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Chocolate Coal Lumps

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Chocolate Coal Lumps
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 48
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Naughty or nice, everyone will love these easy cho-coal-late treats. Cocoa Puffs cereal dipped in melted chocolate and marshmallows create these tasty stocking stuffers.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz) large marshmallows (5 cups)
  • 8 cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal (from 11.8-oz box)
  • 3 bags (12 oz each) semisweet chocolate chips or 36 oz (from two 24-oz packages) chocolate-flavored candy coating
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • Black sugar and/or black candy sprinkles

Directions

  • 1
    Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 4-quart microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 1 minute or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave about 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add cereal; mix well.
  • 3
    Spoon cereal mixture into pan. Spray hands with cooking spray, and press mixture firmly in pan. Cover with waxed paper; press second 13x9-inch pan on top to compress bars. Remove pan and paper. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Remove bars from pan; peel off foil. Using sharp knife, cut bars into 8 rows by 6 rows to make 48 squares. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • 4
    In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave 12 oz of the chocolate and 1 tablespoon of the shortening uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Using 2 forks, dip and roll each cereal square in coating. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat twice to use up chocolate, shortening and squares.
  • 5
    Sprinkle coated squares with black sugar and/or sprinkles. Place in freezer 15 minutes or refrigerator 30 minutes until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container or sealed storage bag.

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
35mg
2%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
14g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Naughty or nice, everyone will love these easy cho-coal-late treats. Cocoa Puffs cereal dipped in melted chocolate and marshmallows create these tasty stocking stuffers.
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