Christmas Charcuterie Board

Shannon Cairns

October 28, 2022

Christmas

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Make this fun and festive Christmas Charcuterie Board this year for your holiday get togethers! Mix and match to make your Christmas snacking fun with this adorable snack tray full of themed foods!

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How to make a Christmas Charcuterie Board

If you are hosting or attending any holiday parties this year, you NEED to make a charcuterie board! They are so low-stress to put together, and they’re FUN to make too!

I’ve made this cute Christmas tree charcuterie board before, but wanted to make something that could be changed or altered based on dietary needs and restrictions, as well as personal likes and dislikes.

This super cute Christmas dessert charcuterie board is perfect for the holidays, and every time I bring one to a party, I never go home with leftovers!

Supplies needed for this Christmas Charcuterie Board

  • Christmas Themed Tray
  • Christmas Themed Snacks (mix it up between sweet and savory)
  • Small Bowls or Cookie Cutters (optional)
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Step 1: Get your tray out and make sure it’s washed before you place food directly on it.

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Step 2: Gather your Christmas snack foods and open packages to make putting your Christmas dessert charcuterie board together easy.

We found a lot of options in the Christmas aisle, as well as regular foods. We focused on finding foods that were red, green, and white to match our tray, but you could go with any color scheme!

Step 3: Start with your biggest items and then work your way to smaller items to make sure your board has balance.

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Step 4: We used a reindeer shaped cookie cutter to hold the M&M’s and keep them in place on the board. You can use cookie cutters, small bowls, or even little Christmas shaped items like mini gift boxes from the dollar store for this too!

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Step 5: Make groupings of like items and be sure to split up colors etc to make it most appealing to the eye. Charcuterie boards are not hard to create, you just need a lot of options in different types!

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Charcuterie Board Tips and FAQs

Making a charcuterie board for a special occasion or holiday doesn’t have to be difficult! Sure, you can roll meat and cheese into roses, and make intricate designs with nuts and herbs. But, you can also arrange fun foods on a tray to make a special snack for your guests too!

  • Sweet & Savory. Mix up the amount of sweet and savory so that your board has a good balance for guests to choose from.
  • Color. Split up colors on your board to make it more visually appealing!
  • Diet Restrictions. Make sure you know if any guests are coming that have special food needs like peanut or dairy allergies, or intolerances to gluten.
  • Containers. Small loose foods can be more fun and less messy to try and eat if you place them in small containers. Use holiday shaped containers, cookie cutters, and pinch bowls to hold loose items.
  • Boards & Trays. Choosing a charcuterie board is so much fun! Check the dollar store and Hobby Lobby for fun options!

Storage

Store your Christmas Charcuterie Board wrapped in saran wrap and in a cool, dry place until ready to serve. These are best made the day of your event.

Christmas Snack Tray Variations

  • Meat & Cheese. Classic charcuterie boards contain meat and cheese. Make that work here by using mini cookie cutters to cut your meat and cheese into fun Christmas shapes!
  • Allergens. Make guests aware of common allergens that your snack tray may include.
  • Homemade. Skip the store-bought to keep your costs down by making snacks to put on your Christmas Charcuterie Board like my Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars or my Reindeer Bark!
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Christmas Charcuterie Board

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Make this fun and festive Christmas Charcuterie Board this year for your holiday get togethers! Mix and match to make your Christmas snacking fun with this adorable snack tray full of themed foods!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Charcuterie Board
  • Christmas Themed Snacks
  • Small Bowls or Cookie Cutters (optional)

Instructions

    • Get your tray out and make sure it's washed before you place food directly on it.
    • Gather your Christmas snack foods and open packages to make putting your Christmas snack tray together easy.
    • Start with your biggest items and then work your way to smaller items to make sure your board has balance. 
    • We used a reindeer shaped cookie cutter to hold the M&M's and keep them in place on the board. You can use cookie cutters, small bowls, or even little Christmas shaped items like small gift boxes from the dollar store for this too! 
    • Make groupings of like items and be sure to split up colors etc to make it most appealing to the eye. Charcuterie boards are not hard to create, you just need a lot of food options in different types! 

    Notes

  1. Meat & Cheese. Classic charcuterie boards contain meat and cheese. Make that work here by using mini cookie cutters to cut your meat and cheese into fun Christmas shapes!
  2. Allergens. Make guests aware of common allergens that your snack tray may include.
  3. Homemade. Skip the store-bought to keep your costs down by making snacks to put on your Christmas Charcuterie Board like my Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars or my Reindeer Bark!
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