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! 

Turn a regular day into a special occasion with our creative Snackle Box ideas. This handy guide offers multiple themes, from a breakfast box to a candy lover’s paradise, ensuring there’s something for everyone. These snack boxes are not only a feast for the eyes but also packed with delicious flavors that are perfect for any event or snack craving.

snackle box filled with snacks.

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. 

Why You’ll Love This Idea

  • Versatility at Its Best: Whether you’re a fan of savory snacks or have a sweet tooth, the Snackle Box caters to all. Fill it with meats and cheeses for a classic touch, or pack it with cookies and candies for a sweet treat. It’s all about what you crave!
  • Perfect for On-the-Go: From picnics in the park to road trips, the Snackle Box is your new best friend. It’s easy to carry and even easier to snack from, making it ideal for any outing.
  • No More Boring Snacks: Say goodbye to mundane snack choices. With the ability to mix and match, each Snackle Box you prepare can be a new, exciting adventure in flavors and textures.
  • Great for Sharing… or Not: Whether you’re planning to share or treat yourself to a solo feast, the Snackle Box is perfect. Its compartments make it easy to portion out snacks, ensuring everyone gets a little bit of what they like.
  • Fun to Prepare: Part of the joy is in the creation. Picking out your favorite snacks and arranging them beautifully can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity before you ever take your first bite.
  • Customizable for Any Occasion: Tailor your Snackle Box to fit the event. Kid-friendly, gluten-free, or veggie-packed options can all be stylishly served in your box, making it the perfect accessory for any dietary need or gathering.
snackle box with snacks.

Snackle Box Containers

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.

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.

Ingredient Ideas

What goes in a snackle box? Well, 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:

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  • 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.

More Ideas / Themes

I went more traditional with my snackle box ingredients. However, you can get as creative as you’d like with different themes / ideas. Here are a few thoughts to get you started.

  • Candy Lover’s Paradise: Fill the compartments with a variety of candies—gummies, hard candies, chocolate treats, and licorice. It’s a dream come true for those with a sweet tooth.
  • Breakfast Box: Pack mini pancakes, slices of banana bread, granola, yogurt cups, fresh berries, and honey. It’s breakfast on-the-go, but way more fun!
  • Chocolate Indulgence: A chocoholic’s delight featuring dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate-covered nuts, and chocolate biscuits. Perfect for those decadent cravings.
  • Wine and Cheese Companion: Pair cheeses with nuts, dried fruits, olives, and crisp crackers—a sophisticated selection for any wine lover.
  • Brew Buddy: This one’s for the beer enthusiasts. Include salty nuts, pretzels, smoked sausages, and sharp cheeses that perfectly complement a cold brew.
  • Beach Day Basket: Opt for refreshing snacks like cut veggies, hummus, fresh fruits, sandwiches, and light salads that won’t weigh you down under the sun.
  • Veggie Delight: A variety of fresh and pickled vegetables, dips like ranch or blue cheese, and some whole grain crackers make a refreshing and healthy option.
  • Fruit Fanatics: A colorful assortment of seasonal fruits, nut butter, yogurt dip, and a sprinkle of granola can create a refreshing and sweet treat.
  • Tea Time Box: Small sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of teas will transport you to a delightful afternoon tea setting.
  • Kids’ Party Pack: Fill it with finger sandwiches, cheese cubes, fruit skewers, mini cupcakes, and some fun-shaped cookies to delight the little ones.

These themed boxes not only cater to a variety of tastes and occasions but also add an element of excitement and customization to your snacking experience. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, there’s a Snackle Box configuration that’s perfect for you.

snackle box filled with snacks.

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. 

How do I keep my Snackle Box fresh while traveling?

To keep your Snackle Box fresh on the go, use an insulated bag or cooler. For longer trips, you can add ice packs around the box to ensure that everything stays cool, especially if you’re carrying perishable items like dairy or meats.

You can also put a freezer pack at the bottom of your snackle box. Since most tackle boxes aren’t insulated, I wouldn’t completely rely on this, but it will help to keep things a little 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. 

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.

What are some occasions ideal for a Snackle Box?

Snackle Boxes are perfect for a variety of occasions. They are a hit at picnics, road trips, beach days, casual gatherings, movie nights, and even formal events where guests can graze over a delightful selection of snacks. They’re also great for personal treats during a busy day.

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

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, please stop back and leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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snackle box filled with snacks.

Snackle Box

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!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: charcuterie, cheese board, grazing board, snackle box
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4

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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50 Comments

  1. Awesome idea! Can’t wait to try this. I’m big on charcuteries and this just made it possible to take it to go for a fun lake/beach time. Would you put the entire box in a cooler w ice to keep it chilled?
    Sonia

  2. I ordered three of these snackle boxes to give as gifts and four months later, they never arrived. Amazon thankfully refunded my money. Is this company a HOAX???? very disappointing. . .

  3. I LOVE this idea! We live in a community with a small man-made lake and the HOA has little electric boats we can take out to enjoy. we always like to take some wine and snacks with us and it’s usually a pain to set up once on board. i already ordered my tackle box, plus a couple of bento boxes for smaller snacks. i am going to put one together for my husband’s birthday on Sunday when we have our kids over for a boat ride.