Candy Charcuterie Board

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Create a feast for the eyes and the stomach with this colorful Candy Charcuterie Board recipe – a sweet twist on the classic meat and cheese board.

candy charcuterie board
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  1. Ingredients in a Candy Charcuterie Board
  2. What is a Charcuterie Board?
  3. So, What is a Candy Charcuterie Board?
  4. Picking out Your Ingredients
  5. More Ideas
  6. Easter Candy Charcuterie Board
  7. Halloween Candy Board
  8. Recipe Tip
  9. Frequently Asked Questions about Candy Charcuterie Boards
  10. More Charcuterie Board Ideas
  11. How to Make a Candy Charcuterie Board
  12. Candy Charcuterie Board Recipe

If you love bright colors and sweet treats, then this Candy Charcuterie Board is perfect for you! With a combination of chocolatey and fruity 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 a Candy Charcuterie Board

  • M&Ms
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Dum Dums
  • Gummy Bears
  • Starbursts
  • Fun Size Candy Bars
  • Sour Candy Belts
  • Sour Gummy Worms
a bowl of gummy bears surrounded by lollipops, jolly ranchers, starbursts, and sour ribbons

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.

a bowl of M&Ms surrounded by starbursts, sour gummy worms, and chocolates

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.

candy charcuterie board

More Ideas

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
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Oreos
  • 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

Recipe Tip

a wooden board with two small bowls of candy on it

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

What is the 3 3 3 3 rule for charcuterie board?

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!

How do you calculate charcuterie per person?

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.

How do you assemble a perfect charcuterie board?

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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How to Make a Candy Charcuterie Board

candy charcuterie board

Candy Charcuterie Board

5 from 1 vote
Create a feast for the eyes and the stomach with this colorful Candy Charcuterie Board recipe – a sweet twist on the classic meat and cheese board.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30


  • 10 ounces Starbursts
  • 14 ounces sour gummy worms
  • 4.5 ounces sour belt candy
  • 10 ounces M&Ms
  • 16 ounces Dum Dum lollipops
  • 7.5 ounces gummy bears
  • 15 ounces fun-sized candy bars


  • Fill two small bowls with M&Ms and Gummy Bears. Place on board.
    a wooden board with two small bowls of candy on it
  • Fill in some open spaces with larger candies.
    a wooden board with bowls of candy on it and some candy scattered around
  • Fill in the remaining space with smaller candies.
    candy charcuterie board


  • 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 supplies nearby to refill the board as people snack from it.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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