My American friends hosted a party shortly before Christmas and, alongside some seriously tasty salmon, was a sweet treat I'd never seen before - edible Christmas wreaths!
Now back to the wreaths...I fancied trying these out for my family back home and my friend happily sent me off with recipe in hand plus a bag of 'red hots' - cinnamon flavoured hard sweets.
Fortunately the recipe is pretty easy so one day just before Christmas one of my sisters and I got to work!
There are minimal ingredients: butter, cornflakes, marshmallows, food colouring, vanilla extract and the red hots.
Then added the marshmallows and also melting them...
...stirring constantly until the mixture was all smooth. You can tell already this isn't a health food post!
Then stir in the cornflakes.
Before the mixture hardens, then use spoons / fingers / spatulas to drop the mixture onto greaseproof paper and shape into wreath-shapes. Definitely easier said than done! Then decorate with red hots.
Then we put them into the fridge for a couple of days before actually eating to help them set into shape but they will be done quicker than that.
And then just serve...
...and tuck in!