Festive wreaths

A simple recipe to make tasty festive rings to give as gifts or use as decorations.


  • 200g miniature marshmallows
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 125g cornflakes
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  • In a generous sized pan melt the butter gently and add the marshmallows, stirring until both are smoothly combined.
  • Take the pan off the heat and stir in the almond and vanilla extract.
  • Add the cornflakes, gently crushing and mixing well so all covered in the creamy goo!
  • Pull out clumps of sticky cornflakes the size of a small satsuma, squish it down into a disc on the baking parchment, then make a hole in the middle to form a wreath shape, about 6cm in diameter.
  • Alternatively, make any shape which you would prefer - you could make five little snowmen to support the counting rhyme activity or mould into various shapes if your child is learning the names of the different shapes!
  • Once you have made 2 or 3 wreaths/snowmen/shapes, scatter them with the sprinkles before they start to dry, or else they will not stick.
  • Continue making more until all the cornflake mixture is finished.
  • Leave for about 2 hours to cool and firm up you could thread a ribbon through to use as decorations or give as presents!