This Dessert Charcuterie Board has something for everyone. Made with sweet treats and salty snacks, chocolate and fresh fruit, this amazing dessert platter will wow your guests.
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I love this Dessert Charcuterie Board because there is so much delicious variety, from the fruit to the chocolate to the cheese. This is the perfect platter to offer to guests at New Year’s parties, Christmas, or on Valentine’s Day.
- TASTE: Salty, sweet, savory, and nutty, there are so many amazing flavors on this board. There’s something for everyone.
- TEXTURE: This sweet charcuterie board is made with gooey caramel, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, juicy berries, crunchy nuts, and soft cheese.
- TIME: This recipe will take 25 minutes to make.
- EASE: This no-cook dessert platter is super simple. It’s really easy to make and you can use as many store-bought items as you like on it.
What You’ll Need
- Nuts- I used pecans and pistachios because they are sweet and buttery. They pair well with the sweeter items on this board.
- Cheese- Brie is a good choice because it’s soft and rich with buttery and fruity flavors.
- Fruit- Any fruit will work, but I like my Dessert Charcuterie Board with fresh berries, like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Cookies- Use homemade or store-bought cookies for this board. I love Milano cookies on here, as well as wafer cookies and rolls. You can also use Christmas cookies.
- Snacks- Wafers, pretzels, caramels, and popcorn are all great sweet and salty treats to add.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Add dips and sauces- Add dips to the board, such as chocolate ganache, whipped cream, buttercream frosting, homemade Strawberry Jam, or caramel sauce.
- Substitute other nuts- You can make your Dessert Charcuterie Board with toasted walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, or Brazil nuts.
- Add other fruit- Prepare this board with apple slices, pears, grapes, mango, pineapple, kiwi, blackberries, and sugared cranberries, too.
- Substitute other cheeses- Make this board with different cheeses, such as blue cheese, mascarpone, gouda, white Stilton, or cheddar.
How to Make a Dessert Charcuterie Board
- Add the larger items. Assemble the items from largest to smallest, interspersing the different sized fruits and snacks for a prettier appearance. Start with strawberries and cookies.
- Add the medium-sized items. Now add in the medium-sized items, such as the chocolate pretzels, popcorn, chocolate bars, and caramels.
- Place the smaller items last. Finally, add in the smallest items, such as blueberries, raspberries, and nuts. Then serve.
Pro Tip: Always add items from largest to smallest so everything is visible on the board, making it much more visually appealing.
- Prep the ingredients- So that you have all the ingredients together and ready for assembly, sort the berries, toast the nuts, slice the cheese, and open the snacks.
- Assemble the largest items first- This keeps the smaller items, like nuts and small berries, from being covered by the larger items, like strawberries and pretzels.
- Separate the larger items-Make sure to scatter them so there aren’t any clustered sections with large items.
- Keep the refrigerated items cool- While you’re waiting to serve this Dessert Charcuterie Board, keep the fruit and cheeses in the fridge, adding them right before you put the board out.
Fresh and dried fruit, nuts, cheese, pretzels, cookies, brownies with sprinkles, candies like caramel or candy canes, other sweets like jelly beans, dips like chocolate ganache, and popcorn are all great options for a sweet dessert charcuterie board. Adding some salty snacks to the sweet makes the flavors really pop.
You want to pick a dessert cheese that pairs well with the other items on your Dessert Charcuterie Board, such as the nuts and fruit. Some great options for a dessert cheese are gouda, blue cheese, brie, goat cheese, havarti, ricotta, and mascarpone.
This Dessert Charcuterie Board is great for groups because there is always something for everyone. Serve it with other sweet treats or tasty drinks.
- Cookies: Pair this board with some White Chocolate Florentine Cookies, Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies (VIDEO), or White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
- Chocolate: Serve it with Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Creme Brulee, Chocolate Pot De Creme, or Chocolate Lava Cake (Video).
- Nutty desserts: This Dessert Charcuterie Board is great with other nutty treats, like these Pecan Tassies, Chocolate Bark with Dried Fruit and Nuts, and Candied Pecans.
- Coffee: Enjoy these treats with a hot tea, coffee, or Hot Chocolate. Or make a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Make This Recipe in Advance
Make ahead: Depending on what you put on your dessert board, you can assemble it and just cover it with plastic wrap a day ahead of time. If there are berries, ,cheese or other refrigerable items, it would be best to add them right before serving.
Storing: Store any leftovers by placing each item on the charcuterie board separately in the fridge or at room temperature (depending on what they are) in an airtight container.
Freeze: Some things on your charcuterie board can be frozen, such as nuts or cookies, but others will not fair as well, such as fruit that thaws mushy.
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Full Recipe Instructions
Dessert Charcuterie Board
- 8 oz Chocolate covered pretzels
- 8 oz white chocolate pretzels
- 8 oz Milk chocolate toffee wafers
- 11 oz Chewy caramels
- 5 oz Chocolate hazelnut biscuits
- 7 oz caramel popcorn
- 7 oz Milano cookies
- 3.5 oz dark chocolate bar
- 14 oz Chocolate hazelnut rolled wafers
- 6 oz raspberries
- 6 oz blueberries
- 1 lb strawberries
- 1 cup salted pistachios
- 8 oz wheel Brie cheese
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- Place your largest items on the board first. Make sure to scatter them so there aren’t any clustered sections with large items. This would be any blocks of cheese, cookies, and large berries such as strawberries.
- Lastly, add in the smallest items such as blueberries, raspberries, and nuts.
- Bonus addition: add dips such as chocolate ganache, whipped cream, buttercream frosting, or caramel sauce.
- Once everything is piled on, serve and enjoy. Tip: you can assemble part of the board in advance and keep it wrapped with plastic until it’s to to sever, then add the berries and cheeses.