How to create Halloween charcuterie board with spooky treats! This coffin-shaped dessert board is perfect for a Halloween party or Halloween movie night with family and friends. The coffin platter is filled with black and orange candy, pumpkin macarons, Nutter Butter ghosts, and candy corn.
Every year we host a Halloween party for the kids and their friends. It’s such a fun tradition we started about 6 years ago. Looking back on the costumes, what their favorite characters were back then, and how the kids have grown is something I know we’ll treasure for years. Our parties are always filled with silly Halloween games, costume contests, and spooky Halloween food. This year we’re making a Halloween candy charcuterie board filled every ghostly, creepy, haunted treat we could find.
Halloween Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards have increasingly gained in popularity in recent years and I’m totally on board with this entertaining trend. It’s a simple way to feed a large crowd with appetizers, snacks, and treats that are easy to put together. They can be used for every occasion, especially holiday gatherings, parties, and a girl’s night in with friends. Traditionally, charcuterie boards are made with meats, cheeses, nuts, and fruits like grapes or figs. However, making dessert boards have been some of my favorites to assemble.
Over the past year, I’ve had a lot of fun creating sweet charcuterie boards for every holiday. The Valentine’s Day charcuterie board was a big hit with the kids, and I knew I wanted to recreate it with a Halloween twist.
Today I’m sharing how to assemble a Halloween candy charcuterie board with an assortment of sweets in festive shapes and colors.
Tips for making a Halloween candy charcuterie board
There really isn’t a right or wrong way to assembling a charcuterie board. You can create texture and movement by assembling the food in patterns or around the perimeter of the board. Adding dips and jams in 2-3 spaces adds dimension and also provides a good starting point for assembling the food around them.
To make a holiday-themed charcuterie board you can search local grocery stores, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, See’s Candy, and Williams Sonoma for seasonal treats. My tip is to pick more than you think you will need to compactly fill the board, then use any remainder to refill or to save for a later date.
Now I know there are a lot of sweets on the board, but I found so many fun treats that I knew we could use for our party and throughout the season. My goal when assembling this board was to create a dessert board with festive candy that kids and adults will enjoy.
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More Halloween Recipes:
- Hocus Pocus Rice Krispies Treats
- Cauldron Cupcakes
- Halloween Muddy Buddies
- Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats
- Graveyard Candy Bark
The recipes linked above would fit perfectly with the Halloween themed board!
Spooky Charcuterie Board
- Pumpkin macarons
- Chocolate skull candy
- Frankenstein cookies
- Nutter Butter ghosts (cookies dipped in white chocolate + chocolate chip eyes)
- Mini candy truffles with pumpkins and ghosts
- Chocolate pumpkins
- Orange gummy rings
- Candy corn
- Halloween M&M’s
- Ghost peeps
- Eyeball gummies
- Teeth gummies
- Orange lollipops
- Black Sixlets
Orange slices, mandarins with jack-o-lantern faces, grapes, kiwi with candy eyes, and a fruit dip would also make a great addition to this holiday board. Play around with ingredients you can find locally and don’t worry about trying to assemble the board too perfectly. The messy abundance is part of the appeal. Once the board is filled, decorate with plastic spiders and skeleton hands reaching into the goodies. I think kids of all ages will delight in the assortment of Halloween treats and the festive display!
I found the coffin-shaped tray at Pier 1. If you don’t have a store closeby, this Skeleton Tray from Amazon is a great option!
We plan to make a savory Halloween board for our party as well. The savory charcuterie board will feature ghostly snacks, the kid-favorite mummy dogs, witch fingers, olive monster eyes, veggies with eyes, and more! I’ll be sure to share a photo on Instagram when we make it.
Halloween Charcuterie Board
Create a festive Halloween-themed candy board with sweet treats assembled on a coffin platter.
- 4-6 Pumpkin macarons
- 1 cup Chocolate skeleton candy
- 2-3 Frankenstein cookies
- 4-6 Nutter Butter ghosts
- 4-6 Candy truffles
- 1 cup Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Balls
- 1/2 cup Orange gummy rings
- 1 cup Black Sixlets
Place 2-3 dishes around the board or coffin serving platter. Fill the dishes with candy or dessert dips.
Assemble the ingredients around the board. Create movement with the ingredients by assembling in various directions.
Optional: embellish with Halloween decorations.