It’s almost time to start hunting down new recipes for the holiday season! The old recipes are great but it’s time to begin some new baking traditions. Starting with back to school finger foods, on to Halloween goodies, straight to Thanksgiving and all they way through Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you need recipes and IMAGINATION! We love the fun and the mess of all the goodies we make for our loved ones, but nothing beats whipping up an easy treat and then sitting back to enjoy it….and the season! If you’re fresh out of ideas, here is a great recipe, Yummy Christmas Wreaths.
1/3 c oleo or butter
1 pkg. (10oz about 40) regular sized marshmallows
1 tsp. green food coloring
6 c. cornflakes
Red cinnamon candies or red sprinkles
Tear off about 18″ of wax paper. Grease lightly with some butter or spray oil. Set aside.
Melt oleo in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows. Stir constantly until marshmallows melt and the mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat.
Stir in food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
Add cornflakes. Stir until well coated. It becomes hard to stir but hang in there; you can get them all coated!
Grease up your hands with some butter/oleo. Take small handfuls, (it will be hot) about the size of cookies, and shape it into a wreath. Lay it on the wax paper. Dot with candy or sprinkles to look like berries.
Let them cool completely and they will firm up so that you can pick them up and eat them like cookies. Makes about 16 wreaths.
A variation of this would be to shape one big wreath onto a buttered plate or platter. Decorate and slice to eat.
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