Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Wreaths

Corn Flake Wreaths


1/2 cup butter
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Green food coloring
4 cups corn flakes cereal
Small red candies, like red hots


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave the butter just until melted. Add the marshmallows to the bowl, and microwave until the marshmallows are melted, stirring after every minute. Once the marshmallows and butter are melted and smooth, stir in the extracts and food coloring. Adding the cornflakes will dilute the green color, so make the color a little darker than your intended outcome. Pour the cornflakes over the mixture and stir gently to coat the flakes, trying not to crush them. Place a heaping spoonful of candy onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray, and gently form a hole in the middle of the candy, working it into a wreath shape. This recipe yields about eight 3” wreaths or one large wreath that can be cut before serving. While the candy is still sticky press three red hot candies on each wreath for decoration. Allow the wreaths to set at room temperature, then carefully remove them from the baking sheet. Separate each wreath with waxed paper so that they do not stick together.


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