Monday, December 23, 2013

Edible Coal

Easy and Edible Coal- Oreo Marshmallow treats.
Is there someone on your Christmas list that you'd love to give some coal to?

Is there someone that you know that deserves to get coal?

Is there someone on your list that loves Oreos and marshmallows, and tasty chewy goodness?

Is there someone you know that really loves the idea of actually receiving a gift of coal for Christmas? Because let's be honest, doesn't almost every teenager deserve coal? I know I did as a teenager.  You?!

Have you ever found yourself avoiding using the oven?

Have you ever wished you could make a treat for your neighbors or friends in 30 minutes or less?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, or if you would like to make some fast, easy, no bake, Oreo marshmallow goodies to devour yourself then this "COAL" is perfect for you.

Give the gift of Coal... whether that is to your son, daughter, husband, in-law, neighbor, babysitter, mailman, teacher, or even yourself.  Everyone deserves coal this Christmas!

Easy and Edible Coal- Oreo Marshmallow treats.

All you need is 30 minutes, a pot,  spoon, blender/food processor, package of Oreos, marshmallows, butter, and vanilla. 

This recipe will look and feel a lot like Rice Krispie Treats, and if you are like me, the more marshmallows the better.  I like to add a little extra marshmallows to make them even more ooey gooey goodness.

With these Oreo goodies you are basically making Rice Krispie Treats minus the Rice Krispies and replacing them with Oreo crumbs.   
Easy and Edible Coal- Oreo Marshmallow treats.

Edible Coal aka Oreo Marshmallow Treats
Active time: 30 minutes
Inactive time: 15 minutes. 
Makes 2- 2 1/2 dozen large coal balls

  • 1 bag Oreos or approximately 3 1/2 cups of Oreo crumbs
  • 4 Tbsps Butter
  • 5 cups Marshmallows or 1-10 oz bag of large or small marshmallows 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  1. Using a food processor or a blender grind up your Oreos into crumbs.  If you do it in a blender put only a few Oreos in at a time.  There's no need abusing that blender of yours; you'll need it for your morning green smoothies after the plethora of Oreo treats you indulge in.  As far as the Oreo crumbs are concerned you can make the,m as fine as you want; I prefer some fine and some larger chunks for variety purposes.  
  2. Lay some wax paper down on the counter.
  3. In a pot over low heat melt the butter.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.  Small marshmallows melt faster, but people swear the big marshmallows taste better.  You decide what camp (large or small marshmallows) you stand in.  I like to walk the line and do both b/c that is what I had on hand. 
  4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla (not necessary, but it gives it good richness).
  5. With a Pam sprayed or buttered spatula stir the Oreo crumbs into the pot of melted marshmallows.  
  6. Using a large spoon lay approximately 2 tablespoons of the Oreo mixture down onto the wax paper.  This will give you a decent sized coal ball treat; b/c I figure if you are going to give someone coal it might as well be of a good size.
  7. You can also spoon the mixture in a lined 8x8 pan, but coal squares don't seem nearly as fun as coal balls to me.  
  8. Let the treats cool for at least 15 minutes or until you can handle them comfortably.  
  9. One at a time take a treat and roll them into coal balls.
  10. Enjoy (aka perform a little quality control to make sure they are acceptable) and then Give the Gift of Coal.  
Everyone deserves coal this Christmas.  Plus, with it being Christmas Eve is tomorrow I'm thinking even Santa would enjoy receiving some coal!