|This year, decorated with cherries.|
One of the odd Christmas traditions that I remember as a child was our breakfast tradition of making a Rice Crispy Treat wreath.
It sounds disgusting, and I’m not sure how it ended up as a breakfast food rather than a dessert, but for some reason, it was on our breakfast table several years. I guess my mom or grandmother thought that the candy in our stockings simply wasn’t enough sugar for Christmas day?
Well, since I remember that as a nostalgic food from the past, we have brought it to the Christmas table for Monkey and Bo several years now. We don’t always have it for breakfast, but it is a fun and festive food that kids really like, so we keep doing it. You can choose between candy for the berries or actual fruit. We’ve done it both ways, but I doubt the addition of fruit berries makes this a healthy breakfast food.
Edible Christmas Wreath
5 cups corn flakes or rice crispy cereal (the flakes look more like “leaves”)
1 bag marshmallows
1/4 cup of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Green food coloring
Red hots or cherries
Bunt cake pan
Melt the butter in a large pan on medium heat, then add the marshmallows. Stir until melted.
Add the vanilla and green food coloring. Get the marshmallows darker than you think you want it to be. The color fades once it is drizzled onto the cereal.
Mix the cereal into the marshmallow mixture.
Spread some butter onto the sides of a bundt cake pan. Squish the marshmallow cereal into the pan. Allow the mixture to cool for about 3-4 hours.
Turn the wreath onto a serving platter or plate. Press red hots or cherries around the top of the wreath to make “berries” on top of the wreath.
And, that’s it!
Are there any semi-disgusting Christmas traditions that you have but miss when they are gone?