As many moms will attest, trail mix is always a crowd pleaser. So what better time to spice up your trail mix than Game Day? Try these Tailgating Snack Boxes and the kids will be ready to cheer your team to victory!! Did we mention how delicious this mix is?

*In a bowl gather your ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of dry roasted almonds
  • 4 tablespoons of bear-shaped graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons of crunchy cheddar rice squares
  • 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons of candy coated chocolate peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons of mini pretzels

*Allergen warning: please ensure that you do not expose any child with nut allergies to this recipe

Freely mix all the ingredients together, then pour the mix into your two football-themed paper boxes, and you’re ready for a fun family tailgate before your team takes the field. Plan ahead and bring zip-top bags with you and store any excess mix in a cool, dry place to save for later!

Note: Make sure your child isn’t allergic to nuts! We want to be sure that your child is safe while enjoying their Tailgating Snack Boxes, so please be advised that this recipe includes peanuts and almonds.

Chicken & Waffle Sliders

Chicken and waffles is one of the best comfort foods around, and this version turns it into a finger food! Serve your adoring family and watch them smile with the perfect combo of savory and sweet. These sliders are perfect in the morning, around lunchtime, or as a game-day snack for a big group or party. They’re super-simple to prepare, and despite their bite-size cuteness, they’re always huge crowd-pleasers! If you have a big crowd, or just hungry family members, be sure to get extra supplies—and make sure that a parent is manning the toaster! Ingredients: Frozen mini waffles Popcorn chicken Real maple syrup Toothpicks Cook your popcorn chicken until it is done. While it’s cooking, toast your mini waffles on your medium toaster setting until they pop up or look crispy and golden brown. Sandwich one piece of popcorn chicken between 2 mini waffles. Secure with a toothpick. Drizzle with maple syrup, and serve warm.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

This party punch is great for summertime gatherings and birthday parties.

Blue Grape Lemonade Fizz

Total Time: 5 hours to overnightMakes 4 servings Ingredients ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed 2 cups soda water 3 cups Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, grape flavor ⅔ cup blueberries 1½ cups water Directions Place blueberries in an ice cube tray, fill with water, then freeze ice cubes for 3-4 hours or overnight. Fill four glasses with blueberry ice cubes, then add ¾ cup of Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, grape flavor into each glass. Top each glass with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and ½ cup of soda water. Serve immediately.

Steak Skewers with Cherry BBQ Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes plus 20 minutes to marinateCook time: 18 minutesServes 4 Sauce: 2 teaspoons of olive oil ½ cup of chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons of no-salt-added tomato paste ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar 1 cup of Juicy Juice® 100% juice, cherry flavor 1 (12-oz) package of frozen unsweetened pitted cherries, thawed 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 1 teaspoon of stone-ground mustard 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or honey In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until softened. Add tomato paste and vinegar, stirring until smooth. Stir in cider, cherries, paprika, mustard and sugar and bring to a simmer; cook and stir 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, mashing cherries with a fork. Let sauce cool. Steak: 1 pound of London broil (top round steak), thinly sliced into 8 strips3 tablespoons of chopped green onions Pour ¾ cup of the sauce into a large resealable plastic bag and add steak strips; seal bag, and turn to coat, then let stand at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes. Preheat broiler to high and line a baking sheet with foil. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Read more