If you’re curious on how to make a Halloween candy charcuterie board, it’s actually easier than you think! Plus, a spooky platter looks amazing for a party and can act as an appetizer or snack for any gathering, party, or night in!
We had the Halloween Candy Platter Idea when we were getting ready for a Halloween movie night earlier this month! We love the idea of serving all of our favorite Halloween treats on one tray, and you can even add in a movie theme like Nightmare before Christmas with cake toppers or decor!
Your family and friends are going to love the assortment of goodies of candy, cupcakes, and other sweets all on your Halloween candy charcuterie board!
How to Make a Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board
Step 1: Get a Lot of Candy
We found all of our candy at Walmart, but you can choose to shop anywhere! Party City, TJ Maxx, and Target are all great places to find unique and fun candy! The main thing is to get a variety of different colors, shapes, textures, and sizes that fit within your Halloween theme.
The Best Candy for a Halloween Candy Board
You can use any candy you’d like! Here are a few ideas:
- Candy Corn
- Candy Corn Pumpkins
- Gummy Worms
- Bloody Jellies (like the eyeballs)
- Fun shaped marshmallows or suckers
- Assorted snack size candies
Step 2: Pick Your Halloween Candy Tray & Bowls
Once you have your goodies, you’ll also want to choose a tray or board to use, as well as, small bowls to serve smaller candies like M&Ms in. We found our black tray in Target’s dollar section!
We also had small white bowls from Walmart from our Ice Cream Sundae Charcuterie Board!
Step 3: Assemble Your Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board
Now comes the fun part! There really is not a right way to assemble a charcuterie board — which means you can’t mess it up!
You want to start by adding your larger items (bowls with candy or large candy items) and then create texture and movement with smaller items.
We like to use different shapes and sizes for our bowls to create a fun, unique look! For this board, we even made mini dirt cakes to include!
The last step is to add the finishing touches like a spooky hand reaching into the treats or something similar! We chose cake toppers to create a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for our Halloween candy platter!
Also – if you don’t like the “flow” of something on the board – change it up! Shifting, moving, and rearranging is typical when you’re making a charcuterie board.
You may also like our hot chocolate charcuterie board!
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