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Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

After writing our article on Easter charcuterie boards, which included one with Easter candy on it, we were inspired to create a new board devoted just to Easter dessert. Yes, some of them include many of the same sweet staples you found on our Easter board. But nearly half of this board is made up of Easter candy. So, we think you’re going to love it.

Easter Desserts Board

easter dessert charcuterie board from overhead
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Of course, you can make a traditional Easter dessert such as Pigna, our Italian Easter cake. However, here’s an easy way to put out a treat that looks impressive, but is relatively easy to assemble.

We created a sweet, dessert Easter board with plenty of store-bought Easter candy. We chose chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels, chocolate covered raisins — the brand Raisinets as well as a store version; the Raisinets were far tastier.

Also, we added in chocolate marshmallow bunnies and cookies, mini pastry, candy eggs, a chocolate bunny and, of course, jelly beans. The strawberries add a pop of color and, dare we say, a smidge of healthy food to this dessert charcuterie.

One thing we learned from making fruit-based charcuterie boards for other articles: berries easily stain wood. So if you use them, especially cut berries, such as strawberries or raspberries — the worst culprit for staining — put them in a container. You’ll notice we have our strawberries in a ceramic ramekin for just this reason.

easter charcuterie board strawberries foreground
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

The great thing about this kind of assembly is that you can add whatever you love. Don’t let our vision stifle your imagination.

Want different candy? We tend to go with the smaller-size Starburst jelly beans, because our daughter Annie always told us that they taste the best. But perhaps you’re old school and want the throwback, large jelly beans? Go for it. It’s your dessert board so fill it with whatever pleases your taste buds.

Items on Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

  • Chocolate Easter Bunny
  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookies
  • Jelly Beans
  • Chocolate Eggs
  • Mini Pastry
  • Raisinets
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Bunnies (hidden)
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Strawberries

The one thing we forgot to add to our board? Cadbury Cream Eggs, my husband’s absolute favorite Easter candy of all. Bill: What were you thinking?

Again, we designed this with Easter in mind. However, if you remove the Easter-specific candies, then you could put this dessert charcuterie board out for almost any occasion or party you throw. For example, maybe you shopped after Christmas sales last year and have a ton of green and red candy in the freezer. Great. You’ve got the basics for a Christmas candy board you can make in December.

Of course, you can just go with a sweet old desserts charcuterie board and call it a day.

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dessert charcuterie board

Easter Dessert Charcuterie

Make this sweet board with fully homemade items, or save some time and buy pre-made from your grocer. Note: You can use virtually any sweets to make a board like this. The key is variety.
Combine baked goods with candy. Provide some crunch. And add some fresh fruit. Sweet and savory (like chocolate covered pretzels) help satisfy the salty snack lovers too. Salted nuts can do the same thing.
The ingredients listed here are not exhaustive, but form a good starting point. The quantities on this card area bit larger than fits on a typical board to allow for some replenishment.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound grapes
  • ½ pound dried fruit, like apricots or dates
  • 1 pound chocolate and/or yogurt pretzels
  • 1 bag small Easter egg candies
  • 1 bag jelly beans
  • 1 pound berries
  • 1 pound cookies
  • 10 mini-cupcakes or other small baked good
  • ½ pound salted nuts
  • Assorted chocolate bunnies and/or Peeps.

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values, if included with the recipe, are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability/substitution and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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