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Simple Kid Treats: Holly Leaves


There are a handful of holiday recipes that evoke nostalgic memories of my childhood.  Great Grandma’s Sugar Cookies, Cherry Mash and Holly Leaves.  The simplicity of these brightly colored green treats topped with cinnamon imperials (red hots) instantly transports me back to my childhood holidays  and envelops me with warm memories of a simpler time, a less rushed season, and

Holly Leaves


lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp green food coloring
  • 2 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal


In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine marshmallows and butter until melted.  Stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and green food coloring.  Stirring until all the food coloring is mixed into the marshmallows.  Add cornflakes a cup at a time, stirring until all cornflakes are coated with the green marshmallow mixture.  Drop by large teaspoon full mounds onto wax paper, topping with 2 cinnamon imperials on top.  Pressing down slightly so they stick.  (You will need to do this before the cookie part starts to harden, to ensure the cinnamon imperials stick).  Let stand for one hour.

Freezing Directions:

Not Recommended

Servings: 24-32 


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


One Response to “Simple Kid Treats: Holly Leaves”

  1. Michelle says:

    My mother-in-law used to make these all the time for my husband and his brother. Never added the vanilla – that’s a great touch. I will have to pull this out next Christmas to surprise my husband!

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