* kiddo cookin’ …

Posted on December 29th, 2009 by melinda in good eatin'

Looking for something fun to do with kids of all ages?  I realize it’s a bit late for Christmas wreaths but we use this recipe with blue food coloring and sparkly sprinkles to make snowflake treats too.  This is an old family recipe that I had to coax out of my brother, cause he isn’t much into sharing secret family recipes.  My aunt Peggy is the original wreath maker, she has made them with her kindergarten kids forever.  That would be where Thad first learned how to make them and I am certain he has made them every Christmas since. 

Here is what you’ll need:

1 box of cornflakes

1 bag miniature marshmellows (10 ounces)

1 stick of butter (Thad says land o lakes is best)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp food coloring

red hots or sprinkles

wax paper

two or more willing individuals to whoop them up …

I started with an aunt Peggy and a Chrisi


In a big pot, melt marshmellows & butter over medium heat.  As it melts, add in vanilla and food coloring.

When it is melted to a smooth texture, pour in your cornflakes.


Fold the cornflakes in with a big spoon or spatula (you may want to spray your spoon with cooking spray) until all cornflakes are coated in marshmellow mixture.


Spread out your wax paper and dump clumps of the cornflake/marshmellow mixture on the wax paper.  Get some rubber gloves or spray your hands with cooking oil and shape the mixture in to wreaths or snowflakes.  No one will look alike!  Either place your red hots on your wreath or sprinkle your snowflakes with sparkly sprinkles.

And you have a yummy snack!



Happy holiday cooking!


5 Comments on “* kiddo cookin’ …”

  1. chrisi

    p.s. you don’t use the whole box in one batch..only 6 cups of cornflakes. :)

  2. Marjorie Markham

    That looks like so much fun with all the family there. Glad all your girls are bonding.

  3. Grandmommie and Caitlin

    Thad knows how to make “play dough” too, and he can also tell you what kind of “utensils” to use!

  4. Amy

    Looks like fun, fun, FUN!! I’m jealous. When are ya’ll coming home? We need to have another mother/daughter/Tonya outing ASAP! Courtney doesn’t go back to school till Jan. 13 — surely we can fit something in!!!!

  5. purejoy

    mmmm. looks like deliciously good fun!

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