Unicorn Charcuterie Board

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This easy Unicorn Charcuterie Board is a beautiful and super fun way to serve a magical array of delicious snacks. It’s perfect for a unicorn-themed party, baby shower or just for a little enchanted grazing.

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Unicorn charcuterie board on pink cloth

Unicorn Board

Easy snacking has never been more adorable. A delicious, colorful and sparkly unicorn dessert dip makes a stunning presentation in the center of the board, surrounded by a variety of yummy dippable snacks.

One of the things that make charcuterie boards so popular is that they are completely versatile. You can change up the items on the board to add any of your favorite bite-sized foods. You can make them as extravagant or simple as you’d like.

To give an extra special touch to this unicorn board you could even add some of these homemade Unicorn Kiss Meringues or these adorable Unicorn Cupcakes to the board.

Unicorn dip charcuterie board

Why We Love This Charcuterie Board

  • Beautiful- It’s not only tasty, but it’s also a beautiful board that’s awesome for a birthday party, baby showers or just for fun snacking on movie night.
  • Easy– Though it looks like it takes a lot of work, it’s so much fun to make by whipping up an easy dessert dip. Then you just fill it in using simple store-bought treats found on the cookie and candy aisle at any local grocery store.
  • Versatile– The items listed in this recipe to serve with the dip are just suggestions. Feel free to swap them out with similar items or any of your favorite festive colored snacks.
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Bowl
  • Electric Hand or Stand Mixer (to make the dip)
  • Small Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Small child-safe knife (for spreading the dip)
  • Party Toothpicks (for picking up pieces of fruit)
  • Parchment Paper
  • Serving Bowl (or a small Mason Jar)
  • Cutting Board 11”x14”

Ingredients

Ingredients for unicorn charcuterie board
  • Cup of Funfetti Cake Mix
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Whipping cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unicorn Sprinkles
  • Gel Food Coloring (Sky Blue, Pink, Purple)
  • Edible Glitter
  • Animal Crackers
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Graham Crackers
  • Strawberries
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows

How to Make a Unicorn Dessert Charcuterie Board

Before making the dip. you’ll start by heating the Funfetti birthday cake mix (read below to learn why this is a step you don’t want to skip). Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the dry cake mix thinly over the paper.

Step 2. Place the pan in the oven for 6 minutes.

Step 3. Once the cake mix has been treated, allow it to cool and place the mix in a bowl to use later.

Cake mix on cookie sheet

For The Dip

Step 4. Add the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and the vanilla extract in your mixing bowl.

Step 5. Mix using your electric hand on stand mixer for about 2 minutes. If you’re using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.

Cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract in bowl

Step 6. Add the baked and cooled Funfetti cake mix to the bowl. Mix until well combined, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes on medium.

Funfetti cake mix added to marshmallow fluff mixture

Step 7. Add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix well. About 2 minutes. If the dip is too thick add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream.

Funfetti cake mix added to marshmallow fluff mixture

Step 8. Separate the dip evenly into 3 smaller bowls.

Step 9. Add about 1-2 drops of each of the food colors into one of the separate bowls. Use a small spatula to mix well.

Marshmallow fluff mixture colored purple, blue and pink

Step 10. Add the three different colors of dip to your serving bowl.

Step 11. Using a toothpick to swirl the colors together.

Note: Do not mix it too much because you don’t want the three colors combining into one color. The dip should have a pretty swirl pattern.

Swirling colored dips together with a toothpick

Step 12. Add the colorful sprinkles and edible glitter on top.

Optional: You can also swirl it again so that the glitter and sprinkles are mixed throughout the dip and then add more to the top.

Sprinkles and edible glitter in unicorn dip

For The Board

Step 13. Place your serving bowl or jar with the dip in the center of the board.

Unicorn cream cheese dip on wooden board

Step 14. Place the animal crackers on one side of the bowl. Spread them out a little bit so that you can see the different animal shapes.

Step 15. Add pretzel sticks on top of the board at angle.

Step 16. Next, add the popcorn adjacent to your animal crackers and spread it out as well.

Charcuterie board with dip, pretzels, cookies and popcorn

Step 17. Randomly fill in the board with graham crackers. You’ll want to stack more than one on top of each other in places.

Step 18. Use the large marshmallows to fill in any big gaps on the board.

Step 19. Place the strawberries in the small openings on the board, leaving some open spaces near the edge of the board so that it can be transported.

Optional: Make the board extra fun by adding even more sprinkles or edible glitter over the entire board!

Marshmallows, strawberries, graham crackers and more on charcuterie board

Other Options for Your Unicorn Charcuterie Board

Make these beautiful boards with any of your favorite colorful candy, cookies or crackers. Here are some ideas you can consider:

  • Fruit flavored candy canes
  • Rainbow colored gummy belts (bands)
  • Frosted animal crackers
  • White or pink chocolate covered pretzels
  • Mini powdered donuts
  • Colorful macarons
  • Pink colored fruit roll-ups
  • White chocolate covered strawberries

Tips for Making an Enchanting Unicorn Board

  • Use different textures, sizes and shapes to keep your cookie and candy board interesting. For this board, the dip is creamy, the lucky charm marshmallows are soft and chewy, the berries are juicy, and the crackers add a little bit of a crunch.
  • Part of what makes these grazing boards so much fun is that they follow a theme. For example, for a unicorn snack board, you’ll want to choose pretty white and pastel-colored foods.
  • If you purchased too many sweet treats for your board, place some small party bags close by and allow everyone to pack some up to take home as party favors.
Unicorn dip for colorful charcuterie

What if I Don’t Have a Large Cutting Board?

You don’t have to use a special charcuterie board or even a large cutting board. All you need is a surface large enough to hold the snacks you’re adding.

You can use a small marble slab, a large serving tray or even an upside-down baking sheet covered in parchment paper. If using parchment paper, you may want to tape the underside to the baking sheet, just so it doesn’t slide around.

Bowl of colorful cream cheese dip on charcuterie board
Why Do I Bake the Dry Cake Mix?

You may have heard that eating raw cake batter is not always safe to eat. Most people think that’s because of the eggs, but it’s actually because of the raw flour in the batter.

By cooking the dry cake mix, you kill any harmful bacteria, making it perfectly safe to eat raw in dessert recipes.

How Do I Pronounce Charcuterie?

You may have heard it pronounced several interesting ways, but the right way to say it is, “shar-KOO-tuh-ree.” Regardless of how you say it, they are so much fun and are always one of our favorite things to make for parties!

Strawberries in cream cheese dip

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Unicorn Charcuterie Board


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This easy Unicorn Charcuterie Board is a colorful and fun dessert idea that's perfect for a unicorn party, princess party or even a baby shower!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the dry cake mix thinly over the paper.
    3/4 Cup Funfetti Cake Mix
  • Place the pan in the oven for 6 minutes.
  • Once the cake mix has been treated, allow it to cool and place the mix in a bowl to use later.
  • Add the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and the vanilla extract in your mixing bowl.
    4 ounces Cream Cheese, 4 ounces Marshmallow Fluff, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Mix using your electric hand on stand mixer for about 2 minutes. If you’re using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.
  • Add the baked and cooled Funfetti cake mix to the bowl. Mix until well combined, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes on medium.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix well. About 2 minutes. If the dip is too thick add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream.
    2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping cream
  • Separate the dip evenly into 3 smaller bowls.
  • Add about 1-2 drops of each of the food colors into one of the separate bowls. Use a small spatula to mix well.
    Sky Blue Food Gel Color, Pink Food Gel Color, Purple Food Gel Color
  • Add the three different colors of dip to your serving bowl.
  • Using a toothpick to swirl the colors together.
  • Note: Do not mix it too much because you don’t want the three colors combining into one color. The dip should have a pretty swirl pattern.
  • Add the colorful sprinkles and edible glitter on top.
    1/4 cup Unicorn Sprinkles, Edible Glitter
  • Optional: You can also swirl it again so that the glitter and sprinkles are mixed throughout the dip and then add more to the top.
  • Place your serving bowl or jar with the dip in the center of the board.
  • Place the animal crackers on one side of the bowl. Spread them out a little bit so that you can see the different animal shapes.
    Animal Crackers
  • Add pretzel sticks on top of the board at angle.
    Pretzel Sticks
  • Next, add the popcorn adjacent to your animal crackers and spread it out as well.
    Popcorn
  • Randomly fill in the board with graham crackers. You’ll want to stack more than one on top of each other in places.
    Graham Crackers
  • Use the large marshmallows to fill in any big gaps on the board.
    Lucky Charms Marshmallows
  • Place the strawberries in the small openings on the board, leaving some open spaces near the edge of the board so that it can be transported.
    Strawberries

Notes

Nutrition information is for the dip only.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the charcuterie board I have ever seen. My grandkids are going to flip over this.

    1. They will! This is always such a hit with the little ones!

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