lump of coal treats

Talk about DIY meets food!!! These Lump of Coal Treats are sooooo much fun for Christmas! One of my absolute favorite things to do is merge my love of DIY and baking together. So, I had to think of a really playful way to transform a lump of coal into something really creative…and edible. Rice Krispies are a treat that everyone loves and they are even better when they are topped with chocolate and dipped in cookies…I’m just saying!


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows (or about 4 cups)

  • 5 cups rice krispies cereal

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • About 1-2 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies (Oreo cookies can be used as well if the frosting is removed)

  • 2 tablespoons dark dutch processed cocoa powder; optional


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat

2. Add marshmallows and stir until almost completely melted

3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and salt 

4. Stir in the rice cereal and mix until well coated.

5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper 

6. While the mixture is still warm, scoop out a small handful and create an irregular shape to make it look like coal 

7. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler 

8. Once melted, dip each of the rice cereal rounds into the chocolate and use a fork to roll around until completely coated and place it back onto the parchment paper to cool 

9. Repeat with all of the little mounds of cereal 

10. Place the chocolate cookies in a food processor and process until they are finely ground 

11. Place the crumbs into a separate bowl and roll the cooled chocolate covered cereal into the Oreo mixture 

12. To create a darker and more “powder-y” look, add a couple tablespoons of dark Dutch-processed cocoa powder 

13. Place on a clean sheet of parchment paper and repeat with the rest

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