It's time for my third installment of the DIY Christmas Series I'm participating in with a great group of blogging friends! My good friend Joyce over at The Skinny Pear is the mastermind behind this awesome series to get you ready for Christmas with all things DIY!
Know someone who deserves some coal in their stocking this year? Don't know what to get them for Christmas? How about making them their very own coal? Delicious rice krispies treats coal! If you know how to make rice krispies treats then this will be easy for you. Even if you never have, it will be easy. It's an easy recipe that anyone can make. Not to mention it's a yummy little sweet treat! As usual, the original recipe can be found here but don't expect it to look like my version!
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 6 cups marshmallows (mini or regular but mini may melt faster)
- 1 tsp vanilla (or make your own!)
- 5 cups cocoa rice cereal or regular rice cereal
- 1 cup crushed Oreos or Oreo style cookies
- Black food coloring or a mix of red, blue, and green food coloring
Melt your butter and marshmallows in a saucepan. The trick is to not get impatient (tricky for me) and keep it on low heat. You don't want them to burn!
Pour your Cocoa Krispies into a bowl. Crush your Oreos in a food processor or blender. I used a blender and it was quick. You could even get mint Oreos for another bit of flavor! One cup of crushed Oreos was maybe about 10 cookies. Oops, I forgot to count them first! It's not rocket science, though!
Stir the marshmallows frequently so they melt evenly.
Mix in your food coloring and vanilla.
When it's ready it will be nice and creamy. See how mine isn't quite black, but almost a purple-ish gray? Oops #2. Should have used more food coloring!
Now pour it over your Krispies and crushed Oreos mix.
Try to "fold" more than "stir."
Ooey gooey goodness!
Once it's all mixed, take spoon fulls and drop them onto a cookie sheet or parchment paper. No need to form them into nice shapes, they're supposed to look like lumps of coal!
I found it easier to get a large scoop with the spoon and sort of let it drip off the spoon.
Within 20 minutes they should be cooled off enough to put them into a container or just eat them! You could even pop 'em in the fridge for a bit to speed up the process.
Toss a few into a nice Christmas container and there you go...easy and delicious Christmas treat! These would be great at a party or as little gift!
What do you think...original Rice Krispies treats or these "coal" ones? I've gott say it's a close race in my book! They're both so good!
Be sure to check out the rest of our DIY Christmas Series!
Till next time,