Let me tell ya, cheering for your favorite teams can take a lot out of you. (As a self-proclaimed unofficial cheerleader for all things Union Athletics, trust me, I would know.)

Whether you’re a football fan or hockey junkie, you’ve come to the perfect place for the best game day snacks to enjoy as you gear up to watch your sports team win.

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

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This tasty treat is a complete slam-dunk for game day. You can never go wrong with the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and these Chocolate Pretzel Bites do the trick. The greatest part about these little wonders is their size. You can pop one of these babies in your mouth… or two or three… And they’re sure to keep your belly satisfied until your team pulls out the win.

Loaded Nachos 

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Photo by Maddy Piacentini

First, these nachos are most definitely the best you’ve ever tasted in your life and they will undoubtedly get you excited for game day. I mean, let’s be real… What’s better than cheese melted over homemade tortilla chips? Nothing.

Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies

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Because nothing says school spirit like funfetti. Honestly, who doesn’t love the idea of little multi-colored bursts of excitement in every single bite? And these cookies are just as delicious as they are festive! Your friends are sure to love ‘em.

#SpoonTip: You and your friends can also add your own touch to these cookies by decorating them with your school colors.

Rice Krispie Donut Bark

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This recipe is such a great example of how putting all your favorite treats together into one big dish can be the best decision you’ve ever made. By themselves, Rice Krispies, donuts and chocolate bark are always a good idea, yes, but in just 10 minutes you can create this snack, which will bring your game-day celebration to a new level of amazing-ness.

Potato Skins

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Even though game day celebrations should be all about your team, these potato skins will most definitely steal the show and get everyone’s attention when they pop out of the oven. Crunchy and cheesy, this dish is definitely the best thing to accompany the game-day festivities.

Extra Poppin’ Popcorn

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Okay, so everyone knows that popcorn is 100% a dorm room essential, but have you ever wanted make your everyday popcorn game day special? Well, I have your recipe. Chocolate. It’s as simple as that.

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

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Photo by Megan Yee

So, once again, I’m back on the topic of cheese. Why am I not surprised? This recipe is super simple, quick, and is sure to get everyone in a good mood. When it pops out of the oven, it’s sure to get all your friends’ attention and they won’t be able to resist.

S’mores Dip

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Photo by Hailey Maher

When you take your first bite of this s’mores dip, you will be as excited as that time team scored the winning goal in overtime. I’m telling you, it’s definitely that good. Just the classic combination of the melted chocolate, graham crackers and roasted marshmallows is enough to get your whole squad excited for the game. No question.


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Choosing between hummus and guacamole is probably one of the most difficult decisions one has to make in his or her lifetime. With this recipe you get the best of both AND you’ll be able to put all your energy towards getting hyped for the game cause your teams need you.

Frozen Banana Bites

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These frozen banana bites are a staple in my freezer and they are a super great way to feel good about what you’re eating. They taste like a frozen dream, and now I tend to go for them instead of the pint Ben and Jerry’s. This treat is an easy substitution that will get you on your way to healthy eating.

Girl Scout Cookie Truffles

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The wait is over. No need to sit around awaiting the start of the girl scout cookie season anymore cause these truffles are super festive and sure to get your biggest fans excited for the game.

#SpoonTip: Because school colors are probably one of the best things to happen to sports, changing up the icing color of this recipe to match your team. It’s the ultimate way to kill the school-spirit game.

Cheez-it Crackers

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Listen, everyone loves cheez-its. But, it’s unfortunate that they’re super unhealthy for you cause they’re such a fav. This healthier homemade version is the way to go.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Bite-sized meatballs? Umm, yes please. These little beauties are sure to give a spicy kick to your game day plans. Just pop ’em in your mouth and you’re sure to be satisfied.

7 Layer Dip

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Dips are a complete essential for a game day gathering. They’re so easy to munch on as you watch, not to mention, this 7-layer dip can be made in advance.

Pizza Rolls

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Photo by Kirby Barth

You can’t have a game day without pizza. You can make these rolls with only 3 ingredients and you’ll be dipping in no time.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Photo by Morgan Goldberg

Classic. Chocolate covered strawberries are the way to always put a smile on your friends’ faces cause who doesn’t love ‘em? This recipe, as simple as it is, is a sure way to win over your crowd of hungry fans — instant power play if you ask me.

Italian Nachos

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These nachos are different from others because they give an Italian flare to your average Mexican recipe. With olives, Alfredo sauce, peppers, and finally mozzarella cheese, you’re sure to awaken a new side of your nacho-loving self.