Valentines Day Charcuterie Board

February 9, 2021

Valentines Day Charcuterie Board

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Best Valentines Day Charcuterie board, sweets & treats for everyone!

Staying in is the new going out, I have a t-shirt that says this, and it couldn’t be more true. This Valentines Day we’ll be celebrating at home, and assembling this Valentines Day Sweets & Treats Charcuterie board is going to make sure it’s special. Love on a plate right…

Before we move on, I know this is not an authentic “Charcuterie Board”. A Charcuterie board strictly speaking doesn’t have any of the SWEETs, that’s why I call it a Sweets and Treats board. A combination of a Charcuterie Board, a Fruit & Cheese Tray and a Candy Board. You’re welcome!

Pick a theme and set the scene:

Friday nights not that long ago were Slider nights, with lots of teenage boy in the basement, playing video games, listening to music or watching sports. These days things look a little different. Kids are older, and gatherings are off the table for the moment. So we’ve adapted, and instead we often have Movie date night on Friday nights. Charcuterie Boards with all different themes have become part of the tradition and I thought it would be perfect for Valentines Day too.

If you don’t have a plan yet for Valentines Day with your special someone, (or need an activity for the family), I’ve got just the answer. This Valentines Day Sweet & Treats Charcuterie board is fun to assemble and hits the spot while you watch the latest Netflix movie.

Add some candles, a snuggly blanket for 2, and your favorite wine, cocktail or apple cider and you’re all set for an evening for you and your honey.


If you’re celebrating with the family, adjust the quantities on the board, make some hot cocoa, and play a board game for a fun family evening.

Equipment you will need

If you like cherries, or olives, or both, this is a good gadget to help get the pitting done that much faster.

Sweets & Treats; what’s on the board

The goal with a charcuterie board is to have a good assortment of tasty bites, that balance or compliment each other. You also want an assortment of flavors and textures. Sweet, Salty, Soft, Creamy and Crunchy. A little of everything and something for everyone!

Keep everything in bite sized pieces for easy snacking, with no forks required.

You can totally adjust what goes on the board to suit your families preferences, and what’s available. This is what’s on this board, and it s great guide if you’re looking for inspiration.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Clementine
  • Wooden skewers
  • Black or Rainier Cherries, pitted
  • Summer sausage
  • Sliced turkey pepperoni
  • Clubhouse crackers
  • Pretzel slims
  • Little Debbie “Be My Valentine” Iced Brownies
  • White cheddar cheese, sliced
  • Sesame sticks
  • Heart shaped gummy candies
  • Chocolate truffle hearts, assortment of milk, dark and white chocolate
  • Conversation hearts candies
Valentines Charcuterie board; sliced deli meat in heart shapes, cheddar cheese, crackers, brownies, chocolate hears, gummy hearts, strawberries, cherries, mandarin oranges.

Sweets & Treats Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Valentines Day Charcuterie board with a twist. Sweets and treats fill this board with a delicious assortment perfect for a romantic night in.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Valentines Day
Keyword: Valentines Charcuterie Board, Valentines Day Food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Small heart cookie cutters
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Clementine
  • Wooden skewers
  • Black or Rainier Cherries pitted
  • Summer sausage
  • Sliced turkey pepperoni
  • Clubhouse crackers
  • Pretzel slims
  • Little Debbie “Be My Valentine” Iced Brownies
  • White cheddar cheese sliced
  • Sesame sticks
  • Heart shaped gummy candies
  • Chocolate truffle hearts
  • Conversation hearts candies

Instructions

  • Cut the hull and the crown off several strawberries in a “v” shape, to create heart shaped strawberries. Peel a clementine, and split sections apart, remove as much of the pith (white stuff) as possible. It can be bitter.
    Next, cut a wooden skewer in half, and first thread a heart shaped strawberry on the end, with the pointy end of the heart facing out. Next thread two raspberries onto the skewer, and then place two clementines at the end to create an “arrow”. Repeat this process to make 4 or more skewer arrows.
  • Next, cut a wooden skewer in half, and first thread a heart shaped strawberry on the end, with the pointy end of the heart facing out. Next thread two raspberries onto the skewer, and then place two clementines at the end to create an “arrow”. Repeat this process to make 4 or more skewer arrows.
    Fruit kebabs, Strawberries, Raspberries, and Mandarins shaped into cupids arrows.
  • Cut several more strawberries into heart shapes, and use a cherry pitter to remove the pits from 12 or more cherries.
  • Cut the summer sausage into slices approximately ¼”. Using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, cut the center of each slice out with the heart cutter. (This is the set I used from Michael’s, and I loved that it had both a regular and scalloped edge heart.
  • Now that everything is prepped, it’s time to start filling in your charcuterie board. First place your strawberry/clementine/raspberry arrows in the top left corner. Place the cherries right below them, to the left side of the board.
  • Overlap the cheese slices in a circle in the bottom middle of the board, and make a semi-circle of overlapping club crackers at the top middle of the board. Fill in between the cherries and cheese slices with the turkey pepperoni slices. Place a Little Debbie brownie heart beside the cherries, and then fill in the middle of the board with pretzel slims and strawberry hearts. Place two more Little Debbie brownie hearts at the top right, and bottom right of the board. Fill in between the brownies with the summer sausage, layering the heart shapes in a circular shape.
  • Fill in all empty gaps throughout the board with sesame sticks, and then randomly place the chocolate truffle hearts, heart shaped gummy candies, and conversation heart candies throughout the board. Serve immediately.

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