Charcuterie boards are incredibly popular right now, and they’re starting to take on all kinds of fun new forms. Instead of just meats and cheeses, they can be built from all kinds of dessert foods and snacks too. Plus, you can level up the presentation by using the foods to form whatever shapes and designs you like! For his latest segment on Good Day PA, Little Crafter decided to create a dessert board inspired by his favorite animal, a bee. Here’s how he did it and you can too. Check out his segment here, then scroll down for all the details!
assorted foods in your desired colors (we used popcorn, cereal, Starburst candies, Tootsie Rolls, Oreo cookies and mini Oreos, small chocolate covered donuts, mini marshmallows, and small powdered sugar donuts.)
Step 1: Draw and cut your basic shape from wax paper.
Place the shape on your board. This will be a guide for where to put the various types of foods.
Step 2: Fill in the shape with foods of various colors.
We started with the popcorn head, and placed two mini cookies as eyes. Then, we filled the striped areas with other yellow and black foods, and the wing areas with marshmallows and powdered sugar donuts.
Step 3: Add details.
Little Crafter gave his bee antennae made of Tootsie Rolls, and a stinger too. Then, to fill up some of the empty space, we created a border of Oreo cookies around the edges of the board.
It’s very easy to do, and you’ll have a snack tray that is just as adorable as it is delicious! You can create yours using any kind of shape you like and whatever foods correspond to those colors. There’s no wrong way to do it!
What do you think? If you try creating your own shaped dessert/charcuterie board, we’d love to see how it turns out! Share your photos with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group and make sure you’re following @alattasweetstuff for Little Crafter’s latest culinary creations.