Game Day Snacks for Kids (and Adults!)

Football season is upon us! What team does your family cheer on? 

No matter where you’re loyalties lie, here at Birdie Bean, we’re going to help you make the most of game day with easy-to-make, fun treats for the whole family! 

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

Jamielyn Nye from I Heart Naptime has created the perfect game day snack, that’s a favorite in our household. These might be a little spicy for your Birdies, but trust us, the adults will love them! 

Click here for Jamielyn’s easy buffalo chicken bites recipe that only takes 35 minutes to create. 

Pizza Bagels

We’d be lying if we said these pizza bagels weren’t a weekly occurrence in our house… we let the kids pick their own toppings and decorate them however they like. 

The ingredients you need really vary depending on what your kids love, but here’s what you’ll typically need: 

  • Bagels
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Your favorite toppings

Once your Birdies have decorated the bagels they just need to pop in the oven until the cheese melts. We love these on game day because they keep the kids entertained and are quick and easy to make. What are your kid's favorite toppings?

Creamy Mac and Cheese Bites

At first glance, these might sound like a kid’s choice… but trust me, the adults will be grabbing for them even more than your Birdies will. 

Nikki from Chef in Training is always looking for recipes that are going to satisfy her picky eaters, and her houseguests alike, and the thing about cheese is… everyone loves it! I bet these creamy mac and cheese bites are going to be a game-changer to game day this year. 

Grab Nikki’s recipe for the perfect mac and cheese bites here

Rice Krispy Treat Footballs

If you’re feeling creative and want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you must try these Rice Krispy footballs that Cheryl has created. Her 3 boys absolutely love them and always want to help in the kitchen. If you want them ‘football’ colored make sure to use chocolate rice crispies and her biggest tip is always to shape them when they’re still hot/warm! 

Make Rice Krispy Treat Footballs with Cheryl in under half an hour! Click here for her recipe and instructions. 


Deviled Eggs

We know deviled eggs might not be high on your kid's list but they’re a must for football days in our household. This year I’m determined to try these Pimento-Cheese Deviled Eggs from Good Housekeeping. 

If you’ve never made deviled eggs before, I think you’ll be surprised at how easy and tasty this recipe is. Click here to make Pimento-Cheese Deviled Eggs from Good Housekeeping.

“Walking” Tacos

Have you ever heard of walking tacos? We hadn’t until recently! “Walking” tacos are when you take all of your taco toppings and dump them into an open bag of chips! We’ve tried both Fritos and Nacho Cheese Doritos, and both are *chef’s kiss*. 


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 can Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 5 packages of chips of your choice
  • Toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and sliced green onions


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. 
  2. Stir in chili seasoning mix, pepper, tomatoes, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Just before serving, cut open corn chip bags. Add beef mixture and toppings.

These “Walking” tacos can be served on plates in front of the TV while your family cheers on their favorite team! 

Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket

Lastly, we want to share this grown-up twist on a kid’s favorite: Pig in a Blanket. This is the perfect dish to take tailgating or serve at home during the Superbowl! It’s also super easy to make! Adults and kids alike will love this dish. 

Click here to make easy pigs in a blanket from Good Housekeeping. 

What’s your favorite way to cheer on your team? 

Get those football print jammies on and start a new family tradition with these game-day treats. Share your fun game-day picture by tagging us on Instagram. And if you have a favorite game-day recipe, share it below!