Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chocolate Nutty Mini Footballs

Chocolate Nutty Mini Footballs

3 tablespoons
butter or margarine
1 package
(10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows -OR- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup
peanut butter
6 cups cocoa rice krispies

Canned frosting or decorating gel

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted.

Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

Cool slightly. Using buttered hands shape mixture into sixteen 3-inch footballs. Decorate with frosting. Best if served the same day.

Microwave Directions

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add peanut butter, stirring until melted. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

**For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

**1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.

**Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe and picture from Rice Krispies

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