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This fun Easter Charcuterie Board is packed with fresh fruits and veggies, tasty meats and cheeses and accented with colorful pastel candies. Perfect for your next Easter party, this delicious and colorful grazing board is just as much a feast for the eyes and as it is for the taste buds.
Beautiful Easter Charcuterie Board
What better way to celebrate Easter that with a vibrantly colored charcuterie board that’s both beautiful and delicious. Charcuterie boards have been gaining popularity over the past few years and we have had a blast creating them. From our Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board to this S’mores Snack Board, we just can’t get enough!
This year’s Easter-themed board takes things to a new level with a wide assortment of meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies served with a cool and creamy sour cream dip. Whether you’re hosting a large Easter dinner party or just looking for a fun way to serve your favorite snacks, this tasty grazing board will be a hit for all ages.
💖 Why We Love This Charcuterie Board
- It’s Easy – It’s so easy to make your own charcuterie board. All you need are a few simple items that can be found at any local grocery store.
- Festive– With the combination of colorful sweet and savory items, it makes the perfect addition any Easter brunch table.
- Great for all ages- This board allows you to mix and match different flavors and textures. From healthy veggies to peeps and chocolate, there’s something for everyone.
- A large wooden board: You can use a designated charcuterie board, a large cutting board or simply a large platter.
- Medium bowl: This acts as the centerpiece of the board to hold the vegetable dip.
- Small bowls: In case you’re serving wet ingredients, like olives or for smaller items like candies.
- Party toothpicks: You’ll want party picks for your fruits and veggies.
- Dessert plates: Smaller sized plates are the great for serving snacks from the board.
What You’ll Need
We used a variety of food for this board, from healthy veggies to candy, but of course you can substitute anything you like.
Traditional Charcuterie Board Items
We started with a variety of traditional charcuterie board foods:
- Variety of meats: we used a mix of salami, prosciutto, and capicola.
- Favorite cheeses: we used sharp cheddar, pepper jack, and parmesan cheese.
- Fresh vegetables: baby carrots, broccoli florets, and grape tomatoes.
- Fresh fruit: we used grapes, fresh strawberries and blackberries.
- Baby pickles: we used dill, but you can use sweet or bread and butter pickles.
- Crackers: we used buttery snack crackers.
- Vegetable dip: we used this easy and delicious Homemade Sour Cream Veggie Dip, but you can use store-bought.
Easter Themed Foods
You’ll also want to add Easter themed food and candy. We went with:
- Edible grass
- Pastel M&M’s
- Marshmallow Peeps.
Sour Cream Veggie Dip
We chose an easy Sour Cream Veggie Dip for our board but there are plenty of other fun charcuterie board dips to choose from.
How to Make the Perfect Easter Charcuterie Board
Step 1. Start by positioning the dip on the board. Next, add your larger ingredients, like the salami roses and small bunches of grapes. Balance out the board by adding ingredients to opposite corners.
Tip: You can make most dips the night before and then just add them to the board the next day.
Step 2. Continue filling in the board. Keep the board balanced by adding similar ingredients to different areas and adding one type of cheese on one side and another type to the other side.
Step 3. Continue to fill the board with the different ingredients. We even arranged dill and cheddar cheese chunks in the shape of a carrot.
Step 4. Fill in any remaining spaces with rows of crackers, veggies and a few pickles.
Note: There is no wrong way to arrange the snacks so feel free to rearrange them on your Easter board however you prefer.
Step 5. Place a few Peeps Easter candy in the empty spots for a pop of color and Easter fun.
Step 6. For the perfect finishing touch, add an edible candy nest filled with small candies. Now your delicious grazing board is ready to serve!
“Charcuterie” is a fancy French word that basically means cooked meats. Traditional charcuterie boards are typically served with a variety of cold cut meats and cheeses as well as veggies, olives or other fruits.
This doesn’t mean you can’t create your own fun twist though. We’ve had fun making non-traditional boards like a candy cane charcuterie board for Christmas and even dessert boards like this unicorn charcuterie board.
Delicious Easter Charcuterie Board Variations:
- Candy: Though we didn’t add a lot of candy to our board, you can always add more. Colorful candies like jelly beans or gummy candies work well. You could even add mini chocolate bunnies or chocolate eggs in small bowls around the board. You really can’t go wrong so choose your favorite Easter candy and have fun!
- Cheese: Make it look like a food stylist created your board by using small cookie cutters to cut out the cheese slices into the shape of Easter eggs, a bunny or chicks. It’s an extra step, but the different shapes are so cute and are always a huge hit.
- Veggies: Baby carrots add visual appeal that’s perfect for Easter but you may need more veggies to fill out bigger boards. Cauliflower florets, cucumber slices, mini peppers or colorful radishes are all great choices.
- Other Easter add-ons: If you have room left on the board, you can add bite sized foods like deviled eggs, Easter cookies, or a small bowl of almonds. Another easy way to add some pops of color is to place a small flower with spring colors in various empty spots around the board.
What’s the Best Way to Store Leftovers?
If you have leftover items on your board, it’s best to disassemble the board and place the foods into separate Ziplock bags
This will help keep the flavors separate as well as keeping the fruits and veggies fresh and the crackers crisp. It also keeps the juice from the fruits from leaking onto the crackers and candies.
Best Tips For Making a Charcuterie Board
- The first and most important tip is to focus on fresh ingredients that have a variety of bright colors, flavors and textures.
- Use seasonal fruits and berries that don’t require slicing so that their juices don’t run onto the other foods on the board. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and grapes are good options.
- For the meats, I like to use cured meats such as prosciutto, pepperoni and salami because they are safer sitting out at room temperature for longer periods of time.
- Select cheeses with flavors that complement the meats you’re serving. Sharp parmesan and creamy cheddars are always a safe bet.
- When arranging the foods on the board, think about placing textures together that complement each other. Place crunchy nuts close to creamy cheeses, chewy meats close to crispy crackers, etc.
Want More Easter Recipes?
- Easter Bunny Oreo Balls
- Easter Meringue Nests
- Easy Easter Dip
- Easy Carrot Cake
- Easter Egg Fruit Pizza
- Easter Crack
- Bunny Butt Cookies
- Easter Egg Brownies
- Carrot Patch Easter Cupcakes
- Rice Krispie Easter Eggs
Easter Charcuterie Board
- 4 ounces salami
- 4 ounces capicola
- 4 ounces prosciutto
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar
- 8 ounces pepper jack
- 4 ounces parmesan we used a wedge
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 cup strawberries
- 6 ounces blackberries 1 package
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 cup red grapes
- 6 baby dill pickles
- 15 Town House Buttery Crackers 1 sleeve
- 4 Marshmallow Peeps
- 1/2 cup Easter M&M's
- Edible grass
- Start by positioning the dip on the board. Next, add your larger ingredients, like the salami roses and small bunches of grapes. Balance out the board by adding ingredients to opposite corners.
- Continue filling in the board. Keep the board balanced by adding similar ingredients to different areas and adding one type of cheese on one side and another type to the other side.
- Continue to fill the board with the different ingredients. We even arranged dill and cheddar cheese chunks in the shape of a carrot.
- Fill in any remaining spaces with rows of crackers, veggies and a few pickles.
- Place a few Peeps Easter candy in the empty spots for a pop of color and Easter fun.
- For the perfect finishing touch, add an edible candy nest filled with small candies. Now your delicious grazing board is ready to serve!
- There is no wrong way to arrange the snacks so feel free to rearrange them on your Easter board however you prefer.
- You can make most dips the night before and then just add them to the board the next day.