Naughty Coal Treats

Who's been naughty? I love giving coal treats over the holidays, these have been are our family favorite. This year, we decided to experiment and the result was yummy!

I think they'd taste even better and would set up really hard (so you can pack them in treat bags) if you can used chocolate to dip the marshmallows, just make sure to use a black oil-based food coloring to tint the chocolate. I used icing this time since we happened to have some on hand. :)

Naughty Coal Treats
Large Marshmallows
Caramel candies
1 can Dark Chocolate Icing
Black food coloring
Wax Paper

Use scissors to snip the marshmallows in half diagonally.
Put caramel candies in a glass bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Add a couple Tablespoons milk to help thin out the caramel. Stir, microwave at 20 second intervals until melted.

Using a toothpick or fork, dip the marshmallows in caramel, shake off excess, and place on wax paper to dry (you can put in fridge if you want to dry faster--just put the wax paper on a baking sheet and transfer it all to the fridge). Put icing in a bowl and microwave 45 seconds, until melted. Add a few drops black food coloring. Take caramel marshmallows and dip in icing. Set on wax paper to dry. Serve to your favorite naughty stinker.:)

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