Ultimate Dessert Charcuterie Board - Easy Tips

How to Make a Dessert Charcuterie Board

Looking for a new, fun and interesting way to entertain for the holidays? Why not add a Dessert Charcuterie Board!

Food boards or Charcuterie Boards have seen a new-birth on social media. I was surprisingly impressed when my teenage niece said she wanted to have one for her birthday celebration to share with friends. The French word “charcuterie” translates to prepared meats. A tray of assorted cold cut meats, fruit, jam and cheese, but in the most breathtaking arrangement, basically a cheese tray x10. But, charcuterie boards don’t just have to be about cheese, today I’m showing you how to make a DESSERT Charcuterie Board!

Think of Dessert charcuterie boards as the new updated version of the dessert table, but what makes it even better you don’t have to cook or bake anything. I promise you, everything you need is in your pantry or available at your local store.


Let’s Make Your Dessert Charcuterie Board

  • Start with the largest items. Add the dipping bowls you’ll need and place on the tray for the dips. Dips are optional to place on your tray, you can also add Christmas decorations to fill the tray.
  •  Add your dippers to the board.Arrange all your Sweet Dames items: the Macaroons, CoCoMallow Sandwiches and CoCoBark. You may also add gingerbread men, pretzels, candy canes and shortbread cookies. Adding the bowls also help with bringing height and depth to your board.
  •  Add medium size treats to the board. This is where you can add the holiday themed wrapped candy and medium sized chocolate. This will also help to add color to the board.
  •  Add small treats to the board. Adding the assorted nuts and bite size treats help to fill any gaps in your board.
  •  Add garnishes. Adding candy canes, rosemary and cranberries add style and color. Make it beautiful, add sliced apples, strawberries and blueberries.


Stress Free Tips

  • Don’t overthink it! This is a fun, EASY festive dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
  • Use the rule of thirds to help you build your board - balance. Consider placing your dipping bowls off center.
  • Give your board some depth by adding texture. This can be achieved by layering items on top of parchment paper or using items that are naturally textured.