Ready to make a show-stopping candy charcuterie board for Halloween? I’ll show you step-by-step how to make this totally sweet Halloween Candy Dessert Board.
A Halloween Candy Board is a fun and easy way to kick off any of your spooky season celebrations with some fun treats and themed candy with a Halloween twist.. Last year, I made this gorgeous Fall Dessert Board but this year I wanted to incorporate some of our favorite spooky treats into a fun themed board that will have kids and adults wanting more.
I used my favorite charcuterie board from TJ Maxx to create this spooktacular treat. While a traditional charcuterie board is typically made with an array of delicious meats and cheeses, a dessert charcuterie board is an easy way to show off your favorite Halloween Candy this holiday season.
While some may say this isn’t a charcuterie board you can call it whatever you wish. Halloween Candy Dessert Board or Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board, there’s no wrong way to call this delicious treat.
Halloween Candy Dessert Board or Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board, whatever you want to call it, let’s dive in and see how to make a beautiful board.
HOW TO MAKE A CUTE HALLOWEEN CHARCUTERIE BOARD
First thing you want to do is decide on a theme or base it around your favorite Halloween candies. I didn’t want to do a typical orange color theme for this one. Instead I went with a black, white and red theme which was surprisingly easy as long as you don’t mind sorting some candy by color.
There are so many fun options and fun halloween recipes you can make to create the Ultimate Halloween Dessert Charcuterie Board.
There is no wrong way to make a candy board like this. You could make a Hocus Pocus theme board or stick to the traditional orange and black colors if you prefer.
Once you settle on your theme, it’s time to pick your board. I used a large board for a movie night we were hosting but depending on the occasion and amount of people you’ll be serving, will determine the size of your board.
Once you pick you board, the fun begins. It’s time to pick the CANDY! Picking the right treats doesn’t have to be too hard. A combination of chocolate and candy classics is a great place to start.
For this specific Halloween snack board I used things like white cotton candy, red candy like Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids, and then white meringues, white chocolate covered pretzels and miniature brownies with giant candy eyes.
I knew the board needed to have plenty of chocolate so that was take care of with mini chocolate cupcakes, chocolate covered candies and pretzels.
Then I made sure to add in some black grapes and some red fruit like pomegranate pieces.
I arranged the largest items on the board first, then worked my way down to the smallest pieces.
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THINGS TO DECORATE YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY CHARCUTERIE BOARD WITH
Once you have your delicious treats into place, you’ll want to add some fun Halloween props to the candy board. You can use things like mini skulls, skeleton hands, mini pumpkins and smaller items like little mice or bats or even a spider web.
You might even want to use a large piece for your centerpiece. For my board, I used a cauldron I picked up from Target. I filled the cauldron with the Swedish Fish and place some white cotton candy around the top for a mist effect.
Then I placed a small skeleton I found at the Dollar Tree around the side.
OTHER CANDY IDEAS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY DESSERT BOARD
If you need more candy board ideas to fill your platter, grab inspiration on the candy aisle of your local store or try some of these:
- gummy worms
- chocolate chips
- candy corns
- orange candies
- peanut butter cups
- mini candy bars
- gummy vampire teeth
- Hershey’s kisses
- any sour candy
- and any other festive treats you can find
Scare up some fun with this delicious and easy to make Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board
- Medium or Large Board for serving
- Halloween Props
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Mini Brownies
- Chocolate Cookies
- Black Grapes
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Red candies
- Eyeball gumballs
- White Chocolate Pretzels
- Assemble treats on board and serve
- To make the cauldron, use a medium sized cauldron and fill it with candy. Take some cotton candy, I used white to mimic smoke, and gently press chunks of it down around the top.
- Add in some Halloween props for a spooky look
- Serve immediately
What would you put on your spooky charcuterie board?