A beautifully arranged Easter candy charcuterie board is an easy dessert to take to your next Easter dinner. Keep reading to learn some simple tips for creating an Easter holiday candy board.
Traditional charcuterie boards are typically made with cheese, sausage, and crackers. But don't be limited by tradition. Creating a candy board with your favorite Easter candy is an easy way to create a simple dessert your whole family will love.
And who doesn't love a platter filled with colorful candies and lots of sweet treats?
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easter candy isn't just for kids' easter baskets and easter eggs. A candy platter is a great way to display your favorite candies and sweet treats.
- If you have been busy preparing food for an Easter celebration keep dessert simple by serving this simple Easter dessert board.
- This Easter candy board is completely customizable. All you need to do is purchase your favorite Easter treats and candy and arrange them together.
What to Buy for a Candy Charcuterie Board
Here are some great suggestions for items to include on your beautiful Easter charcuterie board. Try including a mixture of store-bought and homemade treats.
- Jelly Beans
- Chocolate-Covered Pretzels: Look for ones with a pastel drizzle
- Annie's Graham Cracker Bunnies
- Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies: - Try substituting Easter M&Ms for the chocolate chips
- Cadbury Eggs
- Pepperidge Farm Raspberry Chocolate Milano Cookies
- Fresh Raspberry Cupcakes
- Marshmallow Peeps
- Chocolate Bunnies
- Sugar Cookies: If you have some sourdough discard these Sourdough Sugar Cookies make a great addition.
- Pastel Mini Marshmallows
- Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs
- Jordan Almonds
- Rock Candy
- Hershey Kisses
- Whopper Candy Robin Eggs
- Haribro Easter Gummies
- Yogurt Covered Pretzels
- Easter M&Ms
- Rice Krispie Treats
Start by choosing a large platter. While you could use just about any platter, one with raised edges will probably work best to keep the candy from rolling off.
Grab an assortment of smaller dishes from around your house to help contain some of the smaller pieces of candy. I love using a couple of different sizes of ceramic ramekins or you could use these cute pastel-colored bowls.
For my board, I used pastel containers that came with an Easter egg dying kit.
It's helpful to add the bowls to the board first. Next, add any larger items and then fill in around them with the other treats.
How to Make an Easter Charcuterie Board
Don't Just Shop the Candy Aisle
Make a visit to the bakery section of your local grocery store. They often have cute holiday treats there as well.
Choose Candy With a Variety of Colors, Textures, and Flavors
Keep the platter of candy fun by combining a variety of colors, textures, and flavors. Providing a variety of candy means there will be something for everyone's tastes. Focus on a springtime color palette.
The best part is if you swap out any Easter-specific treats you've got a great springtime celebration board perfect for other occasions like a baby shower.
When adding candy to the Easter board, scatter it around. Don't put all of the same candy in one spot.
Add Some Fresh Fruit
Break up the sugar overload with a bit of fresh fruit. As a bonus fruit pairs really well with chocolate.
Put pink ingredients next to green ingredients and blue candy next to yellow candy.
Choose candies that come in a variety of sizes. Place large candies next to small candies to create visual interest.
- It is best to assemble the board just before serving. You can do any necessary prep work the night before.
- Bring extra candy with you so that you can refill any candies that run out,
What is your favorite candy to add to this easter snack board?
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Easter Charcuterie Board
- 1 14 oz bag of Starburst Jelly Beans
- 2 8 oz bags of Haribo Easter Gummies
- 1 4.5 oz package of Peeps
- 1 9,6 oz bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 7,5 oz box of Annie's Neapolitan Bunnies
- 1 1.9 oz box of Lindt Chocolate Carrots
- 1 6 oz box Strawberry Yogurt Covered Pretzels
- 5 Cadbury Creme Eggs
- 12 Mini Cadbury Caramel Eggs
- 1 15 oz bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Easter Sugar Cookies
- 1 10 oz bag of Easter Peanut M&Ms
- Pick your board. A board with edges will work best to contain the candy.
- Place the bowls on the board and use them to help contain some of the candy.
- Add larger items like baked goods, peeps, and pretzels to the board next.
- Fill in open spaces with smaller candies.
Thanks for Reading!
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