How to Make a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board

Learn How to Make a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board in Three Easy Steps.

Over the past few years, charcuterie boards have gained popularity. They’re perfect for holiday parties, girl’s nights, or enjoying a night by yourself

This year, I decided to put a twist on the classic charcuterie board by making a Valentine’s Day dessert charcuterie board. Whether you’re celebrating with your partner, roommates, or by yourself, try making a Valentine’s Day dessert charcuterie board this year. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board

What is a Charcuterie Board? 

A charcuterie board is an easy, beautiful appetizer that typically consists of meats, cheeses, nuts, and fruits. 

If meats and cheese and more your style, be sure to check out my Sweet and Savory Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board HERE. 

What to Add to a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board?

Chocolates – One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is the variety of chocolates available. For this board, I chose a variety of chocolates that caught my attention at the store. 

Fudge – Whether you buy fudge from your local grocery store or make some yourself, fudge makes a great addition. 

Fruit – I always like to add fresh fruit to my charcuterie boards. For this board, I decided to add red fruits like strawberries and raspberries.

Cookies – I found some adorable heart-shaped cookies at my local grocery store. While you don’t need to find heart-shaped cookies, I love the extra element it adds. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

Macarons – The first thing I got for my dessert board was a dozen macarons from a local baker. To keep with my Valentine’s Day theme, I chose vanilla and raspberry. If you don’t have a local bakery that sells macarons, most grocery stores carry them in the freezer section. 

Cake – What would Valentine’s Day be without a little cake? To keep things simple, I picked up a pound cake and used a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped cake bites. 

Sauces – For dessert boards, you can a variety of sauces and dips from chocolate sauce to lemon curd and strawberry jelly to blackberry compote. I decided to use a local honey fudge sauce. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

How to Assemble Your Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board

Don’t let the difficult name confuse you, charcuterie boards are easy to assemble! Follow my three easy steps for a professional-looking board. 

Step 1 – Find the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Begin by finding the perfect board. Honestly, any board, plate, or platter will work – there’s no need to go out and buy something new. Since we’re making a dessert board, a smaller tray will work. 

In addition to a board, you may want a few small bowls for dips and sauces. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of white marble board.

Step 2 – Assemble Your Board

There’s no wrong way to assemble a charcuterie board; just add in each of your elements until you are satisfied with its look. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a white marble board set with wrapped chocolate candies, heart shaped marshmallows, and a white ceramic bowl filled with melted chocolate.

But, for me, I tend to assemble my boards in the same order every time. First, I place my larger items, followed by medium-sized items, and finish with my small items. 

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

Step 3 – Add in Finishing Touches

To finish off your board, add in a few finishing touches. I normally add in fresh herbs, but for this board, I decided to add in flowers

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

Have you made a charcuterie board before? Let me know in the comments below!

I’d love to see your dessert charcuterie board! Be sure to tag me in your posts so I can see them!

Dessert Charcuterie Board by popular Utah craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: Pinterest image of a dessert charcuterie board filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate sauce, chocolate candy, nuts, and macaroons.

Have you made a dessert charcuterie board? What did you include in yours? Let me know in a comment below!

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