Football without a great tailgate? What-A-Ya Nuts?!

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As we enter September, most schools have already resumed classes and Fall Sports are getting underway. Today, September 3rd, is actually one of the biggest days for the most essential fall sport. Football Season has begun!

On this day, the NFL is wrapping up their pre-season with all 32 teams facing off, the infamous “DeflateGate” is finally over, and the NCAA officially kicks off the regular season this evening.

That said, the game is only half the fun. Now, you might be thinking, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” but no game is complete without a proper tailgate! On top of that, no tailgate is complete without good food.

What makes a good tailgate snack though? Well, we’ll tell you. It’s got to have great taste, mobility, creative flair, and (of course) it’s got to go well with a cold beverage.

So, keeping all that in mind, here is a handy list of snacks that will surely take your tailgating game to the next level and impress all the fans!

Fan Favorites

Individual Seven Layer Dip

Everybody knows the usual tailgating foods include hot dogs, brats, burgers and dips. Step up your game, though, with these delicious foods made to be eaten on the go!

7-Layer Dip, In a Cup

Fend off those double dippers and mass consumers with this brilliant dip in a cup. By making individual portions of the ever popular 7-Layer Dip, everybody can get their fill without crowding the table or worrying about what else might be in there!

Bite-Sized Pizza Puffs

Everyone loves pizza. After all, you can top it with whatever your heart desires. Unfortunately, the ordinary pizza shape and cut has never been the best for game day or on-the-go snacking. All that has changed, though, with these delicious, bite-sized pizza puffs!

Pizza Dip

If you think those pizza bites are brilliant, then you have to take a look at this recipe! We’ve already covered the fact that everyone loves pizza and a good dip. Well, now you can put down the sticky dough and combine these fan favorites! With this pizza dip, you are guaranteed to make some new friends!

Walking Tacos

While some might save their monthly or weekly dose of tacos for any given Tuesday, we think they are a must for the next tailgate! That said, a good tailgate dish is as much about mobility as it is about taste. That’s why you can’t pass up these genius Walking Tacos!

You brought WHAT? What-A-Ya Nuts?!

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Looking for a dish that few have experienced and will turn people’s heads? Well, these recipes will surely do the trick!

Pizza Burgers

As we’ve touched on already, pizza is a staple in almost everybody’s diet. After all, Congress did declare pizza a vegetable at one point. On the other hand, no traditional tailgate is complete without a beefy burger. So, why not mix the two? Next time you’re out there preparing to support your team, surprise your guests with the versatile Pizza Burger!

Bacon Bourbon Pecan Brownies

They have WHAT in them? While some of the true zealots out there may have already experienced the decadent combination of bacon and brownies, these baked treats will surely have people shouting, “What-A-Ya Nuts?!” That said, who wouldn’t want breakfast, some good ol’ fashioned tree-nuts, dessert, and a drink all wrapped into one?

Interested in mixing things up even more? Check out this list of the most bizarre tailgate foods ever found!

The Nuttiest Treats

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While we love how over-the-top some tailgates can get, there is no denying our other love; delicious, all-natural, and healthy foods. Keeping your dishes on the lighter side doesn’t have to be disappointing though, especially if you bring in your beer’s best friend; the almighty tree-nut.

Party Nut Mixes

While you could stick to these easy recipes of tree-nuts mixed with other spices and treats, we challenge you to compare their ingredients with ours. You may just find that they are more similar than you ever imagined, and could save yourself the trouble by grabbing a bag of your favorite flavor (or all four!).

Nutty Cheese Balls

The only thing better than balls of cheese are those that have been covered in delicious tree-nuts! While most recipes call for toasted pecans covered in spices, we encourage you to try the next batch using our delicious nut clusters! Whether you use the savory Cracked Parmesan Pepper or decide to spice things up with the Jalapeno Hysteria, we are sure you’ll find the combination delightful!

Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thinking about sticking to the always popular chocolate chip cookie infused with your favorite tree-nut? Well, next time try using our Stark Raving Chocolate nut clusters to give your cookies that extra chocolatey and nutty flavor!

Nutty Apple Crisp

While you’ll surely need some extra plates and forks, everybody will be ecstatic when they smell that homemade apple crisp you bring! Instead of topping your recipe with plain old tree nuts, try kicking it up a notch with our Maple Cinnamon Madness into your next apple dish. The flavors were made to go together!


So, next time you go to the game, plan on making a day out of it with the best tailgate around! Invite all the friends, choose the dishes you’ll all love, and root your favorite team on with a full stomach!