Whether you are hosting a party or just want to enjoy some holiday cheer at home with your family this year, these cornflake wreaths are the perfect addition to your dessert spread.
Why You’ll Love These Christmas Wreath Cookies
- A Festive Take: My Christmas wreath cookie recipe is a festive take on a rice Krispies treat. If you’ve never had cornflake cereal with marshmallows you’re in for a treat!
- No Baking Required: The busiest season of the year is Christmas. The stress and exhaustion of preparing a Christmas feast is something we are all aware of. However, with this Christmas no-bake wreath cookie recipe, you can reduce your dessert prep burden. Simply follow the recipe directions to create delicious cookies quickly and easily.
- Five Ingredient Only: You don't need to include too many items on your grocery list. This wonderful cookie recipe requires only five ingredients, all of which can be found at any grocery.
Equipment Needed To Make No-bake Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Large Baking Sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone mat
- Heavy Saucepan
Ingredients You Need To Make These Vegan Cornflake Wreath Cookies
- Unsalted vegan butter
- Vegan marshmallows
- Green food coloring
- Nature's Path Organic Fruit Juice Corn Flakes Cereal
- Red cinnamon candies
How to Make Vegan Cornflake Wreath Cookies
To make these cornflake wreath cookies start by heating up your butter and marshmallows. Add in food coloring and cornflakes. Mix until coated. On a baking sheet divide, the cornflake treats into servings and form them into wreaths. Decorate with cinnamon candies or red sanding sugar for a vibrant treat that embodies the spirit of Christmas.
Tips For Making The Best Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Use “fresh” marshmallows. Stale marshmallows aren't going to melt the way you want them to and they have an off-putting taste.
- Resist the urge to crank up the heat if your marshmallows seem to be taking longer to melt than you’d like. You don’t want to burn them and have to start over. Keep stirring, they will all melt.
Forming the Wreath Cookies
- Before forming the wreaths, spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray to prevent them from sticking. Re-apply as often as necessary.
- Before the mixture has a chance to set and dry completely, add the cinnamon candies in the same manner as the holly berries.
- If necessary, place your wreaths in the refrigerator to set more quickly.
Substitutions and Variations
- Corn/Rice Chex: If you don't like cornflakes, you can substitute corn or rice Chex for this recipe. These gluten-free cereals are suitable for allergy sufferers. Just make sure you go with a vegan brand if you’re making this recipe special for vegan guests.
- More Christmas Vibe: Stir in a half teaspoon of peppermint extract to the marshmallow mixture for that extra festive flavor.
- Candies: If you are not after for the conventional Christmas wreath look for your cookies, you may replace the red cinnamon candies with candy sprinkles or other round candies like No Nos - they even have a peppermint flavor!
- Sizing: The nice thing about this recipe is you can make one large wreath cookie or smaller ones. You can change up the sizes for each individual one. Because this recipe is no-bake you don’t have to worry about uneven cooking due to sizes.
How to Store Christmas Wreath Cookies
Best Way To Store Leftover No-bake Christmas Wreath Cookies
These cookies will stay good at room temperature for up to 5 days. I do not recommend refrigerating them. The marshmallows will get hard and make this cookie tough to eat.
Can I Freeze No-bake Christmas Wreath Cookies?
This is not a cookie you’re going to want to freeze. It just won’t thaw well. You’ll most likely end up with soggy cornflakes and or extremely chewy or brittle marshmallows.
Vegan No-Bake Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies FAQs
Can these Christmas Wreath Cookies be made in advance?
Yes, these cornflakes and marshmallow wreath cookies can be made in advance. Store your cookies in an airtight container. Before stacking them, allow them to cool and firm completely. Between each layer, use wax or parchment paper to avoid the cookies from sticking.
Can I use flavored marshmallows?
Yes, you can use flavored marshmallows such as chocolate, strawberry, or any other flavor. On the other hand, the marshmallow flavor will alter the flavor and color of your Christmas wreath cookies. You can also leave out the food coloring and produce natural food-style wreath cookies instead. If you want to keep the green color but change the flavor, use matcha-flavored marshmallows.
Other Cookie Recipes You’ll Love
- CUT OUT VEGAN CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES
- VEGAN SNOWBALL COOKIES
- VEGAN CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES
- MINT COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES
Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Christmas Wreath Cookies Turned Out!
No-Bake Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted vegan butter
- 50 large vegan marshmallows
- ½ - 1 tsp green food coloring
- 4 ½ cups corn flake cereal
- ¼ cup red cinnamon candies be sure to use a vegan brand such as brach's
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- In a medium heavy saucepan, melt butter.
- Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Remove from heat and add food coloring, mix well.
- Gently stir in corn flakes until well coated.
- Drop by teaspoon onto prepared baking sheet and form into wreath shapes.
- Add cinnamon candies while mixture is still warm.