Football Shaped Rice Krispies – So Much Fun!

These easy football shaped Rice Krispies treats are perfect for game day. Get the kids in the kitchen for a little help with this fun football dessert.

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Football Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

We’ve had so much fun sharing our football desserts with you. So far, we’ve shared football cupcakes, football field brownies (too cute), and a football field Rice Krispies treat. Now, we’re heading to the end zone with these fun football-shaped Rice Krispies treats made with cocoa cereal.

Using the cocoa Rice Krispies treats makes this dessert come together quickly, but feel free to add cocoa to your regular Rice Krispies if that’s all you have on hand.

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Tips for Making These Rice Krispies Treats 

If you’re getting the kids into the kitchen to help make this fun Super Bowl dessert, you might have to work the football cookie cutter. It takes a bit of pressure to really get through the cereal mix.

When you have really small ones “helping” you, give them a cooled chunk of marshmallow Krispies and let them form it in their hands. It might not look like a football, but it will be a few minutes of sensory fun!

More Super Bowl and Football Dessert Ideas

Here are some additional football dessert ideas you might like. I’m partial to the cupcakes but I’m always up for a cupcake!

Football Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

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Yield: 6 treats

Football Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Football Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

These football-shaped Rice Krispies treats are a crowd-pleasing, fun-filled dessert. Made with cocoa cereal, they don't take a lot of hands-on time!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes



  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add 10 ounces of mini marshmallows until melted smooth, stirring consistently.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 7 cups cocoa Rice Krispies and the rest of the marshmallows. Pour the melted butter and marshmallows and mix until incorporated.
  3. Line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper before pouring the mix in. Let it rest on the counter 2-4 hours.
  4. Using a football cookie cutter (or a slightly bent, clean soup can), punch out your football shapes.
  5. Use the frosting to pipe laces and your football-shaped Rice Krispies are done!


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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 694Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 118gFiber: 19gSugar: 43gProtein: 20g

All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients when accuracy is desired.

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