Everyone loves a good charcuterie - whether it's meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables...there's nothing better than sharing a tantalizing arrangement with good friends and family. This holiday season - as stockings fill with goodies, homemade treats bake in the oven and kids and adults alike indulge their sweet tooth - we thought it would be the perfect time for a very special charcuterie - one made of candy!
'Tis the season for candy! Are you throwing a holiday dinner party for your loved ones? Need some snacks for a very merry movie night? Want to wow your coworkers or classmates? No matter the occasion, your friends and family will be impressed and delighted when you break out this festive and delicious charcuterie board, made with sweets from Color it Candy™ and Niagara by Frey Premium Chocolates.
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Making your candy charcuterie
The best charcuterie is one tailored to your own tastes and style. However, if you need some inspiration, the Color it Candy team has put together an arrangement you can easily replicate or choose from.
While you can put almost anything in your candy assortment, it's always wise to start with the candy everyone loves - chocolate! There are so many diverse and unique chocolate confections to choose from, but we picked two of our favorites - chocolate truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos from Niagara Chocolates. Their decadent truffles will satisfy even the most die-hard chocolate lovers with a rich milk chocolate outer shell and creamy chocolate center, while Oreos are sure to be gobbled up quickly by both kids and adults.
Next, we added some ho-ho-holiday spirit to our charcuterie with chocolate miniature Santas and a handful of green, red and gold foiled chocolate ornaments and peanut butter bells that are delicious and easy to pop in your bag for later. Hint: if you've got any left over, they make great stocking stuffers.
Our perfect arrangement is as colorful as it is tasty, so we added Holiday Mix Sixlets® and green and white Gumballs to get that vibrant and festive holiday palette. The classic colors are bound to inspire your guests with holiday spirit, and the Sixlets® make a great snack. Gumballs are a hit with the kids, and also make a great treat to chew on once you've had your fill of sweets.
Want to up your charcuterie game even more? Add hot chocolate to the mix! It's a great pairing for your plethora of holiday goodies, and as a bonus, is perfect for dunking.
And you're done! Grab some hot chocolate for everyone and dig in to your candy charcuterie board together this holiday season. If you're looking for more colored candies to decorate your next event, be sure to check out Color it Candy's™ selection of eye-popping colors and mixes to cover any occasion.