Monday, December 19, 2011

Coal from Santa

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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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Sue said...

Cute idea, Joni:) Merry Christmas!

Julie Harward said...

LOL This is such a fun idea...I do know one or two that I would like to make this for! Merry Christmas Joni! ;D

Pondside said...

Oh dear - I'll bet that there are children who would be very well-behaved if faced with the possibility of getting coal in their stockings - that is, until they have a taste of this coal!

Lynn said...

That'a a cute idea! Earl maybe...:@)

Debbie said...

That is the cutest idea! I guess you buy black food coloring right there with the rest of them? I know someone this would completely delight.

Lisa said...

OK, THAT is adorable!

Joy Tilton said...

Too cute...sharing on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, this is so cute, gonna have to make it for my nieces!! anne

Kathleen said...

So cute! I sure do know someone who deserves coal, and not the delicious kind you made!

Beth said...

Very cute idea, Joni! I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas - and hopefully the only coal they'll find in their stockings is the Rice Krispies coal!
Hugs, Beth

talley larsen said...

This is a very cute idea. They tasted very great too. just don't put some of it in my stocking. It would be a very good treat but i want you to know that i have been good this Christmas.(please tell that to santa.)
Your Daughter,

Bonnie said...

So Cute Joni. Great idea to use the Cocoa Pebbles. Merry Christmas.

Jacqueline said...

Yes, we know some who could use just a touch of coal. What a fun neighbor gift too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I just something similar on the Six Sisters blog and thought how cute. I love your version with the cereal even better!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Joni!