That being said, I found a version of this recipe online and tweaked it (of course) and fell in love with it. It is really quite simple and the results are hilarious as well as delicious.
Rice Crispy "Coal" Treats
Begin with your standard recipe for rice cereal treats:
- 6 cups of mini-marshmallows
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp black food coloring
- 5 cups rice cereal
- Approx 6 mega-stuff Oreos, crushed (around 1 cup)
-Melt the butter in a large pot. When it is melted, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and food coloring.
-Swirl the combination until the food coloring has melted throughout the butter.
-Add the marshmallows and turn down the heat - allow to melt into the butter folding regularly.
Fun times - especially if you can keep the black mouths a secret until everyone looks around and realizes what happened! I hope you enjoy and have someone "deserving" of coal!