Friday, December 07, 2007


Without fail these are one of the most popular Christmas treats I make. This year I got my grandma's recipe, which has more butter than I was used to using.... but I like how the butter makes the whole thing less sticky.

(Easy) Holly treats:

1 stick (1/2 C) butter
30 large or 300 small marshmallows

Melt these two together..... you can do it on the stove over low heat, or I prefer to do it in the microwave in 30 second increments.

1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp green liquid food coloring
(I also add 1 tsp mint extract, but that's my own addition to the recipe)

stir together until color is even, then add:
4 C cornflakes

stir until coated.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper.

Sprinkle 2 or 3 hard cinnamon candies on each while the marshmallow is still warm (it sticks better)

Let cool before storing in airtight container.

Super easy, not very messy (only 1 bowl and spoon to clean), and so many people tell me they used to love these way-back-when.... but haven't had them in a long time.

Enjoy! End here's Sir O playing with an empty cinnamon candy container (same container as sprinkles...) This kid loves empty containers with lids..... Christmas present maybe?


hairyshoefairy said...

Those are so cute! I definitely need to give those a try.

aLi said...

What a great gift idea for your neighbors and friends. I'll have to try it out next year! (I'm doing the white-chocolate coated popcorn this year).

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