Snackle Box

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A traveling charcuterie board… a grazing box on the go… a tackle box meets snacks? Call it what you want, but the Snackle Box might be my new favorite way to snack. Organize a box with your favorite goodies, open it up, sit back, and enjoy. You’re in for a treat! 

snackle box filled with snacks.

Let’s Create a Snackle Box!

Okay, so the snackle box might be my new favorite charcuterie / grazing board trend. I came across it on social media and when I saw it I knew I had to give it a try. The results made me giddy and now I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to regular snacking. 

So you might be wondering….

What is a snackle box?

It’s a portable and cleverly organized charcuterie board! The basic idea here is to take a tackle box and fill it with snacks. We’re turning a tackle box into a charcuterie board and calling it a snackle box. 

snackle box filled with snacks.

Now, before you get confused (because folks have in the past), I am aware that a charcuterie board is traditionally associated with a spread of meats. However, these days I believe it’s generally acceptable to call any spread of foods, be it cheeses, desserts, snacks, meats, etc., a charcuterie. I’ve done a few in my time including a s’mores board, a coffee-inspired snack spread, and a summer cheese board. No matter how you do it (in this case it is organized and built into a tackle box), it’s a fun way to eat. 

I did a bit of research to see if there was an “official” creator/inventor of this snackle box idea and I came up with at least five different names, so I don’t know who to give credit to. My assumption is that the idea evolved from the popular bento box (which is basically just a small tackle box) and morphed into something larger. 

snackle box with snacks.

What can I use as a snackle box?

I’d say you need some sort of tackle box to make this a true snackle box, but as with many things, creativity is welcome. I searched for a while on Amazon to find the tackle box I’m using here. Know that there are LOTS of options, so I’m certain you can find something that works for you. There are even single layer or small options if you don’t want something as big as I used here. 

empty tackle box.
empty tackle box.

I really like the design, style, and color of this one. I also love that the lid completely folds back to rest on your surface making it stable. The last thing you want is your snackle box to tip over.

One thing I will caution you about is to pay attention to the dimensions of your tackle box. I ordered some smaller ones to do a mini version. Unfortunately, I didn’t take note of the exact size and they ended up being way too small. 

Also, don’t limit yourself to just a traditional “tackle box.” Check out craft departments and look for craft, sewing, etc. storage boxes as these also work really well! 

snackle box filled with snacks.

Is a tackle box food safe?

Yes. However, please review the materials you’re using before purchasing or filling with food. Make certain your box is food-safe before using it. Tackle boxes are available in metal or plastic. I opted for plastic as I felt that it might be easier to clean and it would eliminate any risk of rust. You could also line your boxes with some sort of parchment paper if you have any concerns with your food items directly touching your tackle box of choice. 

snackle box filled with snacks.

What are good options for a snackle box?

In addition to the one I used, I’m going to link a few snack boxes that I think would work well. However, please keep in mind that I only used/tested the one pictured here. So please do your research before ordering to make sure the tackle box you’re buying is food safe, the right size, and meets your specific needs. 

snackle box filled with snacks.

What goodies go in a snackle box?

Anything really. 

I went with the more traditional approach of cheese, meat, fruit, and veggies, but you can do whatever you’d like. Fill your snackle box with desserts, candies, just cheese, strictly meats, tea sandwiches, etc. You’re only limited by your imagination and appetite. 

For my snackle box, I used the following:

  • assorted cheeses
  • pepperoni, cured meat
  • carrots, snap peas, cucumbers
  • assorted nuts
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate cookies
  • berries
  • grapes
  • olives
  • peanut butter pretzels
  • crackers
  • mini preserves, honey
  • herbs to garnish

That’s it! 

It takes a little time to put together, but my goodness it’s totally worth it. The results are just too cute for words. And delicious too

snackle box filled with snacks.

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

You may have a few other questions before or while assembling. I’m going to do my best to answer those for you. 

Does a snackle box need to be refrigerated? 

Yes. It’s likely that it will. Make sure you have space in a refrigerator or cooler. 

How do you clean it?

I just used hot soapy water and washed it out in my sink. This is why I chose the box I did. The process was really easy. 

snackle box filled with snacks.

How many does it serve?

It all depends. I’d say this particular snackle box serves about 4-6 as an afternoon snack. 

Is it worth the time and effort?

You bet it is! When you open the lid of the box and the little drawers fold open to reveal layer after layer of treats, magic happens. (You can see a video of this box in action HERE.) 

snackle box filled with snacks.

That’s a Wrap! 

And that’s a wrap on the snackle box. It’s the latest in food, charcuterie, and grazing board trends. I highly recommend you give it a try! 

Want to know more? Want me to try other variations of snacks? Have questions? Let me know in the comments below. 

I hope you’ll give this trend a try! If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me @inspiredbycharm so I can see your creative culinary work! 

snackle box filled with snacks.
snackle box filled with snacks.

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Snackle Box

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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: charcuterie, cheese board, grazing board, snackle box
Servings: 4
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
A traveling charcuterie board… a grazing box on the go… a tackle box meets snacks? Call it what you want, but the Snackle Box might be my new favorite way to snack. Organize a box with your favorite goodies, open it up, sit back, and enjoy. You’re in for a treat!

Ingredients

  • assorted cheeses
  • pepperoni, cured meats
  • carrots, snap peas, cucumbers
  • assorted nuts
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate cookies
  • berries
  • grapes
  • olives
  • peanut butter pretzels
  • small desserts
  • cookies
  • M&Ms, skittles, yogurt-covered raisins
  • mini alcohol bottles
  • crackers
  • mini preserves, honey
  • herbs to garnish

Instructions

  • Begin by thoroughly cleaning your tackle box. If desired, line each compartment with parchment paper.
  • Carefully fill each cavity with your selected food items. Spread items out in a pleasing manner to create an attractive spread.
  • Add napkins, cutlery, hand wipes, etc. to the bottom of your tackle box.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs.
  • Store chilled until ready to serve.

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  • Barbara at

    Michael,
    What a creative, charming way to host an “afternoon tea” or snack soiree! I love this. I have already ordered my SNACKLE box and look forard to inviting a couple of our friends to join my husband and me in the park! You are turly an inspiration!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That sounds lovely! Thank you Barbara!

      xo Michael

  • susan at

    Genius! Love it!

  • Amy at

    Absolutely brilliant! Fantastic way to take group snacks to functions!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Amy!!

      xo Michael

  • deb @ homewardFOUND at

    REALLY wishing i had held on to the pink Caboodle makeup box that i had back in the 90’s – it would be perfect for this! Great idea and stunningly beautiful execution, Michael!

  • AJ at

    Love this! Picnics, tailgating, after school snacks, etc. Another clever idea. Thank you

  • Sandi from the Cape at

    This is genous and I’m giving you all the credit! The box you referenced is not available but I found something very similar. I would line the trays with pieces of paper doilies, i think it would give it a little elegance along with the simple tackle box! Thanks for always sharing something fun! xoxoxoxo

  • Debbie at

    Brilliant idea Michael 💡 I can’t wait to use this idea for my next family gathering.

  • Kathy at

    You have the best ideas! This will be a great surprise to bring to my next family BBQ. Thank you for your great ideas!

  • Lyn at

    Oh, this is fantastic!!! Our grandchildren are home schooled, and we go to their home several days a week to help out. We always bring a great lunch for everyone. I am already putting my list together for lunch ideas, and the girls will simply love this, as well as the adults. Thanks!!

  • Pam at

    This is the best! I did this for a work outing and everyone was obsessed. It was the star of the event. Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Love that you were already able to use this idea, Pam! I’m so glad it was a hit!

      xo Michael

  • Beth at

    Great idea for tailgating. Can’t wait to find a box and try this. Thanks for a brilliant idea.

  • Marie at

    Love this idea and the creativity. Could you share where you found the cleat plastic box you used? Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I did. I linked this box in the post above. I also linked to some others that may work too. Hope that helps.

      xo Michael

  • Kim at

    I had to copy this immediately and it turned out SO CUTE! My kids were very impressed. Thanks for sharing the best ideas.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      YAY! You’re so welcome! That’s the goal – glad you felt inspired to give it a go.

      xo Michael

  • Michelle Ginskey at

    Do the layers get smashed when the box is closed?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You just need to pay attention to how much room you have. If you pack things too tall, they will get smashed. Nothing in my box got smashed. I opened and closed it multiple times before taking these photos.

      xo Michael

  • Pamela at

    How clever and incredibly appetizing.

  • Teresa at

    Ingenious idea!! Thinking of using it for a sandwich making kit for a picnic on an upcoming trip. Meat, cheese, lettuce tomato, pickles and condiments.
    This can be used in so many ways!!!

  • MaryBeth at

    This could be made in advance except for the cookies, cracker and pretzels right?

  • Kathleen Bolton at

    I love this idea. Thinking a snackle box for s’mores night would be really handy. A Christmas treats one to take along to the tree farm, everyone’s always hungry after searching for the perfect tree. Thanks for the great idea.

  • Debbie at

    You have me hook, line, and sinker with this idea! I know you aren’t “fishing” for compliments but this is the most creative thing I’ve seen for traveling appetizers! Thank you Michael!

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