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I am sure that you know someone who has been naughty and not nice this year -- I know a few deserving people. Luckily, you don't have to live in a coal-rich area like I do to give them some coal! In case Santa might make a mistake and forget to give them coal, you can make some "coal" up in a jiffy!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be so cute. Just make your recipe for Rice Krispies and add some black food coloring and roll into "Coal Balls." We used Cocoa Pebbles, so we wouldn't have to use so much black food coloring ;).
In case you don't have a recipe for Rice Krispies, here is one.
3 tablespoons butter (don't use margarine -- Santa doesn't approve of it!)
40 large (10-ounce bag) marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
5 cups Rice Krispies or Cocoa Pebbles
Black Food Coloring
Prepared buttered 13 x 9 pan and set aside. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter, then add the marshmallows, stirring until they are melted and incorporated into the butter. Add Rice Krispies or Cocoa Pebbles to the marshmallow mixture and mix well with a long handled spoon. Add small amount of black food coloring, then mix well. Add more if needed. Put Rice Krispie mixture into pan and allow to cool. Put buttered baggies on your hands to avoid staining and form into balls.
Now we all know the Big Guy is rather busy at this season, so give him a hand and give out some coal to some deserving soul. I am sure you can think of someone...
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