A Tackle Box Charcuterie is the perfect mix of adventure and deliciousness! Also known as a Snackle Box, this innovative twist on the classic charcuterie board combines your love for outdoor adventures with mouthwatering flavors.
Creating a tackle box charcuterie is a fun and easy way to enjoy the great outdoors while indulging in delicious treats! Think of this as a portable charcuterie board.
Are you ready to take your charcuterie game to the next level? Look no further than the Snackle Box!
Dive into how to create a Charcuterie Tackle Box, share some creative ideas for your next charcuterie adventure, and combine your love for delectable snacks. With endless customization possibilities, you can create a unique charcuterie experience for any event.
So, grab your snackle boxes, gather your favorite ingredients, and embark on a delicious journey that will impress your family and friends. Happy snacking!!
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Snackle Box – Kayaking Style
I was first introduced to a Snackle Box on a Manistee River kayaking trip with one of my best friends – Amanda and Mike Marek.
At our first sandbar stop, Mike and Amanda shared several of their tackle box charcuteries with the rest of us. This was such an AWESOME idea!!
Even the youngest kayakers enjoyed all the different snack choices to pick from. There was so many choices!!
What is a Snackle Box
A “Snackle Box” is a tackle box that is used as an organized charcuterie tray. It’s a creative and playful twist on the traditional charcuterie board.
It involves arranging a variety of cured meats, an assortment of cheese pieces, crackers, and other accompaniments inside a tackle box or a similar compartmentalized container typically used for fishing tackle storage.
The concept behind a tackle box charcuterie is to mimic the organization and presentation of fishing tackle in a visually appealing way. Each compartment or section of the tackle box is filled with different snacks, creating a portable and interactive charcuterie experience.
Customize with a wide range of ingredients. The tackle box compartments help keep the different components separate and preventing them from mixing during transportation.
This unique presentation adds a fun and unexpected element to traditional charcuterie, making it a conversation starter and a visually appealing option for picnics, outdoor gatherings, or any occasion where a portable and convenient charcuterie display is desired.
Where to Buy a Snackle Box
A Snackle Box is made with a tackle box. The tackle box can be purchased from various sporting goods stores, fishing supply stores, online retailers, or a grocery store super center.
When purchasing a tackle box, make sure to take into consideration factors such as size, number of compartments, removable dividers, durability, portability, and keeping it at the proper temperature until served.
I purchased a small and a large flat tackle box. The large tackle box will serve up to 10 people. It is an Evolution Fishing Tackle Box. The small tackle box will serve 1 – 3 people and it is a Flambeau Fishing Tackle Box.
Do you have a cooler that will hold the snackle box until served? You might want to choose several small boxes verses one large box. Here are some common places where you can buy a tackle box.
Purchase a Tackle Box
Sporting Goods Stores: Visit sporting goods stores such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Dunham’s Sports. They typically have a dedicated fishing section where you can find tackle boxes.
Grocery Store Super Centers: Check the fishing sections of your local Walmart, Meijer, Kmart, Target, etc. This is a great place to get all your supplies when you get your tackle box. Pick up all your snacks to fill the tackle box because you can look at the section sizes to make sure you are not buying too big of items.
Fishing Supply Stores: Local specialty fishing supply stores often have a wide selection of tackle boxes. Look for local stores that cater specifically to fishing enthusiasts.
Online Retailers: Search websites like Amazon, Cabela’s, eBay, and Walmart.com. Buy early to allow for shipping times. They will offer a wider range of tackle boxes for you to choose from at prices that may be cheaper than the store prices. Browse through various brands, sizes, and styles. Read customer reviews and compare prices, right from your own home.
Fishing Equipment Manufactures: Check the websites of fishing equipment manufactures to see what they offer. They will produce a variety of tackle boxes and usually have their products available for purchase on their websites.
Snackle Box Ideas
Before you start, pick a “theme” for your tackle box charcuterie or snackle box. Theme ideas can add fun and excitement to your charcuterie display.
Remember, the key to a successful snackle box is to have a good balance of flavors, textures, and colors. Let your imagination run wild and have fun creating an attractive and delicious presentation! Here are several theme ideas to inspire your creativity.
Popular Theme Ideas
- Gourmet Meats and Cheeses: Use premium artisanal meats and cheeses paired with gourmet nuts, dried fruits, and superior chocolate covered treats.
- Rainbow – Pride Snacks: Choose your tackle box snacks according to the colors that you need. Try to choose different snacks to represent the different colors of the rainbow flag. The striped flag typically has six colors which are red, orange, yellow green, blue, and violet.
- Sportsman Snackle Box: Jerky, summer sausage, snack sticks, along with an assortment of cheeses and crackers. You can even add a homemade cream cheese smoked fish dip to your box.
- Picnic in the Park: Fill the tackle box with an assortment of classic picnic snacks like mini sandwiches, cheese slices, cherry tomatoes, nuts, and bite-sized desserts.
- Veggie Lovers: Showcase a variety of fresh vegetables, hummus, and whole-grain crackers. Add a side of vegetable dip to score extra points with your guests.
- Sweet Treats: My favorite Snackle box idea is a sweet treats theme! Pick all your favorite treats and add them to the tackle box. Chocolate-covered fruits, gourmet cookies, mini marshmallows, and caramel popcorn are good options.
- Color Theme: Pick a color and roll with it!!! Having a baby shower, make two tackle box charcuteries. Pick shades of pink and blue or use it as part of a gender reveal.
- Kids Holiday Parties: Tailor your theme to coincide with the holiday. A Christmas party might have a winter wonderland theme with spiced nuts, and gingerbread cookies. Use kid-friendly snacks like fruit gummies, cheese sticks, mini sandwiches, and animal-shaped crackers.
- Hiking Adventures: Go for a protein-packed assortment, when hitting the trails. Use beef jerky, hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, crunchy nuts, energy bars, granola clusters, trail mix, and dried fruits.
What to Put in a Snackle Box?
The beauty of a tackle box charcuterie lies in its versatility. But you might be asking, what to put in a snackle box?
Feel free to mix and match food items according to your preferences and dietary restrictions. Consider the occasion and the outdoor setting when selecting your ingredients.
Get creative, have fun, and enjoy the process of assembling your snackle box! Let me give you a list of ideas!
- Cured Meats – Jerky, Snack Sticks, Smoked Summer Sausage, Prosciutto, Salami, Pepperoni, and Chorizo
- Cheeses (Sliced or Cubed) – Colby Jack, Babybel Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks, Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Pepper Jack, Mild Cheddar, Gouda, Fontina, and Goat Cheese
- Crackers – Small Sized Assorted Crispy Crackers, Mini Pretzels or Pretzel Sticks, Cheese Crackers, Goldfish Crackers, Chex Mix, Teddy Grahams, or Flavored Crackers
- Fruits – Use Fresh Fruits like Grapes, Berries (Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries), Dried Fruits (Apricots, Cherries, Cranberries, Raisins, and Figs)
- Vegetables – Baby Carrots, Celery Sticks, Cucumber Slices, Baby Tomatoes, Broccoli, and Cauliflower Pieces
- Nuts – Almond, Pistachios, Mixed Nuts, Cashews, Walnuts, Pecans, and Sunflower Seeds
- Candy – M-n-M’s, Chocolate Covered Nuts, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Skittles, Gummy Worms, Sour Patch Kids, Gummy Bears, Mike & Ike’s, Reese’s Pieces, Hot Tamales, Good & Plenty
- Other – Granola Clusters, Caramel Popcorn, Mini Marshmallows, Cereal, Animal Crackers, Mini Cookies (Nutter Butter Bites, Mini Oreo, Mini Chips Ahoy)
How to Make a Tackle Box Charcuterie
Gather all your ingredients and supplies needed to make your snackle box. Choose your tackle box.
Start by selecting a new, sturdy, and waterproof tackle box. Look for one with adjustable compartments to accommodate various charcuterie items.
Make sure it has a secure closure to keep everything fresh and intact during your outdoor escapades. Before using the tackle box, clean thoroughly with hot, soapy water.
Rinse and dry completely before using. Select a variety of charcuterie ingredients. Make sure to pick a theme and roll with it.
Pick items that fit within your theme! Arrange and assemble. Once you have gathered all your ingredients, it’s time to assemble your tackle box charcuterie.
Visualize what you would like your final charcuterie to look like. Take in account how long the box will be stored before serving.
TIP: Crackers will soak up the moisture of your other items in the box and they will become soggy.
Wait to place the crackers into the box until you are ready to serve it. Use the different compartments of your tackle box to separate and organize the components.
Just pick an item from your ingredients and place it into a compartment. Continue with this process until the box is full.
You can get creative with the arrangement, making it visually appealing and easy to access.
What NOT to Serve in Your Snackle Box
Charcuterie boards and Snackle boxes are a lot alike, but they are also different. Pickled vegetables are a great addition to a charcuterie board, but the liquid and pickle juice do not go well in a snackle box.
That means a big NO on your favorite snacks, green and black olives! Fresh herbs will leave the snack box overpowered with its pungent scents. Sour Cream and dips will leak into other compartments.
How to Store the Tackle Box Charcuterie
After you have created your Snackle Box, it is very important to store it properly until you serve it. If you have perishable items such as meat and cheese, it needs to be kept cold.
Store the sealed tackle box in the refrigerator or in an iced cooler until it is served. If your tackle box charcuterie consists of all non-perishable foods, store at room temperature.
What to Serve with Snackle Boxes
If you would like to serve dip with your own snackle box, it is best to serve it on the side. If desired, serve with cheese knives, napkins, and sanitation wipes.
Tackle Box Charcuterie – FAQ
Make sure to use a clean, pre-washed tackle box. While any waterproof tackle box can be used, it is best to opt for a durable one with adjustable compartments. This allows for easy customization and ensures your charcuterie items stay fresh and separated.
The freshness of the ingredients will depend on the specific items you choose. Cured meats and cheeses should typically be refrigerated until ready to use. Keep perishable items cool with ice packs to maintain their freshness. Eat within a few hours after creating. Crackers should be taken into consideration when figuring out how long it will be before you serve it.
Absolutely! The Tackle Box Charcuterie is highly customizable, allowing you to cater to different dietary needs. You can include gluten-free crackers, dairy-free cheese alternatives, and an array of vegetarian or vegan options to accommodate various preferences.
Tackle Box Charcuterie – How To
Get the printable step-by-step How To Guide information below!
- Tackle Box
- Assortment of Snacks
- Cutting Board
- Gather all your Snackle Box ingredients and supplies needed.
- Choose the tackle box that fits your needs. Start by selecting a NEW, sturdy, and waterproof tackle box. Look for one with adjustable compartments to accommodate various food items. Make sure it has a secure closure to keep everything fresh and intact during transportation.
- Before using the tackle box, make sure to clean it thoroughly with hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry before using.
- Select a variety of charcuterie ingredients that will fit into your box. Pick a theme and roll with it. Use items that fit within your theme!
- Once you have gathered all your box ingredients, it’s time to assemble your tackle box charcuterie. Visualize what you would like your final charcuterie box to look like. Take in account how long it will be before serving your Snackle Box.
- TIP: Crackers will soak up the moisture of your other box items and they will become soggy. Wait to place the crackers into the charcuterie box until you are ready to serve it.
- Use the different compartments of your tackle box to separate and organize the food items. Remove or add the dividers to suit your needs. Just pick an item from your ingredients and place it into the box compartment. Continue with this process until the tackle box is full. Make sure to get creative with the arrangement, making it visually appealing and easy to access.
What NOT to add to the Snackle Box!
- Pickled vegetables are not a great addition to a Snackle Box. The liquid and pickle juice do not go well in a Snackle box because it will leak into other food compartments. That means a big NO on green and black olives!
- Fresh herbs will leave the charcuterie tackle box overpowered with its pungent scents.
- Sour Cream and dips will leak into other compartments and should be served on the side instead of in the box.
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