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Lump of Coal

Lump of Coal - A funny and yummy gift idea! 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lump of Coal
Servings: 24
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 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.


  • 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.


Download tag HERE. 


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7.4% | Vitamin C: 3.6% | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 8%