Easter Charcuterie Board: There are a lot of ideas on what and how you can make a dessert and candy board for the Easter holiday but here is a simple and easy way to create your own!
Quick Overview: Feel free to change up candies, cookies, snacks, and more for your own board. TIP: Using store-bought decorated cookies is a quick way to add some cuteness and they’re a huge hit!
Why you’ll love making this Easter dessert board
If you’re hosting for Easter or looking for a fun dessert to take along to family gatherings, this is such a fun way to serve dessert! Especially if you’re not someone who loves to bake or cook because putting together a charcuterie board like this, requires very little prep and skill and it’s fantastic when entertaining. Themed charcuterie boards are perfect for just about any holiday and a great way to feed your guests!
Now although this Easter charcuterie board appetizer is more of a dessert and/or candy type of board, you can absolutely do more of a savory board if you prefer. However, with it being Easter, I thought it would be so much fun to utilize all of the fun Easter treats at the store and make one of my favorite dessert charcuterie boards.
What you’ll need to make this board:
I’ll list everything below that I used for this delicious grazing board. However, feel free to leave out some of the following ingredients, or even add your own favorite candies and goodies. I’ll also include a list of more ideas below, that you can put on your own board!
- Peanut M&M’s
- Funfetti Jelly Beans
- Easter Hershey Kisses
- Neopolitan Organic Bunny Grahams
- Golden Oreos
- Shortbread Cookies (Store-bought in a tin)
- Cadbury Mini Eggs (chocolate eggs)
- Store-Bought Decorated Sugar Cookies
- Robin Egg Candy (candy eggs)
- Reese’s Cups
- Rabbit Marshmallow Pop
How to Build the Easter Board
There really is no wrong or right way to make your own dessert board. However, I want to share some tips with you that may make the process easier!
- Board, Tray, Platter – I used a white, marble lazy susan for this board, and I love it because it turns, allowing guests to easily spin the board to what treat they have their eyes on. Buy a similar lazy susan here. You won’t need a large platter unless you’re serving a larger group, or more than 15-20 people.
- Next, place a few small bowls on the lazy susan. (I used two oval bowls and two small round bowls – with the intention of the oval bowls looking like rabbit ears. Not sure it did that… but it was fun trying. Haha!)
- Then, fill your bowls with candy. (You can do a different type of candy in each bowl, or even add more bowls to your board if you prefer. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way!)
- After filling the bowls, I then place a few rows of different cookies. Staggering them is always a nice look, and it gives the cookies some “height” to save room of other items and to give the board some dimension.
- Once you’ve added the cookies, it’s time to fill up the empty space with candy and other treats! Pile the candy up, and feel free to place the same candy in multiple areas, or even mix the candies together.
Now, you have a beautiful Easter charcuterie board to serve to your guests, or for even the kiddos for a fun afternoon snack!
How to serve your snack board
Once your entire board is full, and you no longer see any “white space”, it’s ready to serve! Place it in the center of the room, on the buffet, or in a place where guests can easily grab a treat and go! Or maybe the Easter Bunny would like a nice treat when he visits that night!
Expert Tips and FAQ’s
- Don’t worry if you don’t use all of the candy or treats that come in a package. You’ll find that some of the candies may get eaten more than the others. If hosting, just keep an eye on the board and when you see white space start to appear, simply fill it back up with the extras that you’ve set aside.
- If you have leftover Easter candies after Easter weekend, don’t throw them away! Make these mini egg bars! Or, if you have leftover cookies or Oreos, break them up and make these rice krispie treats with cookies!
- The key to a beautiful Easter, and it looking cohesive is having a lot of the same color scheme. For instance, using a lot of pastel colors is ideal to really tie in the spring colors.
More Easter charcuterie board food items
If you can’t find some of the items that I’ve used on my board, or if you prefer to use different items, here are some of our favorite things to use on charcuterie boards:
- fresh fruit
- chocolate bunnies
- meats (Such as salami roses – although meat and candy can be hard to serve with one another, although you could do one side of savory appetizers and one side of sweets.)
- fresh vegetables
- nuts (pine nuts, pecans, cashews, almonds) – be cautious of food allergies
- cheese cubes
Related Easter ideas
Easter Charcuterie Board
- 2 cups Peanut M&M's
- 1 cups Funfetti jelly beans
- 1 cup Hershey Kisses
- ½ cup Neopolitan Organic Bunny Grahams
- 4 Golden Oreos
- ½ cup Cadbury Mini Eggs
- 15 Shortbread cookies
- 2 Decorated sugar cookies
- 1 cup Robin Egg candies
- 2 cups Reese's Cups miniatures
- 4 Peeps
- 1 Rabit marshmallow pop
- Place 4 small bowls, in different areas on platter, board or serving tray. (See post for more tips!)
- Next, pour candies in to bowls until full. (Any candy will do – but I poured jelly beans and peanut M&M's in to the bowls.)
- Place and stagger rows of cookies around platter.
- Finally, fill any open spaces on the platter with varieties of candies and treats!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.