Traditional charcuterie boards usually consist of meats and cheeses displayed on a cutting board. They are great for parties and make a really impressive display. I saw a few done with candy and I absolutely love this idea. I think we need to make candy charcuterie boards a thing for sure!!
The Halloween candy board below would be really easy to duplicate. Start with a cutting board, can be wood, marble, whatever you have on hand. If you don’t have one, Home Goods, Marshalls, Target, Amazon, all have multiple versions to pick from.
Now on to the fun part, the candy. I’d start with the following for a fun Halloween version. Candy corn, candy pumpkins, black licorce, Halloween m & m’s, gummy frogs, gummy bug tape (so gross looking-kids love it!), and wax lips and teeth. Add in a skeleton hand and a rubber rat or bugs like the image below and you are set!
The possibilities for Candy Charcuterie Boards are endless. Birthday parties, showers, Valentine’s Day, Easter and of course, Christmas!
I found the one above on Instagram and it gives me tons of ideas. It’s a great way to use all those cute little bowls you pick up in HomeGoods (just me?) to display all the red and green candy your heart desires.
If you are more a buy than create person, bonbonconnexion.com sells candy platters ready to ship. They also sell candy shish kabobs that are genius! I don’t know why I haven’t thought to make them from jelly candies before this. Adding to my crafty to do list immediately!
The one above is an elevated version of your typical Christmas cookie plate and so easy to duplicate. I think those are holiday Oreos mixed in with some Trader Joe’s holiday cookies, wrapped Andes candies, plus some homemade or bakeshop gingerbread-ish cookies. Definitely copying this one for Christmas!
(By the way, this lovely board is by food stylist ainttooproudtomeg on Instagram, she is definitely worth a follow!)