Oreo 'Lumps Of Coal' Recipe

Oreo 'Lumps Of Coal' Recipe

Written 13th November 2023 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

'Lump of coal' Oreo's are a delicious treat that can also be used as as a 'joke' present in stockings. It's a really simple recipe and so yummy and effective. Full details can be found further down the page but you may find it easier just watching our video.

Watch recipe video:


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Ingredients required:

Materials required:


  1. In food processor pulse cookies until ground.
  2. In microwave melt butter and marshmallows about 30 seconds
  3. Stir in ground oreos and mix until combined.
  4. Place in silcon loaf tin
  5. Set in fridge for 30 minutes
  6. Cut up and enjoy!

Lets make coal

Pour 1 ½ packs of Oreos into a food blender and blend. 

Blend for around 30 seconds until the biscuits are crumbs. Your food blender may take longer so you may need to keep checking.

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Now melt the butter - (we used the microwave for around 20 seconds).

Be careful to keep checking as it doesn't take long to melt.

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Gently pour the melted butter onto the marshmallows. 

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Put the marshmallows and butter into the microwave.

Melt for around 20 seconds and then stir with a wooden spoon. Then return to the microwave and repeat the process again.

Be careful to keep checking on the marshmallows and stirring, especially making sure you don't miss the marshmallows at the bottom of the bowl as they could burn, and this would ruin the entire recipe.

Once the marshmallows and melted butter have both been melted mix them together to get a runny consistency. You can use a whisk or a wooden spoon.

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Add the marshmallows, butter and Oreos in a bowl and mix. You can mix with a whisk or a wooden spoon.

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Keep mixing until it looks like coal and the marshmallows can't be seen and you have a nice coal like colour.

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Once all ingredients are mixed together transfer into loaf pan and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.  A spatula is really useful to get the mixture off the bowl.

You can use any size loaf pan or any dish. We prefer a silicon one as the coal mixture doesn't stick.

This is the loaf tin we used.

If you do not use a silicon dish we recommend lining your dish with baking paper to stop it from sticking.

Load Pan
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Remove coal and cut into cubes - or however you like!

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Serve and enjoy!

They really are delicious and make a fantastic Secret Santa present or just a yummy Christmas treat.

They can be eaten on their own or served with cream or ice cream.

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