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How to Build a Dessert Charcuterie Board

Created July 20, 2021
A dessert charcuterie board is a fun and festive way to serve up sweet treats to friends and family at a party, a dinner gathering, or to simply surprise your kids with a celebratory Friday night snack. Fill your spread with chocolate, cookies, graham crackers, and delicious fruits to put together something truly fantastic. Need more dessert board ideas? We've got you covered!

How to Build a Dessert Charcuterie Board

To start building your board, get out a large platter, and see if you're able to find one with a dash of personality. Choosing a dish that has unique details or a celebratory feel can help set the stage for your dessert tray. If you're able, select something with handles for easy carrying or raised edges to help keep your goodies in place. When you start arranging, think of your sweets charcuterie board as a work of art. Try pairing different combinations, organizing different colors next to each other, and assembling designs or layouts that make your treats fun to see and fun to eat.

Best Foods to Put on a Dessert Charcuterie Board

When it comes to what to put on your board, the options are endless! Consider who will be enjoying the spread and what they like to eat, then go from there. Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough and Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Big Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are easy treats you can make and prep with minimal effort. Complement these snacks with some chocolate-covered goodies, like chocolate-covered pretzels or chocolate-covered raisins, to add some different flavors and textures to your board. You can also include crispy or crunchy options like wafer cookies, buttery crackers, or colorful macaroons.

More Dessert Charcuterie Board Ideas

Summer is peak berry season, so grab some of your favorites to add pops of color to your dessert board. Great picks include blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Opt for the fruits and berries your kids or guests love the most and be sure to sprinkle them in across the board. You can also make chocolate-covered strawberries with the kids as a fun activity, and then serve them on your dessert tray.

Finish off your board with different sauces and dipping options that let your family and friends customize their treats. Consider chocolate and caramel for drizzling on sugar cookies or a decadent fudge dip to pair with fresh strawberries. You'll all enjoy making—and eating!—these sweet creations.

If you enjoy making charcuterie boards, be sure to try out this meatless charcuterie board next.