Hosting a get-together for Easter but not sure what to serve? A charcuterie board is a surefire crowd-pleaser. While traditional charcuterie boards primarily include meats and cheeses, you can create snack platters with all kinds of foods—from candy to brunch items. So whether you’re hosting a kid-friendly egg hunt or a sophisticated brunch, try creating an Easter charcuterie board for your gathering. 

Need some ideas for your holiday charcuterie platter? Check out these ideas to make your Easter celebration unforgettable. 

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What Is a Charcuterie Board? 

Traditional charcuterie boards are displays of cured meats, like salami and prosciutto. But today, charcuterie boards have evolved to include a wider array of items, including cheeses, vegetables, fruits, dips, crackers, and other accouterments, such as olives, jams, and honey. They’re often styled in an aesthetically pleasing way, which explains why you’ve probably seen them all over food blogs and Instagram. 

Easter Charcuterie Board Ideas

While a traditional charcuterie board primarily involves meats and cheeses, you don’t have to limit yourself to just those items. In fact, you can style nearly any type of food into a grazing board. For Easter gatherings, for example, you may want to center your board around candy, desserts, or brunch items—whatever is most appropriate for your get-together. Here are a few Easter holiday charcuterie ideas to get you started. 

Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

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Use a variety of chocolates and other sweet treats. (Via @ainttooproudtomeg)

When you think about Easter, you probably think about candy. Those colorful confections can come together in a beautiful—and tasty—candy charcuterie board. 

To start, pick out a variety of Easter favorites, like jelly beans, chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies, Peeps, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and Robin Eggs—an assortment that will provide everyone with something they like. Use small dishes to add visual interest and contain small candies, like jelly beans or M&Ms. 

Then, add your other varieties of candy in piles, making sure to pay attention to colors and textures. Piling chocolates next to brightly colored Peeps can keep the board fun and inviting. 

Easter Dessert Charcuterie Board 

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Pastel colors and fresh greenery can give your board a springtime feel. (Via @coffeeandcannoliblog)

While candy takes center stage in Easter baskets, you may want to serve a few non-candy desserts as well. For some variety, create an Easter dessert charcuterie board to display a wide assortment of sweets. Add pastel-colored macarons or bunny- or egg-shaped sugar cookies for some festive flair, or layer fresh flowers or greenery on your board to create a springtime feel. You can also include: 

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Easter Brunch Charcuterie Board

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Display traditional breakfast items like hot cross buns and deviled eggs. (Via @sweetcayenne5)

If you’re hosting a midday get-together, a brunch charcuterie board is a host’s dream! You can set out a variety of foods on the platter and let guests graze. Plus, making a charcuterie for Easter is a great way to display all of your traditional holiday brunch favorites, like hot cross buns and deviled eggs. Also consider incorporating: 

Easter Bunny Charcuterie Board 

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Create an Easter Bunny with a little creative veggie placement. (Via @thebakermama)

If you are hosting kids—or just people who are kids at heart—this Easter bunny charcuterie board is a festive, fun, and healthy snack option. Create the face with a bowl of hummus or ranch dip, and form the bunny face with olives, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. Make ears with crackers and red peppers, and then fill in the rest of the tray with sliced vegetables.

Easter Themed Charcuterie Board

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For a subtle Easter theme, add floral elements and cheese carrots. (Via @mymoderncookery)

If you want to go with a more traditional meat-and-cheese platter, you can also create a more subtle board. To bring some floral elements to the board, create salami roses by layering thin slices of the salami over the rim of a wine glass. After a couple of layers, flip the glass over to reveal a rose! Or, use a small daisy-shaped cookie cutter to cut cheese in the shape of flowers, and use them as accents across the board. For another Easter-themed touch, create the look of carrots by cutting long triangles of dark orange cheese (try Red Leicester) topped with dill. 

The Perfect Easter Centerpiece 

Charcuterie boards are always a good idea—and Easter is no exception. Whether they’re filled with deviled eggs, hot cross buns, or jelly beans, Easter charcuterie boards make the perfect centerpieces for your holiday table. 

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Written by:

Katie Wolf