Chocolate Rice Krispie Footballs – Super Bowl Sunday

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, guys! While the Super Bowl isn’t that popular this side of the pond, I personally think it’s fantastic. It’s another excuse for a party, which is another excuse to EAT. After Thanksgiving Day, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the USA. Today is the second Super Bowl party I’ve held and I feel us Brits have a lot to live up to. By the way, how awesome was Beyoncé last year?

The thing is with large gatherings, you don’t want to spend a lot of time on the food.you don’t want to prepare anything too complex. So in addition to a crazy amount of chicken wings, I’ve decided to make these Rice Krispie footballs. They are the easiest recipes get (how many times did you makes these as a kid?) and can be made well in advance. And they look adorable. What more can you ask for?

I made one batch with milk chocolate and one with dark. I think I prefer the dark chocolate but each to their own. If you are planning to make more than one batch, don’t just double the recipe as the mixture will cool too quickly before you’ve had a chance to shape it all. Of course, the more helpers you have, the more you can do at once.

Rice Krispie Footballs by Cake Diem

Method (Makes: 12 footballs)

You will need:

  • 100g (3 1/2 oz) chocolate
  • 60g (2 oz)  butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 90g (3 oz) rice krispies (or any cereal of your choice)
  • white royal icing
  • greaseproof paper
  1. To make your rice krispie cakes, melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Add the butter until it has melted.
  2. Stir in the golden syrup and then the rice krispies.
  3. With buttered hands (to minimise sticking), place a large spoonful of the chocolate mixture on some greaseproof paper. Form it into a football shape by bringing together the edges. This is very messy (but fun)!
  4. Once the footballs have fully dried, they are ready for icing. I placed a stripe at either end then added some stitching but the design is up to you.

Rice Krispie Footballs by Cake Diem

Wasn’t that easy peasy? Spending less time on snacks means more time you can spend watching the game. What food do you serve on Superbowl Sunday?

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