Kick-off game day with these delicious football treats! Cocoa Krispie cereal converted into chocolaty rice Krispie footballs perfect for football season!

Rice Krispie Treats are an American staple! They are personally one of my absolute favorite treats! Use the chocolate variety and shape them while they are still warm and you have these awesome Football Rice Krispie Treats.  

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The chocolate krispies give a fabulous chocolate flavor and also lend their fabulous brown color which is perfect for the footballs. 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!

Football Rice Krispie Treats

Warning:  This post is filled with cheesy football related comparisons and puns.  I apologize in advance, I just can’t seem to help myself!

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

Football Rice Krispie Treats Tips

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, 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: 

YIELD 12 footballs

Football Rice Krispy Treats

COOK TIME 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
Kick-off game day with these delicious football treats! Cocoa Krispie cereal converted into chocolaty rice Krispie footballs perfect for football season!
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  • 4 cups Cocoa flavored Rice Krispy Cereal
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • vanilla frosting


  • 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.
  • Add krispy cereal and mix until incorporated.
  • Let cool for approximately 1.5 hours on counter.
  • Roll a compact ball slightly larger than a golf ball of the mixture and then press flat on parchment paper.
  • Form into football shape.
  • Once cool, Use a small icing tip to add frosting to the treats for the details and laces of the football.
  • Enjoy!


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.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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If you are on Pinterest, Follow my Superbowl/Tailgating Ideas board!  So much fun things to do to celebrate Football Season!  If you Tailgate, I have my Ultimate Tailgating Caddy and you can whip up your very own Cornhole Game Board Set for Pre-Game festivities!


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