Football-Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Football-Shaped Rice Krispies Treats are easy to make, and by adding a couple simple decorating steps, you can make your dessert table stand out! The shapes are constructed with a football-shaped cookie cutter, while chocolate candy melts and white decorating gel give them their football look.

Created by: Cathy Pollak, Noble Pig

Serves: 12Prep: 30 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • Football-shaped cookie cutter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
  • 8 ounces chocolate candy melts
  • 2 tubes (0.67 oz. each) white decorating gel
  • 1 bag (14-oz.) sweetened coconut flakes
  • 10 drops green food dye

Directions

  • Prepare a large (13”x 17”) aluminum sheet pan by spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over low heat on stove.
  • Stir in marshmallows and continue to stir until marshmallows are melted and fully combined with the butter.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies (mixture will become very sticky).
  • Scoop out Rice Krispies mixture onto sheet pan. And here's a little trick: Run your hands under very cold water; then use them to press Rice Krispies mixture flat, making them about a ½” in height (you will not fill the whole sheet pan).
  • Let cool.
  • Cut out football-shaped treats with a football-shaped cookie cutter that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Melt candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the bag.
  • Frost treats with chocolate immediately with a small, offset spatula.
  • When chocolate cools, create "football" white threading with decorator's gel: one long line first (lengthwise) and three small lines (crosswise) so that they overlap each other.
  • Toss coconut in a large bowl with green dye.
  • Place green coconut on the bottom of your serving tray to create the playing field.
  • Arrange the Football Rice Krispies Treats on top of the "turf."
  • Tip: These treats can easily be made up to two days before game day and kept in a tightly closed container until serving time.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • Football-shaped cookie cutter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
  • 8 ounces chocolate candy melts
  • 2 tubes (0.67 oz. each) white decorating gel
  • 1 bag (14-oz.) sweetened coconut flakes
  • 10 drops green food dye

Directions

  • Prepare a large (13”x 17”) aluminum sheet pan by spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over low heat on stove.
  • Stir in marshmallows and continue to stir until marshmallows are melted and fully combined with the butter.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies (mixture will become very sticky).
  • Scoop out Rice Krispies mixture onto sheet pan. And here's a little trick: Run your hands under very cold water; then use them to press Rice Krispies mixture flat, making them about a ½” in height (you will not fill the whole sheet pan).
  • Let cool.
  • Cut out football-shaped treats with a football-shaped cookie cutter that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Melt candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the bag.
  • Frost treats with chocolate immediately with a small, offset spatula.
  • When chocolate cools, create "football" white threading with decorator's gel: one long line first (lengthwise) and three small lines (crosswise) so that they overlap each other.
  • Toss coconut in a large bowl with green dye.
  • Place green coconut on the bottom of your serving tray to create the playing field.
  • Arrange the Football Rice Krispies Treats on top of the "turf."
  • Tip: These treats can easily be made up to two days before game day and kept in a tightly closed container until serving time.