Today I’m starting a sugar free month with a program I’m on called Faster Way to Fat Loss… I’ll be sharing more info on it soon, but I felt the best way to celebrate starting this would be with a sugar filled charcuterie board for my kiddos to help eat! I love building these boards and looking at them and trying to puzzle them together. Skelly has really enjoyed this one too! But the best part about building these charcurterie boards is that they don’t have to be difficult of even expensive. They can be done pretty easy with just a few helpful tips! So here’s a few ways for your to build a Halloween charcuterie board yourself without breaking the bank!
I like to consider myself a combo of Martha Stewart and Sandra Lee. You’ll find past recipes on here where I say I “cheat.” There’s no shame in purchasing store bought and then placing on a pretty little cake stand. Seriously. Try it. You’ll thank me later. So for this board, I cheated. Picking out all the meats, cheeses, and fruits for these beautiful boards can be expensive, but do you really need all that?! I didn’t this time around so I cheated.
Grab Premade Boxes
They’ll have everything you need to add a little salty and savory to your board, but without buying too much of it! I purchased this one from Board & You Fishers. It had salami, cheeses, honey, pistachios, and a couple other things… And it was the perfect size to add some substance to our otherwise candy filled board.
When you buy candy, don’t go crazy. For this one, I did go with mostly Halloween themed items, but I grabbed almost all of them at the Dollar Tree and only needed one of each item. You might remember my Valentine’s Board that I made for under $20. Well this one is a bit bigger, but we still were able to keep it under $50 total and that includes the Board & You Graze Box.
Add Fruit & Nuts
With so much candy on the board, you need some healthy options for when the sugar overload kicks in. Fruit is a still sweet way to add color, textures, and tastiness to your board. Fruit is also a great way to create borders that will keep any items that like to roll in place. And nuts add a little crunch!
For fun, we added a couple skeletons around the board and even witches fingers to the licorice just to add a little bit of texture and more Halloween feels…
Use Taste Testers
Before we put all the candies on, I did let the girls try a few things… And they liked the boogers best! hahaha. I thought for sure they’d like the chocolates, but nope, boogers for the win!
Once approved by the taste testers you are golden! Set out for your Halloween Party or just over the weekend during a football game. I will say, this board was pretty big for our family of four, so I might downsize next time, but somehow it all disappeared!