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How to Make Football Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats cut into football shapes and coated in two kinds of chocolate. Football parties won’t be complete without these Football Rice Krispie Treats on the table.

Football Rice Krispie Treats on a wax paper lined wire plate garnished with mini marshmallows

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It’s no secret that Rice Krispies Treats are really good. But when you go ahead and turn them into chocolate covered Rice Krispies Treats shaped like footballs for game day?

Now you’re talking amazing 🍫🏈

These Football decorated Rice Krispies Treats are perfect for tailgating and football parties, especially during the Playoffs and for the Super Bowl. Everyone will think you’re the modern-day Martha Stewart when you show up with a platter of these. 

Heads up, if you’re serving these to a bunch of people, you might want to make a double batch. They’re going to fly off the plate and people will be coming back for seconds and thirds.

They’re that good!

Football Rice Krispie Treats on a black wire platter garnished with mini marshmallows

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Key Ingredients for Football Rice Krispie Treats

  • Chocolate Crispy Rice Cereal – I use One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps which are available on Amazon and Thrive Market as well as being available at two of my local grocery stores. Cocoa Pebbles and Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Organic Chocolate Koala Crisp Cereal are also good choices for this recipe.
  • Salted Butter – I prefer making no-bake desserts with salted butter. It doesn’t make the crispy treats salty but it does help balance the flavor. If all you have is unsalted butter, add 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt when melting the butter and marshmallows.
  • Mini Marshmallows – I use mini marshmallows because they melt faster and I’m impatient. Plus, I like to mix in extra mini marshmallows at the end for gooey pockets are marshmallow throughout the treats. You can sub the for regular sized marshmallows if that’s all you have and mix in the minis at the end or chop up your larger ones.
  • Melted Chocolate – You could skip the chocolate dip on these Football Rice Krispie Treats because they’re already brown from the chocolate cereal but they taste so much better when the entire treat is coated in chocolate. Seriously, I’m not kidding. A thin layer of chocolate over the whole treat makes for an incredible taste sensation. There’s a chance you might never be able to eat Rice Krispies Treats without a chocolate coat ever again. #sorrynotsorry
    • You can use melted dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or milk chocolate. You can also use almond bark, which is what’s pictured here. Just be sure to check your ingredient labels.

Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats are turned into Football Rice Krispie Treats for game day! They’re a chocolate treat base cut into football shapes then dipped in chocolate with white laces piped onto resemble footballs. This easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for tailgating, football parties, playoff games, and Superbowl parties. Game day desserts are the best part about game day foods so these are a must make dessert recipe! #gamedayfood #footballfood #ricekrispietreats #glutenfree #nobakedessert


Equipment Needed to Make Football Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

  • Large Pot – 6 cups of cereal is a lot to stir so you want to use a large pot to make these.
  • Silicone Spatula – marshmallows are super, super sticky. My tool of choice is a silicone spatula to get these out the pot and pressed into the pan.
  • 9×13 Pan – I typically make my treats in a 9×9 square pan but because we’re making footballs, I used a 9×13 pan. The treats are thin enough to cut with a cookie cutter.
  • Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil – to get your bars out of the pan in one piece for cutting, line your pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Football Cookie Cutters – I used a 3 3/4″ football cutter from this Football Cookie Cutter Set, which is the smallest from the set. The number of footballs you get will depend on the size of the cookie cutters you use. With the 3 3/4″ cookie cutter, I got exactly 20 footballs. 15 cut straight from the pan and then 5 more after pressing the scraps into the cutter as a mold.

How to Make Football Rice Krispie Treats

Step 1. Line a 9×13 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with
non-stick.

Step 2. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low and add 5 cups of the mini marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallows are melted.

Step 3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows a bit (chunks of marshmallow are ok) then stir in the chocolate gluten free crispy rice cereal.

Step 4. When all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow, transfer to the prepared pan. Let it sit in the pan to cool for a minute or two then use a spatula or your hands to press into the pan.

Step 5. Cool completely then cut into footballs with a football shaped cookie cutter. Scraps can be pressed into the cookie cutter to create more footballs.

Step 6. Melt the chocolate according to package directions and line a sheet pan with wax paper.

Step 7. Dip a football treat half way in the melted chocolate then place on the wax paper, chocolate side up, to harden. Repeat for all the Rice Krispies Treats.

Step 8. Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Transfer the melted white chocolate to a small sandwich bag. Snip a small hole into a bottom corner of the bag and pipe the football laces and details onto the treats.

Step 9. Let the chocolate harden completely before storing in an air-tight container. Treats can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days. They can also be frozen up to 2 months.

Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats are turned into Football Rice Krispie Treats for game day! They’re a chocolate treat base cut into football shapes then dipped in chocolate with white laces piped onto resemble footballs. This easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for tailgating, football parties, playoff games, and Superbowl parties. Game day desserts are the best part about game day foods so these are a must make dessert recipe! #gamedayfood #footballfood #ricekrispietreats #glutenfree #nobakedessert


Tips for Making Football Rice Krispie Treats

  • Use fresh marshmallows. Older or stale marshmallows won’t melt well and have the tendency to over-cook when you’re trying to melt them and that will cause your Rice Krispie treats to be hard instead of soft and gooey.
  • Don’t melt the marshmallows on high heat to melt them faster. For the perfect texture, melt your marshmallows low and slow.
  • Use a small plastic bag to pipe the white lines on the footballs. I tried using a #3 Tip but the chocolate would start to cool and clog the tip. 
  • Place a piece of wax paper between layers when storing. Otherwise, they’ll stick to each other and can mess up all your hard work of piping the football lines!

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Football Rice Krispie Treats on a wax paper lined wire plate garnished with mini marshmallows

How to Make Football Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 20 treats
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats cut into football shapes and coated in two kinds of chocolate. Football parties won’t be complete without these Football Rice Krispie Treats on the table!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups chocolate gluten free crispy rice cereal
  • 12 oz. chocolate or chocolate almond bark
  • 2 oz. white chocolate or vanilla almond bark

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with
    non-stick.
  2. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low and add 5 cups of the mini marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallows are melted.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows a bit (chunks of marshmallow are ok) then stir in the chocolate gluten free crispy rice cereal.
  4. When all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow, transfer to the prepared pan. Let it sit in the pan to cool for a minute or two then use a spatula or your hands to press into the pan.
  5. Cool completely then cut into footballs with a football shaped cookie cutter. Scraps can be pressed into the cookie cutter to create more footballs.
  6. Melt the chocolate according to package directions and line a sheet pan with wax paper.
  7. Dip a football treat half way in the melted chocolate then place on the wax paper, chocolate side up, to harden. Repeat for all the Rice Krispies Treats.
  8. Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Transfer the melted white chocolate to a small sandwich bag. Snip a small hole into a bottom corner of the bag and pipe the football laces and details onto the treats.
  9. Let the chocolate harden completely before storing in an air-tight container. Treats can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days. They can also be frozen up to 2 months.

Notes

  1. I use One Degree Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps.
  2. Be sure to check the labels for allergen information, if needed.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 452

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs.

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Nancy

Thursday 16th of January 2020

If you have celiac disease please be sure you do not use Kellogg Rice Krispies. They contain barley malt so are not gluten free. I wish this site would not use the term Rice Krispie with cap letters because that is the Kellogg name. Use crispy rice cereal instead.

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