Santa's never given me a lump of coal for Christmas, but I know there's probably a couple of years when he should have. :)
This instructable will teach you how to make a lump of coal out of chocolate for the naughty people in your life. They make great stocking stuffers or the perfect novelty gift.
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Step 1: Ingredients
Step 2: Chop & Melt Chocolate
Place the chocolate bars onto a cutting board. Chop chocolate with a knife. Create a double boiler by placing a medium saucepan filled half-way with water on the stove . Bring water to a simmer and turn heat turn low. Place a heat safe metal bowl on top of the saucepan. Add the chopped chocolate & stir frequently until velvety & smooth.
Remove the pan from the heat. Pour chocolate into a small measuring cup.
Step 3: Fill Molds With Chocolate
Place Lump of Coal Molds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour edible glitter into each lump of coal mold. Then sprinkle a thin layer of sanding sugar on top of each mold and use your finger to smooth it out. Using the measuring cup filled with the chocolate to fill each mold. Gently tap mold to even out the chocolate. Sprinkle a thin layer of black sanding sugar on top of each mold filled with chocolate. Gently use your finger to smooth out the sugar.
Place mold in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
Step 4: Sprinkle Sides With Glitter & Sanding Sugar
Remove the molds from the refrigerator. Place left over chocolate back onto the double boiler. Melt chocolate until smooth. Remove from the stove.
Pour 1/2 cup of the sanding sugar onto a plate. Sprinkle edible black glitter on top. Using a silicone brush, brush each side of the lump of coal with the melted chocolate. Pick it up and gently roll coal into the sanding sugar & edible glitter to coat. Repeat for each lump of coal.
This will ensure each side of the coal will have a beautiful shimmer.
Return coal to baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for another 30-45 minutes.
Step 5: Wrap Lumps of Coal
Wrap each lump of coal in a cellophane treat bag and tie with a black ribbon.
Make sure to give these to all the naughty people in your life!