Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cornflake Hollies

I have been making these for over twenty years. My best friend in high school loved them so much that all she wanted for Christmas was a box of these. You can make them as wreaths or holly leaf clusters (much easier) and decorate with cinnamon candies, red m&m's, or even strawberry jam. They are ALWAYS on the Christmas Cookie Plate (shown below) and I always make an extra batch for the family, because they all love them.

1 bag marshmallows

1 cube butter or margarine

4-6 drops green food coloring

6 cups cornflakes

Red hot candies

In a large pan, melt the marshmallows and butter. Add food coloring and stir until smooth. Add cornflakes and gentle mix in until well coated in the marshmallow mixture. Working quickly, with well-buttered teaspoons, drop by small clusters onto wax paper. Put two to three red hots onto each cluster. Let cool. Yield: 4 to 6 dozen, depending on the size of each cluster.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I just made this recipe and added pull apart twizzlers to make "bows" for the tops of each "wreath" that we shaped them into. The bows were very simple: no need to actually tie them....just shape and press it together since they're so sticky. It was adorable and incredibly yummy!