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Valentine’s Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day and chocolate have always gone hand in hand. This easy Valentine’s Dessert Board will leave your loved ones feeling extra special! Using basic store bought items, you can throw this chocolate charcuterie creation together in no time!

Valentine's Dessert Board

I have to admit I have fully jumped onto the charcuterie bandwagon! I love all of the fun things you can do using a simple board or butcher paper to create a spread that everyone can enjoy! You can customize these fun trays into whatever your heart desires! I love watching ordinary store bought items transform into a beautiful arrangement of Valentine’s Day’s most popular treats!

What is I don’t like one of the ingredients?

This is the BEST part of making these boards! You can either leave that item off altogether OR you can add it for those who will enjoy it! Moment of truth…I HATE mint and chocolate together. Yuck. I have never liked it and never will! Somehow, I am raising two children who are in LOVE this combination! When I make boards like this, everyone wins! They can have their fill of minty chocolates and I can happily steer clear! There is truly something for everyone with these fun trays!

There is a big empty spot on my board…help!

Don’t panic! This is an easy fix! You can either spread out some of the treats around it to fill in the space, or you can just pile on more goodies! You honestly cannot screw this up! The messier the better! It just creates more fun exploring all of the hidden deliciousness!

Ingredients for the Valentine's Dessert Board

Ingredients for Valentine’s Dessert Board

  • Assorted Candies and Chocolates
  • Pretzel Rods
  • Marshmallows
  • Brownies and/or cookies
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate for dipping

How to make our Valentine’s Dessert Board

Choose a large plate, tray or butcher paper to create your board. You want to choose something large enough to accommodate all of your treats, but small enough so your ingredients fill the space and appear like it is overflowing with choices!

Arranging containers on a tray to create board

Next, place any bowls or plates on the tray or paper. These items will work as dividers for your items and be sure to contain any items that are wet or liquid, so that they do not ruin the dry items.

Filling containers with candies and pretzels on a dessert board

Add foods that will take up large spaces around the board first, the place smaller items. For loose items like small candies or nuts and dried fruits, save these items for last and fill any holes on the board with these. Don’t be afraid to get creative! I love piping pre-made brownies or cookies with icing and sprinkles for a festive touch.

Valentine's Dessert Board with  candies and brownies piped with icing
Valentine's Dessert Board filled with candies, fruits and sweets

Charcuterie boards are fun additions to any party or gathering. Just grab some items in your fridge or pantry and turn them into something everyone will be excited for! There is no wrong way to assemble this fun, festive party board!

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Valentine's Dessert Board

Valentine's Dessert Board

Ingredients

  • Candies
  • Pretzel Rods
  • Marshmallows
  • Brownies or cookies
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate for dipping

Instructions

    1. Arrange all items on large plate, tray or butcher paper.
    2. Start with any bowls or plates, then add larger foods and finally place smaller items.


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