Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths are festive treats that are perfect for kids and adults alike. They’re easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients. Plus, they’re so cute and festive that they’re sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Enjoy these delightful treats as a sweet and festive snack, share them with friends and family, or spread Christmas cheer by gifting them to loved ones.
Why You’ll Want To Make Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths
- Easy and Fun to Make: These treats are incredibly simple to prepare, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort. Even kids can join in the fun, making them a great family activity.
- No-Bake Recipe: Ditch the oven and enjoy the convenience of a no-bake recipe, perfect for those hectic holiday days. You can easily whip up these wreaths without heating up the kitchen.
- Festive and Adorable: The vibrant green color and wreath shape make these treats instantly recognizable as Christmas delicacies. They add a touch of whimsy and cheer to any holiday gathering.
- Perfect for Gifting: Share the Christmas spirit with loved ones by gifting these delightful treats. Package them in festive bags or boxes for a thoughtful and homemade present.
Ingredients and Supplies – Here’s What You’ll Need
- Green Candy Disks: The bright green hue mimics the color of Christmas trees and wreaths, making them visually appealing and instantly recognizable as holiday treats. They also provide a mess-free decorating experience.
- Corn Flakes: Offer a perfect combination of crunchy texture, flavor, and versatility, making them an ideal base.
- Mini Red M&M’s: Their vibrant color, fun shape, and appealing taste make them an excellent addition to these festive treats.
- ¼ c. Ice Cream Scoop: The ice cream scoop ensures that all your wreaths are the same size.
- 3-inch Round Cookie Cutter: The cookie cutter ensures that your wreaths have a nice round, uniform shape.
- Chopstick: Use a chopstick to create the hole in the center of the wreath.
- Wax Paper: The wax paper’s nonstick properties, easy release, flexibility, and moisture repellency ensure that the wreaths are easy to form, maintain their shape, and come off the baking sheet effortlessly without any sticky residue.
Steps To Make Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths
- Place green candy melts in a microwave-proof bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until they are smooth and lump-free.
- Place the corn flakes in a large microwave-proof bowl and pour the melted candy over them. Then stir until everything is well combined, and the corn flakes are completely coated in the green melted candy.
- Line a large-rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and place the cookie cutter in one corner.
- Then, using the ¼ cup ice cream scoop, drop one scoopful of the corn flake mixture into the cutter.
- Next, using the chopstick, create a hole in the middle of the mixture to form the center of the wreath.
- Then, carefully remove the cookie cutter from the pan by slowly pulling it straight upwards.
- Next, carefully place five mini red M&M’s on the top of the wreath, making sure not to touch the cornflakes.
- Repeat the above steps to create the rest of your wreaths. After you have made three wreaths, you should clean the cookie cutter with hot water to get all of the hardened candy off of it. After you have made six, you should microwave the mixture again for about 30 seconds and then give it a good stir to make sure the mixture does not harden. Following these steps should yield 12 wreaths. Allow them to harden for about an hour before handling.
Whether you’re sharing these delightful treats with loved ones, gifting them as a thoughtful gesture, or simply indulging in a festive treat, Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths are sure to spread joy and create lasting holiday memories.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you can’t find mini red M&M’s you can use red hots.
Store Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for up to 2 weeks.
Yes, you can freeze Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths. Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying them.
Recipe Tips And Tricks
- When first heating the candy melt disks, make sure that you don’t overheat them. Otherwise, the melted candy will become too thick.
- For a more festive touch, you can also decorate the wreaths with sprinkles or other holiday candies.
- If the corn flake and candy mixture starts to get hard while you’re making the wreaths, place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Clean the cookie cutter after you have made two or three wreaths because the candy will harden and build up on the inside of the cutter making it difficult to remove it after you have formed your wreaths.
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Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths
- 3-inch round cookie cutter
- ¼ cup ice cream scoop
- wax paper
- Large rimmed baking sheet
- 12 oz green candy melts disks
- 3 c corn flakes
- 60 mini red M&M's
- In a microwave proof bowl melt the candy disks on 30-second intervals, stirring after each one, until they have melted.
- Place the corn flakes in a large microwave proof bowl.
- Pour the melted candy disks over the corn flakes and stir until well combined and all of the corn flakes are completely coated.
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with wax paper.
- Place the cookie cutter on the wax paper. Then, using the ice cream scoop, drop a leveled-off scoopful of the corn flake mixture into the center of the cookie cutter.
- Then, take the chopstick and create a circular hole in the middle of the mixture to form the center of the wreath.
- Next, carefully remove the cookie cutter by pulling it straight upwards away from the pan.
- Then, carefully place five mini red M&M's around the top of the wreath.
- Repeat these steps 5-8 to make the rest of the wreaths.
- Let harden on the baking sheet for about an hour before handling.
- Yield 12 wreaths.