If you want a great way to display your Christmas desserts this holiday season, we have the perfect way to take your favorite treats to the next level! Make a Christmas candy charcuterie board for your next party – a delicious way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth without breaking the bank.

Image shows a Christmas candy charcuterie board that includes green and red candies like gummy candy, m&m's, candy cane, peppermint candies, on a wooden board. from Skip To My Lou
Let’s make a gorgeous Christmas candy charcuterie board!

Festive Christmas Charcuterie Boards

You’ve heard about Christmas charcuterie board recipes, but did you know that Christmas dessert charcuterie board is here to stay?

Making a Christmas candy charcuterie board is so much fun, really easy, and the best part of all – super customizable! You can add your candy favorites, sweet treats, sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, peppermint bark, and all types of candy laid out on a large cutting board.

The end result is a holiday dessert board decorated in a festive way, which will definitely impress all of your guests at the next family holiday party, work holiday parties, and more.

Let’s get ready for the holiday celebration with a pretty dessert board!

Image shows a Christmas candy charcuterie board that includes green and red candies like gummy candy, m&m's, candy cane, peppermint candies, on a wooden board. from Skip To My Lou
Sooo beautiful and sweet!

How to make a Christmas candy simple charcuterie board

A dessert charcuterie board is a board full of sweet treats, ideal for large gatherings or parties and especially perfect for using leftover candy that you have around from other parties. It’s the perfect addition to your Christmas party, and it gives you the complete freedom to use either homemade treats or store-bought items.

Let me tell you what’s the best thing about using a holiday dessert charcuterie board for your Christmas party: there’s no wrong way to make them! There are no steps, no order, or requirements to make them. However, there are some things you should take into account.

We kept our candy charcuterie board with a very Christmasy-theme, so we used mostly green and red colors.

The trick to making your board stand out from anything else on the dessert table is adding a variety of textures. There’s nothing more boring than a board that looks all the same.

Other than that, it’s just a matter of nicely arranging your sweet treats, so it looks more appetizing and eye-catching.

Image shows a Christmas candy charcuterie board that includes green and red candies like gummy candy, m&m's, candy cane, peppermint candies, on a wooden board. from Skip To My Lou
Get some inspiration from Skip To My Lou.

What to put on the perfect Christmas dessert board:

The sky is the limit! We suggest getting a large wooden board and getting inspiration from this board to make yours:

  • Peppermint candies

There’s nothing more seasonal than peppermint candies! From the colors to the smell and flavors of candies, they are a simple and inexpensive delight that can be found in the seasonal aisle of any grocery store.

  • Candy canes

OK, if there is anything more Christmasy than peppermint candies, it is candy canes. The great thing about candy canes is that they are very easy to arrange. We just used a festive container and placed them inside.

  • Christmas m&m

Or any m&m’s for that matter, although red and green m&m give that holiday feel we’re trying to evoke. Add them to the center of the board on small bowls for easy access.

  • Gummy candies

Gummy candies are a must-have in any Christmas-themed dessert charcuterie board. They are colorful, flavorful, and easy to find. You can add gummy bears or any kind of gummy you have at hand.

  • Homemade desserts

Although this is a candy board, you can also add other types of treats if f you have the time and like baking. Delight your guests with homemade Christmas treats. There’s nothing more delicious than homemade cookies just out of the oven!

  • Dips

Like the homemade desserts, dips are a nice extra but not really a necessity. A hot chocolate or marshmallow dip is always a great way to add more flavor and fun to a dessert platter, especially if you have fresh fruit around.

Other extras you can add are popcorn and pretzels if you’d like to have some savory items too, but we prefer to save those for a different board.

How to assemble your Christmas candy charcuterie board

Now that you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to assemble your Christmas candy board! Below you’ll find ideas – not rules nor steps – to make a beautiful board. 

  1. Place the candy on the edges of the board. Try to keep each type of candy separated in its own area, but it’s totally fine if they mix a bit.
  2. Place cups with the smaller candy, such as M&M’s, on a cup or container and put them in a corner, the same with the candy canes. That will make them easier to grab without messing up the board.
  3. Fill the middle with whatever you have the most of, whether it’s chocolates, hard candy, or peppermint. Show off the big variety of candy you have.
  4. Anything leftover that you have in small quantities add them last to fill in any holes and gaps you have between the candies.
  5. If you are using fruit, think about getting skewers, forks, or toothpicks for easy grabbing.
  6. Place colors that complement each other next to each other to make the board more visually appealing. 
  7. For a small group, like under 12 people, one to two cups of candy should be enough. If you serve other dessert options, you can have less candy.

And those are all our tips! We hope you enjoy them and that your Christmas candy charcuterie board is a complete success with your guests.



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