As I type this, I'm rockin' out to Christmas music and laughing at my green-colored fingers clicking away on the keyboard. So, before I go any further, BE VERY CAREFUL when making this treat; it is very addicting and very, very green. Thankfully, that color happens to be "in" this time of year.
And each year, while most worry about whether their level of naughty or niceness has made the cut for goodies, I know that no matter where I fall on that list, this is one treat I can look forward to. That gooey, buttery goodness just melts in your mouth and that hint of cinnamon adds a sweet little kick.
It's a well-known fact that I have trouble controlling myself once these puppies make an appearance. So this year, I planned ahead. I swapped the artificial green food coloring for a healthy, natural alternative derived from Alfalfa leaves: Liquid Chlorophyll. This little addition should put me on the 'nice' list for sure. ;) Its natural green pigment lends itself nicely to the wreaths and doesn't affect taste. I can feel good about having seconds. Although, let's be honest, I would feel good about having seconds anyway.
Holiday Wreath Cornflakes Treats
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 package (10 oz.) mini marshmallows or large marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon (6 drops) Liquid Chlorophyll
- 5 cups Corn Flakes Cereal
- A handful of red cinnamon candies or red chocolate candies
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.
Add marshmallows to the saucepan and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat. Stir in a few drops of Liquid Chlorophyll until desired pigment is achieved. A few drops should do. :)
Add Corn Flakes cereal to the mixture. Combine until well coated.
Spoon out mixture onto wax or parchment paper. Form wreaths quickly by hand. HINT: Sometimes I use a shot glass as the "hole" and form my corn flakes mixture around it to create a wreath. Add red candies onto each wreath for the look of berries. Press softly into mixture.
Let wreaths sit for a few minutes so they can cool a little and take shape. Enjoy!