Thursday, September 8, 2011

Easy Football Pops

Football Pops made from Rice Krispie Treats

I bought a box of Rice Krispie Treats on sale at Meijer this week.  I wanted to make a quick and easy football treat for the NFL kick off today. (even though my team is not playing tonight). 

I chose to use the smallest size Rice Krispie treat. I opened the packages,  and Kara helped me form them into footballs. (sort of!) If you want more precise footballs, it would be best to use a cookie cutter.  Since these are just for my kids, these were close enough. 

At first we just placed the sticks into the treats, but when we tried to cover the first one the stick was too  loose. 

I used light cocoa candy melts to cover the footballs.  It was the perfect shade of brown.  I melted them in a glass bowl, using the 30 second method.  I placed some melted chocolate over the bottom of the football, and then reinserted the stick.  Once the chocolate hardened, the stick was much more secure.  

Here Kara is covering the mini football with chocolate using a knife.  It worked best when we covered the top and sides and allowed it to harden before covering the back side. 

I placed a few white candy melts in a plastic bag, and melted it for 30 seconds at 15 second intervals.  I snipped the corner, and made the lines on the footballs.  AFTER I gave Kara the bag to eat, I realized I forgot the longer vertical lines on the ends.  Ooops!  They still look like footballs either way.    If I were serving this for a party, I would probably use a tube of frosting, because it would go on less goopy than the melted chocolate did. 

The kids loved the pops, and they literally only took minutes to make.


  1. cute and simple and I am sure they are delicious! I think these would be great for a tailgate! I will for sure have to keep these in mind! Thank you so much for the tutorial! :o) And I wanted also to say thank you SO much for linking up your idea at Crafty Scrappy Happy Me Thursday :o)

  2. These would be a great team treat!

  3. I am not big on watching football but I love this time of year when it cools down and my man watches the game. These are cute. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  4. Cute. I love football crafts and food. These also look delicious. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  5. These would be fun for a Superbowl party. Nice work! I am a new follower from Too Cute Tuesday. Vicky @

  6. Nebraska is football country! These would be perfect this fall. I'm going to try to make these gluten and dairy free. :) I featured your pops on this week's Terrific Under Ten.

  7. Genius! I love how easy this is! We might have to make these this weekend. Thank you so much for linking up with the frog last week! I hope you will join me again!

  8. I love how you made it easy enough the kids can help. Super idea! I'm a football widow so these treats will be a hit in my home! Thanks for sharing.


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