Halloween Char-Boo-Terie Board

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Get ready to impress your friends and family with this devilishly delicious spooky char-boo-terie board! This assortment of cheeses, meats, and festive treats is sure to be a hit at any Halloween party or scary movie night! Plus, it’s great practice for making the perfect Christmas charcuterie board in a couple of months!

char-boo-terie board on a coffin shaped platter beside mummy brie with candy face and pipkin shaped pot

What better way to celebrate spooky season than with a Halloween snack board for your next movie marathon? Better yet, it’s the perfect thing to munch on while carving pumpkins or working on any kind of fun Halloween crafts!

The best thing about charcuterie boards is that you can totally customize them! If you know exactly what kinds of treats your ideal board would have, go for it! If not, I recommend checking out your local Trader Joe’s, Aldi, or the back of your fridge!

🍽️ Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s very easy to customize a char-boo-terie board with all your favorite Halloween treats.
  • Charcuterie boards make great appetizers that don’t require any cooking.
  • You only need 20-30 minutes to assemble the perfect board!
  • Why settle for a boring cheese board when you could enjoy a festive spread like the one in this recipe? I say trick or treat yo’ self!

🥐 Tips For Making A Char-Boo-Terie Board

  • Include seasonal items: Try to capture the essence and the flavors of fall/Halloween!
  • Use the rule of 3: Try to have at least 3 of everything – 3 different cheeses, 3 different types of meat, etc. and try to include a variety of flavors and textures.
  • Know your guests: Do any of your guests have dietary restrictions? Consider including gluten-free or dairy-free options so there’s something for everyone!
  • Include candy and sweets: Make sure you include some candies, cookies, and sweet treats. This is a Halloween charcuterie board, after all!
  • Use props: You may have props lying around the house that could add a bit of personality to your board such as Halloween decorations, cute cheese knives or honey sticks, or even mini pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and autumn leaves (washed, of course).
  • Think about color: Use things that capture the colors of autumn such as orange, red, black, white, and muted greens. It can be as simple as adding white chocolate chips, apricots, red grapes, blackberries, green olives, etc.
  • Don’t forget to garnish: You can use herbs like thyme, mint, rosemary, etc. to add a bit of sophistication to your board.

👻 How To Make A Char-Boo-Terie Board

Step 1: Start assembling the board by laying down the cheeses. Aim to include at least 3 different kinds.

I suggest: Brie, cranberry cheddar, goat cheese, Wensleydale, cheddar, gouda, Colby jack, mozzarella balls, cheese curds, Havarti, and asiago.

closeup of cranberry white cheddar, stuffed green olives, chorizo salami, onion confit swirls

Step 2: Next, add the meats.

I suggest: Genoa salami, summer sausage, calabrese salami, prosciutto, and pepperoni.

closeup of chorizo salami with fresh thyme sprig, jam, cornishons, stuffed olives, pumpkin seeds, onion confir siwrtls, mini pretzels

Step 3: Continue filling the board with the spreads and dips, either in ramekins or directly on the board.

I suggest: Fig jam, honey, hummus, salsa borracha, olive oil, jalapeno artichoke dip, caramel, Nutella, apple butter, pumpkin seed butter, or any of your favorite nut butter. This cheese fondue recipe is another great option!

closeup of hummus with kalamata olives, orange slices, chocolate covered cherries, pumpkin cranberry crisps, apple slices, blackberries

Step 4: Add crackers & dippers such as pretzel sticks, vegetables, etc. to the board.

I suggest: Crackers, breadsticks, toasted baguettes, pretzels, chips, bell peppers, carrots, Halloween cookies, crostini, and croissants.

closeup of crackers, cheese cubes, summer sausage, honey, salami, pumpkin seeds, jam

Step 5: Finish off the board with your fruits & fillers, using them to reinforce any empty spaces on the board.

I suggest: Figs, pumpkin seeds, pickles, stuffed olives, black olives, apples, berries, dried oranges, nuts, candy corn, and chocolates.

closeup of fig split in half, onion confit swirls, cornishons, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin chocolate mousse, chocolate covered cherries

Step 6 (optional): You can quickly & easily make a mummy brie by lightly drawing mummy wrappings across the top of a wheel of brie, then topping with candy eyeballs and a candy mouth.

Alternatively, you can make this mummy baked brie in puff pastry.

🤷🏻‍♀️ FAQs

What should not be put on a charcuterie board?

When making a charcuterie board, there are some foods you should avoid. Try steer clear of anything that will melt or make a mess, including overly juicy fruits that will leave behind puddles. I also recommend not using cheeses that are too fragrant or snacks that are too spicy for the average person to enjoy.

What do you put on a Halloween charcuterie board?

A Halloween charcuterie board, or “char-boo-terie” board if you prefer, should include festive cheeses, meats, and treats that encapsulate the flavors of spooky season. Try to use seasonal jams, and sweets, and include other Halloween favorites too such as candy corn, apples & caramel, and anything pumpkin-flavored!

finished char-boo-terie board viewed from above

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char-boo-terie board on a coffin shaped platter beside mummy brie with candy face and pipkin shaped pot

Halloween Char-Boo-Terie Board

Get ready to impress your friends and family with this devilishly delicious spooky char-boo-terie board! Follow my recipe, or use your favorite cheeses, meats, and festive treats!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

Cheeses

  • Brie wheel
  • cranberry white cheddar
  • caramelized onion jack

Meats

  • genoa salami
  • chorizo salami
  • summer sausage

Spreads

  • hummus
  • honey fig jam
  • honey

Crackers & Dippers

  • pumpkin cranberry crisps (Trader Joe's)
  • onion confit swirls (Trader Joe's)
  • multiseed crackers
  • Granny Smith apple (sliced)

Fillers

  • figs
  • dried orange slices
  • dried cherries
  • chocolate covered cherries
  • blackberries
  • salted roasted pumpkin seeds
  • truffle cheese-stuffed olives
  • kalamata olives
  • chocolate mousse pumpkins (Trader Joe's)
  • cornichons
  • pumpkin spice mini pretzels (Trader Joe's)

Garnish

  • fresh thyme
  • candy eyeballs
  • candy mouths

Instructions
 

  • Start assembling the board by laying down the cheeses. Aim to include at least 3 different kinds.
  • Next, add the meats.
  • Continue filling the board with the spreads and dips, either in ramekins or directly on the board.
  • Add crackers & dippers such as pretzel sticks, vegetables, etc. to the board.
  • Finish off the board with your fruits & fillers, using them to reinforce any empty spaces on the board.
  • You can quickly & easily make a mummie brie by lightly drawing mummy wrappings across the top of a wheel of brie, then topping with candy eyeballs and a candy mouth.

Notes

  • Include seasonal items: Try to capture the essence and the flavors of fall/Halloween!
  • Use the rule of 3: Try to have at least 3 of everything – 3 different cheeses, 3 different types of meat, etc. and try to include a variety of flavors and textures.
  • Know your guests: Do any of your guests have dietary restrictions? Consider including gluten-free or dairy-free options so there’s something for everyone!
  • Include candy and sweets: Make sure you include some candies, cookies, and sweet treats. This is a Halloween charcuterie board, after all!
  • Use props: You may have props lying around the house that could add a bit of personality to your board such as Halloween decorations, cute cheese knives or honey sticks, or even mini pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and autumn leaves (washed, of course).
  • Think about color: Use things that capture the colors of autumn such as orange, red, black, white, and muted greens. It can be as simple as adding white chocolate chips, apricots, red grapes, blackberries, green olives, etc. 
  • Don’t forget to garnish: You can use herbs like thyme, mint, rosemary, etc. to add a bit of sophistication to your board.
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