Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Superbowl Sweets: Rice Krispie Football Treats

It is that time again.

Superbowl Sunday is less than a week away.

Most everyone I know either hosts a party or goes to a party.  These gatherings range in size, but everyone is going for three reasons:

1.  Watch football
2.  EAT
3.  EAT MORE

Oh, and I can't forget drink beer.  Let me add that below.

4.  Drink beer

My first post for Superbowl edibles shall be the Krispie Footballs.  Easy to make, although a tad time consuming.  The start to finish on these bad boys will run you about an hour.

But they are worth it if you enjoy simple sugars. 

Rice Krispie Football Treats

6 cups krispie rice cereal (I used 1/2 Cocoa Krispies and 1/2 generic krispie rice for "brown" footballs)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
1 (11.5 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
1 cup vanilla frosting
wax paper
sandwich bag
football cookie cutter

To prepare Krispie treats, melt margarine or butter over low heat in large saucepan.  Add marshmallows ans stir until melted.

Remove from heat and add krispie rice cereal.  Stir until cereal is well coated.

Line a space on your counter top with wax paper.  Remove krispie mixture from pan and turn onto wax paper.  Cover with another sheet of wax paper and roll with a rolling pin.  

Using greased football shaped cookie cutter, cut footballs.  I added scraps to krispie mixture with rolling pin.

Once footballs are cut, and excess scraps are eaten, melt 95% of milk chocolate chips in heavy glass bowl on high heat for one minute.  Remove and stir, continue heating for 30 second intervals until chocolate stirs smooth.

Add remaining 5% chips and stir until melted (this will "temper" chocolate, making it a better consistency to dip).

Dip tops of footballs in chocolate.  Place on wax sheet to set.

Once chocolate is set, place frosting in plastic sandwich bag, snip corner, and decorate footballs.

Bring to Superbowl party and inhale.  More Superbowl edibles to come this week! get those grocery lists ready!

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