Quick & Easy No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookie Recipe (5 Ingredients) by Kathy Widenhouse

Quick & Easy No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookie Recipe (5 Ingredients)

Corn flakes, marshmallows and cinnamon candies transform into wreaths in this simple Christmas cookie recipe. Make a batch of these festive low-sodium 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. And, only five ingredients are needed!

To make these no-bake cookies you will need butter, marshmallows, green food coloring, corn flakes cereal and small red cinnamon candies. That's it! This process is similar to making Rice Krispies treats. Serve these fun holiday wreaths as a snack or for dessert, or use them to decorate your Christmas dessert table. 

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

Servings: 24 (approximately)


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Recipe Notes

  • Store the wreaths in an airtight container with each layer separated by parchment paper.
  • Use other holiday candies to decorate the wreaths, if desired. Get creative!

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. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 159

Total Fat: 7.7g

Saturated Fat: 4.9g2

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 41mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.2g

Total Sugars: 17.1g

Protein: 0.5g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 3mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 7mg

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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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