¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar (up to 2 cups if needed)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips for the outside of the football
white chocolate or frosting for the football laces
Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in vanilla.
Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined. (If you want a stiffer mixture, add the extra ½ cup of powdered sugar.) Mix in chocolate chips.
Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a football shape.
Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. (It helps if the plate has sides…less mess!) Cover in sprinkles or chocolate chips, pressing them into the surface a little so they stick. Pipe on the laces using melted white chocolate or some leftover frosting and chill until ready to serve.
Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, a spoon.