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This is the ultimate candy charcuterie board and perfect for movie night or game night! Plus it can be customized to your taste.
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- So, What is a Candy Charcuterie Board?
- Picking out Your Ingredients
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If you like having friends and family over for a movie night or game night, then this Candy Charcuterie Board is perfect for you! With a combination of salty and sweet treats, this board is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. Customize this board to your tastes and make it the centerpiece of your next gathering. Everyone will love munching on this board while chatting, watching movies, or playing games!
Ingredients in My Movie Night Candy Charcuterie Board
- Popcorn or Caramel Corn
- Licorice – Twizzlers or Red Vines
- M&M Candies
- Milk Duds
- Junior Mints
- Gummy Worms
What is a Charcuterie Board?
Charcuterie boards (pronounced “shar-KOO-tuh-ree”) are a trend that I have seen popping up everywhere! “Charcuterie” is a French term for displaying a variety of cured meats, mostly pork. Originally they included things like salami, prosciutto, and sausages. However, modern charcuterie boards can have any variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, olives, nuts, and sauces. Typically the boards are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing and abundant fashion. If you want to learn more about how to make a traditional charcuterie board, then check out our post on How to Make the Perfect Charcuterie Board.
So, What is a Candy Charcuterie Board?
Since the idea of charcuterie boards have become so popular, people have taken the idea and run with it! Candy charcuterie boards are arranged in the same smorgasbord style but with all sweets and treats instead of meats and cheeses. They are so fun and you can tailor them to any theme. I chose a Movie Night theme because it is good year round! However, you can make one for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, birthday parties – pretty much any occasion. Don’t forget to check out our Halloween Charcuterie Board.
Picking out Your Ingredients
It can be so overwhelming to try and decide what to put on your dessert charcuterie board. So, I would suggest heading to a grocery store with a bulk section. That way, you can get a variety of different types of candies without having to buy a huge bag of each one. Try to choose items with different sizes, textures, colors, shapes, and flavor. You also want a little bit of everything – sweet, salty, crunch, creamy, chocolate, fruit, etc.
Need a little more inspo? Here are some items that will be perfect on your next Candy Charcuterie Board:
- Jelly Beans
- Peach Rings
- Swedish Fish
- Sour Patch Kids
- Gummy Bears
- Fresh Fruit
- Mini Chocolate Bars like Twix, Snickers, and Kit Kats
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Chips Ahoy Cookies
Easter Candy Charcuterie Board
- Chocolate Bunnies
- Cadbury Mini Eggs (everyone’s favorite Easter candy)
- Chocolate Eggs
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Halloween Candy Board
- Candy Corn
- Candy Pumpkins
- Candy Bones
- Gummy Skulls or Gummy Bugs
Use small bowls for some of the candies to add height and variety to the board. Place the bowls on the board first when building your board.
Frequently Asked Questions about Candy Charcuterie Boards
This rule says that you need 3 meats, 3 cheeses, 3 starches, and 3 accompaniments for the perfect board. So, for a candy charcuterie board try 3 chocolate candies, 3 fruity candies, 3 snacks (like pretzels), and 3 fruits!
It really depends on the type of board and whether it is a part of a bigger meal or the only offering. If it is part of a bigger meal, aim for 2-3 ounces of food per person.
Start with the largest items first, then the medium sized items, then fill in the gaps with the smallest items. Try to arrange the board so nothing that looks too similarly is touching.
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Movie Night Candy Charcuterie Board
- 5 ounces Milk Duds
- 5 ounces Junior Mints
- 8 ounces M&Ms
- 5 ounces Trolli Sour Gummy Worms
- 2 cups pretzel twists
- 4 ounces Red Vines
- 6 cups kettle corn
- grapes and strawberries for garnish
- Start with small bowls of Milk Duds, Junior Mints, and M&Ms.
- Fill in space on the board with larger items like popcorn, pretzels, and licorice.
- Fill the rest of the spaces with smaller items like M&Ms, gummy worms, and fruit.
- Nutrition Facts are approximate and based on splitting the board evenly.
- Don’t forget to wash and dry your serving tray before making your board.
- Keep extra candy nearby to refill the board as people snack from it.
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