Game Day is even more fun with Football Rice krispie treats. With only 4 ingredients, these chocolate football treats make the best dessert for Super Bowl and more.

Football rice krispie treats on a tray.
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These adorable football shaped rice krispie treats make such a festive and tasty no bake dessert recipe. We love to make these for Game Day and they are easy enough for busy moms. They are so simple to make for your next football party and loaded with chocolate.

Try making an entire dessert table of themed treats during football season. We also love to make Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Football Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, and Football Cookie Pops.

Why I love this recipe

With only a few ingredients and no need to heat up the oven, this recipe is so simple. It comes together in minutes and looks festive and tastes great.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Football rice krispie treats.
  • Cocoa Rice Krispie Cereal (Cocoa Krispies) 
  • Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • White Chocolate Wafers 

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

How to make football shaped rice krispie treats

  • Step 1 – Melt the butter. Melt the butter on low to medium heat in a large saucepan or large pot.
  • Step 2 – Stir in the marshmallows. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. The butter and miniature marshmallows should be well combined.
Saucepan with cereal added to the mixture.

Step 3. Remove from heat. Gradually add in the cocoa rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.

Mixture shaped into footballs.

Step 4. Allow to cool until you are able to handle the mixture.  Roll the mixture into approximately golf size balls.  Press them flat and form each of the balls into a football shape. 

Melted chocolate in saucepan.

Step 5. Melt the white chocolate wafers in the microwave. Heat in 30 second intervals until fully melted. 

Chocolate drizzled on top.

Step 6. Pour the melted white chocolate in a piping bag or a ziplock bag with a tip cut off.  Pipe the details and laces onto each of the footballs using the melted chocolate. Allow to set and serve.

Football treats spread out.

FAQs

How to store?

These should be stored at room temperature and not in the refrigerator. They are best left to cool at room temperature so that the remain gooey and delicious.

Store in an airtight container and they should last for up to 1 week. We suggest placing wax paper in between the rice krispie treats to prevent them from sticking.

How long will they last?

If stored properly, they should last about a week.

Can you freeze rice krispies?

Rice krispie treats can be frozen up to 4 to 6 months. Flash freeze them first on a baking sheet for 1 to 2 hours.

This will prevent the icing on top from becoming damaged in the freezer. Then wrap them in plastic wrap and place inside a freezer bag or container.

Allow to thaw when ready to serve. Keep in mind that the texture will change slightly in the freezer.

Why are my rice krispie treats hard?

This is often a result of cooking the butter and marshmallow mixture over high heat. While it takes longer, low heat is best and will result in soft and gooey rice krispie treats.

Why are my rice krispie treats falling apart?

If your rice krispie treats are too soft and falling part, there are a couple of culprits. This might be the result of using too many marshmallows or adding too much cereal.

Another reason could be not pressing the mixture firmly into the pan before they cool. You don’t want to press down too hard but firmly enough so they stick together.

Football rice krispie treats on a tray.

Recipe tips

  • Spray your hands with cooking spray. If the mixture is sticky when making the football shapes, spray your hands with a non-stick cooking spray or oil olive. This will keep the mixture from sticking to your fingers.  
  • Fresh marshmallows. Use fresh marshmallows in this recipe for best results and texture in the final product.
  • Topping. If you do not have a piping bag, place the white chocolate inside a ziploc bag. Snip the corner and pipe the design on each football.
  • Melt in intervals. The chocolate needs to be melted in 30 second intervals for best results. Stir between each interval. This will prevent overcooking and burning the mixture.
  • Frosting. Top with green frosting for another idea. Then pipe the design on top with white chocolate.
  • Precise measurements. Don’t be tempted to add extra marshmallows, butter or cereal. While it is easy to make rice krispie treats, measurements must be precise for the best outcome. The correct ratio of ingredients will make the best recipe.

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Football Rice Krispie Treats

4.80 from 5 votes
Game Day is even more fun with Football Rice krispie treats. With only 4 ingredients, these chocolate football treats make the best dessert for Super Bowl and more.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 239

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispie Cereal Cocoa Krispies
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 10 ounces Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Wafers

Instructions

  • Melt the butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and gradually add in the cocoa rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely coated.
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes until you are able to handle the mixture.
  • Roll the mixture into approximately golf size balls.  Press them flat and form each of the balls into a football shape.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
  • Once the Rice Krispie treats are cooled, melt the white chocolate wafers in the microwave by heating it in 30 second intervals until fully melted.
  • Move the mixture into a piping bag or a ziplock bag with a tip cut off.  Pipe the details and laces onto each of the footballs.
  • Let the white chocolate cool and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Do not store these in the refrigerator. They are best left to cool at room temperature so that the remain gooey and delicious!
Store in an airtight container and they should last for up to 1 week. 
If the mixture is sticky when making the football shapes, spray your hands with a non-stick cooking spray or oil olive to keep the mixture from sticking to your fingers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 239kcal, Carbohydrates 45g, Protein 3g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 61mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 22g, Vitamin A 1021IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 5mg

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