I don't know what your current tailgates look like, but I can imagine they consist of a bag of chips, maybe some ~beverages,~ and....that's probably it. But you can do better! I've taken the liberty of scouring Pinterest for the cutest and yummiest tailgate snacks to make your life easier. I will accept payment in snack foods. Thank you, and you're welcome.
1. This clever "Pigskin in a Blanket"
Pigs in a Blanket are a tailgate/football season classic, and this creative display takes it to a whole new level. The recipe easy and the ingredients are cheap, but it'll look like you poured our heart and soul into it. Nobody's gotta know!
2. These adorable Mac n Cheese Bites
Why NOT take your favorite food and turn it into adorable little cups?? Definitely make sure to double the batch on these, because they're gonna go faaaaast.
3. This SUPER easy "Touchdown Snack Mix"
Even if you don't have a kitchen, you could make this mix without cooking by simply throwing the different chips together! Plus, mixing yummy things together can't go wrong...right?
4. LOADED. TATER. TOT. SKEWERS.
There is NOTHING better than loaded potatoes of any form... tots, fries, chips, whole...., and ALL food is cuter on little skewers (that even kind of rhymes). Don't @ me on either one of those facts. This is SUCH an easy snack to make, and it'll be the most popular snack of the day. Definitely another "double the batch" situation.
5. Peanut butter/chocolate footballs (YES I SAID IT)
A THEMED REESE'S CUP? OK. These are easy to make (albeit a little messy), and will be the perfect sweet addition to all the yummy salty and spicy food you have on your table. Plus, they're just so darn cute!
6. Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl
Yes, you read that right. Two of the yummiest things known to man have COLLIDED in this delicious nacho bowl that tbh I could easily take down by myself in 5 minutes. And so easy to make. You're welcome.
7. Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring
There obviously can't be only one buffalo-flavored thing on this list. If you can pull this baking feat off, it'll be the most rewarding way to spend your time the night before the big game. Plus, people will be so impressed and while I can't promise anything, Rachel Ray MIGHT call you and offer you a spot on her cooking show. Again, no promises...but I believe in you.
8. A HEALTHIER Buffalo Recipe
These buffalo chicken celery sticks are a healthier way to fulfill your buffalo chicken needs. And I mean, I guess if you're gonna eat THAT much, you might as well throw a healthy-ish option in there. But hey, a little celery never hurt anyone* (*this statement has not been evaluated by the FDA, or even Google, because I'm scared to look and find out I'm horribly wrong).
9. These incredible "Touchdown Taco Cups"
It's like a personal 7-layer dip...that you can double-dip in! Again, making anything into a cute little cup form is a good idea, in my opinion. Plus, you won't have to worry about leaving a big tray of dip out in the sun all day! The best possible solution.
10. Chocolate pretzel footballs
Another salty/sweet balance! These are a no-bake, easy to make, and festive little treat. Just make them the night before and keep them cold overnight, and they'll be ready to go! Plus, they LOOK a lot harder to make than they actually are, so you'll get credit for being, like, the next Chrissy Teigen. And who doesn't want that?
11. The last dessert
A similar (but very wonderfully different) alternative to the peanut butter cup footballs from earlier, and another great no-bake treat. The hardest part of the process is to make the cookie dough without eating it....And honestly, I have no words of wisdom to talk you out of doing that.
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