Halloween is my favorite holiday and I am always creating fun things for the spooky season. This is one of my favorites activities to share with the kiddos. I will show you how to make an easy Halloween Charcuterie board-Spooky Grazing Board!
What Makes a Great Charcuterie Board?
Making a charcuterie board is fun. You can get your significant other or your kiddos to help you put it together. Here are other Charcuterie Boards I have made:
What makes a great board is the quality and variety of items you put in it.
I went to my favorite place Trader Joe's to gather all the items needed to make this easy Halloween charcuterie board. Aldi also has a great selection to make a great charcuterie board.
If you have an Aldi in your area, you can find a variety of cheeses and meats for a great price. I would make a board for twenty five dollars and we'd still have enough to make a second board the next day.
For this board I used a mix of cheeses, meats and Pumpkin Spice flavored seasonal items.
Here is what you will need to make this Halloween Charcuterie Board:
**See the Recipe Card Below for detailed quantities**
A wood or metal board - I used the coffin bread board that I had it custom made from an Etsy Shop. I have also used this Oversized Carved Wood Tray from Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia in the past or you can use a regular baking sheet, and cutting board.
Mini Sauce Bowls - Any small condiment bowl or mini mason jars would work too.
Meats - Prosciutto, salami & Pastrami Style Salmon.
Cheeses - Shiraz Infused cheese, Trio of Iberico, Manchego and Goat cheese, Extra Creamy Brie.
Crackers - Pumpkin Flavored Crackers, Water crackers.
Fruit - I used Black Figs, Honeycrisp and Grannysmith Apples (squeeze lemon on the slices to prevent them from turning brown), blueberries, dried appricots, dried persimmons. I like to add Olives stuffed with truffle cheese (while I am not a fan of olives my husband loves them).
Spreads/Sauces - I used Spicy Habanero Jelly and Fig Jam. I have used Raspberry
Candy - Adding Seasonal M&Ms, Candy Corn, Ghost Peeps.
Pro Tip: cut the Brie in a coffin shape to add spooky effect to your board
Spooky Things to add to your Halloween Charcuterie Board!
To make it Halloween themed, I went to the Target and got a couple of decorations and some I already had from previous years. These are the items I got:
Skulls - These were in the dollar area and you can use them for drinks too.
Pumpkins - These pumpkins came in a pack of 4 for $3
Spiders - I got two different sizes of spiders, small and medium.
Skeleton Hand - I love adding this one because it gives you the idea that there is someone reaching for the board.
Misc - To give it a gothic look under the board I used Creepy Cloth and a Black candle.
How to Make the Salami Rose
I used a champagne flute. Start by adding the salami slices around the opening of the glass (just like the picture above). Add enough Salami to make a big rose. Flip it over on the board and you will have the salami rose! (see the pictures above)
Frequent Asked Questions
I paired the board with a dry wine Cava from Trader Joe's as well. You can use Prosecco or semi sweet wine. If you prefer a non alcoholic beverage sparkling Italian Soda or Non Alcoholic wine.
I got you! I always buy all the meats and cheeses at Trader Joe's. Aldi has a great selection where I have made a board for about 30 dollars, and still have cheese and meats left for a second one.
I made a board last year where I added: Maple Popcorn, Cheese Puffs, Reeses Pieces, Glowing Kit Kats, Halloween Oreos or TJ's JoJos, Candy Corn, Halloween Peeps, Halloween M&Ms, Candy Eyeballs and bones, Pumpkin Spice pretzels.
Halloween Candy Board
Remember to have fun, after all this is your board. Happy Halloween!!
Pairings for this Halloween Board
If you make this recipe I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below.
Halloween Charcuterie - Spooky Grazing Board
- Baking sheet, Cutting Board, Serving Board or Coffin Board
- Cheese cutting set and Pumpkin spoons
- Mini sauce Bowl or Mini Masons
- Skulls, Creepy Cloth,Spiders, Skelleton hand and Black Candle
- 1 Brie Cheese
- 1 Shriraz Infused Cheese
- 1 Cheese Trio (Manchego, Iberico & Goat Cheese)
- 1 pkg Prosciutto
- 1 pkg Salami
- 1 Box Pumpkin Flavored Crackers
- 1 pkg Water Crackers
- 1 HoneyCrisp or/and Granny Smith Apple Sliced
- Grapes + Figs
- Dried Persimmons or Appricots
- Spicy Habanero Jam
- Fig Jam
- Candy Corn, Halloween M&Ms and Peeps
- Cover a flat surface with creepy cloth. Then place your clean, empty board.
- Start by placing the Spicy Habanero Jelly and Fig Jam on top and bottom of the board.
- Add The cheese trio, Shriraz and brie cheese.
- Then add Prosciutto meats and the salami rose.
- Add Figs, Apples, Grapes, Dried Persimmons.
- Add Pumpkin and water Crackers on the sides
- Add M&M's, and candy corn. Also add additional fruit to fill the empty spaces in the board.
- Finish with the Peeps, add the cheese cutting knives , skulls, skeleton hand and pumpkin Spoons.