Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

Santa's helpers can make this for any children, teens or adults who need coal in their stocking. Or it can just be a humorous offering at a Christmas party or dinner. Be sure to use the black icing color, not just cocoa crispies...otherwise you will have reindeer patties.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 59.14 ml butter
  • 297.66 g mini marshmallows
  • 0.59 ml food coloring (specifically Wilton's Black NOT gel in a tube)
  • 946.36 ml crispy rice cereal
  • OR forget the food coloring and crispy rice

  • 946.36 ml Oreo cookies, crumbled


  1. In a large pot melt butter and add marshmallows.
  2. Stir until melted; add black color and mix in well.
  3. Add rice cereal and stir until blended.
  4. Drop by small spoonfuls onto silpat or parchment paper. Be sure they are in odd shapes.
  5. If in a stocking, wrap in cellophane; tie with a ribbon and a tag worded as appropriate.