Sunday, September 16, 2012

Football Rice Krispy Treats with BBQ Chips and Chocolate

Barbeque Chip and Chocolate Rice Football Krispy Treats by The Silly Pearl

A few months ago, I was looking around the kitchen for a snack. All we had were barbeque rice chips and chocolate chips. I ate the chips first, then the chocolate. And I was amazed at how yummy they tasted together! It was the perfect sweet, salty and spicy bite. I thought of how to combine them into a recipe together, and thought Rice Krispy Treats would be a good idea. As if BBQ chips aren’t already football-y enough, I made them into a fun football shape.


Here’s a team-neutral picture for you if you prefer, but I’m leaving the red background, sorry!

BBQ Chip and Chocolate Football Rice Krispy Treats - The Sily Pearl

First I started making the Rice Krispy treats using the usual recipe, but I used brown rice cereal. It’s what I happened to have on hand, but the brown color was perfect to get that football look. See my note* in the recipe below if you’re using regular (i.e. not brown) rice cereal.


Meanwhile, I opened a bag of BBQ rice chips and the girls helped me smash the bag with a rolling pin. You could also just scrunch it up with your hand.


It should look like this when you’re done…about the size of chocolate chips.


Pour the crushed chips in with the rice krispy mixture…


…and then the chocolate chips. I had a little bit of white chocolate left over, so I threw those in as well. You can use any type of chocolate you like. Sweet will stand up more to the salty/spicy.


Stir it all together, and then press it into an oval baking pan. If you have a football-shaped pan, even better! Then to make the football’s stitches, add a line of marshmallows down the middle. Do an odd number.


Then alongside every other marshmallow, add a pair of marshmallows on either side.


All done!

Football Rice Krispy Treats with BBQ Chips and Chocolate - The Silly Pearl

Now you’re really ready for some football. Enjoy the season!


Football Rice Krispy Treats with Barbeque Chips and Chocolate


  • 6 cups Brown rice cereal*
  • 4 cups Mini marshmallows, plus additional for decoration
  • 3 Tbs Butter
  • 1 Bag (3 oz) Barbeque flavored rice chips
  • 1/2 bag (6 oz) Chocolate chips, any flavor

Special equipment needed: Large oval baking pan (12.5 inch x 8.5 inch)


In a saucepan, melt butter and 4 cups marshmallows. Add rice cereal and stir until combined. Remove from pan into a bowl. Crush entire bag of BBQ chips until about the size of chocolate chips, and add to bowl. Add chocolate chips. Fold ingredients together until combined.

Press mixture into oval baking pan. When cooled, decorate with reserved mini marshmallows to mimic stitches of a football. Serve at room temperature.

*Note: If you’re using regular (i.e. not brown) rice cereal, add chocolate chips while the rice krispy mixture is still hot. The chocolate chips will melt and coat the rice krispies to make them brown. You may want to increase the amount of chocolate chips just a little bit to make sure the cereal is fully coated.



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  1. That sounds so good! My guys would love these!! Super clever!!

  2. WOW, this sounds like sweet and salty deliciousness!!!

  3. Thanks so much for linking this to the football tailgate party! Such an interesting flavor combination! But, I bet it's good! :) Hope you'll stop by again if you have any more football related posts throughout the fall!

  4. what a fun idea... sweet and salty! yum! :) (not a football fan, but for sure a snack/treat fan!!! woohoo! go team food!!!!) ;)

  5. It looks interesting. The 49er background makes it even better.