This is a great gag gift for the guys in your life.
1/4 cup butter
10 ounces marshmallows
1/8 tsp. black food coloring
4 cups rice cereal
Melt butter and add marshmallows in a large saucepan. Add black food coloring and mix in well. Add rice cereal and stir until blended. Drop by small spoonfuls onto waxed or parchment paper. Make different shapes and sizes. Cool.
Place 3-5 of them into a small cellophane or ziptop bag and tie with ribbon.
Include a tag saying…
"I heard you have been naughty not nice,
And Santa even checked his list twice.
So all the way from the cold North Pole
all you’re getting is a bag of coal."
The clumsycrafter.com has a great way to make it with dipped chocolate marshmallows.
Lorannoils.com has a way to make Christmas coal that is a hard candy.