Microwave chocolate, corn syrup and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1-1/2 min. Blend in vanilla.
Add cereal; mix well. Cool 10 min. Shape into 18 (3-inch-long) football shapes with lightly moistened hands. Place on large sheet of wax paper; cool completely.
Use decorating gel to add “lacings” to “footballs.” Let stand until gel is firm.
Take these chocolate treats, individually wrapped in plastic wrap, to your next tailgate party. Makes 1-1/2 dozen (18 footballs).