Holly Crackles are the cutest Christmas cookie! Cornflakes coated in marshmallows and made to look like holly bushes!
Y’all. I have a real problem.
I got all my shopping done really early last month and now it just doesn’t feel right to be done. Like, I’m so used to doing my shopping around this time that I can’t control myself. Every time I go into a store I’m all “Mmm, maybe I should just get one more dog toy/Hot Wheels/Duck Dynasty shower puff.” It’s bad.
I’m currently trying to distract myself from clicking “confirm” on a ginormous Sephora shopping cart by baking every Christmas treat I’ve ever pinned.
I especially love cereal treats this time of year and I just couldn’t resist these Holly Crackles. They’re like Rice Krispies Treats but made with Cornflakes! And they obviously taste better because they’re green.
Holly Crackles would be great for making with kids – they are super easy and super fun! Putting the candies on top is the perfect kid job!
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
- 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
- 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups cornflakes cereal
- red candies for decorating
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly.
Once completely melted, remove from heat and add green food coloring (to desired color) and vanilla. Stir until the color is blended.
Gently stir in cornflakes, making sure to coat the cereal.
Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper and decorate with red candies. Let stand at least 30 minutes before serving.