Creepy Halloween costumes, scary decorations and lots of candy – we love Halloween! If you want to throw a Halloween party yourself this year, you should think not only about the appropriate decorations, but also about the food. However, Halloween is always about fun and we would hate to spend hours in the kitchen. Do you feel the same way? Then we have the perfect solution for you! Whether you want to serve your guests a few snacks without much effort or serve some finger food at the end, our Halloween charcuterie board ideas are guaranteed to amaze everyone! Charcuterie boards are totally on trend right now, and we’re not surprised. Who can resist a snack plate stacked with a wide variety of delicacies? Whether classic savory with cheese and salami, healthy with fresh fruit, or full of sweets for those with a sweet tooth, these Halloween charcuterie boards are fun and will be an absolute hit at the party, we promise!
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What is a Halloween charcuterie board?
We probably don’t have to explain to you what a classic charcuterie board is. Delicious creations arranged on a plate or wooden board – a snack plate tastes perfect for any occasion. But what is a Halloween charcuterie board, please? As the name suggests, it is a snack plate that is spiced up with spooky decorations to match the holiday. Putting the board together is a real breeze and lots of fun.
How you arrange the Halloween Charcuterie Board is actually purely a matter of taste and absolutely no rules apply. Whether it’s with cheese and salami, candy or healthy fruit for a spooky and fun Halloween breakfast, pretty much anything you like and taste is allowed.
Whether you’re planning a party or just want to celebrate with your family, a Halloween charcuterie board is always a great eye-catcher and provides the ultimate creepy feeling just by looking at it. Let your creativity run wild and play with different textures and foods to create your own work of art.
What ingredients to take for the Halloween snack plate?
As mentioned earlier, there are no rules to follow when it comes to dressing up a Halloween charcuterie board. Whether using small Halloween sandwiches without baking, ghost bananas, pancakes, dips, cheese and co – depending on your preferences and tastes, you can use a wide variety of toppings for it. If you still have no idea what to start with, we have a few helpful tips for you that will undoubtedly make your snack plate a real hit.
The right types of cheese
In order to offer enough variety and something for everyone, you should take 4 to 6 different types of cheese for the Halloween Charcuterie Board. Depending on whether the cheese board is intended as finger food or is a stand-alone meal, count on 100-150 grams of cheese per person and make sure you have at least one representative from each cheese family. For example, cheddar is always a classic and the bright orange goes perfectly with the Halloween theme.
Soft cheeses, such as Brie, Camembert or goat cheese, are also always a winner and from them you can cut out little ghost faces, pumpkins, skeletons, etc. with the help of cookie cutters. But first, make sure the cheese is really cold and firm. While mozzarella is not a cheese you would normally use for a cheese board, mini mozzarella balls work perfectly as “eyeballs” for the Halloween Charcuterie Board. Just stick edible eyes on them and the mozzarella will look much creepier.
In addition to different cheeses, meats and dips are also part of a Halloween charcuterie board. To keep all your guests happy, use different meats here too. To fill in any gaps and add texture to the snack plate, you can arrange, roll or fold them to your heart’s content in fun ways.
To offer a nice variety and options that everyone will love, use an assortment of crackers in different sizes and shapes. When choosing dips, make sure they taste good with the cheese as well as plain with the bread and crackers. Whether it’s a classic tzatziki or you prefer Frankenstein quakamole as a quick no-bake Halloween recipe, go with what you’re in the mood for and just have fun with it.
Spice up Halloween charcuterie board with spooky decorations.
And now the fun begins! A Halloween charcuterie board only becomes a great eye-catcher with the right spooky extras and decorations. Whether it’s Russian eggs, skull marshmallows or spider crackers, there are plenty of easy Halloween snack ideas that are delicious and fun. Plastic spiders or creepy skeleton hands are also a great idea and add the finishing touch to a Halloween Charcuterie Board.
Halloween charcuterie board with candy?
Who says a Halloween charcuterie board always has to be savory? After all, there are currently plenty of candies and sweets to choose from that we’d love to snack on right away. Whether it’s for a party or a relaxing evening of Netlix, a candy-filled Halloween charcuterie board is every sweet tooth’s dream come true.
Depending on your preferences, it’s always great to have different flavors on your snack plate. Use different chocolates, gummy bears, sour candies – just this variety of delicacies is part of all the fun of a Halloween charcuterie board. So get creative and let it all hang out! On holidays, devoured calories don’t count, do they?