No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookie Recipe: The Star of the Holiday Cookie Tray by Kathy Widenhouse

Holidays Cookies Desserts
9 months ago

No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookie Recipe: The Star of the Holiday Cookie Tray

Corn flakes, marshmallows and cinnamon candies transform into wreaths in this simple Christmas cookie recipe. Make a batch of these festive treats with your family to get into the holiday spirit!

This no-bake cookie recipe is a cheerful addition to your holiday cookie trays. You could even wrap them individually and give them as small holiday gifts. This is an easy and delicious, tried and true holiday dessert recipe that everyone loves. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring (about 30 to 40 drops)
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • small red cinnamon candies

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the corn flakes into a large bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Put butter and marshmallows in the pan. On low heat, cook butter and marshmallows together, stirring continually, until melted and smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in food coloring. 
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add corn flakes in two to four additions, turning over the cereal quickly to coat surfaces completely with each addition before the mixture gets too sticky. Make sure all cereal is coated completely or some "holly leaves" won’t be green.
  4. Use vegetable spray to coat surfaces of a small ice cream scoop or teaspoon. Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of the cookie mixture onto the prepared baking sheets and form a wreath. Press a few cinnamon candies into each cookie.
  5. Allow the cookies to set either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. 

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Cookie Sheets $6 & Up
Corn Flakes $3 & Up
Marshmallows $2 & Up
Food Coloring $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
These are among our faves for the holidays! Thanks for sharing, Kathy Widenhouse! 😀
Sheri B Doyle
We love these! I am going to try vegan marshmallows this year since our family is vegetarian. We can't be without these beautiful cookies.
Tiffany Zook
Wanted to make these with the kids. Thanks for posting .
Tiffany Zook
Mine look less like wreathes and more like “Holly bombs”, but still taste wonderful!

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