Making a Christmas Charcuterie Board is easy to do and it is a fun way to share appetizers with family and friends during the holiday season.
I love themed charcuterie boards and this festive Christmas charcuterie board featuring Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will make everyone smile.
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You can make your own combination of sweet and savory items to make it.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Easy Recipe. Making a Christmas grazing board is super easy. The ingredients are all simple and it is a great option for a holiday party. You can find the ingredients easily at your favorite grocery store or trader joe store, making it a great addition to your holiday menu.
Festive Board. This festive Christmas charcuterie board is so fun on a holiday table or at Christmas dinner - it takes your standard cheese board to a whole new level. Everyone loves finger foods and this presentation of a variety of meats and cheeses is a special way to highlight the season.
Quick. This holiday charcuterie board is super quick to put together. There is no actual cooking involved and is the easiest way to present perfect holiday appetizer!
Christmas Charcuterie Board recipe Ingredients
- whipping cream
- pretzel sticks
See recipe card for quantities.
- large wooden board or tray. Even a large cutting board works. It can be an oval or round board too.
- pastry bag
- hand mixer or stand mixer
- spreader knives
- small bowls
How to Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board
Step 1 - Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments. Whip the cream in a bowl on medium high. Add the pretzels.
Step 2 - Add the larger fruit items.
Step 3- Add crackers, cheese and nuts.
Step 4 - Finish filling the other areas of the board. Add two marshmallows for the eys and a cranberry or raspberry for the nose.
Substitutions & Variations
- Design - instead of a reindeer you can make it a shape of a Christmas Tree shape, Candy cane or snowman.
- Downsize - This size is great for holiday parties, but you can use a smaller board and fewer ingredients to make a smaller version of this for family gatherings.
- Meats & Cheeses - You can use your favorite meats, cheeses or vegetables
- Veggies - Add black olives, green olives cherry tomatoes, green grapes, red grapes or pomegranate seeds.
- Switch it up - Change up the theme for different holiday gatherings.
Store the leftover ingredients in separate airtight containers.
- Get creative with garnishes: Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme add a nice pop of color and flavor. You can also use edible flowers, mini pine cones, or cranberries to give your board a festive touch.
- For a truly festive charcuterie board, you can use cookie cutters to cut your cheese and fruit into festive shapes like stars, snowflakes, or Christmas trees.
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Christmas Charcuterie Board
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Hazelnut
- ½ cup Grapes
- 1 cup Whipping Cream
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 2 tablespoons Dark chocolate
- 2-3 Kiwis sliced
- 1 - 2 Oranges
- 6 Breadsticks
- 1 cup Crackers
- ⅓ cup Jelly candies
- ⅓ cups Marshmallow
- ¼ Coconut flakes
- Start by whipping the cream to stiff peaks. Divide into 2 parts. Add ½ tablespoon to one half. melted chocolate. You will get light brown cream. Add the rest of the chocolate to the second part - you will get dark brown cream. This will be the face of a deer. Use a pastry bag.
- Make eyes from marshmallows, pupils from drops of dark chocolate. Line your mouth with chocolate drops. And the nose is a jelly raspberry.
- Make horns from breadsticks. Add blueberries on top, then add green gummy candies and gummy raspberries.
- Place chopped kiwi on the side. In the corners are grapes and sliced orange.
- Top with crackers and coke flakes. On the side are hazelnuts and more crackers.
- Add almonds and marshmallo
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