Make Ahead

Mini Wreath Scotcheroos

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December  8, 2016
Photo by ACH Foods
Author Notes

A great addition to a holiday cookie tray. —ACH Foods

  • Makes 24 wreaths
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • Cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Decorations
  • 1/2 cup green candy melts OR green confectionary coating
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons large red nonpareil sprinkles
  • 24 6-inch strands red string licorice
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and food coloring; mix well.
  3. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.
  4. Let mixture cool slightly. Coat hands with butter or cooking spray. Form mixture into 1 to 2-inch balls, then press to flatten, forming a disk.
  5. Cut a circle out of the center using a paring knife or shot glass to create a wreath shape. Place on waxed paper.
  6. Melt green candy melts over low heat, stirring constantly. Drizzle over each wreath and top with red nonpareils sprinkles in groups of 3 to resemble holly berries.
  7. To make licorice bow: tie each each 6-inch strand of licorice into a bow.
  8. Trim the the ends as necessary. Add licorice to wreath. Cool for 15 minutes.

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