Basketball Rice Krispie Treats

These Basketball Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for watching March Madness or for celebrating a local high school basketball game or even a sports themed birthday party. All of the directions are below.

Basketball Rice Krispie Treats

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 16 oz bag marshmallows
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 2 cups light cocoa candy melts
  • Decorating bags
  • Large microwave safe bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Long spoon
  • 9×13” pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 4-5” circle cookie cutter


  1. In a large bowl, combine your marshmallows and butter and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and mix.
  2. Mix in a few drops of orange food coloring.
  3. Mix in your Rice Krispies cereal until your cereal is evenly covered in your marshmallow mixture.
  4. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and press your Rice Krispies mixture into your pan firmly.
  5. Let set for a few hours or in the freezer for 15 minutes and use a circle cookie cutter to cut out basketball shaped Rice Krispies.
  6. Mix your can of frosting with orange food coloring and place in a decorating bag.
  7. Frost each basketball Rice Krispie treat.
  8. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat 2 cups of light cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  9. Fill a decorating bag with the melted chocolate and use to draw the lines on each basketball Rice Krispie Treat.

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