This Dessert Charcuterie Board is beautiful and delicious. There are ideas for and it's easily customizable for Christmas, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter and St. Patrick's Day dessert snack boards.
This Dessert Charcuterie Board is perfect for any holiday or celebration or just a fun group date night. It's an easy way to snack and have a variety of yummy treats.
- homemade caramel
- dipped pretzels
- edible brownie batter
- decorative elements for any holiday
See recipe card for quantities.
1. Prep anything needed first. Make the caramel, brownie batter, dip the strawberries, etc. Then start with your anchors. Usually this would be any large decorative elements or bowls of things. Here I have a bowl of candied pecans, edible brownie batter, and homemade caramel.
2. Add some more large elements and things in the corners or along the anchors.
3. Begin to fill in. Use large groupings of things. Place things of different colors and textures next to each other to add beauty and variety. Too many small clusters can make the board look cluttered and messy.
4. Fill in all gaps. Part of what makes a charcuterie board beautiful is how full it is.
Hint: On a large board use large groups of things for a less cluttered look. Place different colors next to each other for more of a pop and a stunning look.
- Candy- make a candy charcuterie board and use candy instead of chocolate and caramel.
- Christmas Dessert Charcuterie - keep the board similar, but add some Peppermint Brownies, Christmas Popcorn, and Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies.
- New Year's Eve Charcuterie Dessert Board- use White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, Tanghulu and some fun New Year's Eve elements like noisemakers and confetti.
- Easter Dessert Board- buy alllll the easter candy and incorporate it in!
- Valentine's Dessert Board- up the chocolate factor! Get some yummy chocolate for dipping in, and make our decadent Chocolate Revel Bars.
- St. Patrick's Day- make everything green! dye the white chocolate green, use green grapes and Lucky Charms.
- Fall- go all out with the pumpkin! Make our Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, and Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bread.
- charcuterie board
- any decorative elements desired
Store ingredients that need to be kept cold separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Store other ingredients at room temperature in airtight containers.
Have fun with the board and make it your own! Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Nothing placed on the board is permanent and can be moved around.
Dessert Charcuterie Board
- 1 charcuterie board
- brownie batter dip
- caramel sauce
- black and white popcorn
- dipped pretzels
- 1. prepare any elements necessary. Make edible brownie batter, caramel topping, dip strawberries, etc.
- 2. Begin with your anchors. So any bowls of things or large decorative pieces. Place them evenly around the board. I recommend an odd number.
- 3. Start placing groups of items around the anchors and around the edges of the charcuterie board.
- 4. Begin to fill the gaps. Place items of different sizes and textures next to each other to add variety and make it beautiful.
- 5. Make sure to fill in any final gaps. Part of what makes a charcuterie board so stunning is how full it is.
Start with your "anchors"- larger decorative elements or bowls of things. Then build around the anchors and edges of the board and work your way in! Use large groupings of foods for a beautiful look.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove