Every year around the holidays I make cereal wreaths for our parties and get togethers, which are always a big hit. This year I stayed true to form in making my cereal wreaths, but found a way to make them even better – by using Quaker® Life cereal. The sweetness of the Quaker® Life cereal blends great with the marshmallows and the icing, and the cereal is the perfect size and texture for making these. I made these and brought them to the Christmas celebration we had with my in-laws and they were gone in minutes. Delicious and cute… oh and quick and easy to make? Sign me up.
Here’s what you need:
>9 Ounces (half of an 18 ounce box) Quaker® Life Cereal
15 Drops Green Food Coloring (use more or less as desired)
1 10 Ounce Bag Marshmellows
Red Icing (can also use red candies)
1/3 Cup Butter
Here’s what you do:
1) Melt your butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring occasionally. Add food coloring and stir well, remove from heat.
2) Add Quaker® Life and stir well, until cereal is evenly coated with marshmallow mixture. Coat a spoon and your hands well with butter. Begin spooning out the mixture and forming into wreath shapes with your hand. You will probably have to continuously reapply the butter to your hands so that the cereal doesn’t stick to your hands. Work quickly so your mixture doesn’t have time to cool before you shape it all!
3) Using red icing or red candies, make the berries on your wreath. Allow wreaths to cool (it won’t take long) before transferring to serving plate.
I was able to find all the ingredients I needed for these at my local Walmart, on the baking and cereal aisles!
Quaker® Life fits into our life in several ways besides just making these fun wreaths. It is one of our favorite cereals, and both my husband and I snack on cereal all day long. I often throw it in a sandwich bag to take on the go with me. Other Quaker® products that we love are Quaker® Rice Medleys®, Quaker® Oatmeal Squares, and Quaker® Simply Granola.
Do you have a staple Holiday recipe that you make every year? Please tell me about it below!