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How to Make Easy Christmas Coal Candy for the Holidays

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Christmas candy is most definitely part of the holiday season. There are so many special treats this time of year but it’s always fun to serve (and consume) themed confections to fit the holidays. Treats like Christmas coal candy. Even those on the nice list will love candy lumps of coal!

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How to Make Easy Christmas Coal Candy for the Holidays

I love all sort of Christmas candy. Particularly the old fashioned Christmas candy. It always reminds me of my grandparent’s house at the holidays. Here’s a fun Christmas candy recipe that might be a second favorite!

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What does a lump of coal mean at Christmas time?

Historically children were told that if they had bad behavior throughout the year then they would be placed on the naughty list and receive a lump of coal in their shoes on Christmas Eve instead of a sweet treat.

Candy coal is the only kind of coal that you’ll be giving kids with this delicious recipe!

Christmas Coal Candy Recipe

Great way to get some laughs with this fun practical joke in the form of to give the gift of coal to your family and friends!

Ingredients:

1 package of white almond bark 

1 can sweetened condensed milk 

½ teaspoon sea salt 

2 teaspoon vanilla 

Black food coloring (or black gel food coloring)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 

Black sanding sugar 

Silver sanding sugar 

christmas coal candy ingredients

What you’ll do to make the Christmas coal candy:

Step 1: Create a prepared pan by lining an 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2: For the cooking process you’ll combine the almond bark, sweetened condensed milk, sea salt, vanilla and butter in a small saucepan on low heat. You’ll need to stir constantly (to avoid burning) until completely melted, smooth and in a liquid state.

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Step 3: Remove from heat and quickly whisk in black food coloring. You’ll want to use enough food coloring to get a deep black color.

candy black food coloring

Step 4: Pour the black mixture into the bottom of the pan.

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Step 5: Sprinkle silver and black sanding sugar on top.

black coal sanding sugar

Step 6: Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Step 7: Once chilled, lift out of pan and slice into small squares. 

christmas coal candy
christmas coal candy

Step 8: You can also coat the squares in a little extra black sanding sugar if you choose to do so.

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Step 9: Store the thick heavy pieces in an airtight container.

Serve, share, and enjoy this fun treat!

This Christmas candy is fun to place out on a platter or in a candy dish for your holiday parties. Also a great gift idea for the neighbors. Just place the candies in some Christmas treat bags for a fun DIY gift!

Get more Christmas ideas on the blog HERE.

christmas coal candy

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