You will Impress a crowd with this Easter Charcuterie board that will appeal to all ages. Loaded with your favorite sweet treats and delicious fruit it’s truly a dessert board you will want to enjoy. Watch how I forgo the traditional Easter Basket for this delicious Easter Dessert Board and everyone is thrilled.
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Charcuterie Boards are all the rage, so why not an Easter Charcuterie Board. I’ve got so many tips and tricks you won’t want to miss from choosing the perfect size board, to what to put on it and let’s not forget about those little details.
Many like to celebrate Easter with bunny rabbits, candy eggs, chocolate and sweet candy treats. So let’s get building. I’ll show you how!
Determine the Size of Board you need
If you know how many people you want to feed, building a Charcuterie board becomes easy.
When choosing a board or tray, think of how many people you wish you serve. Maybe it’s a special dessert for 2, or a much larger group of 8-10. Boards don’t need to be any specific shape either. I find a board roughly 8x11inches works nicely for 2-4 people.
The larger size board shown here will easily feed 8+ people.
Easter Charcuterie Board Treats
I can’t stress this enough, CHOOSE your favorite candies and chocolate. Here are some ideas you might consider
- Jelly Beans
- Robins Eggs
- Cadbury Eggs in all sizes
- Holiday Candy Bars
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
- Fruit ~ Strawberries, Oranges, Blackberries, Blueberries, Kumquats, etc
- Small cookies
- Small Toys
- Larger Focal piece – Chocolate Bunny, Deviled Eggs,
Types of Boards used in a Charcuterie Board
Traditionally a cutting board is ideal. I also like to use trays of all sizes and shapes from circular to rectangle. Long and skinny, big and fat sizes. And for a fun tip, you can even use a baking sheet too.
I find that sometimes having even a low side on the tray is helpful to keep all those fun treats in place.
How to build an Easter Dessert Board
I like to visually look at all the different items I have to place choosing one for a focal point in the center. I used a Lindt Chocolate Bunny on Green Easter Grass.
Then take a look at the sizes, shapes, and colors of the ingredients chosen. Using small bowls or plates add groupings of ingredients in 2’s or 3’s around the board filling in gaps as you go.
Don’t forget to tuck some of your favorite Easter Candy bars, or Holiday M&M’s. I love adding a few treats that are wrapped. It’s a fun way to add some of your favorite treats that are easy to grab and enjoy.
Besides the visual appeal, By making multiple small groupings of ingredients around the board it ensures that there is always something you want close at hand.
Think of the age group of individuals you are serving. Are they young children? Maybe include some PEZ Chicks or Bunny for those little hands to grab and enjoy. Teenagers might enjoy the novelty candy and a variety of it. Adults on the other hand will likely enjoy some chocolate and fresh fruit or muffins.
When you make a holiday dessert board specific to your guests you can really personalize the experience. Everyone will LOVE it.
Tips and Tricks:
Remember, keep things in small bites. It’s more fun to pop a mini cookie or two in your mouth VS a large cookie. As well as make note of the presentation. Slicing strawberries through the middle and leaving the green tops add color contrast and a fun appeal.
Fruit – Melissa’s Produce
In this display, I’m using fruit from Mellissa’s Produce. It’s beautiful and I was thrilled to receive a large box of some delicious seasonal fruit.
Kumquat’s are small and bite size and can be eaten with or without the peel. Blood Oranges have a deep rich red flesh and the taste is fantastic.
My favorite fruits to add:
- Blackberries or Blueberries
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Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Blood Orange Shortbread Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Carrot Bundt Cake from Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
- Carrot Halwa Ice Cream from Magical Ingredients
- Coconut Pudding with Dragon Fruit from Shockingly Delicious
- Crystalized Ginger Scones with Sake Poached Asian Pears from The Spiffy Cookie
- Easter Candy Crack Bars from Cookaholic Wife
- Easter Charcuterie Board from Devour Dinner
- Frozen Lemonade Pie from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Hummingbird Cupcakes from Red Cottage Chronicles
- Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Key Lime Bundt Cake from Jen Around the World
- Key Lime Pie from Blogghetti
- Key Lime Sugar Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
- Lemon Blueberry Jelly Roll from That Recipe
- Lemon Crinkle Cookies from Eat Move Make
- Lemon Posset Tart from Art of Natural Living
- Lemon Scones with Lavender Glaze. from Family Around the Table
- Mocha Cream Puffs from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Orange Unicorn Doughnuts from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake from Palatable Pastime
- Strawberry Lavender Muffins from Sweet Beginnings
- Strawberry Lemonade Mascarpone Cheesecakes from Karen's Kitchen Stories
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Easter Charcuterie Board
- M&M's Peanut, Plain, Almond, Brownie
- Mini Candy Bars
- Peeps Marshmallow Candy
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Bunny
- Jelly Beans
- Holiday Specific Candy
- PEZ Candy Dispenser
- Cadbury Caramel Eggs
- Easter Circus Animal Cookies
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- Nilla Wafers
- Mini Cookies
- Pretsels Rods, Twists, Squares Etc
- Marshmallows Big
- Mini Desserts Brownie Bites, Cream Puffs, Mini Cheesecakes
- Choose a board or tray for your Charcuterie Board. Smaller boards can be used for smaller trays. Make a Dessert Board for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10+ People.
- Choose 1-3 Larger Items like cookies, fruit, or Brownie Bites, Mini Cheesecakes, etc
- Choose 2-3 Medium size items like mini cookies, wrapped chocolates, pretzels, marshmallows
- Choose 2-3 smaller size items like M&M's, or other Candies.
- Start by placing larger items and dips on board making 2 or 3 small groupings on tray.
- Fill in with medium size items and make small groupings. It's fun to place them around the board filling in space
- Finish by adding small groups of candies, chocolates or nuts to fill in the empty spaces.
- TIP: Use a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures for an eye appealing Dessert Board
- Adding holiday specific candies or treats will bring the Easter Charcuterie Board together for everyone to enjoy
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