Easy but also super impressive, Football Marshmallows are the cutest and best game day treats you can make.
When it comes to football parties, you don’t have to spend hours decorating or making them look super fancy. Often, the easiest recipes are the best ones!
After all, you want to be out there watching the game and spending time with your friends, not in the kitchen. So, I’ve got a dessert recipe that everyone will love, and it fits in with the game, no matter who is playing.
Plus, these marshmallow treats are so easy and fun to make that people might want to make them with you.
So, grab your kids, your friends, or just do it yourself. No matter what, you’ll love how they look when you’re done.
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What are the cute football marshmallows? There are only a small handful of ingredients. And, they are easy to find in your grocery store baking aisle.
Here is what you’ll need before you begin:
- Pretzel Sticks
- Edible Green Sugar
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Chocolate Melting Wafers
- White Edible Writing Gel
I prefer to use chocolate melting wafers because they work so well very quickly. If you try to melt chocolate chips or chocolate bars, you might have to add some kind of oil or fat to thin it down enough so you can dip the marshmallows into it.
The green sugar is optional. But, since you’re making football marshmallows, the green sugar looks just like the turf on the field.
The writing gel is completely optional, but it’s another thing that makes the process so much easier. Instead of the writing gel, you can dip a toothpick into the vanilla frosting and use it to draw the lines on the footballs.
It might seem incredibly easy to make these cute marshmallows. And it is! But here are some tips that will help you avoid a few common issues.
Seal With Chocolate
The first step is to add the pretzel sticks to the middle of the marshmallows. Before you stick them into the marshmallows, add melted chocolate to the end of them.
This step will seal the sticks into the marshmallows, making them less likely to pop out when you pick them up.
Dip the marshmallows into the green sugar directly after you dip them into the melted chocolate. This is how you get the sugar to really stick to the marshmallows.
If you can’t find green sugar, make your own! Add some green food coloring to granulated sugar and mix until you get the shade of green that you like.
Give Them Time To Cool
It’s very important that you give the marshmallows plenty of time to cool after adding the chocolate and sugar. Don’t try to add the white football lines until the chocolate is completely solid.
I suggest storing them in the refrigerator if your kitchen gets pretty warm. You basically want to keep the air off of them and keep them somewhere colder so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.
They will stay fresh for about 3-5 days.
I don’t recommend freezing them. The texture and taste will change when you try to thaw them enough to eat them.
More Game Day Ideas
As you plan the food and drinks for your next game day party, here are some more idea you should try out! They are fun for kids and adults!
- Football Jello Shots
- Game Day Football Charcuterie Board
- Chocolate Football Candy Apples (Game Day Treat)
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Football Cake Pop Toppers
Are you ready for the recipe? Here you go! You can print it out or just follow along on your phone. Enjoy!
- Microwave-Safe Bowls
- 12 Pretzel Sticks
- 1/4 cup Green Sugar
- 2 cup Chocolate Melting Wafers
- 12 Jumbo Marshmallows
- White Frosting Writing Gel
- Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each interval
- Dip the tip of each pretzel stick into the melted chocolate.
- Press the pretzel stick into each marshmallow, about 1/4 of the way down.
- Let them cool.
- Once they are cool, dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate so they are completely covered.
- Dip the bottom of the marshmallows into the green sugar.
- Let them cool so the chocolate hardens.
- Draw the football laces on them with the white gel.
I hope you enjoyed this easy recipe for making fun football marshmallows! If you did, then make sure you pin it to Pinterest so you can find it later.