Pandemic quarantining has played more than a bit of a game with our day-to-day and finding daily wins can be tricky. One thing our family has universally delighted in has been a weekly app night/homey happy hour. It takes the pressure off cooking a full meal and allows for a more casual, go-with-the-flow feel–so very, very welcome these days! Check out this kid-friendly Easter charcuterie board idea to provide the perfect seasonal fix to your own kick-back hosting gig.
What you need to construct your Easter charcuterie board
As I have done before, I ended up splitting elements into two different boards to create a fuller, dinner-covering spread. The included foods:
- Ritz crackers
- Cracker-cut cheeses
- Red grapes
- Red peppers, sliced
- Green peppers, sliced
- Baby carrots
- Princess Goldfish crackers
- Mini pepperoni
- Strawberries, halved
- Broccoli florets
- Pistachio nuts
Honey vanilla cinnamon dip:
- Vanilla greek yogurt
- Cinnamon (to taste)
Spoon yogurt into serving bowl in desired volume of overall dip. Add 1/4 amount of honey (i.e if using 2 cups yogurt, add 1/2 cup honey). Add cinnamon to taste. If seeking a sweeter dip, add more honey or table sugar to taste.
Above all, note the flexibility of constructing a charcuterie board. Look at my initial element picture, then look at the finished product–I had intended to include craisins (a fav of my kids), but upon building my Easter charcuterie board, I realized the color scheme was looking less like Easter…and more like Christmas! I quickly swapped out the craisins with baby carrots (always on stash in this house) and crafted something a little less yuletide-friendly.
Secondly, again consider the flexibility of this project. After you clean, cut, and prep all of the elements, just have fun with it! Involve the kids and let the creativity roll.
Steps to create a Easter charcuterie board
- For an Easter charcuterie board, if you are invested in the egg shape, outline with either red or green pepper slices depending on your color scheme.
- Form the zig-zag lines next–use the pepperoni, strawberries, or other tight elements to build these lines.
- Fill in the remaining space as desired with remaining foods.
Now that you have the whole scoop on all things Easter charcuterie boards, go on and whip up your own creation with with the kiddos this Spring Break/Easter holiday! Send pics so we can see your genius–we are wowed by all of your efforts, friends!