11 Tailgating Recipes — Sweets and Other Eats for Game Day

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012

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Ready ... set ... eat!

Whether you're camped outside the stadium tailgating before the big game or you're "tailgating" from the comfort of your own home, food is necessary to get you through the several hours of cheering and jumping up and down for your favorite team.

We've dug up easily portable tailgating recipes that are sure to please your pumped up crowd.

Plain Chicken
Brown Sugar BBQ Wings

A staple during football games, spruce up plain chicken wings with a finger lickin' sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. With only six ingredients, it won't take long to make the mix early in the morning. After popping them in the oven, you can probably even catch a few more zzz's. Just remember to set the timer!
To get the brown sugar BBQ wings recipe, visit Plain Chicken.
Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Sweet Heat Louisiana Chili

Know why you'll love this recipe? It won first place in a Texas chili cook-off thanks to the fiery blend of spice and heat with sweet and tangy. If your taste buds can't handle the heat, you may be sweatin' a little. To cut down on the spice, the creator suggests adding tomatoes or broth — but beware, it may lose some of the other flavors.
To get the sweet heat Louisiana chili recipe, visit Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Rebecca Lindamood/Foodie With Family
Cheddar Tailgating Bread

Soft cheesy goodness on the inside and crusty on the outside — you'll have to restrain yourself from gobbling this up all by yourself. You can either toss this recipe, which also includes garlic and scallions, in the oven or — even better — fire up the grill.
To get the cheddar tailgating bread recipe, visit Foodie With Family.
Nibble Me This
Sausage Stuffed Mini Sweet Pepper Skewers

Get the grill going for these kabobs, as the charcoal will add another layer of tastiness as it gives off a smoky flavor. It's also juicy and mildly sweet. 
To get the sausage stuffed mini sweet pepper skewers recipe, visit Nibble Me This.
Bake at 350
Best Queso Ever

Let your crockpot heat up this cheesy, spicy dip, and it'll be ready to go for your next tailgating party. Serve with chips, cut-up bread or even veggies for a slightly healthier option.
To get the Best Queso Ever recipe, visit Bake at 350.
Heather's Dish
Perfect Homemade Guacamole

Chop, mince and mash away with this recipe. Whether you like your guacamole dip smooth or chunky with texture, this dip has a tiny kick to it thanks to the addition of jalapeno. We advise making two batches of it because it'll go very quickly!
To get the perfect homemade guacamole recipe, visit Heather's Dish.
Taylor Tailgates
The Beermosa

What's the perfect drink to wash down all the food you'll be eating? The beermosa, a blend of orange juice and beer. Want to go a step farther? Add vodka.
To get the beermosa recipe, visit Taylor Tailgates.
The Sisters Cafe
Football Whoopie Pies

Your friends will be grabbing for these football whoopie pies made with chocolate cake mix and buttercream filling. To get the oval football shape, spoon the batter onto a cookie sheet and shape using the back of the spoon. Easy!
To get the football whoopie pie recipe, visit The Sisters Cafe.
Craft Buds
Candy Football Cupcakes

Let your creativity take over as you decorate these cupcakes with Tootsie rolls, Laffy Taffy, Air Heads and other colorful candies. Add your team's flag, your favorite player's number — the possibilities are endless!
To get the candy football cupcake recipe, visit Craft Buds.
Football Rice Krispies Treat

Peanut butter and Cocoa Krispies cereal combine for a nutty, buttery treat. These are best if you prepare and eat them on the same day.
To get the football Rice Krispies recipe, check out our how-to guide.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs

What is it about chocolate and strawberries that go so well together? To get the football look, use white icing to add details when the chocolate hardens.
To get the chocolate covered strawberry football recipe, check out our how-to guide.

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