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What do kids that have been naughty all year get for Christmas? Coal. What do kids that have been nice all year get for Christmas? Coal Rice Krispie Treats! 

These Rice Krispie Treats are very simple to put together – so simple in fact that the kids can even help make these themselves. They’re just like regular ol’ Rice Krispie treats, but with a few added extras to make them look like coal. If you’re super-crafty or are so unbelievably organised that you have extra time on your hands, you can even make your very own printable so you can wrap these up and dish them out as gifts. Or if you’re normal, you can just download the wonderful printable available here.

Coal Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 pieces of coal


  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10.5 ounce bag of marshmallows
  • black food coloring - or equal parts red, blue and yellow


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add your marshmallows.
  2. Stir until they're melted then add the black food coloring or equal parts red, blue and yellow coloring - this makes black! It may take quite a bit to get a deep black color. Keep stirring until the marshmallows are colored evenly.
  3. Stir in the Rice Krispies and form into balls. Leave on a making tray to set.


Recipe from I Heart Nap Time


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3 Responses to Coal Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Ana Sullivan says:

    Visiting you from Winthrop Chronicles. I love these and hadn’t see a recipe yet. Pinned this to my Christmas Pinterest. Visit me at:

  2. Angie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Angie @ God’s Growing garden

  3. kristina says:

    I used coco pebbles and it turned out great

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