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Who loves a good charcuterie board once the holidays roll around? *raises hand* Charcuterie boards are fun for afternoon snacking, evenings with good company, or holiday celebrations. Check out this fun Halloween-inspired charcuterie I created! 

Source a Good Charcuterie Board

Make sure to start with a good base! I love to use a large serving platter with raised sides to help contain everything, but a rounded, rustic wooden serving board is also a great choice. I’ve had this platter from Target for a few years, but here are some other options.

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Well-rounded Food Choices

In my opinion, a good charcuterie board has a main focal element. For this spooky season board, I picked up some skeleton cookies from a local cookie artist! Once I decide on my primary element, I run to the store (Target… I run to Target LOL) and pick up complimenting goodies. If your board is for the kids, pick tiny finger-friendly snacks. Some of my favorite food options are:

  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cutie Oranges
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Smashmallows
  • Cheese cut into shapes
  • Favorite Day Candy from Target
  • Waffles (my friend Mary has amazing waffle inspo!)
  • Marshmallow Rice Treats
  • Cured Meats

Build Your Board!

The most intimidating part of making a charcuterie board is making sure everything looks Pinterest-worthy (yep…that’s a thing friend). Start with your central element – for this board, that is the skeleton cookies! Arrange your central element on your charcuterie board first, then arrange the complimenting elements all around. When using a board or platter with a lip around the edge, use that stability to your advantage! I stacked grapes and blueberries around the edge to frame Skelly. From there, just fill in the empty space as much as you can! I love to finish off with cheese shapes on top.

charcuterie board featuring a skeleton cookie, various fruit, sweet treats, and cheese

the finished product!

Have you made a themed charcuterie board before? Do you have a favorite season to make a themed snack board for? I am really looking forward to Christmas charcuteries! 

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