Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / 27 Comments

Homemade Holly Candy----Perfect for Christmas and New Year's Eve


                    They are sweet, crunchy, and a little spicy.
There isn't a time in my life that I don't remember holly being part of it. My mom made it several times during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year's and it was always a hit. I've never had someone say no to eating them. They are that good.

The holly is so simple to make. In 30 minutes your counter top and table tops will be full with this oh so yummy holiday treat. You may even have to double or triple the batch since there will be lots of slapping hands telling them to wait until the party starts. 

Add 10 drops of green food coloring.

                                             Mix in 5 cups of Corn Flakes.

Stir well. 

                                If you have room add another cup of Corn Flakes.

                                 Take a spoonful and put it on some wax paper.

Keep spooning the mixture into different piles on the wax paper.

Top each spoonful with a least 3 Red Hots each. 

Let sit for an hour and serve.

You should have enough Red Hots left to make another batch. These are addictive.
Holly Candy

  • 1 Box Corn Flakes
  • 1 Box or Bag Red Hots
  • 1 Bag Large Marshmallows
  • 2 Sticks Butter or Margarine
  • 10 Drops Green Food Coloring.
  • 2 Large Sheets Wax Paper
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large pot on the stove melt butter on medium. 
  2. Once melted add the marshmallows.
  3. Once melted add 10 drops of green food coloring.
  4. Gradually add in 4 cups of Corn Flakes and keep stirring.
  5. Add 1 or 2 more cups of Corn Flakes making sure that they are completely coated. 
  6. Lump by the spoonful on to wax paper and quickly add at least 3 red hots to each spoonful. Enjoy.
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Please let me know if you make it and if you like it. 


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  1. You have such interesting recipes on your blog, Valerie!! I have never, ever seen this holly candy - yummmmm!!

  2. Like Debbie, I haven't heard of them either!

  3. I'm going to pin this and maybe do them next Christmas with the oldest grands. They look fun and so pretty

  4. I never heard of them either? What's up with that! Happy New Year to you and yours! May it be a blessed and healthy one..

  5. Dang.. I'm sorry I missed these! you gotta warn me girl. lol. Happy new year!!!!!

  6. Yum! These look really good and tasty and a little kick of that red hot cinnamon. I need to make these ASAP.

  7. Oh wow, these look like some lovely treats. Never had anything like this before, how cool.

  8. They sound yummy and a great little treat to get into the festive season.

    Lennae xxx

  9. This is neat. MY kids may not know holly but the fact that it's green will interest them.

  10. This is very cool.I am sure my daughter will have fun making this.

  11. Looks like a fun and different Christmas treat. I'm going to have to try this with my girls.

  12. This is really nice. I love how realistic it looks. Not to mention, I just got super hungry looking at it. Haha

  13. These look delicious and perfect for the upcoming Holidays! I love to find new recipes and will be making these this year!! :-D

  14. These look so cute and very delicious! I've never had Holly candy, myself, but I'd love to give your recipe a go for my Christmas party this year!

  15. These treats look amazing. It's hard to believe you can whip them up so fast. They are beautiful and so festive. I can't wait to try them myself.

  16. I use to make these all the time at christmas but somehow got away form making them. Time to bring them back. Thanks for the reminder.

  17. I've never seen this before, but it would make the cutest wreath for a festive buffet!!

  18. These are sooo cute!!! I love them :)

  19. Wow these hollies are soo cute! And looks at those flakes, definitely looks like mini leaves.. You are very creative, in and out of the kitchen! Kudos ☺

  20. These look so easy to make and look so adorable! I think I might substitute the corn flakes for the generic brand at Aldi's and make this dish on a dime! ;) Some one mentioned making this into a wreath to display on a dessert table thats also a great idea! Yum I'll have to let you know how the recipe goes for me!

  21. You always amaze me with your recipes Valerie! It seems so delicious but yet easy to make! Love it!

  22. Those candies look so colorful and inviting! Quick fix of the holidays!
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

  23. never heard of this till now! so fun and whimsical.

  24. My daughter and I make these every year. They're so delicious! All her friends love them and ask for them, too. :)
    erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com


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