How to make Charcuterie Board

How to make a kid friendly charcuterie board

Charcuterie boards are a fun way to serve snacks for a kid’s party, movie night or even dinner!  The items you choose can be your child’s favorites and as individual as he or she is!  If your child is gluten free or dairy free – no problem, there are so many options that fit well onto a board!  Below is just a suggestion of ingredients and how artfully you chose to make your board is up to you! The good news is there is no way to go wrong, and your kids will love it!

Snack ideas:

  • Trail mix
  • Small crustless sandwiches (can use fun cookie cutter shapes)

 peanut butter and jelly encrustables from the freezer section of your local grocery store

  • Meats: pepperoni, salami, turkey, ham, cheese, grapes, apples
  • Cheese: fresh mozzarella pearls, cheese cubes, mini babybel cheese
  • Yogurt tubes, applesauce pouches
  • Fresh fruits: strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries
  • Mini pickles
  • Olives  
  • Veggies (cucumbers, grape or cherry tomatoes, celery, baby carrots, peppers, etc.)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.)
  • Fruit (apples, strawberries, grapes, etc.)
  • Dried Fruit (apricot, pineapple, banana chips etc.)
  • Nuts (walnuts, almonds, candied pecans)
  • Ranch or ranch dip
  • Hummus
  • Crackers: fish crackers, pretzels, focaccia bread cubes
  • Yogurt dip (dill or cucumber or ranch flavored)
  • Chocolate avocado mouse
  • Veggie straws, Pirate booty, popcorn
  • Sweet treats: M&M’s, Mini Oreo cookies, mini size candy bars, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered mini pretzels  

How to Assemble:

  1. Set out a large platter or cutting board.
  2. Start by putting dips and food items that need to be contained in small bowls such as trail mix.  Spread the bowls out in different areas of the board.
  3. Add your larger items in next such as mini sandwiches, yogurt or applesauce pouches.
  4. Add in meats in various areas of board.
  5. Add in small cubed or squared cheeses.
  6. Add in crackers, veggie straws, focaccia bread cubes.
  7. Add in smaller items such as nuts, fruits and chocolates.

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