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Cornflake Christmas Wreaths & Rice Krispie Snowmen

Home and Family 9058 Final Photo Assets
Super cute and yummy treats kids will love.
Cornflake Christmas Wreaths & Rice Krispie Snowmen
Course:
Dessert
Seasonal Event:
Christmas
Yield:
9 Wreaths, 6 Snowmen
Recipe by Dan Kohler, 11/25/2020
INGREDIENTS:

CORNFLAKE CHRISTMAS WREATHS:

  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 cups corn flake cereal
  • Red cinnamon candy, for garnish

RICE KRISPIE SNOWMEN:

  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • Decoration:
  • Gel icings in decorating bags
  • Chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips
  • Jelly beans
  • Cinnamon candies
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Licorice ribbons or fruit leather (fruit roll-ups are best)
  • Peanut butter cups

CORNFLAKE CHRISTMAS WREATHS INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and food coloring. Stir until marshmallows have melted and color is uniform.
  3. Remove pot from heat and stir in almond extract and corn flake cereal until cereal is coated evenly.
  4. Drop piles of corn flake cereal mixture onto wax paper in 9 even mounds. Allow to cool enough to touch.
  5. Grease hands with cooking spray. Form piles of cereal mixture into wreaths.
  6. Press cinnamon candies into wreaths in clusters to look like holly berries.

RICE KRISPIE SNOWMEN INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and cereal until evenly distributed.
  4. Grease ½-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. Scoop cereal mixture onto wax paper in ½ cup portions. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. Grease hands with cooking spray. Shape each portion of cereal into round ball. Stack two balls on top of each other to create a snowman.
  6. Decorate snowmen:
    1. Pretzels for arms
    2. Icing or chocolate chips for eyes
    3. Icing or cinnamon candies for buttons
    4. Licorice ribbons or fruit roll ups for scarves
    5. Peanut butter cups glued in place with icing for tophats.

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