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Hop Into Easter with These 13 Adorable Charcuterie Board Ideas

by Melissa Bajda March 17, 2023

The Easter Charcuterie Board is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday! The perfect combination of flavors, textures, and colors will please any Easter gathering.

This blog post will guide you through creating an Easter Charcuterie Board that will be the talk of the party.

Easter Charcuterie Board: The Perfect Entertaining Platter!

Easter is a great time to enjoy a special Charcuterie board with family and friends. Creating the ultimate Charcuterie boards can be easy and fun!

By following these simple tips, you can make an Easter Charcuterie board that will be sure to please everyone!

1. Cotton Candy

Easter candy cotton is a classic treat that can add great fun to your Easter Charcuterie Board!

It is the perfect addition to make the Charcuterie board look festive and inviting. Not only does it add a significant visual element, but it is a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy.

Quick Recipe:

  1. To create a beautiful presentation, you can place a large serving bowl filled with cotton candy in the center of the Charcuterie board.
  2. You can also create individual portions by adding small baskets of cotton candy or using scoops to place easter candy on individual plates. Either way, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
  3. In addition to its great looks, cotton candy adds a sweet flavor to the Charcuterie board ideas!
  4. Consider adding a variety of flavors, such as strawberry, blue raspberry, lemon, and more! This way, everyone can find something they enjoy.

Overall, easter candy is an essential part of any Charcuterie Board. It will surely add color, sweetness, and fun to your spread.

So, don't forget to add some cotton candy to your Charcuterie Boards!

2. Macarons

Macarons are a delightful French pastry that will make any Easter charcuterie board extra unique. They are delicate and delicious, with a light and airy texture and sweet flavors.

If you need more time to make them yourself, you can always find macarons in many bakeries or online.

Quick Tips:

  1. When selecting macarons for your Charcuterie boards, opting for the classic French flavor combinations is best.
  2. Consider flavors such as raspberry, pistachio, lemon, and salted caramel. These sweet treats will add color and flavor to your Charcuterie board while giving your guests something different to enjoy.
  3. To serve macarons on your Easter Charcuterie board, arrange them on a platter or bowl. It will keep them neat and organized while allowing guests to grab a few quickly.
  4. You can also place them into individual small plates for each guest to make it easier for them to take what they want. 

3. Bunny Cookies

Bunny cookies are the perfect addition to any Easter Charcuterie board ideas. Not only do they look cute and festive, but they are also quite tasty!

There are a few different ways to make bunny cookies for your Charcuterie board.

You can buy pre-made chocolate bunnies from most grocery stores and bakeries. If you want to get creative, try baking your own at home.

Quick Recipe:

  1. All you need is sugar cookie dough, white icing, and small easter candy decorations.
  2. Start by rolling out the dough and cutting out bunny shapes using cookie cutters. Once the cookies have been baked and cooled, it is time to decorate your easter dinner.
  3. Use white icing to give the bunny eyes, noses, and whiskers. You can also use easter candy decorations like mini chocolate chips or jelly beans to add more color and flavor to your bunny cookies.
  4. Once your bunny cookies are finished, arrange them on your Charcuterie Board. They will look great and taste even better! 

4. Chocolate Eggs

Easter is not complete without chocolate eggs!

They are a sweet and delicious way to enjoy the holiday season and make a great addition to your Charcuterie Board ideas!

Quick Tips:

  1. There are so many different types of eggs that you can choose from, ranging from milk, dark, and white eggs with various kinds of fillings like nuts, caramel, and other confectioneries.
  2. You can also opt for hollow eggs, which look amazing when placed on the Charcuterie board, or you can go all out with large, oversized eggs.
  3. When arranging the eggs on your Charcuterie board, group together various colors and sizes to create a fun and eye-catching presentation.
  4. Why not try decorating them with edible glitter or colorful sprinkles for extra flair? Whatever your chosen style, enjoy some of these delicious treats as part of your Easter feast. 

5. Peanut M&Ms

Peanut M&Ms are a must-have for any Easter Charcuterie Board! These sweet treats add an extra layer of flavor and texture to the spread and are sure to be a hit for children and adults alike.

Peanut M&Ms offer the perfect balance of salty and sweet, making them ideal for pairing with all your other delicious Easter treats.

Quick Tips:

  1. You can arrange them in decorative patterns or scatter them around the Charcuterie board to create a visually appealing display.
  2. Plus, their bright colors will add cheerful color to the Charcuterie board! Peanut M&Ms are a great way to make your Easter spread unique and special. 

6. Mini Marshmallows

Mini Marshmallows are a great addition to your Easter charcuterie board!

They are light and fluffy and come in many different colors, making them the perfect choice for an Easter holiday snack board.

Quick Tips:

  1. You can add them to jelly beans or chocolate eggs bowls, used as toppers for cupcakes, or added to trail mix. They also make a great easter brunch on their own perfect for little fingers.
  2. For added decoration, you can make them into Easter-themed shapes, such as Marshmallow Peeps.

There are many ways to use marshmallow peeps, and they make a fun addition to your Charcuterie board ideas! 

7. Hershey's Kisses

Hershey's kisses are the perfect way to sweeten any Easter Charcuterie board. These classic American chocolates are a favorite for many, and they are easy to incorporate into your Charcuterie board ideas!

They come in various flavors, from the original milk chocolate to caramel, strawberry, and cookies' n' creme.

Quick Tips:

  1. Place some Hershey's kisses in small bowls or directly onto the board for a delightful treat.
  2. You can also put some into cellophane bags for a take-home surprise for guests.

Not only will this be a great surprise for your guests, but it will add a special touch to the Charcuterie board ideas! 

8. Jelly Beans

Jelly is an excellent addition to your Easter Charcuterie board! It is a sweet, delicious treat that both adults and kids will enjoy.

Quick Tips:

  1. You can find a variety of jellies in stores, such as strawberry, raspberry, peach, and more.
  2. You could also purchase Easter-themed jelly beans or gummy Easter eggs to make it even more festive!
  3. When adding jelly to your Charcuterie board, include a small spoon or spreader to help guests enjoy the jelly.
  4. You can also get creative and arrange the jelly into shapes like eggs or bunnies for an extra festive touch.
  5. Make homemade jams or jellies on your Charcuterie boards if you feel extra fancy this Easter holiday.

However, if you incorporate jelly into your Easter Charcuterie board, you will have a sweet and festive spread!

9. Bunny Grahams

Bunny Grahams is a cute and crunchy addition that kids and adults alike will love. These sweet treats come in two flavors: honey and chocolate, so you can choose the one that best fits your board.

Bunny Grahams provides an excellent opportunity to let kids join in the fun of creating a festive board. The cookies are just the right size to create artful designs, like a pastel-colored flower garden or Easter eggs surrounded by bunnies.

Let kids get creative with their designs and have fun making something beautiful.

Bunny Grahams also make great snacks on their own, which is why they are a popular addition to Easter baskets.

Whether you are looking for something sweet to top off your Easter Charcuterie Board or a simple snack for the kids, Bunny Grahams is sure to please! 

10. Chocolate Baby Carrots

If you want something more festive than the classic chocolate eggs, try adding chocolate baby carrots to your Easter Charcuterie board!

Not only are they an adorable addition to your spread, but they also add a delicious and decadent sweetness.

Quick Recipe:

  1. To make these sweet treats, start by melting a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, please place it in a piping or plastic bag with the corner snipped off.
  3. Pipe the chocolate onto wax paper in a carrot shape. If desired, use a toothpick to drag the chocolate in one direction to give the texture and definition of the carrots.
  4. Once the carrots have cooled and hardened, attach small candy eyes and black licorice whiskers with melted chocolate.
  5. Place them on the board, either individually or in small bunches, and you will have an instant crowd-pleaser!

Chocolate carrots are an easy and delightful way to add an extra touch of Easter cheer to your wooden board. 

11. Rock Candy

Rock candy is a great way to add sweetness to your Easter Charcuterie Board ideas!

This classic candy will bring back memories of special occasions and holiday celebrations. Easter candy is easy to make, but it does take some time.

Here is how you can make your rock candy in a few simple steps:

  1. Start making a simple syrup by boiling equal parts of water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes before adding a few drops of food coloring (optional).
  3. Dip wooden skewers or sticks into the cooled syrup and set aside to dry for about 2 hours.
  4. Place the sticks into a jar filled with the cooled syrup and secure the top with a lid or cheesecloth. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed for 7-10 days.
  5. After the desired length of time has passed, remove the sticks from the syrup and hang them up to dry. Allow the easter candy to set and harden for 3-5 days before enjoying it!

Rock candy is a fun and colorful addition to any Easter Charcuterie Board, perfect for entertaining guests or treating your family to something sweet this Easter season!

12. Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon sandwich cookies are the perfect way to add a bit of sweetness to your Easter Charcuterie board ideas!

These light and buttery cookies are filled with tart lemon curd for a delicious combination that is sure to be loved by all!

Quick Recipe:

  1. To make this easter meal, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
  2. Next, alternate adding the dry ingredients and heavy cream until combined. Roll the dough into balls and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  4. Once cool, spread some lemon curd between two cookies to make a delicious sandwich cookie.
  5. Place them on your Charcuterie board or serve them as a special treat!

13. Cadbury Eggs Dessert Dip

If you are looking for an extra special treat to add to your Easter Charcuterie board ideas, then a Cadbury Eggs dessert dip is perfect!

It is a creamy and delicious dip made with cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and Cadbury Eggs. It is the perfect way to bring some sweetness to your Easter spread!

Quick Recipe:

  1. For these easter recipes, you must combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1⁄2 cup of marshmallow fluff, and 1⁄2 cup of chopped Cadbury Eggs in a bowl.
  2. Mix the ingredients until they are combined and creamy.
  3. You can serve this dip with graham crackers, cookies, or fresh fruit for a delicious treat!

The best part about these easter recipes is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and they will surely be a hit at any Easter gathering.

Bonus Ideas!

1. Add Some Sweetness: Fruits are the perfect sweet addition to the Charcuterie board ideas. Include fresh berries, grapes, or even slices of pineapple.

If you are adventurous, try adding dried fruit such as apricots, cherries, and figs.

2. Remember the Veggies: A few olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices are a great way to add a healthy crunch.

 You can also add pickles or pepperoncini peppers for a bit of spice.

3. Get Cheesy and Meaty: Add meats and cheeses! Choose from a variety of soft, hard, and blue cheeses and cured meats.

Try including flavored cheeses like smoked gouda or garlic herb cheese for something a little different.

4. Put Out a Variety of Dipping Sauces: Have some fun with dipping sauces! Try out different types such as pesto, ranch dressing, honey mustard, BBQ sauce, or tzatziki sauce for your giant board.

5. Remember the Crackers: Make sure to have plenty of crackers on hand. Pick up a variety of shapes and sizes to offer more options for everyone.


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