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Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board

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Looking for a fast and easy dessert? This Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board is it! It’s delicious – and beautiful to look at, too! I always have this at the top of my list of Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts! (and I think you should as well!)

The fun part about a dessert board like this is that you can choose what to snack on. You can change every bite to taste new and different!

Everyone thinks making desserts for Valentine’s Day has to be stressful and a lot of work. But this easy dessert charcuterie board proves that to be false!

Why spend a ton of time baking in the kitchen when you can use a simple cake mix to get a jumpstart on this recipe? It’s so great for snacking – all day long!

Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board

The best part about setting up a charcuterie board is that you can really make it how you like. If I want to add cookies, I add cookies. If I want to add marshmallows, I pile them high!

My boys especially like helping create a dessert board like this because it gives them tasty, creative freedom.

I love seeing them help – and the quicker we all work together, the quicker we all get to eat!

Is there such a thing as a dessert charcuterie board?

The concept of a dessert charcuterie board is nothing new, but it is always getting more popular! People love using them at the dessert table at weddings, special occasions, and parties.

While the typical board assembles individual snacks such as cookies and candies, they display more graceful, organized, and delicious items. The options are unreal!

It is no surprise that people worldwide want to create fun and exciting experiences through this delicious dish!

By carefully selecting, arranging, and pairing items – one can create clashing or complementary appearances and flavors that provide visual and culinary appeal for any celebration or gathering!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Valentine’s Day Dessert Board Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Since I’ve been meal planning for years, I love telling you all about it. It’s a game changer in prepping and cooking; my entire family loves it.

It’s really so simple to do!

Main Dish: Hearty Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Pink Mocktails

Best Charcuterie Board Recipes:

Once you make this Snack Charcuterie Board Recipe, keep going with that thought process. You can easily make another dessert charcuterie board or any other recipe below.

Here are some of my favorites that I think you will love as well.

This Chocolate Charcuterie Board is another great recipe full of sweets and treats.

When it comes to simplicity, you will love this Easter Candy Charcuterie Board!

This Christmas Holiday Charcuterie Board is perfect for family gatherings.

While this might not be a charcuterie board, I had to add it to the list because we love adding toppings to our Taco Salad, and there are many options you can add and set out to eat!

Check out this Epic Baseball Themed Charcuterie Board for the kids!

Everyone in the whole family will enjoy this Smores Charcuterie Board Recipe Idea!

If you have younger kids, check out this Simple Toddler Charcuterie Board!

Is a charcuterie board an appetizer or dessert?

While there is no definitive answer, most sources would agree that a charcuterie board effectively serves both purposes.

In my house, we eat it whenever we want – depending on the food items we add. If we add desserts, it’s eaten as a dessert. If we add meat and cheese, we serve it as an appetizer!

The items can easily combine to create a snack capable of sparking the appetite or satisfying a sweet tooth. This is why people love them so much!

It is fair to suggest that when crafted with care and consideration, a charcuterie board can be served as either an appetizer or dessert (or both!).

More Red Velvet Recipes:

Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board

Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board

Yield: 22
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Valentine Dessert Charcuterie Board is the perfect treat for you and your sweetie! Load it up and dig in and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups of Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 8 ounces of Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 8 ounces of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 12 Ounce Bag of Pretzels
  • 1 Box of Graham Crackers
  • 4 Chocolates Bars
  • 4 Cookies & Cream Bars
  • 1 Pack of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Dozen Sugar Cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Spread the dry cake mix thinly over the paper.
  3. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 6 minutes.
  4. This is done to treat the cake mix. Once the time has passed, let it cool and then add it to a mixing bowl for later.
  5. In a different bowl, add the marshmallow fluff, vanilla extract, and cream cheese.
  6. Mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer for 3 minutes on medium speed.
  7. Add the red velvet cake mixture and mix it all together well for 3 minutes on medium speed.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of heaving whipping cream. Mix for about 2 minutes. If it's too thick, you can add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and stir.
  9. Add to a serving bowl.
  10. Grab the charcuterie board and lay the chocolate bars in a straight line on 1 side of the bowl and lay the cookie and cream bars in a straight line on the other side.
  11. Grab a handful of pretzels and put them diagonally from the bowl. Repeat with the opposite side.
  12. Break up some of the graham crackers into single pieces and keep some doubled. Place them in the two empty diagonal spaces on the board.
  13. After that, add the fresh strawberries. Place them in the gaps on the board.
  14. If you have other empty spots on the board, add chocolate.

Notes

If you have leftover dip, place it in an airtight container and keep it stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To eat, let it come to room temperature and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/7/2023

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

This not only looks colorful and fun, but also would be so delicious. So glad you shared the idea. I may use it for a baby shower instead. This post will be one of the featured posts this week. #HomeMattersParty

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