From my sweet grandmother, Sugie...
This is one of my favorite memories from childhood. My Sugie has made Cornflake Wreaths with us as long as I can remember. She has even taken time each year to make them with my boys. This year in mid-November she broke her hip which meant it was my job to make the Cornflake Wreaths. At Thanksgiving the boys and I made them and they kept saying "that's not how Sugie does it!" Cute!
1 stick of butter
1 package of small marshmallows
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 bottle green food coloring
5 cups of Corn Flakes
Red Hots for decoration
Melt stick of butter in a pot on medium heat. While butter is melting put cornflakes in a big bowl that has been buttered and butter a big spoon. Add marshmallows to melted butter and NEVER STOP STIRRING. They will melt in a few minutes but keep stirring a few minutes more so they will "cook" longer. If you don't let them "cook" longer your mixture will be VERY sticky and hard to work with. Add your vanilla and food coloring and stir again. Once the coloring is all stirred in pour the marshmallow mixture in the big bowl with the cornflakes and mix until all the cornflakes are coated with green. Using your big spoon put scoops of the mixture on wax paper. Then go back using buttered hands and form the wreaths. Use the red hots for decoration to look like holly.
Makes about 9 good sized wreaths. We always make a double batch. :)