lump of coal recipe

grandma_bonnieDecember 22, 2006

Here is a recipe I found for edible coal. Too late for this year, but maybe next year for my adult son... lol

Lump of Coal Candy

by Tami Rose

Do you know someone who has been naughty this year? Fill their stocking with these lumps of candy coal! This also makes a great gag gift!

What You Need

2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 tsp. black paste food color

1/2 cup water

1 tsp. anise extract

What You Do

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending edges over the sides of pan. Lightly grease foil with butter or baking spray.

Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy, non-stick, 2-quart saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Cook about 15 minutes, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 290 degrees F.

Immediately remove from heat. Stir in anise extract and food coloring. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely.

Lift candy out of pan using foil. Place candy between 2 layers of heavy-duty foil. Using a hammer or mallet, break candy into pieces the size of a lump of coal.

Fill a plastic baggie with a few pieces of coal and attach the following poem:


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.

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Oh how much fun I'm going to have with this, its not to late for me. Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 11:19AM
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Very cute idea. Maybe for next year--I don't have the energy to go shop for the food color and anise now. Thanks for sharing. Luvs

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 11:56AM
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I'm hoping someone will remind me brfore it's too late next year!!! lol

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 4:04PM
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Great idea for 2007....Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2007 at 10:40PM
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What a cute idea!!! DH should get some!!!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2008 at 6:42PM
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OH grandmabonnie, I know a few salesmen at work who surely could use this Xmas gift and if I have time I will make it for This will be great.. I just love to get those guys with something they have never gotten before.. and this is one of them.. Thanks..

    Bookmark   November 29, 2008 at 7:39PM
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