They key to any super bowl dessert is to make it bite-size so it can be eaten without looking away from the game. These krispy treats fit the bill. Whip up a batch of these quick-cooking treats for your super bowl party tonight. Serve them for dessert or wrap them individually in cello bags and give them as party favors. These football treats are also great for a kids’ sports theme party.
Football Cocoa Krispy Treats
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
10 oz marshmallows
5-6 C. cocoa krispies
1 C. crushed cocoa krispies, reserved
Nonstick cooking spray
vanilla frosting in a piping bag or a tube* fitted with a pinpoint piping tip
1. Melt butter is a large sauce pan over low heat. Once butter is melted add in marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
2. Add 5-6 cups of cocoa krispy treats to marshmallow mixture (until desired consistency), stirring to mix.
3. Crush reserved cocoa krispies in the bowl of a mini food processor to form fine crumbs or crush by hand in a ziplock bag using a rolling pin. Place crumbs on a plate.
4. Coat hands with a few sprays of nonstick cookie spray and rub hands together to coat them with spray. Grab about 3/4 C. of cocoa krispy mixture and form into the shape of a football. Place bottom of the football on the counter and press down to create a flat side. Reshape if necessary. Roll football in crushed cocoa krispies to coat (you are creating a smoother surface to pipe the frosting lacing). Repeat until you have used up all of the cocoa krispy mixture. One recipe should make 10-12 footballs, depending on how large you make the footballs.
5. Place footballs on a cookie sheet coated with waxed paper. Using a fine piping tip, pipe a straight line lengthwise in the middle of the football. Pipe arches along each tip of the football. Let the frosting dry so the laces are easier to pipe. Once the first frosting lines are dry, pipe short perpendicular lines across the middle line to create “laces” on the football. If the edge of each lace is not completely even use the tip of a sharp knife to even them out (wipe the tip of the knife after each cut to remove extra frosting and prevent smudging). Let frosting dry and serve. You can make these up to 1 day in advance.
*Wilton makes vanilla frosting in a tube that is available at most grocery stores in the baking aisle. Couplings and assorted tips are usually available in the same aisle, or pick them up at a cake decorating store, Joanna Fabrics or Michaels.