Football Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats are an American staple! They are personally one of my absolute favorite treats! Today I am sharing my Football Rice Krispie Treats.  I am putting a small twist on an old classic by using the cocoa krispies versus the regular ones. The cocoa krispies give a fabulous chocolate flavor and also lend their fabulous brown color which is perfect for the football treats I was wanting to make! I added some laces and details with some store bought vanilla frosting and these football rice krispie treats are sure to score a touchdown with your fans!

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Football Rice Krispie Gameday Treats

Are you ready for some football???  {Sang to the tune of that commercial…you know…the football one!)  In getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday, I already shared my Painted NFL Serving Dishes and then shared two fabulous game day appetizers, Sausage & Cheese Wonton Cups and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spirals.  Both sure to please your hungry crowds and show everyone you can deviate from the chips and dip for game day!  Today I am here to appease to your sweet tooth…and maybe to the kids in your life…or even the kids at heart! 

Game Day Krispie Treats

After I mixed up the treats, I let the mixture cool for about 1.5 hours.  Then, I used some vinyl kitchen gloves to help me form the football shapes!  The gloves kept my hands clean and the marshmallow didn’t stick nearly as bad!  

I started by rolling a compact ball of the Krispy mixture into a ball a bit larger than a golf ball.  I then laid them on a piece of parchment paper and pressed the balls flat.  I pinched the edges to form the points of the football and then just shaped them to my liking! If the mixture is too warm it is incredibly hard to mold them.  You can also add some butter to your fingertips (in addition to the gloves) if you are having sticking issues.


I then used a small plastic sandwich bag and inserted my smallest round icing tip, filled with a few spoon fulls of regular store bought vanilla icing and I then carefully piped on the details and laces.  The whole time I was adding the icing I kept thinking of the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective where the mom kept saying “Laces Out!”  Since the treats are pretty uneven, don’t be upset if your details and laces are uneven also.  The icing lays where it lays and we aren’t dealing with the smoothest of surfaces! 

Football Rice Krispie Treats

Enjoy your Chocolatey, Krispy, Football Rice Krispie Treats!   If you are looking for a fruity version then you will definitely want to check out my Watermelon Rice Krispie treats!   They are awesome!

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How to Make Football Rice Krispie Treats: 



Football Rice Krispy Treats
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12-15 footballs
Prep Time Total Time 15 minutes Servings 12-15 footballs
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Instructions
  1. Begin by melting the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add marshmallows and heat until melted and smooth. Be sure not to burn the mixture.
  2. Add krispy cereal and mix until incorporated.
  3. Let cool for approximately 1.5 hours on counter.
  4. Roll a compact ball slightly larger than a golf ball of the mixture and then press flat on parchment paper.
  5. Form into football shape.
  6. Once cool, Use a small icing tip to add frosting to the treats for the details and laces of the football.
  7. Enjoy!
Instructions
  1. Begin by melting the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add marshmallows and heat until melted and smooth. Be sure not to burn the mixture.
  2. Add krispy cereal and mix until incorporated.
  3. Let cool for approximately 1.5 hours on counter.
  4. Roll a compact ball slightly larger than a golf ball of the mixture and then press flat on parchment paper.
  5. Form into football shape.
  6. Once cool, Use a small icing tip to add frosting to the treats for the details and laces of the football.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Vinyl kitchen gloves and extra butter help to control the stickiness of the mixture. These proportions yielded 18 football treats. Footballs were approximately 3-4 inches lengthwise.

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27 Responses
  • Lindsay @ Makely
    January 25, 2013

    Oh my gosh…your blog is going to be really bad for my waistline, isn’t it?

    • Cheryl
      January 25, 2013

      OK so seriously I just did a bit of a happy dance that you just left me a comment! Been following you for the longest time! You just made my day even if I don’t help your waistline ;-) I’ll work on some healthier stuff!

      • Neda
        September 9, 2016

        Hi!!!
        should I keep them in the fridge 1 day before serving, or should they be in the room temperature?

        • Cheryl Spangenberg
          September 10, 2016

          Hi Neda! I stored mine in an airtight container on the counter! No need to refrigerate!

  • eva scott
    January 25, 2013

    super cute! we usually watch the superbowl with my inlaws so these will be fun to bring…thanks!

    • Cheryl
      January 26, 2013

      Thanks Eva!! I hope you love them!!

  • Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon
    January 28, 2013

    Ok..super cute and oh so yummy!!! :)

  • nancy pfeifer
    January 30, 2013

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    Nancy

  • Liz
    February 1, 2014

    Is it possible to “mold” the treats after they are totally cool? I keep thinking the 1.5 hours should be 1.5 minutes? Was that a typo?

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      February 2, 2014

      Nope, not a typo! Cooled actually works better! When they are still hot they kind of “melt” out of shape! They don’t hold their form well at all. When they are cool you just mold them like play-doh and they stay put!

      • Liz
        February 3, 2014

        Never knew that! Thanks so much

  • Lena
    February 5, 2017

    Cool by leaving out or in the fridge?

  • Lacy
    September 16, 2017

    Love this recipe! Made these for my nephews birthday party and they was a hit!!! The kids loved them as did the kids at heart as well!!!

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