‘Holly and Berries’ Cookies

Christmas is almost here and I am beyond excited.

I know some people don’t want to hear about Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  But in my opinion, Christmas music, treats, decorations, etc. don’t take away from Thanksgiving.  I think it all just adds to the ‘holiday spirit’ and makes the holiday season last longer.

So, with that being said.  Here is a Christmas treat for you.

Holly and Berries Cookies from Eat It & Say Yum

My MIL makes these as part of her Christmas goodie plates.  Let me tell you, ya just can’t make enough of these.  They go fast.

These are similar to rice crispy treats, in that they have marshmallows and butter, but you use corn flake cereal to get the ‘holly leaf’ look.

Holly and Berries Wreath Cookies from Eat It and Say Yum

You can whip these up in a matter of minutes.  Which is good, since they go so fast.  😉

I think the holly and berry look is super festive, and these make the perfect ‘cookie’ to use for a cookie exchange.

Holly and Berry Wreath Cookies

I use red, mini m&m’s for the ‘berries.’  My MIL uses red hots.  You’ve got options, people.

Because this treat is so easy to make you can even let your kids help.  It’s nice to have someone else drop the ‘berries’ on the cookies just after you scoop them.  You want to get the candies on before the cookie sets up and dries.  Otherwise the candies won’t stick very well.  Perfect job for kids.

‘Holly and Berries’ Cookies

‘Holly and Berries’ Cookies


  • 4 1/2 cups corn flakes cereal
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 1 cube butter (1/2 cup)- cut into Tbs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp green food coloring
  • red, mini m&m’s- enough to add 3 to each cookie


  1. In a large, microwave safe bowl, heat the marshmallows and butter for 1 minute. Stir the mixture and heat 30-60 seconds more. Just long enough to heat the marshmallows so they finish melting when you stir everything together.
  2. Add the vanilla and food coloring to the marshmallow mixture and stir. Stir in the cereal and gently stir until the flakes are mostly coated.
  3. Using two spoons, scoop out the cereal mixture and drop onto wax paper. Try to keep in a circular shape. Before the marshmallows dry, add three of the mini m&m’s to one side of the cookies, making a triangular shape. Resembling holly berries.
  4. Let cool and dry before eating.

See, they are so pretty you could hang them on the wall.  Maybe.

What is your favorite holiday cookie??

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21 thoughts on “‘Holly and Berries’ Cookies

    1. Thanks, Karren! I’ve never heard of cookies rolled in corn flakes, but I bet they had a great crunch! Sounds good. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing! 🙂

    1. Haha, that is too funny! I hadn’t thought of that when I made that the title. I wouldn’t say you have a dirty mind, just a good sense of humor. 😉 Have a great week!

  1. Hello gorgeous! I’m licking my lips right now, it looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

  2. These look SO yummy! And super easy, which is my favorite part. I love festive food! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us a Motivational Monday! Hope to see you again tonight! 🙂

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