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
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add your marshmallows.
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.
Stir in the Rice Krispies and form into balls. Leave on a making tray to set.