I’m gearing up for Superbowl, and in my world, that has nothing to do with the sport, the teams, or wherever it’s located. Where is the Superbowl? For me, it’s just another excuse to eat, cook, and be merry. Yup, I’ll be throwing you a couple of ideas for your party and I think a football shaped treat is just the way to start us off on the right foot.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

I’ve had this Peanut Butter Ball recipe for years and I’ve adapted it many times. I’ve done it with creamy peanut butter and crunchy peanut butter, different but both are good. I’ve used milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and dark chocolate for the coating. It’s an easy no-bake recipe, swappable and adaptable, so I thought it would be perfect for yet another re-incarnation, as footballs! I already know this is a crowd-pleaser. Lon wanted me to tell you all that he can eat “8 Million of these”. Adam Richman(Man Vs. Food), I think you have a challenger.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Football Pile Up 5

These are a bit sweeter than my normal treat, very peanut butter-y rice krispy treats, covered in chocolate. It certainly satisfies the kid in you (or Lon for sure).

Have you ever bitten into a football?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs
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about 32 footballs

  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal (like rice krispies)
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter or 2 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 13 ounces chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 recipe royal icing

Instructions -

1. Toss together confectioner’s sugar and rice cereal in a very large bowl. Set aside.

rice krispies and confectioner's sugar

2. Melt peanut butter and butter together in a medium sauce pot over low heat, while stirring. Pour over sugar and rice cereal and mix thoroughly.

peanut butter rice krispy mixture 3

3. Form into 2 1/2″ to 2 3/4″ long footballs in your hands. Don’t worry if you crush the rice cereal. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

shaping Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Footballs 3

4. Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Use two spoons to maneuver a football in the chocolate until it is coated allover. Set on wax paper. Repeat with all of the footballs. Set them aside to dry.

Chocolate Coating

5. Pipe royal icing onto footballs. Set aside to dry. Store in an airtight container in room temperature until ready to serve. Best within two days but will last for at least 5 days.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Football on green 2

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