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Christmas Wreaths {Guest Post}

Hello everyone! Like I said on Monday, the hubby and I are traveling to Chicago for the holidays to spend time with our family. I’ve set up several guest posts by some of my favorite bloggers to keep you company while I’m gone! Don’t worry… I’ll still be checking in from time to time. ;) I’d like to get the guest posts rolling today with one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from High Heels & Grills! She is amazing so welcome her warmly!

Hello Love, Pomegranate House fans!! I’m so happy to be here today, guest posting on one of my very favorite blogs! Talitha and I have been blog friends since my blog was just a little baby {which, in all reality it still is a baby}, but my point is, that I absolutely love this girl and her corner of land on the world wide web. Isn’t she just adorable?? Yes. Yes, she is.

Anyway, I’m Sarah and I blog with my husband, Zachary over at High Heels and Grills. I’m the main contributor to the blog, but Zachary likes to pop in every week for a little Man Monday action, where he shares recipes that are tried and true, man-approved. {Trust me ladies, you’ll want to get in on that.} We share everything from family recipes to tested Pinterest concoctions and we give our very favorite ones to all of you! It’s kind of like skipping the middle man in recipe world. You’re welcome.

With it being Christmas and such, it gets to the point that you start rounding up a list of names to take holiday gifts to. Call me lame {or just a fatty}, but I always loved the holidays gifts that were a big whopping plate of food. Junk food to be exact. Cookies, fudge, caramels – you name it. So, as I was putting together my neighborhood goodie bags last week, I came across this recipe for Christmas Wreaths and thought it would be the perfect treat to go in them! Not only are they cute and festive, but they actually taste really good.

They’re just like rice krispie treats, but you use corn flakes instead and I must say that I have now been converted to the corn flake side. They seem a lot crunchier and they don’t rip up the top of my mouth. Does anyone else have that problem? Anyway, I present to you the recipe for these yummy Christmas Wreaths!

Christmas Wreaths
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 35 regular size marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter, {1 stick}
  • 2 tsp green food
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • Cinnamon candies
Instructions
  1. Place corn flakes in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat marshmallows and butter together until marshmallows are almost completely melted. {Sometimes if you wait until they’re completely melted, the resulting product becomes hard after setting. I melt them until there’s like 5 or 6 little lumps left.}
  3. Add food coloring and vanilla.
  4. Add food coloring and vanilla.
  5. Pour mixture over corn flakes and then let cool enough to work with.
  6. Butter a muffin tin and put a spoonful of mixture into each cup.
  7. Using a wooden spoon or your fingers, put a hole in the middle of each spoonful and shape into a wreath.
  8. Place cinnamon candies on wreaths to look like holly berries.
  9. Let wreaths sit until set. {The original instructions say to freeze them, but I didn’t and they were fine. They were kind of soft, but they still kept their shape.}

I took these to the kids I teach at church and they gobbled them right up and asked me to bring them again the next week. Talk about a big hit! You’re sure to love them as well. For more inside scoop on High Heels and Grills, but sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and follow us on Twitter. Enjoy!

-Sarah

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Thank you so much, Sarah! Those look so delicious! And absolutely adorable! Isn’t Sarah amazing!? She is so cute and so funny! She cracks me up! Now go on over to High Heels & Grills and visit Sarah and her hubby! They are wonderful!