Looking for a Christmas candy for folks on your naughty list? Give them a bag of Coal Candy this holiday season! This candy looks exactly like rough chunks of coal, but tastes like a sweet mint treat. The texture is like a cross between honeycomb and a hard candy--it's a little too hard to happily crunch between your teeth, but it has an airy, frothy texture as it dissolves in your mouth. You can also experiment with making different flavors. I chose mint because it feels traditional to me, but almond, anise, or cinnamon would also be delicious. Package this Coal Candy in small burlap bags or novelty stockings for a cute, unusual holiday gift!
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