Hump Day Snack: Coal Candy

By: Amanda Marsteller

Calling all ne'er-do-wells and naughty list candidates: This candy's coming soon to a stocking near you. Easily mistaken for lumps of actual carbon, this unusual Christmas treat is sweet, crumbly and ideal for gifting to those friends and family members who need to shape up next year. Best of all, you don't have to go buying fancy ingredients to make your point. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar here, a smidge of egg white there and a whole lot of black food coloring everywhere and you'll have  coal-inspired hard candy. Use a hammer and chisel for dramatic effect when breaking it apart and get to stuffing those naughty kids' stockings with a treat they won't soon forget. For the "nice" side of your Christmas list, turn to Cooking Channel's fine selection of giftable sweets:

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