Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
3 Mins
Other Time
30 Mins
about 1 1/2 dozen

With only a few ingredients, you can transform shredded wheat cereal into these whimsical holiday wreaths. Let the kids help shape and decorate them.

How to Make It

Microwave vanilla candy coating in a medium bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 minutes, stirring after every minute. Stir in desired amount of food coloring. Add cereal, stirring gently to coat. Drop cereal mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; shape each spoonful into a wreath. Decorate with assorted candies. Let cookies stand about 30 minutes until firm.

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Ratings & Reviews

JudyBusch's Review

December 06, 2012

emiarmstrong's Review

July 10, 2012
Don't know what Vanilla Candy Coating is and where is it purchased?

EvainNashville's Review

December 23, 2011
Terrible recipe. Tasted fine, but would NOT form into wreaths. I'm thinking that you should measure the mini-wheats and then crush them rather than measuring crushed mini-wheats. And even then, I would probably only use at most 2 cups (or less, you can always add more if there is too much coating.) I dumped out a bunch of the mini-wheats that weren't in the coating yet when I saw what was happening, added a bunch of icing as the other reviewer said and they were still dry and crumbly and I gave up after maybe 8 wreaths.

carolinababie15's Review

December 23, 2011
These cookies do look like wreaths. The cookies DO take longer than 30 minutes. I let them set overnight, then pushed out small holes to make wreaths. I didn't use paste. I just used Almond Bark, Frosted Shredded Wheat, and regular food coloring and mixed. It turned out very nice. The people at my job stated it tasted like the milk of the cereal :)

Cazanofa's Review

October 14, 2011
the shape looks delecious

1crazydrivah's Review

December 02, 2010
Bah Humbug! Didn't form into wreaths So I resorted to adding frosting & had to roll into balls to form a thumbprint style cookie. Would reccommend ommitting the white candy coating & green food coloring paste & substituting green chocolate melts instead so they'd hold shape more. They turned out cute but more of a confectionary & nothing like the recipe intended. Won't be adding to faves