Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Fare - Christmas Wreath Cookies

This is a variation of rice krispie treats. The rice krispies are replaced with plain cornflakes and then formed into wreath shapes. This recipe makes about 20 wreaths.

1 cup butter
6 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
Green food coloring
8 cups corn flakes cereal
Red hot candies (red cinnamon balls)
licorice whips

This can be made on the stove or in the microwave (I prefer micro myself). Make sure you use a microsafe bowl.

Melt butter
Add marshmellows and continue heating until marshmellows are incorporated into butter...stirring constantly over stove, occasionally when cooking in the microwave
Add vanilla a few drops of food coloring, stirring in
Add corn flakes and stir until they are covered in marshmellow

CAUTION! - mixture may be HOT, allow to cool some

Cover work area with well buttered wax paper (or can use a buttered cookie sheet)
Grease hands well with butter and have butter handy to regrease as needed.
Take a ball of mixture and form it into a wreath shape on work surface. Don't make them too thin or they'll break apart.
Make a bow with a licorice whip.
While still tacky, place licorice bow and 3 cinnamon candies on the wreath.
Allow to set until most stickiness is gone before serving.