The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is busy shopping for presents and getting ready for the celebrations. People tend to forget the holiday spirit and can be too focused on buying and receiving gifts. These stocking stuffers are easy, fun and gets you away from the crowded mall.
Start by adding 1/4 cup butter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows to a pot. Heat on low heat until the marshmallows start to melt. Turn down the heat and add the black food colouring. Tip! Purchase food colour gel. This will reduce the amount of extra liquid in your recipe and it is a lot more concentrated. You may need to add more black food colour if the marshmallows look purple.
Stir the food colour in until everything is evenly coloured. Turn off the heat if you haven’t already.
Add 5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal to the melted marshmallows. (I would recommend you to portion this out ahead of time.) Stir until everything is coated.
Line a baking tray with some wax paper. This will prevent the Rice Krispie treats from sticking on the tray.
Carefully scoop the Rice Krispies and shape into lumps. They do not need to be nicely shaped since they are coal after all.
To package your treats, place the cooled “lumps” into a ziplock bag. Staple a piece of paper onto the bag and write “Lumps of Coal”. With the leftover marshmallows, you can fill a bag and label it “Snowman Poop”! Fill your stocking with these delicious treats 🙂
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