This week, I got together with my mom for our annual baking marathon. The goal is to make as many cookies and other sweets as possible and try not to eat all of them ourselves before Christmas. This is the first of a few recipe/tutorial posts stemming from our baking marathon, and it's one of my favorite treats we make pretty much every year.
What you need:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 package of marshmallows
- green food coloring
- almond extract
- about 5 cups of corn flakes
- sprinkles for decorating
As you can probably tell, all of the measurements in this are approximate, since we've been making these for so long and don't actually do much measuring. But they're pretty hard to mess up so you can definitely make them work for you.
Anyway, the concept is pretty similar to that of rice krispy treats. Start by melting the butter in a large pot, then add your marshmallows and stir until melted. Add a small splash of almond extract for added flavor, and then add a few splashes of green food coloring until the mixture is a medium/dark green. Slowly add the corn flakes and stir until they are completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. Add more corn flakes if there is any extra marshmallow mixture.
Take a small spoon and put little mounds of corn flakes onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Shape them into little wreaths, but you may need to cover your fingertips or tools in a little bit of margarine first so that they don't stick too much. Decorate them with sprinkles or red hots or whatever else right away. Then put them in the fridge to cool. They look really festive and are really delicious!
Do you have any favorite holiday recipes you make every year?