1 strand from a twizzler pull and peel, create a bow shape and squeeze the middle to stick it together.
- Take one decorative white sprinkle and press it into the middle. Create12-14 of them and set them aside.
Make the Krispies:
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and melt them into the butter.
- Remove the pot from the stove, add in the vanilla and food coloring; mix until all of the marshmallows are green.
- Pour in the cornflake cereal and mix until all of the cereal is coated green.
Making the Wreaths:
- Working quickly, take large spoonfuls of the Krispies and create a ball shape in your hand. Press the ball onto a piece of parchment paper, stick a finger into the middle and press the Krispies into a wreath shape.
- Quickly sprinkle the wreath with the white sprinkles and press a bow onto the top. Do this 12-14 times.
- Set the wreaths aside on the parchment paper (or wax paper) and allowt hem to cool completely before storing them in a container
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
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