Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Wreaths

It's Hump Day!!
Every time I say or hear that I can't help but think of that hilarious Geico commercial with the camel. Too funny!

So there's what, only 21 days until Christmas?! I've barely dipped into my Christmas shopping, but according to my trusted team on the Today Show, Wednesdays are the best day to go shopping and avoid long lines and take advantage of new sales. So once this is up I'm grabbing my keys and hitting the stores!

Before I go I wanted to share with you a tasty easy treat the kids (and adults) will love. Christmas Wreaths!
 This recipe is so easy and so fun! If you know how to make rice crispy treats, you can make these. If you don't know, well now you'll know :) Here's what you need to make this festive treat:
 This recipe usually calls for corn flakes, but I looove sugar and decided to use frosted flakes instead.
These are so easy and there's really no right or wrong way to make them. So grab your kiddos and some butter and head to the kitchen to make this sweet Christmas treat!

1/2 Cup butter
3-4 Cups mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
Green food coloring
4 Cups frosted flakes (or corn flakes)
Red Hots

First you'll want to line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Melt your butter in a deep pan, throw in the marshmallows and stir until melted together. Add in the vanilla, almond and green food coloring. Add as much food coloring as you need to get the color you want, there's no rules here. Pour in the flakes and stir until fully coated. Grab out chunks of the mix with buttered fingers and form them into different shaped circles. Press red hots into the circles to make them look more like wreaths. Let them set for about an hour. Enjoy!

What are you cooking up for the holiday season? I'm thinking of trying my hand at gingerbread cookies soon. Will be a first for me. Come back soon for my salty side dish I made for dinner the other night.

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  1. This is SUCH a cute idea! My toddler twin girls will love this! Visiting from the Work It Wednesday link party.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

    1. Thanks Tasha! Checked out and love your site!

  2. My mom used to make these with us when we were little! I love this and want to make it with my daughter. TFS I saw it at betty cupcakes party.
    Julie at

  3. These are so cute! I have to make them :) Started following along too.. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh, so fun! I am sure all kids will love it:)
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  5. Yummy! Would love for you to link these up to my Friday Favorites at laura

  6. What an awesome idea! Plus, I love anything with almond extract.

  7. I bet you could do this with rice krispies too! These will be perfect to take to our family party this year. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  8. Is it really 1/2 cup butter? I thought Rice Krispies treats have 1/4 cup butter...

    1. Yep I used 1/2 Cup. My comment about rice crispy treats was in reference to how you make them, not the actual recipe. Hope you like them!

  9. I'm definitely making these with the boys visiting from show stopper saturday thanks for sharing

  10. Yum! They're so cute! I'm visiting from Marvelous Monday link up. i hope your having a great weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is such a cute idea!! You should come link up with me today!

  12. Featuring at Family Fun Friday!


  13. Classic Christmas treat! I always love these! I'm featuring them today on my blog!

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

  14. thanks for a great recipe for Christmas bazar items & for coffee hour. with hearts for valentines day.Liz