These festive wreath shapes will spruce up any holiday dessert table.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.

  • Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

  • Using 1/4-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray portion cereal mixture. Using buttered hands each portion into small wreath. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.


*or substitute 4 cups miniature marshmallows for 1 (10-oz.) package regular marshmallows.


In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 3.2g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 170.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

Rating: 5 stars
We mke this every year for Christmas, but instead of using Kellogg's Rice Krispies, we use Kellogg's Corn Flakes and turn them into Holly with red hot candies for the berries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We have been making a version of this for years! Although its a little gooey to form (what rice krispies aren't?)they are super cute and really easy to make. We turn ours into "holly" strands and use it to decorate the edge of a cookie tray. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I did not have the time to create these into wreaths, so instead I pressed it all into a 9 x 13 pan and put colored sprinkles over all of it. Turned out perfect, everyone was happy (even though this isn't exactly hard to make) :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
First time making this for my little sister's bake sale. It is easier to shape the wreaths when the mixture has cooled a little so it sticks together rather than on your hands. We chose to dip the wreaths face down in red and green sprinkles to make them more festive. Easy recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These came out great! The kids and Santa :-), loved them. Make sure your hands are VERY buttered and add more between forming each one. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I shaped these into "Moses baskets" for our Sunday School class' snack time when they were learning the Moses-in-the-bullrushes lessons. You have to keep adding butter to your hands for every treat that you form. They're VERY sticky. Couldn't think of what to make an edible baby Moses out of tho... so they just ate empty baskets :b Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love these, they are easy to make and very festive. But, I use Kellogs Frosted flakes instead of Rice crispies. It is very good, and the flakes look more "leafy". My family has been making these for years. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
How can you go wrong? These were really cute and a nice addition to the Christmas Cookies this year. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe and use it a lot for holidays! The wreaths are so cute and so easy to decorate using red and green tart non-pareils and wiltons sparkling decorating gel. Read More