Friday, December 14, 2012
Day 9: Holiday Wreaths
Remember those? I tried to bulk up the nutrition a little by using bran flakes instead of corn flakes but don't tell people because you know how people wrinkle their noses when they hear the word "bran." They still taste like childhood. Let's go back in the time machine.
4 cups bran flakes
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
25 cinnamon imperial candies
Green food coloring
Hello marshmallows and butter. I'm gonna melt you into deliciousness.
In a stock pot or dutch oven, melt butter and add vanilla over medium heat then add marshmallows.
Stir until smooth.
Add green food coloring.
Stir until the you have the desired color then turn off the heat.
Grab your bran flakes.
Add the bran flakes and toss to coat until every flake is coated. (You don't want people suspecting you're trying to healthy 'em up by letting brown bran flakes show through)
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the flake mixture onto wax paper/Silpats.
Glove up if ya got 'em. Or wash your hands and get to it.
Make a hole in the center to form a wreath.
Time for your imperial candies.
Add a few to each wreath to look like berry clusters. (Use a little extra "goo" to attach if you need to.) Allow to set for a few hours at room temperature or for an hour in the fridge.
They're sure to be the star of your holiday table. Big and little kids alike will love 'em!
Nutritional information per wreath: Calories 138 Total Fat 7g Sat Fat 4g Mono Fat 2g Cholesterol 17mg Sodium 127mg Potassium 67mg Total Carbs 20g Fiber 2g Sugars 10g Protein 2g Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 38% Iron 38%
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Labels: Twelve Days of Treats Recipe