Charcuterie boards and dessert grazing boards are all the rage right now. They are so easy to put together and can be relatively inexpensive. This board was a total showstopper at my Galentine’s Day brunch. Here are some of my best tips on how to make a dessert grazing board.
I made this Galentine’s Day themed board for only $23.51 and got EVERYTHING from Walmart! I had no strategy when shopping except for grabbing everything pink and red.
Luckily dessert boards are MUCH cheaper than traditional charcuterie boards because candy is a lot cheaper than cured meats.
How To Make A Dessert Grazing Board
Although it is a dessert board, I like to balance it out with a few salty items so it’s not too sweet. Here is everything I included on my board…
Pink Popcorn Mix
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
I really have no rhyme or reason when I am assembly a dessert board, but I always start with the biggest pieces, so in the case, I started with the cookie sandwiches and the Reese’s hearts creating the two focal points.
It’s really all about staging, but don’t overthink it!
Once I had the big elements laid down I filled in the gaps with the smaller items like the popcorn and cherry sours.
Don’t be afraid to move things around. Initially, I had the Sweetart ropes coiled and then straight and then finally decided to tie them in knots to add texture. Sometimes you just have to play with it until you get it where you like it.
I’m a picky eater so I always go with simple items, but you can make it as gourmet as you want!
For your next party, I recommend giving a dessert board a try!