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An Easter charcuterie board makes a delicious snack or appetizer, perfectly customizable for all of your Easter celebrations.

Incorporate some sweets into your Easter board, or whip up a second Easter Candy Charcuterie Board as a perfect pairing!

Top view of an Easter charcuterie board covered and fresh fruits, veggies, and dips.

We Love A Holiday Board!

We celebrate holidays by spending time with family and of course, eating good food! Easter dinner is the star, but pre-dinner includes lots of snacking and that means appetizers!

A Charcuterie Board is a great way to include seasonal produce and some of our favorite recipes, and this Easter charcuterie board is thoughtfully tailored for your Easter celebrations!

Why we love it:

  • Fill with your favorites. We’ve included our best-loved Easter charcuterie board additions, but you can easily change it up to your preference.
  • On theme. It starts with the basics, but incorporating holiday-specific recipes like Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Deviled Eggs adds a special touch.
  • SO easy. Most dips and produce can be prepped ahead of time, making assembly a breeze and leaving more time for family!

For a fun and sweet version, don’t forget to check out our Easter Candy Charcuterie Board.

Measured fruits and veggies ready for filling a charcuterie board.

Easter Charcuterie Board Ideas

Here are a few ideas to include on your charcuterie platter:

  • Produce – Add fruits and vegetables that are easy to eat. Choose a variety of colors to make your board more visually appealing. A combination of dried and fresh produce will make your board extra special.
  • Fresh fruits – orange slices, apple slices, grapes, cherries, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries. Some dried fruits include apricots and craisins.
  • Vegetables Some of my favorite veggies to use include carrots, snap peas, bell peppers, cucumber, celery, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, olives, and baby pickles.
  • Meat – Larger slices of meat can be rolled. Smaller slices, like pepperoni, can be fanned or arranged to look like a flower. Some great options include salami, ham, pepperoni, pastrami, peppered beef, cured sausage, and prosciutto.
  • Cheese – Use different kinds of cheese such as orange or white cheddar, brie, Colby, mozzarella, pepper jack, feta, Parmesan, or Swiss. You can also include a cheeseball like our Bacon Ranch Cheeseball and Pineapple Cheese Ball.
  • Crackers – Some favorites include Ritz, pita, Grissini breadstick, Parmesan crisps, toasted crostini, Artisan crackers, baguette, pretzels, wheat thins, or Triscuts.
  • Dip – Add a sweet Fruit Dip, honey or jam, and a savory vegetable dip like Homemade RanchDill Veggie Dip, or Hummus Recipe.
Placing bowls of dip and blueberries on a metal tray.

Building Your Board

  1. BOWLS. Place small bowls first. Use small bowls for dips and any produce that may leak juices. Or use Easter shape cookie cutters as a way to organize smaller-sized ingredients like fresh berries, nuts, and candies.
  2. FILL. Place each grouping of meat and cheese in different spots on the board.
    • Add the different groupings of crackers on the board.
    • Fill in any empty spots with the fruits, vegetables, and sweet treats.
  3. GARNISH. Decorate with green herbs and other festive Easter treats.

Easter Elements

Here are a few ideas to add an Easter touch:

  • Something sweet. Use Easter candies to help the overall feel of the board. Bunny or Chick Peeps, Annie’s Bunny cookies, jelly beans, chocolate bunny, colorful Jordan Almonds, or chocolate eggs.
  • Pastel colors. Use bowls in pastel pink, yellow, green and blue. Place colored Easter eggs on the board.
  • Garnish with greenery. Adding fresh herbs is always a beautiful touch. Or use pretty plant leaves and the head of a flower like roses and tulips.
Close up of fruit dip and fruit on a charcuterie board.

Charcuterie Board Building Tips

  • The board. A wooden board is often used, but you can use any large platter or tray. If you are hosting a large event, find a larger board or use a few regular-sized boards and place them in different areas of the room.
  • The food. When deciding what to put on your board follow the 3-3-3-3 rule: 3 types of meat, 3 types of cheese, 3 types of crackers/bread, 3 types of accompaniments (one should be a fruit, one should be a veggie, and the third can be your choice).
  • Consider contrasts. The most beautiful and delicious boards are ones that offer contrasting colors, textures, and flavors.
  • Don’t set it all out at once. Only place a sampling of each of the different elements on the board and refill as needed.
  • Building the board. Arrange the items so that there’s a pattern or symmetry, or make it look random. (See above for specific steps)
Close up of a bowl of veggie dip surrounded by cut veggies.

Storing Tips

  • Make ahead of time. Prepare the meats, cheese, produce, and dips 1-2 days in advance and keep them in separate containers in the fridge. Gather the dry ingredients (crackers and candies) into one place.
    • Start building the board a few hours before the event. Place the bowls, meats, cheese, some produce, and select candies and garnish. Keep it covered in the fridge. Wait to add the crackers/breads and fruits that could brown easily until <hour before setting it out for guests.
Top view of an Easter charcuterie board covered in fruits, veggies, and dips.

To Fill Your Board:

5 from 5 votes

Easter Charcuterie Board

By: Lil’ Luna
An Easter charcuterie board makes a delicious snack or appetizer, perfectly customizable for all of your Easter celebrations.
Servings: 10
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 wooden board, large platter or tray

Ingredients 

Meat

  • 3 types of meat, ham, prosciutto, pepperoni, etc.

Cheese

  • 3 types of cheese, cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, etc.

Crackers/Bread

  • 3 types of crackers/bread Ritz, pita, bradsticks, etc.

Fruits

  • 1-2 types of fruit, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, etc.

Veggies

  • 1-2 types of vegetables, cucumbers, carrots, cauliflower, etc.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Avocado Dip

  • 1 ripe avocado halved, pitted, skin removed
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • garlic salt (with parsley flakes) to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions 

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

  • Blend cream cheese, marshmallow creme and vanilla with a hand mixer until smooth and well combined. Fold in whipped topping and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Avocado Dip

  • In a serving bowl mash the avocado, then stir in the sour cream and lime juice. Mix until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Build Your Board

  • Place small bowls first. Use small bowls for dips and any produce that may leak juices. Or use Easter shape cookie cutters as a way to organize smaller-sized ingredients like fresh berries, nuts, and candies.
  • Place each grouping of meat and cheese in different spots on the board.
  • Add the different groupings of crackers on the board.
  • Fill in any empty spots with the fruits, vegetables, and sweet treats.
  • Decorate with green herbs and other festive Easter treats.

Notes

For larger events you can find a larger board or use several regular-sized  boards and place them in different areas around the room.
The most beautiful and delicious boards are ones that offer contrasting colors, textures and flavors.
Only place a sampling of each of the different elements on the board and refill as needed.
Arrange the items so that there’s a pattern, or symmetry, or make it look random. 
 
 
 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I went into a sugar coma just looking at the picture of this board. My daughter’s 14th birthday is in April and I plan to make this for her party.

  2. 5 stars
    My kids went crazy over this dessert board! It was the perfect way to pull out all of our Easter candy and made a great movie night treat!

  3. 5 stars
    The cutest Easter charcuterie board! Such a variety of different goodies combined to make the best treats ever. So adorable.