Put together an epic holiday dessert charcuterie board this festive season. It is the easiest dessert and perfect for entertaining during the holidays.
Holiday entertaining can feel overwhelming. But I’m here to give a bit of relief because putting together an easy holiday dessert board is going to revolutionize your hosting game. I am of the mind set that dessert can totally be outsourced and this dessert board is that mantra personified.
Putting together a huge platter filled with sweet treats for guests to pick at makes light work for the host/hostess. Plus it gives guests the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth with whatever they fancy. Who’s the hostess with the mostess now?!
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How to put together a dessert charcuterie board
Anything goes and the more variety the better. I like to use a selection of shop-bought pastries, cookies and candy and combine them with homemade desserts like mini pies, brownies and cookies. Fresh fruit is a must for color and to add something fresh and you could also add nuts, a few cheeses or crackers to add a savory element.
I used store-bought fruit mince pies, eclairs, cookies, candy and South African koeksisters but you could add your own Christmas cookies, brownies or little tarts too.
What to add to a dessert board
- Easy mini banoffee pies
- Mini lemon curd cheesecakes
- Rocky Road Brownies
- Spiced sugar cookies
- Pastries: Eclairs, fruit mince pies, mini pecan pies, South African koeksisters, mini doughnuts etc.
- Candy: Caramels, chocolate balls, chocolate truffles, mini candy canes, chocolate turtles.
- Nuts: Candied pecans, cashews, almonds.
- Fruit: Berries and figs will be a delicious, fresh addition. You could also add chocolate covered strawberries.
Easy dessert recipes
Easy Boards For Entertaining
Easy holiday dessert board
- Cookies of your choice
- Koeksisters/small desserts of your choice
- Fresh berries/figs
- Maltesers/Whispers (chocolate candy)
- mini candy canes
- Arrange all the confectionery on a board/platter of your choice.
- To make ahead, cover with plastic wrap/foil for up to 2 hours ahead.