These Rice Krispie Treat footballs are really easy if you need to make a family-friendly dessert for a Super Bowl party. I was rushed to get these done so they aren’t as nice as I would have liked them to be and I’ve never used Cocoa Krispies before. They make a delicious Rice Krispie treat! Since you’ll want to shape these quickly before the mixture cools (and hardens), use half the normal Rice Krispie Treat recipe unless you have helpers. The recipe below is for half of the normal recipe.
For best results, make sure to use fresh marshmallows. You could use store-bought frosting tubes, but just make sure the hole is pretty small and avoid the gel icings that don’t dry. We used a Wilton number 3 tip, which is about 1mm in diameter, and buttercream frosting. From beginning to end (I keep white frosting in the freezer at all times so had it on hand already), roughly a dozen footballs took about 30 minutes. I’m not sure that using a cookie cutter would save much time, plus you’d have a lot of waste.
Also see Rice Krispie Treat Animals for future inspiration.