Whether you are a current student or proud alumni, game day and tailgate snacks are no joke within the Atlantic Coast Conference. Rivalries and competition run high on the field, and you know what they say: if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. However, with these tasty snacks, you may want to stay in the kitchen. Pair these recipes with your jersey and war paint to take your team morale all the way to the end zone.
1. Boston College: Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
Skip the chowder and snack on some chocolate. These wicked good cupcakes are not only simple to make, but their name itself definitely proves they are "For Boston."
2. Clemson University: Waffle Fry Sliders
Number one in the ACC, and number one in your stomach. Be the talk of the tailgate with these tasty two-in-one sliders, and you'll be number one on snack duty.
3. Duke University: Flamin' Hot Cheetos Crispy Treats
Flamin' hot like the Blue Devil himself, these hot crispy treats will have you calling a time out for a water break. This snack will sure give rival UNC a run for their money.
4. Florida State University: Red Velvet Puppy Chow
Red velvet or "garnet" velvet? Show some Seminole pride with this puppy chow and throw in some "gold" M&Ms to make it even more festive.
5. Georgia Tech: Strawberry Peach Guacamole
While Georgia peaches may be seasonal, guacamole is perfect for every occasion, anytime. Break out this sweet and salty combo to bring the crowd to their feet.
6. University of Louisville: Sweet 'n Spicy Cheeze-Its Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
Channel your inner Colonel and give Kentucky Fried Chicken a run for its money with this crazy rendition of a chicken and waffle sandwich.
7. University of Miami: Hurricane Cocktail
What better way to root on the 'Canes than by drinking a hurricane itself? Celebrate Miami's undefeated record with a round of these boozy cocktails, and maybe another round after you remember they play FSU in a couple of days.
8. University of North Carolina: Mini Pork Buns
While North Carolina may be known for their whole hog roasts during their tailgates, these mini pork buns will save you the graphic imagery while still delivering great barbecue flavor.
9. North Carolina State: Red Wine Jello Shots
I don't know what's more of a production, making Jello shots or figuring out how to get it all out of the shot glass. Get your "Wolfpack" together and make these festive red wine Jell-O shots just in time for an NC State game day.
10. Notre Dame: Lucky Charm Cookie Sandwiches
Luck of the Irish? More like Luck of the charms. Hopefully, these Lucky Charm cookie sandwiches will bring The Fighting Irish to a pot of gold before the end of the fourth quarter.
11. University of Pittsburgh: Pierogis
Why should the Pittsburgh Pirates have all the fun? Create your own pierogi race with these five different pierogi recipes to please all Polish grandmas around the world.
12. Syracuse: Blood Orange Punch
You're going to need a couple of these to build up a thick enough "alcohol jacket" to last you through the bitter Syracuse weather. While Otto may not appreciate this blood orange punch, your taste buds sure will.
13. University of Virginia: Ham and Cheddar Hot Pockets
With Virginia's international reputation for their ham, these homemade ham and cheddar hot pockets will satisfy your savory tooth and are an easy snack to make just in time for the Cavaliers to take the field.
14. Virginia Tech: Peanut Butter Fudge
Whether you're a smooth or chunky peanut butter fan, it's hard to resist when it comes in fudge form. And with Virginia being known for its peanuts, this recipe serves as a perfect Hokie game day snack.
15. Wake Forest University: Bacon Mashed Potato Bombs
It's okay Wake Forest, you may be last in the ACC, but you're number one in my heart for having bacon. Try these insane bacon mashed potato bombs to showcase North Carolina's awesome barbecue.