15 College Gameday Snacks

By Allie Caton on August 31, 2017


Gameday snacks are definitely the most important part of any good college football party. Nothing brings college students to a party like a good plate of loaded nachos. If you want to have an awesome party, you have to have awesome snacks.

Gameday parties are the perfect excuse to try out a new recipe and put some creativity into it. Flex your creative muscles by trying to make any recipe you use into the shape of a football, jersey, or football field. Bring a Martha Stewart-worthy snack to a party and you are sure to be invited back for more.

If you are hosting a party, whether it be a tailgate or a get together at your apartment or dorm, snacks are a must. The best way to ensure that your party will have a wide array of yummy snacks is to host it potluck style. Make a couple dishes yourself and ask your guests to bring gameday snacks of their own. Not only does this make things easier on you as a host, but it ensures there will be plenty of food to last the whole game.

Here are 15 delicious recipes to choose from for your next college football party:

1. Pigs in a Blanket

These are the perfect bite-sized snack for your football party, and you only need three ingredients! Easy to make and easy to eat — they are the perfect snack for hanging out and watching the game.

2. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Add some heat to your party with this dip. Pair it with chips or veggies for a spicy snack.

3. Football Snack Bags

These are great to munch on while watching the game. Easy to make and fun to eat from, these are great for hanging around the TV just watching and munching.

4. Football-Themed Ice Cream Sandwiches

These take basically no effort to make, but taste delicious! Basically, all you have to do is stick a popsicle stick into an already bought ice cream sandwich, slap some designs on it, and you’ve got a football themed treat!

5. Bacon Potato Bites

Nothing goes together better than cheese, bacon, and potatoes; it’s the holy trinity.

6. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It’s a fruit so it’s healthy, right?

7. Mac & Cheese Bites

As if there’s anything better than easy to eat, bite-sized mac & cheese. These are easy to make and are sure to make your friends go wild.

8. Banana Oat Bites

For a healthier snack to compliment your hot dogs and potato chips. These banana oat bites are full of protein to keep the energy high throughout the entire game.

9. Mini Buffalo Chicken Calzones

Pizza and wings all in one. These are definitely good to make if you want to show off your stellar cooking skills. They are sure to be one of the most impressive dishes at the party.

10. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

These will be gone in the first five minutes of the party, so make sure you bring a lot of them.

11. Football-Themed Rice Krispie Treat

A classic childhood favorite that is sure to be a hit.

12. Taco Cups

Tacos without the mess!

13. Pepperoni Pizza Cheese Ball

Literally just a big ball of cheese. Sounds amazing, right?

14. Grilled PB&J

Upgraded childhood classic. This will bring peanut butter & jelly to a whole new level of awesome.

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

Chocolate and peanut butter were made to go together. These chocolate peanut butter footballs are basically football shaped Reese’s and every bit as delicious in football form as they are in cup form.

Hopefully, these recipes can get you started with some ideas for your next party. Whether you are looking to make something sweet or something savory, there are tons of amazing recipes here and all over the web to choose from.

Don’t forget to provide or bring some drinks as well. Soda, Gatorade, beer, or cider are great beverages for watching football. If you really want to go out, you could do a bit of fun decorating as well by getting some inflatable footballs or football-themed streamers, but that’s all extra. You don’t need to have a fancy apartment or crazy decorations to host a good party. All you need are good snacks, cool drinks, and awesome friends.

By Allie Caton

Uloop Writer
Allie is a creative at heart. She loves to draw and fawns over comic book illustrations and animation. She hopes to be able to use the skills she has cultivated as a Communications major to bring value to the creative industry. Her goal is to one day work somewhere where she can be around creatives while utilizing her writing and illustration skills.

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