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Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

It is incredibly easy to make this beautiful Christmas dessert charcuterie board, but no one will know it! We share all our favorite tips for creating a show-stopping dessert board that will impress your guests.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert charcuterie board
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 557kcal


  • Large Serving Board
  • Small Bowls


  • White chocolate covered pretzel twists
  • Small gingerbread men
  • Biscotti cookies
  • Mini candy canes
  • Wrapped caramels
  • Candy cane Hershey kisses
  • Chocolate covered cherries
  • Fresh pomegranate, cut into quarters
  • Candied pecans
  • Andes Mints, unwrapped
  • Fresh strawberries, with stems
  • Meringue cookies
  • Red and green M&M's
  • Cheesecake dip


  • Choose a large cutting board or tray.
  • Place a small bowl on the board near the center. I like to put it a little off to the side. Fill the bowl with the M&M’s.
    Red and green M&M's
  • Place another small bowl near one corner of the board for the cheesecake dip. Add the cheesecake dip to this bowl right before you are ready to serve the dessert charcuterie board but put the bowl on the board now so you can arrange everything else around it.
    Cheesecake dip
  • Add the larger items to the board, spacing them out around the bowl of M&M’s. You do not want to have too many large items next to each other so leave a space between each one. I like to add the gingerbread men, fresh pomegranate quarters, biscotti and meringue cookies first.
    Small gingerbread men, Biscotti cookies, Fresh pomegranate, cut into quarters, Meringue cookies
  • Add the remaining items to the board. Try to put different color items next to each other and avoid two of the same color in one spot. For example, put the white chocolate covered pretzel twists away from the white meringue cookies. Mix the colors!
    White chocolate covered pretzel twists, Mini candy canes, Wrapped caramels, Candy cane Hershey kisses, Chocolate covered cherries, Andes Mints, unwrapped
  • Be sure to fill in all the spaces on the board with smaller items. I save the fresh strawberries for last and add them anywhere there is a gap on the board. This adds a pop of red color all around the Christmas dessert board and makes it look nice and full.
    Candied pecans, Fresh strawberries, with stems
  • Serve the dessert charcuterie board right away or cover it loosely in plastic wrap and serve it within 2-3 hours. It will look and taste best when fresh!


  • This Christmas dessert charcuterie board recipe is very flexible. I use items that are a good mix of colors, tastes and sizes to make the prettiest and tastiest board possible. However, feel free to get creative and swap out certain ingredients and make it your own. For example, if you can’t find red and green M&M’s, fill the small bowl with chocolate sauce for dipping strawberries instead! 
  • Gingerbread men cookies can be replaced with any of your favorite Christmas cookies. Gingersnaps, molasses cookies and peanut butter kiss cookies are all delicious on the board. 
  • Use chocolate dipped pretzel rods in place of pretzel twists to add another long item to the board. 
  • You can make this board as big or small as you’d like. Just get a bigger tray and add more items if you need it larger or use less for a smaller board. When making the board smaller, be sure to still pack everything in tightly. It looks best when the treats are piled high.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg