The 8th Day of Christmas: Edible Christmas Coal

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Did you ever threaten your kids with coal for Christmas if they didn’t behave? I have, many times! Now I have them begging for coal all year round with this delicious treat… Edible Christmas Coal! These lumps of coal don’t take much and will have your friends and family wanting more just wrap them up in a cute seasonal cellophane gift bag and a little bow! Here is a video to show you how to make Edible Christmas Coal!! ( Full recipe below!)

 

Here is what you will need…

TOOLS:
  • silicone or rubber spatula
  • Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • 1 cup and 1/4 cup measuring cups
  • parchment or freezer paper
  • large glass bowl
  • a pot smaller than the glass bowl
  • water
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tbsps salted butter or margarine
  • 16 oz. semi-sweet Baker’s chocolate
  • 2 3/4 cups Oreo crumbs
METHOD:
  1. Create a double boiler. Fill your pot half way and place the bowl on top, some water may spill out… that’s okay.
  2. Place the “double boiler” on the stove and turn the heat to max as if to boil a pot of water. I leave the glass bowl on top so it too will slowly heat up and not shock the glass. (Cold glass + hot water=bad news!)
  3. Add butter and slowly add chocolate to the bowl. You don’t have to wait for the water to boil to start, however the butter and chocolate will melt faster if you do.
  4. Once the pot is boiling, turn off the stove. The heat from the water will continue to melt the chocolate and keep it at a good temperature for the next step.
  5. Add Oreo crumbs to the chocolate and butter mixture and mix well. Make sure all crumbs are coated and the mixture starts to clump together.
  6. Remove the glass bowl from the hot pot  (be careful it will be hot!) and let cool at room temperature for 2-3 minutes.
  7. To start forming your lumps of coal, add a bit of butter to your hands to help prevent the chocolate from sticking. Take ~2 tbsps of the mixture and squeeze it together… compressing it… like coal!! No need for it to be shaped like perfect balls since lumps of coal are an irregular shape.
  8. Place formed lumps of coal on a parchment or freezer paper lined plate.
  9. Place the foarmed coal in the freezer and allow the chocolate to harden ~15-20 minutes.
  10. SERVE!!

I hope you enjoy this EOAM original, let me know what you think! Was this treat a hit with your friends and family? Leave a comment, like, share, join the community!!


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