Unleash the holiday spirit with a whimsical Rudolph Charcuterie Board! This delightful arrangement turns your favorite sweet treats into a festive reindeer. that's cute and fun to eat!
Christmas Charcuterie Board
'Tis the season for festive treats!
Ring in the holidays with this fun and creative Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer charcuterie board that is sure to delight guests at your next Christmas gathering.
Made with sweet and savory items like brownies, pretzels, fresh fruit, cookies, nuts and candies, this Rudolph-themed board puts a sweet spin on a classic charcuterie spread.
This whimsical take on a grazing board is a perfect way to spread holiday cheer!
Brownies: You can use any recipe for these, but sure they're moist and fudgy to maintain their shape when cut and arranged.
Pretzel Sticks: These will be Rudolph’s antlers, so choose sticks that are long and straight.
Large White Marshmallows: Fresh marshmallows work best for pliability and sticking to the icing. They should be large enough to mimic Rudolph's eyes on the platter.
Chocolate Chips or Small Chocolate Candies: Pick a brand you love. These will serve as the pupils in Rudolph's eyes.
Red Candies: Make sure they’re shiny and bright for that signature Rudolph nose.
Chocolate Icing or Frosting: Choose a thick, spreadable icing that will act as a strong adhesive for your candy decorations. If it’s too runny, refrigerate briefly to firm up.
Assorted Cookies: Variety is key. Mix textures and flavors, like tender sugar cookies and spicy gingerbread, for a visually appealing and tasty selection.
Fresh Strawberries: Choose ripe but firm strawberries.
Assorted Candies: Go for your favorites, from gummy bears to peppermints, to personalize your board.
Nuts: Almonds and walnuts provide a crunchy contrast to the sweets.
How to make
To make the Rudolph Dessert Charcuterie Board, arrange brownies in the shape of Rudolph's head on a large platter. Make sure to leave space (or if you have a lot of brownies you can do this on top of them) for the marshmallows. Put the marshmallows where they should be for the eyes, then push chocolate chips into marshmallows for pupils. Fill a small bowl with red candies for the nose.
Arrange pretzel sticks radiating from Rudolph's head to resemble antlers. Surround Rudolph's face with cookies, strawberries, candies and nuts, leaving space for the pretzel antlers.
Display the creative board at your holiday gathering.
If you have leftovers, store them how you would store any of the individual items as leftovers.
Everything, except the strawberries on this platter is OK to be stored in an airtight container, Ziplock baggie or on a plate covered with saran wrap and stored on the counter, at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
For the strawberries, make sure you refrigerate any of these leftovers and they will keep for 1-2 days.
How to Transport the Rudolph Charcuterie Board
If you need to transport the charcuterie board, it's best to partially assemble it and then do the final touches at your destination.
Here's a strategy for safe transport:
- Arrange the brownies and marshmallows on the platter in the general area they will go.
- You can add the candy into the bowl for the nose, cover that with plastic wrap. and bring them separate from the tray.
- Add in the cookies, but leave a spot for the pretzel sticks to add once you get there for longer trips.
- If the journey is short, you can place the pretzels, but for longer trips, add them at the venue to prevent breakage.
- Keep delicate items like strawberries and loose candies in separate containers.
- Cover the board with a clear wrap or a large lid to protect it during the drive. Make sure it's not too tight to avoid squishing the setup.
Upon arrival, you can quickly add the fresh elements and any last-minute details to your Rudolph Charcuterie Board, making it ready for your guests to enjoy.
Rudolph Dessert Charcuterie Board
- Pretzel sticks
- 4 large white marshmallows for the eyes
- 2 chocolate chips or small chocolate candies for eyes
- Red candies for Rudolph’s nose
- Chocolate icing or frosting for attaching features
- Assorted cookies such as sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies
- Fresh strawberries
- Assorted cookies or candies
- Nuts such as almonds and walnuts
- Using a large platter or cutting board, arrange the brownies into the shape of Rudolph’s head, placing the large marshmallows for Rudolphs’e eyes. Press the one chocolate candy into each marshmallow for the pupils.
- Fill a small shallow bowl with red candies for the nose.
- Surround Rudolph’s face with assorted cookies, fresh strawberries, candies, and nuts, leaving space for rows of pretzel sticks as the antlers.
- Display your Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Dessert Charcuterie Board at your holiday gathering and watch the delight on everyone’s faces as they indulge in this sweet and creative treat.