Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

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Christmas is coming, so it’s time for festive parties and gatherings! If you’re looking for an easy (and impressive) dessert to serve your guests, look no further than a Christmas dessert charcuterie board!

This board is filled with all sorts of sweet treats and candy, so there’s something for everyone! Plus, it’s effortless to put together – just gather some favorite desserts and arrange them on a platter or cutting board. Your guests will love this fun and delicious treat!

Christmas dessert charcuterie board.

We live for effortless desserts and parties during the holiday season! It’s the best time of the year and we embrace it with everything we’ve got! However, when it comes to entertaining sometimes easier is better.

We love making a giant charcuterie platter filled with savory items and a large dessert platter. These two items together make for a wonderful evening, full bellies and it all comes together effortlessly. 

Here’s our guide to creating the perfect Christmas dessert charcuterie board!

How to Make a Christmas Dessert Board

Supplies

You’ll need a large cutting board or platter, some small bowls or ramekins for dipping, and your favorite Christmas desserts and candies!

How to Assemble A Christmas Dessert Board

  • Start with a large round platter or a fun shape like a Christmas tree.
  • Add the main anchor desserts first, these will be the larger items. Think of playing these as a triangle on the board. 
  • Place the larger items around the main treats and then fill in the empty spaces with smaller items like cookies and candy.
  • Finish it off with some decorative items like edible flowers, dried orange slices, fresh herbs, or more candy canes! 
Christmas candy and cookies on a platter.

Holiday Candy and Desserts 

There are hundreds of varieties of Christmas candy and desserts that you can add to the charcuterie board. From classic cookies to festive candy canes and more! Here is a list of store-bought treats and candy to add to the board:

Cookies

Shortbread Cookies 

Meringue Cookies

Palmier Cookies

Chocolate Rolled Wafers 

Gingerbread Cookies

Graham Crackers

Chocolate and Candy

Chocolate Truffles

Mini Candy Canes

Chocolate-covered Strawberries

Green and Red Rock Candy 

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Peppermint Bark 

Old Fashioned Taffy 

Marshmallows  

Baked Treats

Mini Cupcakes

Brownies

Fudge

Dessert Dips

Adding a dessert dip adds more texture and fun to a dessert platter. Here are some recipes:

A Christmas dessert charcuterie board on a marble platter with green glasses.

6 Tips for Making a Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board 

  • Pick a color theme and use different textures to make the board more visually appealing. 
  • Buy items from your local bakery or grocery store to make this an easy dessert platter.
  • Create a balance of cookies and candy as well as tart and sweet.
  • Make different shapes by using a Christmas tree platter or a Christmas wreath.
  • Get creative with the toppings! You can use edible flowers, fresh herbs, dried fruit slices, or even more candy canes. 
  • We love a good theme! Make a themed dessert charcuterie board to go with your party!
Cookies, truffles, candy canes and holiday candy on a dessert platter.

Homemade Cookies

Store-bought cookies are great for a dessert platter, but if you want to make a few of your own homemade cookies to add to the dessert board here are our favorite Christmas cookies:

Gingerbread Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

How to Store

If you have any leftover candy or desserts, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Favorites Board and Platters 

I keep a collection of boards and platters in all different sizes for making charcuterie and dessert platters. Here are my top 5 favorite boards and platters!

Large Wooden Board – This board comes in handy and is great for any platter you’re making.

Marble Platter – Love a good marble platter, we use ours all of the time!

Marble Christmas Tree Platter – This is fun for the holidays and making a shaped dessert platter.

Wafer cookies and candy canes.

What to Serve with A Christmas Charcuterie Board 

A dessert charcuterie board is a perfect treat to serve at a party! If you’re looking for something to serve alongside your board, here are some great ideas:

Cheese Board

Fresh Fruit Platter 

Charcuterie Platter 

Christmas Appetizers

Holiday Cocktails 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most popular dessert at Christmas?

The most popular Christmas desserts are Christmas cookies, pudding, and gingerbread treats! Other popular Christmas desserts include fruitcakes, candy canes, and Christmas cake! Whatever your dessert preference, there’s sure to be a sweet treat that will satisfy your holiday cravings!

Can you put candy on a charcuterie board?

Yes! A sweet charcuterie board can include both savory and sweet items. So, if you’re looking to add a little sweetness to your board, feel free to add some candy! 

Does chocolate go on a charcuterie board?

We love adding chocolate to our dessert charcuterie board. Some ideas are melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, dark chocolate, fudge, chocolate-covered nuts, and chocolate cookies. 

How many treats and candy do I need per person?

A good rule of thumb is to have about 4-5 pieces of candy or dessert per person. This will ensure that everyone has enough to enjoy without feeling overloaded!

A festive candy platter filled with holiday treats.

More Dessert Charcuterie Platters

Valentine’s Day Platter

Halloween Dessert Platter

Thanksgiving Dessert Board

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A Christmas dessert charcuterie board on a marble platter with green glasses.

Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

An easy and festive dessert platter filled with the best Christmas candies, chocolates and cookies!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 10 mini Candy Canes
  • 5 Caramels
  • 10 Chocolate Truffles
  • 6 Meringue Cookies
  • 6 Chocolate Rolled Wafers 
  • 6 Palmier Cookies
  • 3 Green and Red Rock Candy 
  • 5 Marshmallows  
  • 10 Old Fashioned Taffy 
  • 5 Orange Slices
  • 1 Peppermint Bark

Instructions

  • Start with a large round platter or a fun shape like a Christmas tree.
    Putting together a Christmas dessert board.
  • Add the main anchor desserts first, these will be the larger items. Think of playing these as a triangle on the board. 
    A festive candy platter filled with holiday treats.
  • Place the larger items around the main treats and then fill in the empty spaces with smaller items like cookies and candy.
    Cookies, truffles, candy canes and holiday candy on a dessert platter.
  • Finish it off with some decorative items like edible flowers, dried orange slices, fresh herbs, or more candy canes! 

Notes

Make your board your own by adding your favorite holiday treats and candy.
Calculate about 5 treats and candy per person. 
Store-bought baked goods are easy and delicious, so if you want an easy platter buy some festive cookies from your local bakery. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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