Create a Valentine's Day dessert charcuterie board using a mix of candies, cookies, cakes and even ice cream! Completely customizable to suit any family's taste preferences, this easy guide will help you create a dreamy dessert board for any occasion.
Choose a nice board or platter to arrange your items on, and gather little bowls and plates to hold everything.
Begin by placing your centerpiece item, like a cake or grouping of cupcakes
Add various little bowls and plates of candy and fruit around the centerpiece in an eye catching way
Set out any item that needs to be kept cold or frozen until the very end
Finish off with filling in any gaping holes with little candies or decorations, like confetti or paper cutouts
Other dessert board ideas that are a little less sugar:
Focus on fruit! Pick from an assortment of berries and sliced apples. Make a naturally sweetened yogurt dip (where you control the added sugar), for some protein & healthy fats.
Swap out a decadent chocolate cake for a light and airy angel food cake. Serve alongside loads of fruit options, and a couple of fun flavored whipped creams. Throw in a few simple sprinkle or candy options to make it a little extra festive.
Create a cookie decorating board. Sugar cookies, alongside frosting and a couple of sprinkles and toppings. Arranged in an eye-appealing and festive way will get kids excited and ready to dig in. Plus, it creates an activity to keep little hands busy for a bit.
Throw together a cheese and chocolate pairing, that is heavier on the chocolate. Add in some fresh fruit and nuts, and you have a well-balanced dessert board that feels decadent, but won't leave you with a sugar hangover.