The next time you’re craving s’mores, take it to the next level with a s’mores charcuterie board! Includes all the classics plus spreads, cookies, and fruit.
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Table of Contents
- About S’mores Charcuterie Board
- What you’ll need to make a charcuterie board
- Can you make a charcuterie board in advance?
- What should you include on a s’mores charcuterie board?
- How to assemble a Dessert charcuterie board
- Notes & tips for a great dessert charcuterie board
- More great recipes with chocolate
- Recipe Details
About S’mores Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are amazing at parties, and dessert charcuterie board is a great way to wrap up the evening – but a s’mores charcuterie board?
Now you’re combining one of the best make-it-yourself desserts with the endless possibilities and beautiful presentation of a smorgasbord of chocolate, cookies, sweet dips, graham crackers, marshmallows, and fruit.
What you’ll need to make a charcuterie board
- Choose a wide, flat tray or board – You could go as simple as a baking sheet or go all out with a beautiful wooden board – both are amazing bases for charcuterie. But no matter what you pick, make sure it is at least 9×13 inches in size (and bigger is always okay). If you find that you’ve purchased more food than your tray or board can hold, you can always use the extra to restock the charcuterie board as guests have their fill.
- Prepare your board – If your chosen board is unfinished wood or you plan on having lots of juicy foods (like fruit), lay a piece of parchment paper or wax paper on the board before adding the food.
- Cheese knives – These are short, stout knives that are designed for smearing cheese, but will work just as well for smearing peanut butter, chocolate, and nutella. Many cheese knife sets also include other knives that are great for cutting or serving from a charcuterie board.
- Tongs – A charcuterie board is a smorgasbord of finger food, but that doesn’t mean that guests have to serve themselves with their fingers. If you’ll be proving tongs, make sure you have enough for the meats, one for cheese, and one for “everything else.”
- Skewers – If you’re serving a s’mores charcuterie board, odds are you’re going to be toasting the marshmallows. Have skewers handy (and you could even use them to decorate the board) so your guests have all the tools they need for the experience.
Can you make a charcuterie board in advance?
While you can collect and prepare ingredients, it’s best to assemble a charcuterie board no longer than an hour before it’s ready to be served.
What should you include on a s’mores charcuterie board?
Since this is a dessert charcuterie board with a s’mores theme, make sure you have the classics on hand:
- Sweet spreads and dips – Such as such as peanut butter, hot fudge, or nutella. You could even use special dessert dips like Cookie Dough Dip, Cannoli Dip, or Cake Batter Dip. Dips are great for giving your guests options for creating gourmet s’mores or allowing creative flavor combinations by dunking their favorite cookies in peanut butter.
- Graham crakcers – Because how can you have a s’more without a graham cracker?
- Cookies – Such as shortbread, chocolate chip, fudge stripe cookies, Oreos, or ladyfingers. You can get creative here!
- Chocolate – Another s’mores staple, you can include any type of chocolate (dark, milk, etc) or even go outside the box with white chocolate or chocolate bars filled with caramel.
- Marshmallows – Marshmallows are a given with s’mores, but there’s still room for options, such as large and mini marshmallows, chocolate dipped marshmallows, or other flavors of marshmallow outside of the classic white/vanilla.
- Fruit – Such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Any fruit that’s not too juicy or sticky will do. It’s an optional addition, but it creates great presenstaion and can give your guests that don’t want to toast a marshmallow more options for creating “dessert sandwiches.”
How to assemble a Dessert charcuterie board
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Pick a few showcase items (like dips, spreads, bowls of fruit, etc) and plate or place them on the board.
Step 2 – Place the graham crackers and cookies in piles or rows. Try to keep distance between similar types and colors.
Step 3 – Add the chocolate, ideally beside the cookies and graham crackers.
Step 4 – Fill any gaps with any remaining fruit, marshmallows, or other garnishes.
Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!
Notes & tips for a great dessert charcuterie board
- Make sure to include some items that people don’t have to cut or use silverware to eat (finger foods are always a hit) but also include small plates for those that prefer to collect their favorites and graze.
- If you’d like more information on charcuterie boards, be sure to check out this post: Classic Charcuterie Board (A How To Guide).
- A great charcuterie board will be crowded with items. You want everyone to feel like there is lots to choose from.
- Don’t have access to a campfire? No problem! Check out this guide on how you can get toasty s’mores right in your home: Indoor S’mores – 3 Ways!
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S’mores Charcuterie Board
- 1 pound sweet spread or dip, such as peanut butter, hot fudge, or nutella
- 1 pound graham crackers, original or chocolate
- 1 pound cookies, such as shortbread, chocolate chip, fudge stripe cookies, Oreos, or ladyfingers
- 1 pound chocolate, such as milk chocolate bars, dark chocolate bars, or white chocolate bars
- 1 pound marshmallows
- 12 ounce fresh fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
- Begin by placing any bowls, dishes, or cups on your chosen board, spacing them far apart. This could include sweet dips, marshmallows, etc.
- Place the graham crackers and cookies in piles or rows. Keep these items and on opposite sides of the board, if possible.
- Next, arrange chocolate in piles or rows, in between the graham crackers and cookies.
- Fill in the “holes” with fruits, extra marshmallows, or other garnishes and utensils (skewers, forks, knives, etc).
- Review the board arrangement and make sure that flavors alternate well (covers to fillings, soft to firm, etc) and no food of the same color is close together.
- Serve immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.