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Continue with making non-oven Christmas treats for my friends and family. I used everything I already have in my kitchen and quickly whipped up Christmas Cornflake Wreaths. I am going to wrap up the wreaths in cellophane with a pretty bow.
4 Cups of mini marshmallow
4 1/2 - 5 Cups of Cornflakes*
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 tsp green food coloring
Microwave the marshmallows and butter in a bowl for 90 seconds. Stir to incorporate the ingredients and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir in food coloring and then cornflakes. Drop the cornflakes onto greased parchment paper and use greased hands to shape wreaths. Decorate with cinnamon candies. Glue cinnamon candies with royal icing if needed.
*Depending on the freshness of the marshmallows and if using food gel or liquid food color, the recipe may need more or less cornflakes. Experiment with the first batch.
Next year I think I will decorate my Christmas tree with edible ornaments and include cornflake wreaths.