Who loves a good charcuterie board? I know we do in our family, but this Valentine’s day we thought we would do something different. Something that the kids could help put together. We made a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board and it was amazing.
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Valentine’s day charcuterie board
You may want to know what a Charcuterie Board [HERE] is before we go much further. A Charcuterie board is normally a tray with bite-sized meat and cheese served as an appetizer or as a meal.
A Dessert Charcuterie board is a tray with sweets and desserts! Fun, right?
First things first, you need to buy some sweets that everyone will eat. I wanted to make sure we got things that each one of us would like. My two boys have sensory issues when it comes to food, so we also had to be strategic in the way we placed food. TIP: don’t store mint sweets with other treats, or the mint flavor will mingle with other sweets. Ask me how I know.
Valentine’s day dessert board tips
- Pair like items together
- Keep cold items cold until needed
- Get creative – Chocolate dippers [HERE]
- Create Dippers (Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Honey, Jelly)
- Fill any gaps with tiny desserts or candy [HERE]
- Bowls to separate food [HERE]
- Scoops [HERE]
- Line a pan for an easy cleanup
- Add favorite sweet treats
- Watch the treats disappear (once family knows what you are doing)
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Hershey Kisses
- Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter
- Bite-Sized Brownies
- Bite-Sized Waffles
- Jelly Beans
- Rice Crispy Treats
- Graham Crackers
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I wanted our board to stay out a few days and fruit would be required to put in the refrigerator so we stuck with sweets that could be left out and just covered up with wrap.
Take a look at these Southern Biscuits if you are interested in something more savory.
Valentine’s Blog TourNext on the tour is my friend, Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters . I love the way she made heart-shaped brownie bites Be sure to check it out along with all the other amazing bloggers below!
Kippi at Home // Feet Under My Table // Tribe of Burton // Zucchini Sisters
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Olivia O’Hern // Decorate and More with Tip // The House on Silverado // My Family Thyme
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Chas’ Crazy Creations // From Farmhouse to Florida // Simple Nature Decor