Every year for the past five years, I have participated in what our friends have named the “North Shore Football League” as part of Fantasy Football. The couple of years my team was surprisingly good (thanks for the drafting help, dad!) and I even won the championship one year. Ever since, my team, which I named Touchdown Queen, was always a much-hated team.
I actually wasn’t very good for the next four seasons but people still loved to win against me. Really, it was just a fun chance to trash talk to friends who lived cross country, and actually have a reason to tune into NFL football on Sundays. Which, of course, called for football food.
Sadly, this year we collectively decided to stop the North Shore Football League due to a combination of busy lives and waning interest. While I’m not super bummed about it, I’ll definitely miss the weekly text messages with trash talk, the weekly emails from our commissioner, and obviously the excuse to check in on football and make football food.
However, for those of you who ARE huge football fans, I have a super fun and easy treat for you to make! These Football Cocoa Krispie Treats would be absolutely perfect for a tailgate or afternoon watching your favorite team. They’re a fun change from the typical rice krispie treat, as they are made with Cocoa Krispies (or Cocoa Pebbles!) and then shaped into little footballs and decorated.
That said, let me assure you these do not require ANY artistic abilities! I was nervous they were going to come out looking nothing like footballs, but after the first few that I shaped, I feel like I got the hang of it. For the frosting that I piped on, I played around with a thinner line and a thicker line. Personally I liked the thinner line but you can definitely play around with it as well and make the frosting however thick you’d like!
One thing is for sure, regardless of if your team wins or not, you will have a sweet dessert to cap the game off with!