This Easter Charcuterie Board has a little bit of everything. It's filled with fresh fruit, my amazing easy fruit dip, cheese, crackers, cookies, and of course Easter candy. This charcuterie board will be the talk around the holiday table this year.
Easy Easter Charcuterie Board Recipe
What is a charcuterie board? These types of boards can be put together in a million different ways. They may feature only snacks like a variety of shaved or cured meats along with cheese and gourmet spreads. They may also be served with fresh fruit and cheese and crackers. You can make a taco charcuterie board with various toppings, a hot dog charcuterie board or a homemade chili board with choice of fixings for each person to make their own. I've also made a seafood charcuterie for small bites snacking and different holiday theme boards just as this Easter inspired charcuterie. In short, the sky's the limit with options. If you're looking to create something fun for Easter breakfast or brunch this year that's a little out of the box, I present to you a beautiful Easter themed charcuterie board to make an edible centerpiece for the table. Charcuterie boards can be overwhelming for some but not this one, this board is so simple that even the kids can help. You can use mini cookie cutters to cut out the cheese into different spring themed shapes and sprinkle pretty green colored shredded flaked coconut onto your board for a fun spring feeling.
How to Make the Best Easter Charcuterie Board
This Easter themed charcuterie board is meant to be filled with sweet and savory small bites to eat. There is plenty of room to personalize the flavors and additions of cheese, crackers, cookies, fresh fruit and candy to suit your taste. You can adapt this board making it larger or smaller depending on the size of the gathering.
- What fresh fruit should I include on the charcuterie board? I used Kiwi, Strawberries, Cantaloupe and Honey Dew Melon to add color. You can use any fresh berries or fruit that you like. Should you choose to use bananas, please note they should be added just before serving.
- What savory additions will I need? You'll need Sharp Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar Cheese or any variety of cheese that you enjoy. I also included Raspberry Jam for spreading on the cheese and crackers.
- You'll need a variety of cookies and crackers to put together this charcuterie board. I used Vanilla Wafers, Strawberry Wafers, Golden Oreo’s, Pepperidge Farm Chessman Spring shapes, Pepperidge Farm Verona Strawberry Cookies.
- When choosing the best Easter candies go with your favorites. This board uses a large variety that you can purchase at most any grocery store or retail store such as Target and Walmart. Included are colorful Bunny Peeps, Spring M&M’s, Ghirardelli Caramel filled Chocolate Bunnies, Jelly Beans, Robins Eggs Malted Candy, Hersey Milk Chocolate Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Lindt Chocolate Foiled Carrots, Palmer Double Crisp Bunny Treats Carrots and Palmer Chocolate Foiled Easter Candy.
- Other items you'll need: Green tinted sweetened flaked coconut to make the faux Easter grass, small bowls, a small clay pot, a small mason jar or bowl for the jam, mini cookie cutters in a variety of shapes for the cheese and of course a large round or rectangular tray.
- If you don't have a charcuterie board, consider using a large baking pan lined with wax paper or parchment.
How to Make a Homemade Fruit Dip Recipe for a Charcuterie Board
The fruit dip I use for this Easter board is a family favorite. To make it you'll need:
- 1 (8) ounce block plain cream cheese, softened
- 1 (8) ounce vanilla yogurt
- 1 (7) ounce container marshmallow fluff
- 1 Tablespoon lime, orange or lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a medium-size mixing bowl whip together cream cheese, yogurt, marshmallow fluff, zest and vanilla until fully combined.
Place into an airtight container and chill for 2 hours.
Serve with assorted fruit, cubed cake and cookies, if desired.
More Easy Easter Dessert Recipes to Make
More Easter desserts and sweet treats to enjoy with the family:
- Easter Egg Pretzel Bark made with pastel Peanut M&M Eggs.
- Peanutty Popcorn Bunny Munchies ahs that sweet and salty vibe everyone loves.
- Pastel Spring Hot Chocolate Bombs will make a gorgeous addition to the Easter basket goodies.
- Easter M&M Cookie Bars are chewy and buttery.
- Easter Rice Krispies Treats are shaped like little edible bird nests.
- Easy Easter Candy Bark from Crazy for Crust.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Easter Charcuterie Board
- 2 cups recipe Easy Fruit Dip chill until serving
- 1- 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut plus green food coloring to tint
- 1 Kiwi, thinly sliced12 Strawberries
1-2 cups Cantaloupe, cut into cubes
1 cup Melon, cut into cubes
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
White Cheddar Cheese
6 Vanilla Wafers
6 Strawberry Wafers
4 Golden Oreo’s
1 Bunny Peep
6 Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate Bunnies
1 cup Jelly Beans
3 Lindt Chocolate Foiled Carrots
1 cup Palmer Chocolate Foiled Easter Candy
1 cup Green Colored Shredded Coconut
½ cup Raspberry Jam
½ cup Palmer Double Crisp Bunny Treats Carrots
½ cup Palmer Milk Chocolate Eggs
½ cup Robins Eggs Malted Candy
½ cup Hersey Milk Chocolate Kisses
½ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
½ cup Spring M&M’s
- One day in advance: Prepare the fruit dip. Place into an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator.
- To make the coconut grass: Spread flaked coconut on a large piece of wax paper or parchment paper. Drop 2-3 drops of green food coloring then toss with a fork to evenly distribute. Repeat until desired color is reached. Set aside to dry.
- To assemble: Pick a large platter or tray. Line it with wax paper or parchment paper, if needed. Sprinkle part of the green coconut randomly over board.
- Place prepared fruit dip in a bowl add it to the center of the charcuterie board. Next, arrange clay pots or small bowls in each corner. Fill small bowls with spring M&M’s and jelly beans.
- Pour jam into a jar. Slice cheese into triangles or use mini cookie cutters to create fun spring shapes like ducks and bunnies. Arrange on tray with crackers and jam.
- Once you have placed the fruit dip, candy bowls, clay pot, if using, cheese, crackers and jam where you like, fill in the empty spaces with remaining cookies, candies, and fresh fruit until the tray is completely full. Fill in between with reserved green tinted coconut.
- Serve immediately.
This is the cutest, thank you for sharing!
I enjoy eveything you post. I would like to know the brand of raspberry jam you use. Happy Easter!
Thank you so much,
Hi Carmen, any brand will do, this was Smucker's. Happy Easter to you as well!