Funny Gift Idea… a Lump of Coal w/ free printable! {CCC}

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Lump of Coal
(for naughty boys and girls)
Hello everyone!  We are Jennifer, Jamie and Jodie from eighteen25 and we are so excited to be here today! We have a question for you. We want to know if you have started to make “the list” yet. You know the one… the one that has to be checked twice. (well Santa checks his twice at least)

Today we are sharing something for those people that might not quite make the nice list… yes… the naughty list folks…. or those friends with a fun sense of humor. We first came across this idea on pinterest and knew immediately that we’d have to give it a try and make a little tag to go with it. So today we’ll be making a lump of coal {Christmas Coal}.

Of course it’s the yummy kind made with rice krispies!!

Lump of Coal
(for naughty boys and girls)

Lump of Coal

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lump of Coal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Lump of Coal - A funny and yummy gift idea! 



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10.5 oz mini marshmallows (1 bag)
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal (this is cut down from the regular rice krispies recipe)
  • black icing color (can be found at most craft stores)
  • Optional Tag Materials: bags or containers, ribbon or tulle, card stock & tag.


  1. Melt the butter on low and then add your marshmallows. Once that is all melted add your black coloring. (it took a bit of coloring to get it to go from purple to black for us) then stir in your rice krispies until they are all covered with the marshmallow mixture. Then just take out small handfuls and mold them into odd shapes. voila… yummy Christmas coal.

Recipe Notes

Download tag HERE. 

Nutrition Facts
Lump of Coal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 7g
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
then just find a cute container to put it in.
this paint can came from Joann’s craft store and then i just tied a green grosgrain bow on the side.
i printed out the tag on white cardstock and used a 3″ circle punch to cut the tag out and backed it in a 4″ scalloped circle.
for this gift i just placed a couple pieces of Christmas coal in a treat bag and tied with red grosgrain ribbon. i printed the tag out on kraft paper and just cut around the square. i used an old ink pad around the edges.
i was so excited to find this little container in Target’s dollar spot. again i just printed the tag out on white cardstock and used my 3″ circle punch and it was the perfect size for the top. a black tulle bow adds just a little fluff.
our last question is…
do you have some friends (or children) on the naughty list that could use some a lump of coal this year??? ;)

Here are some more fun Christmas ideas you can find over at eighteen25.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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21 comments on “Funny Gift Idea… a Lump of Coal w/ free printable! {CCC}”

  1. I am soooo gonna do this!! Cute!!!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Nov. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

  3. What a great gift idea for the holidays!

  4. I love this idea!! I think my coworkers would get a huge kick out of this. Thanks for posting!

  5. I love this! My hubby is a coal miner, so I always try to do some silly little “coal” thing for him. Thanks for making it so easy for me this year!

  6. this is such a great idea i had no idea what to give my friends this year this totally saved me. Thanks

  7. so cute and yummy too! can’t wait to try it!

  8. I love this idea!! I used to get threatened with a lump of coal by my parents as a child, Maybe i should give this to them :)

  9. Sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing…and yes, I love naptime too! :) Naps=Happy kids and a happy mom!

  10. such a CUTE idea!!! Thank you so much!!

  11. What a GREAT idea! I think I’ll make it and use as a Secret Santa gift for my boss….. AND a scare for my son who strives NOT to get coal from Santa every year! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  12. Angell @ Passionate and Creative Homemaking Reply

    Hi, I’m just letting you know I featured this on my blog today!

  13. I’m trying this with the Cocoa Krispies in hopes of cutting back the food coloring some… *fingers crossed*

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  15. Hi, this looks great, how long would you say they are good for once they have been made?

  16. Will the food coloring turn your mouth and teeth black?

  17. Good idea for friends :)

  18. Made these last year for my nephews and they were really tasty so I’m making them for everyone this year!! Haha. I was a little overzealous with the food dye, but I think it’s actually kinda perfect that it turns your mouth temporarily black 😁

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