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Easy Tailgating Recipes

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Easy Tailgating Recipes
I know that fall is getting closer when football pre-season begins. Our household is a bit divided when it comes to our favorite pro football teams, but we can all agree that Florida State University (Go Noles!) is our favorite college football team. It has become a bit of a tradition in our home to watch our favorite teams on the weekends while munching on game day food and snacks.

We also spend quite a bit of time watching our son play youth football. This year my step-son has also decided to join the high school team so we’ll be in the stands cheering him on as well. So it’s safe to say that football is kind of a big deal around here. Today I want to share a few of our favorite tailgating recipes. These recipes are super easy to make and are a perfect addition to your game day menu.

In order to make a couple of these recipes, I used this cool Jell-O Jigglers Mold Kit. Do you see what team it is? Yup, Florida State University. My son was thrilled when he saw these and I’m sure they’ll be getting a lot of use this upcoming football season.


I found and bought our kit on the site. There are several other teams to choose from and there’s also a $.75 coupon available when you order online. If you live in a city where the University is located, you may purchase it at your local Walmart.

Now on to the recipes, remember that you can tweak each one according to your favorite flavors and/or team colors. Enjoy!

Easy Tailgating Recipes

Sour Strawberry Jell-O Snacks

What you’ll need:

  • Jell-O Jigglers Mold Kit
  • 1 Package of Strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 Tablespoons of Real Lemon Juice


  • Boil 2/3 cups of water.
  • Add Jell-O mix until it dissolves.
  • Mix in 3 tablespoons of real lemon juice.
  • Pour into mold and place in refrigerator for 4 hours or until firm.



Sweet and Salty Tailgating Popcorn

What you’ll need:

  • 8-10 Cups of Popped Salted Popcorn (no butter)
  • 1 Package of Jell-O (your choice of flavor)
  • 1/4 Cup of Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar


  • Melt butter and corn syrup over medium heat.
  • Once butter melts, increase heat and add package of Jell-O along with the sugar.
  • Stir until sugar and Jell-O dissolve.
  • Once it becomes a thin syrup consistency remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Toss to coat popcorn well.
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and break up popcorn.



Game Day Chiller

What you’ll need:

  • Lemon-lime flavored soda
  • Jell-O Jigglers Mold Kit
  • Fruit Punch flavored juice
  • Diced Strawberries


  • Fill up Jell-O Mold with fruit punch juice.
  • Add a few pieces of diced strawberries to the juice.
  • Place in freezer overnight.
  • Add frozen fruit punch to lemon-lime soda and enjoy.

Game Day Chiller


What are some your favorite tailgating recipes? I’m always looking for new recipe ideas so please share below!

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Samantha K

Saturday 30th of August 2014

I am fan of any foods that are team colors! These are great ideas. #client