If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you’ll love this Valentine Candy Charcuterie!
Valentine Candy Charcuterie
I’ve partnered up with a group of amazing influencers to bring you so many creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s day. If you scroll down, you’ll see 19 other Valentine Charcuterie ideas. There is something for everyone!
What is a Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie (pronounced “shar-ku-tuh-ree”) is the traditional art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other foods such as breadsticks, crackers, fruit, nuts, cheese, and sauces on a wood tray. They have really increased their popularity in the past couple of years and make entertaining so easy!
I took this idea and broke tradition and created a candy charcuterie. This can be done at any time of year, but it’s especially fun for themed events or holidays.
How to Make a Candy Charcuterie
Valentine’s Day just screams pinks, reds, and sweets and I thought a table of Valentine candies would be fun!
Choose your Base
As mentioned, the traditional base is usually a wood tray. I wanted to use something unexpected and started looking around and settled on my mothers vintage china. Like my Simple Game Day Snacks display, using something out of the ordinary is a great way to add more creativity.
Candy for a Charcuterie
My first idea was to find the coolest candy store around and fill the plates with unique and original varieties.
I was visiting my sister in Utah and since she didn’t know of any candy stores right off hand, she suggested Winco. They have bulk candies and boy did we hit the jackpot. We also stopped by Swig and bought a few infamous pink frosting sugar cookies.
We grabbed pinks and reds of anything.
- Mexicano Sponge Cookies
- Raspberry Jam Cookies
- Swig Cookies
- Lindor Chocolate
- Conversation Hearts
- Jelly Beans
Charcuterie Board Assembly
First, we arranged the plates and dishes in the style we wanted. And honestly, after that, we just started adding all the different varieties of sweets that looked balanced to the eye. Because this table is very long, it was pretty impressive!
Doesn’t that look fun? Wouldn’t you love to walk into a party and see this?
As promised, I am sharing 19 more ideas for a Valentine Charcuterie Board. These gals are so talented, I hope you’ll click over to each site and enjoy their creativity!
20 Fabulous Charcuterie Boards!