lump of coal

Today we are sharing something for those people that might not quite make the nice list... yes... the naughty list folks.... or those friends with a fun sense of humor. We first came across this idea on pinterest and knew immediately that we'd have to give it a try and make a little tag to go with it. So today we'll be sharing Christmas Coal. Of course it's the yummy kind made with rice krispies.

Lump of Coal
(for naughty boys and girls)

What you'll need:
1/4 cup butter
10.5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
4 cups rice krispie cereal (this is cut down from the regular rice krispies recipe)
black icing color (can be found at most craft stores)
bags or containers
ribbon or tulle
tag - download HERE

What you'll need to do:
melt the butter on low and then add your marshmallows. once that is all melted add your black coloring. (it took a bit of coloring to get it to go from purple to black for us) then stir in your rice krispies until they are all covered with the marshmallow mixture. then just take out small handfuls and mold them into odd shapes.  voila... yummy Christmas coal.

then just find a cute container to put it in.

this paint can came from Joann's craft store and then i just tied a green grosgrain bow on the side.
i printed out the tag on white cardstock and used a 3" circle punch to cut the tag out and backed it in a 4" scalloped circle.

for this gift i just placed a couple pieces of Christmas coal in a treat bag and tied with red grosgrain ribbon. i printed the tag out on kraft paper and just cut around the square. i used an old ink pad around the edges.

i was so excited to find this little container in Target's dollar spot. again i just printed the tag out on white cardstock and used my 3" circle punch and it was the perfect size for the top. a black tulle bow adds just a little fluff.

our last question is...
do you have some friends (or children) on the naughty list that could use some Christmas coal this year???

we recently shared this post on i{heart}nap time.

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you'll also want to check out this christmas coal candy we saw on sprinkle bakes...

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