If you’re looking for something to do for Easter other than dyeing or hiding Easter eggs, try an Easter charcuterie board for kids! These are always a favorite to do in my house when the holidays come around. Kids love snacks. And they love helping you with anything and everything, right? So why not make a festive array of treats that everyone in the family will enjoy?
What Kind of Easter Charcuterie Board Will You Make?
There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to charcuterie boards. You could go all treats, or meats and cheeses, or even just fruits and vegetables. For my charcuterie board, I chose to do a mixture of all good things, including cheeses, crackers, some healthier options like vegetables and fruit, and of course, Easter candies!
Here’s a breakdown of what I chose to include on my Easter charcuterie board:
- Pepper jack and colby jack cheese cubes
- Wheat thins, cranberry and wheat crackers
- Green grapes
- Ranch dip
- White chocolate-covered pretzels
- Veggie chips (the Easter version)
- Annie’s bunny grahams
- Robin eggs
- Jelly beans
- M&M eggs
Dressing Your Easter Charcuterie Board Up
To add a little extra to my board, I used peppers instead of bowls. My kids thought this was super cool, which made it extra fun! I used one hollowed-out pepper to hold the ranch dip (super yummy for dipping the crackers and carrots), and another one to hold the jelly beans. I also used different colored peppers to add some extra color to the board.
For filling in some white space around the board, you can add some Robin eggs or m&ms to any areas that need a little extra something! You can also find some really cute Easter-themed napkins and plates. At the grocery store, I found some really pretty fresh flowers and decided to dress up the board with some tulips and other vibrant florals.
Other Food Options
Like I said before, there are so many different routes to go when it comes to picking what kind of charcuterie board to go with. If you’re looking for other options—look no further!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth:
- Gummy bears (or bunnies!)
- Chocolate bunnies
- Marshmallow eggs
- Reese’s eggs
- Twizzler bunnies (they’re real—I’ve seen them!)
For the savory fans:
- Goat cheese (or other soft cheeses)
- Sea salt crackers
- Pretzel rods
- Deviled eggs
If you’d like more fruits or vegetables:
If you’re looking for other fill items to cover up some white space on your charcuterie board, try little snack foods such as nuts, dried fruit, or olives. Another really cute idea is using Easter-themed cookie cutters to make shapes out of the fruit or cheeses. I saw a really cute idea to make a flower out of Brie cheese. The cheese was the petals and they added a dollop of yellow jam to the middle to look like the pistil. You could also form the various food items on your board into the shape of a bunny’s face.
Get creative! There are so many cute ideas out there. I like to scroll through Pinterest to get some inspiration. Usually, I end up creating a variation of multiple different charcuterie boards I’ve come across.