Are you entertaining during the holidays? Charcuterie boards are currently all the rage and are a perfect way to implement sweet and savory grazing during cocktails while people are waiting for dinner or as a take home gift as a reminder of your time together.
The suggestions below reveal a tempting display of veggie boards, meat and cheese boards, and charcuterie cones, mason jars and plastic cups filled with a variety of fresh fruits, fruit slices, nuts, cheeses, crackers, bread sticks and dried fruits. For a sweet snack, add some chocolate covered pretzels, marshmallows and gummy bears!
There are so many variations you can choose to prepare, but first and foremost, make it pretty and inviting. Add some fresh flowers in seasonal colors to add interest! Prepare your boards or cups with your guests in mind. Create one especially for the kids table with simpler ingredients (maybe eliminate the green olives!) so nothing is wasted. Add small pots of hummus, dressings and dips to added flavor.
To create social distancing around your food options, make individual packages displayed in paper cones or mason jars to help keep everyone safe from spreading germs.
Made with fresh fruits, nuts, veggies, crackers and small pots filled with dips, dressings and hummus, all laid out in fun patterns of color and texture.
Add a variety of cheeses for additional flair and flavor.
Meat & Cheese Boards
For the meat lovers in your family, easily add salami, ham or turkey in rolls or folded slices to add interest to your board surrounded by mixed nuts, cheeses, fruit slices and pickles.
Use craft paper to create a simple cone for a fun and interesting way to make individual snacks for your loved ones filled with a variety of cheese, crackers, dried fruits and nuts.
A great individual savory snack prepared in plastic cups using fresh fruits, nuts, cheeses, deli meats and bread sticks and displayed on a cupcake tower. So fun!
For a simple and sweet dessert option prepared in mason jars, combine fresh fruits, chocolate covered pretzels, dried fruits, and marshmallows. The mason jar lids can be attached by tying a ribbon to the top edge and can also be used as a take home gift!