Made with only 3 ingredients, this easy Santa’s Coal candy recipe is one of my favorite easy Christmas recipes.
*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. I have received product/compensation to facilitate this post. This post may also contain affiliate links. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
This year have your loved ones been naughty or nice? If you answered “naughty” then Santa may just have to leave some coal under the tree.
And, by coal, I mean this super easy candy coal that can be made in under 15 minutes!
I love how simple this Santa’s Coal Candy recipe is. It’s definitely one of my favorite easy Christmas recipes. Not only does it look authentic, but it tastes great too! And, because you really don’t need to be precise in how you form the lumps of coal, it’s a great recipe to have the kids help with.
You can easily package a few pieces of coal in a clear cello bag or include it on your cookie trays. Either way, you family and friends will love it.
The peppermint cookies were right in the front of the store. I loved the selection of seasonal peppermint products they had. The only other ingredients in this recipe were marshmallows and butter.
And, if peppermint isn’t your thing, you could always swap them for some regular chocolate sandwich cookies. They are just as good in this recipe.
For more meal ideas and inspiration, check out the latest edition of GIANT/MARTIN’S Savory Fast, Fresh and Easy magazine in stores and online.
⭐ Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating below! ⭐
Santa's Coal Candy
- 1 15.25 oz package Giant brand Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Place cookies in food processor and pulse until they resemble fine crumbs.
- Place marshmallows and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl; microwave for 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed.
- Remove marshmallows from microwave and stir in cookie crumbs.
- Break off pieces of the mixture and form into lumps that resemble coal.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Allow to set until firm.
- Want to scale a recipe up or down? Simply type in a new serving amount and the recipe will automatically adjust!
- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.