Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Corn Flake Treats

It's been a tradition in our family that we all make our "specialty" goodies for Christmas. One of my sister's treats that we all love are her Christmas tree wreaths made from corn flakes and marshmallows. Well, this year she brought the ingredients to my house so we could "whip them up" when we had a minute. To make a  long and dreadful story short, this did not happen. We both came down with the awful influenza that has hit the country and we laid around for 3 days. We thought it might be one of those things that's funny to reflect back on and laugh someday ...but that day has not arrived yet!  So anyway.... recently I noticed that I still had the ingredients for the wreaths in my cupboard and decided I would use them to make heart treats for Valentine's Day. I'm not really into using food coloring so I left them white, but you could a couple of drops of red food coloring if you want. (These can also be gluten free, check your labels).
1/2 c butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups corn flakes, slightly crushed
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon candies (optional)
Melt butter in a large pan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until they have melted. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in corn flakes.
Apply butter to your hands and using a medium size cookie scoop, drop them on parchment or wax paper. I used my finger to push the top in so it would shape a heart. The recipe made about 20-24 hearts, depending on the size you make them, mine starting getting bigger toward the end! They were delicious, too bad we ate them before the children came over!! Guess I'll have to make some more! Enjoy!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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