Create this Spooktakular Halloween Charcuterie Board for a fun and festive addition to your holiday party. It’s full of tricks and treats that are sure to put a spell on all of your guests!
You know I love creating charcuterie boards. They are so impressive looking, require no cooking, and there is always something for everyone. This Halloween charcuterie board was so easy to put together, and our guests loved it! Follow these tips and tricks to create your own spooktacular board!
Supplies for A Halloween Charcuterie Board
- Halloween Props – A few Halloween props will take your board to the next level. I used skeleton hands to hold my olives and blackberries, a few plastic spider rings for garnish, and a bat cookie cutter to make a cutout in the center of my brie. I found everything at HEB. These skeleton hands from Amazon are about the same size and shape as mine. You can use any Halloween-themed cookie cutter. Here are several options. Mine was about 3 inches wide. Get creative with the Halloween decor you already have. I always recommend using what you already have before purchasing things you are only going to use seasonally.
- Cheeseboard – There are so many options for cheese boards. I have them in all shapes and sizes. For this spread, I recommend a large rectangular board. I purchased mine a few years ago from a vendor at The Texas State Cookoff. This teak board from Amazon is very similar to mine and has almost the same dimensions.
- Bowls and Knives – You will need an assortment of small bowls, cheese knives, and spreaders for serving. I used 3 small bowls – one for the pumpkin seeds, one for the chocolate-covered nuts, and one for the red pepper jelly.
Ingredients for Halloween Charcuterie Board
I usually recommend adding ingredients that have a variety of colors, but in keeping with the theme, I used a lot of dark-colored food. Don’t be afraid to make it your own and add or substitute any of these ingredients.
- Cured Meat – I used prosciutto and salami. I don’t eat processed meats very often. When I do, I look for high-quality meats without nitrates.
- Cheese – I usually recommend a hard, soft, and strong cheese. I chose brie, parmesan, goat, and gorgonzola. I take my cheese out of the fridge about an hour before I serve it.
- Kalamata Olives
- Crackers – Mary’s Gone Super Seed Crackers are my favorite. They are organic and only contain whole grains, seeds, herbs, salt, pepper, and seaweed. I also added some parmesan breadsticks and Laiki black rice crackers.
- Nuts and Seeds – Pick your favorites! I thought pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, and chocolate-covered almonds were perfect for this Halloween board.
- Spreads – Mustard, honey, jams, and preserves are all excellent choices. I chose Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Pepper Jelly.
- Fruit – Blackberries, grapes, and dried blood oranges give the ghoulish vibe. Apples are so delish this time of year, so I added a few sliced galas, and clementines with celery for stems are just too cute not to include. I used 3. I could not find dry blood oranges, so I made my own. When I say I, I mean Tom. LOL! He just sliced two blood oranges and placed them on a rack over a lined baking sheet and baked them in the oven at 225 degrees F for about 3 hours. The thinner sliced ones came out darker than the ones sliced a little thicker. They are so pretty!
How to Assemble Your Halloween Charcuterie Board
- Gather all of your ingredients, props, and serving pieces.
- If you are using a cookie-cutter, cut the shape in the center of your brie and fill it with your jelly.
- Place your board on your work surface in the vertical position. Put the brie in the center of your board. Next, if using skeleton hands, position them and fill them with the blackberries and olives. I placed one at the top right corner and the other toward the bottom of the left.
- Position your grapes in the top left corner and your clementine pumpkins in the right bottom corner.
- Next, place your bowls on the board. I like to put the jelly close to the brie and position the rest of the bowls apart from each other.
- Now fill in the rest of the board with your remaining ingredients, saving the blood oranges and pomegranate seeds for last. When positioning your ingredients, try not to put too many of the same colors together.
- Lastly, use your pomegranate seeds and blood oranges to fill in any gaps and to garnish. Don’t forget to add in a few of those scary spider rings.
And there you have it!!! A Spooktakular Halloween Board, your guests will go batty over! 😉
If you make this charcuterie board, please let me know. You can leave a comment and/or a rating below, and be sure to tag me on Instagram. I love hearing from you and seeing your creations!