Perfectly Puzzling Pairs: Snack Edition

Things that go together - puzzles and snacks. 

Whether you are looking for puzzle night ideas or planning the ultimate puzzle party, trying to find the perfect puzzle and puzzle snacks can be challenging. 

So, we made it easy for you with a list of puzzle pairing snacks to complement your next puzzle.  


This snack puzzle combo is for those needing something to chomp on, especially when the puzzle in question provides its own form of torture. Go the basic route or switch it up with a flavored or dipped pretzel. 

Puzzle pairing recommendation: RAGE



Not only is fruit a healthy snack option, but it’s also simple and easy to prepare. Fruits like grapes, berries, and bananas can be eaten with ease while one hand is focused on the prize…er, puzzle.

Puzzle pairing recommendation: RIDE OR DIE


Gummy Bears 

A favorite snack of all ages, gummy bears are easy to eat and (usually) don’t leave a mess. Bring this beloved gelatin-based candy to the table along with an equally colorful puzzle. 

Puzzle pairing recommendation: TRIPPY PICNIC


Nuts and seeds are great snacks while working on a puzzle, especially if you plan to go to sleep at some point. While snacks like chips are high in sodium, pistachios and unsalted nuts are good alternatives. Pistachios specifically contain melatonin and tryptophan that help improve sleep quality. You can make it even easier on yourself by grabbing a bag already unshelled.

Puzzle pairing recommendation: BÂILLEMENT


Granola is a crunchy, sweet snack that can be eaten on its own or combined with dried fruits and nuts to make an extra-filling food option. Not only is it tasty, but it's also full of energy-packed ingredients that will keep your endurance up. A perfect snack for intense puzzling.

Puzzle pairing recommendation: BIKE RACE


Whatever You Decide...

Overall, we recommend avoiding greasy foods or items that can easily spill to prevent messes and possibly damage your puzzle. Keep plenty of napkins and small plates on hand and use toothpicks when possible for bite-sized food.

Happy puzzling! 🧩