Kids’ version: How to make a crispy wreath for Christmas (1992)
You’ll need a box of Rice Krispies, a 16-ounce bag of marshmallows, green food coloring, butter, vanilla extract, red candied cherries, almond slices — and a microwave, a big glass bowl, a round cookie sheet, and a wooden spoon.
Put a stick of butter, the bag of ‘mallows, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons green food coloring into the bowl. Pop it into the microwave for 2-1/2 minutes on high power. Stir it with the wooden spoon after each minute to make sure it doesn’t burn. Once you‘ve got a smooth, green glob going, dump in 6 cups of Rice Krispies and stir until the little guys are all coated.
Butter the cookie sheet and dump the Krispies mixture onto the center of the sheet. Wash your hands and butter them up, then start shaping the glob into a big donut shape. Don’t worry about getting it perfect — real wreaths are lumpy.
Decorate the wreath by cutting the cherries into halves and placing them around the wreath. Use almond slices as leaves. like we did in the photo. Let it cool, and — if you can stand to destroy your masterpiece — cut and eat it. – Chicago Tribune – December 15, 1992