Chocolate Nutty Mini-Football Treats™ Recipe -
Chocolate Nutty Mini-Football Treats(TM) Recipe
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Chocolate Nutty Mini-Football Treats™

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"Huddle together to make this fun recipe for the big game. The football shapes are easy for little hands to mold."

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Original recipe makes 16 footballs Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted.
  2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Cool slightly. Using buttered hands shape mixture into sixteen 3-inch footballs. Decorate with frosting. Best if served the same day.
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  • In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add peanut butter, stirring until melted. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
  • Note
  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2009

Its sad this recipe isnt getting the credit it deserves. It was easy and my family is requesting it again for thanksgiving. I made the recipe as is but didnt make it into football shapes because I'm not that talented.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2010

Cute idea! Though didn't care for the cocoa crispies/peanut butter in this recipe. Next time I will try a traditional rice krispie treat recipe and add food color to the marshmallow mixture to achieve the brown color. Making the football shapes is SUPER easy: cup your hands together with the mixture, massage and press - and voila! It will come out in a football shape. I put icing in a ziploc bag and cut a corner to dispense the frosting for the "stitches" on the football.


52 Ratings

Feb 08, 2010

Made these for a Super Bowl party today and they were a big hit. People not only loved the cute football shapes, but they enjoyed the peanut butter flavor too. I doubled the recipe and it worked well, but I do think that it needed a bit more cereal. The regular Rice Krispie treat recipe calls for 6 cups of cereal for a single batch, not 4. I ended up putting 9 cups of cereal into a double batch and it still wasn't quite enough. I'll probably put in 10 next time.

Feb 08, 2010

I didn't think I would like these, because I am not a fan of peanut butter--but I totally did! I brought them to a bar during football playoffs and they were a HUGE hit with everyone. SO easy to make as well. I am making them for a super bowl party, and I am going to try and figure out a way to make them more chocolaty (either chocolate chips or cocoa powder?). Oh also, I used this recipe for the frosting, and just squeezed it out of a ziplock bag that I had cut the corner off of.

Feb 04, 2010

These were delicious... it wasn't easy shaping them but I just sprayed my hands with Pam between each one. I never really got them as good as I wanted but the taste made up for it! The peanut butter was a great addition... if I find a good football shape mold I'll make these all the time.

Jan 19, 2010

These were so delicious and very easy to make! And I had fun making them! These chocolatey snacks are much better than regular rice krispies!

Nov 22, 2010

They are super cute and work great for my tailgating party. I didn't add peanut butter and they still taste great. I used PAM on my hands and an ice cream scoop and that helped me. :]

Sep 03, 2010

I made these for an office "tailgate" party and they were quite the hit! I used an oval cookie cutter to make the basic shape and pinched the ends so they would look like footballs.


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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