This is probably the most nostalgic holiday cookie of all time. For me, these glorified rice crispy treaties conjure up memories of 80′s grade school holiday parties.
These were never part of my family’s holiday cookie list, which is why I call this cookie “Your Grandma’s Christmas Wreath Recipe” because although my Grandma didn’t make these, yours did! Lets get green and sticky!
Your Grandma’s Christmas Wreath Cookies
- 1/3 c. butter or margarine
- 4 c. marshmallows (10 ounce bag)
- 1 teaspoon green food coloring
- 6 c. cereal of your choice
- red cinnamon candies
In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Melt marshmallows into butter, stirring occasionally to keep from burning. Mix in green food dye. Remove from heat.
Mix melted marshmallows into cereal.
Spoon cereal mixture onto baking trays lined with parchment or wax paper. Using your fingers, shape cookies into wreath shapes. Lightly coat your fingers with water to help shape the wreathes and keep the marshmallows from sticking to your fingers. I suggest having a small dish of water near your work station.
Place wreaths in fridge until hardened. Place in an air tight container layered with wax paper to keep from sticking together. Good for up to 1 week.