5 Snack Mixes to Bring to Your Next Tailgate

These snack mixes from Food Network are simple to make and easy to pack for the long trek to the stadium or a Saturday spent at the soccer field.
Pizza Party Mix

Katie Lee's Pizza Party Mix is seen on the set of Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 8.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Some tailgaters go all out with a portable grill, but all you really need is something to munch on while you’re waiting for the big game. Snack mixes are simple to make and easy to pack for the long trek to the stadium or a Saturday spent at the soccer field. Kids and adults will love the crunch and can choose from sweet and savory options. Try one of these on your next game day.

Pizza Party Mix (pictured above)

Ordering pizza delivery to your parking spot might be tricky, so Katie Lee’s Pizza Party Mix is the next-best thing. Baked Parmesan cheese crackers and pepperoni slices are the salty combination you’ll be craving. We promise you’ll need a second helping.

Chinese Takeout Snack Mix

Dumplings and General Tso’s chicken aren’t exactly conventional tailgate food, but this snack mix brimming with the flavors of Chinese takeout will be a new tradition. Think of this mix as the chip version of your favorite noodle dish.

Chili-Garlic Snack Mix


Photo by: Ryan Dausch

Ryan Dausch

This mix from Food Network Magazine has all your kid’s favorites. (Think pretzels, Cheez-It crackers and Chex Mix.) You’ll coat them in a spicy chili-garlic butter and bake until crisp. The mix stays fresh in an airtight container for up to five days, so you can even make it ahead of time!

Strawberry-Pretzel Snack Mix

Sweet cereal, yogurt-covered pretzels and freeze-dried strawberries are balanced out with salty pretzel sticks and the warming flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring a tub to your next tailgate and pack the leftovers for school lunch — if you even have any!

Praline-Chocolate Snack Mix


Photo by: Ryan Dausch

Ryan Dausch

You’ll find all kinds of flavor profiles in this salty, sweet and creamy snack mix. Cocoa Puffs add a chocolatey crunch your tailgating guests will love. Bake this mix the night before and pack it into bags once it’s cooled and you’ll be ready for game time.

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