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An Easter charcuterie board makes a delicious snack or appetizer, perfectly customizable for all of your Easter celebrations.
This Easter charcuterie board is a perfect dish for celebrations. Fill it with your favorite treats, like Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries, or Rice Krispie Easter Nests.
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The ingredients on the board can be customized depending on what event you wish to serve it at. Increase the number of sweet treats to make an Easter dessert board or incorporate more savory elements when serving it at Easter brunch or as a party appetizer.
This easter charcuterie board is sure to steal the show and become a new tradition that the whole family can help assemble!
How to make an Easter Charcuterie Board
ASSEMBLE. Decide items that will be placed in bowls. Place bowls randomly on the board with space in between (odd numbers always look best).
FILL. Prepare other ingredients that you wish to use. Consider the colors, tastes, and textures, and try to spread them evenly over the board. Fill in the areas around the bowls.
EXTRAS. You don’t have to overfill the board in order to get everything on. Simply set out a sample of each ingredient and set the extras aside. Refill the board as needed.
The board. If you don’t have a board to use for your spread – no worries! Use any large platter, a clean wooden cutting board, or an edged sheet pan covered in parchment paper.
Bowls. Small bowls are great to use to help contain little candies. Another idea is to use a large easter shaped cookie cutter. Place the cookie cutter on the board and fill it with candy.
Easter candy. Look for a variety of Easter candies in pastel colors when putting your board together. Make sure to include all of your favorites: mini chocolate bunnies, cookies, peeps, Easter egg candy, jelly beans, Robin’s Eggs, and M&M’s are all perfect.
Serving. Be sure to set out some small serving utensils, plates, and napkins.
What to include
Crackers. Annie’s bunny crackers can be found year-round in the cracker aisle and would make a cute addition to your Easter Board!
Coated pretzels. Buy ready in the bakery section or make your own by dipping pretzels in melted white almond bark. Place them on waxed or parchment paper and sprinkle them with your favorite Easter-colored sprinkles while the almond bark is still melty. They will harden in 5-10 minutes.
Homemade sweets. Along with all the fun store-bought candies and treats, you can add a few of your favorite homemade spring treats such as these Lemon Drop Cakes, Mini Fruit Tarts with fresh berries, and Easter Basket Cookie Cups.
Make it a Savory Board
The ingredients on the board can be customized depending on what event you wish to serve it at.
This Easter charcuterie board is filled with delicious Easter sweets. Should you like to create a more savory board, you can make one with a combination of fruits and vegetables, meats and cheese, perfect for a brunch or dinner appetizer.
Fruits + Veggies
Any “finger-friendly” fruits and vegetables can be added to your board. Try to 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.
- Veggies: carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, celery, broccoli or cauliflower florets, olives, or baby pickles
- Fruit: oranges, apple slices, grapes, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
- Chocolate covered: Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Dried fruits: apricots or craisins
Meat + Cheese
It’s best to add a selection of 3 types of meat and 3 kinds of cheese. Odd numbers will give your board the best look. Also plan on 3-4 slices of meat and 2-3 ounces of cheese per person.
- Meat: salami, ham, pepperoni, pastrami, peppered beef, cured sausage, or prosciutto
- Cheese: cheddar, brie, Colby, mozzarella, pepper jack, feta, Parmesan, or Swiss
Storing Before and After
Make ahead of time. Prepare many items ahead of time and store them in Ziploc bags prior to arranging the tray.
Replenish. It’s a good idea to have extra items on hand to replenish the charcuterie board as needed.
STORE. Keep leftover items stored in separate containers to enjoy later.
Nope! You can use any wooden cutting board that’s in good shape, a large serving platter, an edged sheet pan covered in parchment paper, or a food grade slab of slate or marble.
All of the items we included in this recipe are nonperishable, so you could technically make it ahead of time and leave it out at room temperature. If you include other items that do need to be stored until serving, you can keep them in individual ziploc bags until you’re ready to assemble the board.
Find the right size board or tray. Prepare the ingredients ahead of time so assembly goes quickly. Use a variety of teats, colors and textures. Put small or wet ingredients in bowls.
For More more of our favorite Food boards, try:
- Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- S’mores Charcuterie Board
- After School Snack Board
- Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- Movie Night Charcuterie Board
Easter Charcuterie Board Recipe
- tray or board
- Easter M&Ms
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Jet Puffed Bunny Marshmallows
- Speckled Jelly Bird Eggs
- Iced Oatmeal Cookies
- Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Bunnies
- Confetti Brownies
- Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
- Stuffed Puffs
- Coated Pretzels
- Strawberry Crème Wafer Cookies
- Reese's Mini Cups
- To Assemble Board: Decide items that will be placed in bowls. Place bowls randomly on the board with space in between (odd numbers always look best).
- Consider the color of bowls and ingredients as you place them onto the board alternating dark and light colored ingredients. Fill and enjoy!
- To make coated pretzels: buy ready in the bakery section or make your own by dipping pretzels in melted white almond bark. Place them on waxed or parchment paper and sprinkle them with your favorite Easter-colored sprinkles while the almond bark is still melty. They will harden in 5-10 minutes.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.