Game Day Food: Roll Tide! Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits

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Jello University Kit

My family is very excited for football season to be starting!  My husband has already explained to me that the television station will be glued to the SEC Network, so that if I don’t want to watch sports, I can plan accordingly and go to the next room. Haha!  But actually I really enjoy football and I especially love watching our team the Crimson Tide!  And I also look forward each week to game day food!

We usually order out or make something early that will last the day, and game day food is generally “man food.”  We like appetizers, especially chicken fingers and wings! But we also sometimes go for things like meatballs, sausage balls, cocktail weenies, cheesesticks, cheese fries, or chips and dip.  And other times we like simple meals like sub sandwiches, grilled burgers, chili dogs, pizza, and barbecue sandwiches. Yes, we do love to eat!

As much as I love all the salty and spicy goodness of game day, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t crave something sweet!  So today I am sharing a simple dessert that you can prepare to make your game day even sweeter!  I took my recipe for strawberry pretzel salad and turned it in to a kid-friendly game day treat: Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits.  And I added a little extra team spirit to the treat using Jell-O University Molds!

Jello University at Walmart


I shopped for the Jell-O University kits on  I’ve also seen them at my local Walmart store, so you can have a look there as well.  They are currently $5.98 on the website (+ shipping), but right now on they also have a 75 cent coupon available for you.

Aside from the University of Alabama, they also have a lot of other popular teams. Go on over and search for yours, then you can start making your own team inspired snacks!

Jello Kit Contents


The kit comes complete with 4 Jello-O packages, and two molds.  Each mold makes 12 jigglers, enough to use with one box if Jell-O.  The Jell-O molds feature your teams logo and mascot, and your Jell-O will come in flavors to match your teams colors.  The molds, of course, are also reusable, so you can use them again and again!

Roll Tide Parfait


I decided the Jell-O jigglers would be the perfect parfait garnish!  And since my kit came with strawberry flavored Jell-O, it went perfectly with these parfaits.  But since the kits come in flavors that match your team’s colors, you can make your own team spirit parfaits in whatever color or flavor you like! (I imagine an Orange Pretzel Parfait would be quite tasty!)



University of Alabama Jigglers


The Jigglers also make a fun treat to serve up all by themselves!  With game day being such a “man day,” the kids will be thrilled to see the game day snacks you made just for them!

Strawberry Parfaits

What is favorite college team?  Do you have a game day food that is especially inspired by your team?  Please share in the comments!


  1. Samantha K says

    Love this idea! The Jell-O Jigglers on top are a festive final touch! #client

  2. These look amazing!!! I love anything that has strawberries and Strawberry Pretzel dessert in one of my faves. Love the addition of your favorite team on these as well.

  3. Ashleigh hall says

    Roll Tide!! 🙂

  4. Love the idea of having your favorite football team logo made into a dessert! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday Link Party:)

  5. I really like this recipe. It is a easy and pretty dessert to have on game day. I like the idea of having my football team logo made in my dessert. I will have to try this!


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