Football Rice Krispie Treats

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For game day or an after-practice snack, make these "Chocolate Nutty Mini-Footballs."
Preparation Time: 20 minutes / Total Time: 40 minutes / Servings: 16
-3 tablespoons butter or margarine
-1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows - or - 4 cups miniature marshmallows
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-6 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
-Canned frosting or decorating gel

Step 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.

Step 2

Add KELLOGG’S COCOA KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

Step 3

Cool slightly. Using buttered hands shape mixture into sixteen 3-inch footballs. Decorate with frosting. Best if served the same day.

Step 4

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: 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.

Step 5

Variations: It’s easy and fun to make sport-inspired Treats for a winning after-play snack.
-Basketball: Cut out circles. Decorate with orange-colored frosting and black gel.
-Bowling: With cutters or stencils, cut out bowling balls and pins and decorate.
-Running: Use a stencil to cut out the shapes of running shoes. Add licorice laces.
-Tennis: Cut out round balls and frost in bright yellow. Use a cardboard stencil to cut racquets; frost them and use decorating gel to add the strings.
-Trophies: Look for trophy-shaped cutters or make stencils. Cover in gold frosting and use decorating gel to write on the names of team members. Everyone wins!

Step 6

This game day recipe is excerpted with permission from "The Rice Krispies Treats® Cookbook: Fun Recipes for Making Memories with America's Favorite Family Snack" by Norman Kolpas and published by Weldon Owen.

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