Now the kids have broken up from school for Christmas, if you are looking for a really fun, easy and cheap treat to make then this is ideal!
To make the Cornflake Wreaths you will need:
-100g soft butter
-200g mini marshmallows
-1 teaspoon of any flavouring you would like such as vanilla or orange – my favourite is almond!
To make the wreaths –
Put a piece of greaseproof paper on a surface ready for the wreaths to set on later.
Put the hob on a low heat and melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pan. Stir continuously until the ingredients are combined.
Take the pan off the heat and add any flavouring you want to use.
Add the cornflakes to the pan and crush them as you stir them so they are easier to shape later on, I find the smaller you crush the cornflakes the easier it is to shape them.
Make sure all the cornflakes are covered in the marshmallow mixture.
When the mixture has cooled down slightly, pull off a ball of mixture around the size of a golfball and flatten it on your baking paper – sounds easy right?? This is the hardest bit as it is REALLY messy! The kids will love it! Even flattening it is hard because the mixture sticks to EVERYTHING!!! Be prepared to get covered in goo!
You should end up with nine or ten wreaths after you’ve fought to flatten them onto the baking paper.
Once you’ve done this, use the end of a spoon to make a hole in the middle so they look “wreath-like”.
Fairly soon after you do this and before the mixture sets, you need to decorate your wreaths! Do this however you wish but I do find that red and green holly and berry decorations look really good, and I also add a few white stars on them too!!
Finally, sprinkle on some edible glitter and leave them for an hour or so (if you can!) to allow the mixture to set and then indulge!!!