Do you want to learn how to go all in for Halloween nibbles and make a hauntingly edible Halloween cheese and snack board?
Picture this: today, you will learn and easily master how to make an easy Halloween-themed DIY Halloween charcuterie board that is quick to prepare and Halloween-spirited.
Feed your “Raven-ous” (see what I did there?) friends and families with easy Halloween charcuterie ideas that both kids and adults will love.
Be honest; whenever you’ve seen someone else’s Halloween platters with snacks, you want to make one, but you are intimated.
Good news: what you won’t find on this creative Halloween cheese meat and snack board are complicated foods. Instead, you’ll find nibbles and bits of a large variety from crunchy veggies to meat and everything in between.
So yes, you can use these DIY easy Halloween charcuterie board ideas to take a basic meat and cheese tray from drab to fab and make your nibbling Halloween charcuterie appetizer tray dressed up and spine-tinglingly delicious!
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Why You’ll Love The Charcuterie Platter for Halloween
- The ideas for this October charcuterie tray are easy to assemble
- Ingredients for the Halloween charcuterie platter are easy to find
- You can and should make the Halloween meat and cheese platter ahead of time
- The DIY Halloween cheese and meat tray is easily transportable
- The nibbling tray for Halloween is adult and kid-friendly
- Halloween charcuterie tray ideas are limitless
- You can theme your charcuterie board for Halloween
There are so many options for food and decor when it comes to making a Halloween snack platter that you can use my Halloween cheese and snack board as fuel to DIY your charcuterie inspiration.
Keep your tray simple for Halloween and offer many different bits and nibbles of different foods, and most likely, you’ll end up with something for everyone at your party.
Basic Kitchen Essentials To Make Charcuterie Platter for Halloween
- Halloween Pics
- Halloween Decor (skeleton arms, eyeballs, bones, raven, etc.
- Small quarter cup size bowls
- Led lighting for more decor
- Creepy netting (Halloween table gauze) or tablecloths
- Halloween paper plates
- Halloween-themed napkins
Ingredients for your Halloween Charcuterie Board
You’ll find that you can add and substitute any preferred ingredients.
Simple options are easiest and sliced; cubed cheeses make for quicker grabs and easy plating.
Here are the items on my charcuterie platter for Halloween to use as ideas for your own; as you know, your crowd, so fill that nibbling tray for Halloween with what best fits your friends and family.
- Purple kale
- Cheese a few kinds (cut into cubes and slices)
- Brie – optional but good (can be uncooked or baked)
- Vegetables – a variety of sliced, and sticks
- Crunchy snacks like corn chips, pretzels, cheese sticks
- Fruit that is easy to grab, such as grape clusters or strawberries,
- Dried fruits (apricots on mine)
- Pepperoni or other cold cuts that easily fold
- Peppers cut into strips
- Artichokes hearts
- Cherry tomatoes
How to Make a Halloween Charcuterie Board
No set rules exist for creating Halloween meat and cheese trays with other assorted snacks.
👻 Pro Tip When Creating A Spooky Charcuterie Board + Purple Kale
The placement of the kale is vital to keep the food, like crackers, in an upright position without falling, and using purple kale allows you to keep within the colorful authenticity of the holiday!
Step 1: Start by Placing Purple Kale On Halloween Cheese and Snack Board
Purple kale is very helpful as you can tuck your crackers and other snacks into the kale to line them up, and they will not fall. Please take a look at my flat pretzels, for example.
Step 2: Use Smaller Food Bowls Across The Halloween Food Tray
You will also want to use a few bowls to put some of the food in, like olives, apricots, or tomatoes.
It keeps those foods to themselves and allows you an easier way to stack up tomatoes or keep peppers grouped.
🎃 Pro Tip When Styling Your Halloween Cheese And Snack Board
Try to use different heights in your food piles and smaller bowls.
For instance, use a pedestal to elevate cheese, such as brie, or tall glass to hold the pepper strips to keep the eyes moving across all of the offerings on your Halloween platter.
Once you have placed your kale on the platter, you will want to place each of your serving cups around the platter and consider where you want the other foods.
Step 3: Place Your Meats, Cheeses, and Snack Items Around the Board
I wanted the small pretzel bits separate from the cheese in case some of them fall into the platter. It would not then fall onto the cheese.
Again this is all personal preference, but how I think about things when I do them.
I placed apricots in a bowl next to pretzel flats stacked atop the kale so they would stand up, and I love apricots on top of a cracker and a piece of brie, so it just made sense to me to position it this way.
I kept the crunchy orange snacks to the exterior, so they are easily grabbable as they are a popular snacking item.
Plus, using ORANGE anything is another fun way to get those Halloween colors worked into your food appetizer board and helps to make it look more festive.
I put cheese chunks on the exterior by the raven so they could easily be snagged with a toothpick, and offering pics inside of the artichoke ball was also helpful.
Honestly, there is no wrong or right way to make an easy Halloween charcuterie board; yours will differ significantly.
👻 To Make A Spooky Charcuterie Board Add Halloween Decor
Remember, this is a Halloween charcuterie tray, so once you have stacked your board with all the foods and treats you decided upon, it’s time to dress the Halloween nibbling tray up.
The idea to keep remembering is to make an easy Halloween charcuterie board; you don’t want to make filling it complicated, so less is better, and color counts (why we chose to use purple kale for color pops)
Decide if your platter with Halloween snacks will be the central focal point of your Halloween food table or if it will just be placed somewhere in a room for grazing.
You can add items to your DIY Halloween cheese and meat tray to make it look festive.
- a mesh cover
- tablecloth for Halloween
- Halloween eyeballs
- Halloween bones
- a raven
- skeleton skulls
- spiders table runner
- Picks that have bats, spiders, skulls, etc., on them.
- skeleton hands
- flickering mini lanterns
💀 Tips For Creating A Charcuterie Platter For Halloween
- Use simple foods that can be grabbed, such as large grapes, strawberries, watermelon chunks
- If you have food that needs a toothpick, have those already on the tray in a shot glass for easy grabbing
- Cubes of cheese work well, and the purple kale underneath will hold it in place
- Slice some cheese to give variation in size and appearance
- Offer more than one type of pretzel, such as flat pretzels and small bites for differing textures
- use large cuts of lunch meat, rolled and then cut in half (ham, turkey, pepperoni, salami)
- Keep nuts in a small bowl so they don’t fall into all the other foods and the exterior
- use different nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and pistachios to keep it exciting
- Multi-color pepper strips are appealing visually, and stand them up in a cup to gain extra space for more food
- you can use a countertop, a charcuterie board, a cutting board, or a huge dish for preparing the Halloween food board
- Do not put dips toward the interior, or the dip may be dropped on other foods, so keep it to the outside
🎃 Keep Your Easy Halloween Charcuterie Board Creative + Simple
Making a creative Halloween cheese and snack board is uncomplicated and provides a nice spread of foods that can be consumed as “picking” rather than gorging, which many prefer.
Simple combinations of favorite everyday snacks are the best way to build a tray that everyone will enjoy, and there are so many Halloween board ideas that you will surely find a combination you love!
Dress yours up with decor and watch it disappear as though ghosts exist at your party!
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Make Sure To Come Back And Tell Us How Your Easy Halloween Charcuterie Board Turned Out!
We love hearing what you did the same, different, and anything you added that we really need to consider! Upgrades to the charcuterie block are always wanted!
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Dana’s family is throughout Sicily: Palermo, Cefalu, and Messina, and her husbands are throughout Rome to Spigno. Dana draws upon her travel writing life, time spent in Italy with their families, her Nonna’s recipes and time in her kitchen, and her previous “Chef” life to update old family recipes into easier everyday recipes. Using today’s hottest appliances to create new recipes to keep Italian food simple without losing the true flavors and tastes of every recipe.
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