Whether you're stuck at home or just want to add a little bit of decadence, this Valentine's Day Dessert Board is a winner. You can put together a dessert board, AKA a dessert charcuterie board, for Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, or to share with friends and family.
There's no shortage of Valentine's Day treats this time of year. Walking into nearly any store is like a box of red, pink, and white crayons exploded. That means finding treats to put on your dessert board will be easy. You can also make treats like cookies, cupcakes, macarons, and candy yourself.
I threw this board together with store-bought goodies, but I'm working on some easy recipes for homemade Valentine's Day desserts. You can never have too many candy boards!
How to Put Together a Dessert Board
The first thing you have to do is decide on a base for your dessert board. For the one in the pictures, I used a Dollar Tree charger. It's a good size for a smaller dessert tray. For a party tray I'd probably go with something a little bigger. You can use a pizza pan, cutting board, serving tray, or go huge and line a table with parchment paper and use the entire thing.
Next, decide if you want to keep little treats like conversational hearts and mini chocolates together or scattered. If you want them together, consider using mini ramekins or bowls to hold them. You'll want to place the bowls on the board before the other goodies. Build around them.
The next step will be adding the larger objects like cookies and cupcakes. I used cookies to line the rim of my platter. I added mini cupcakes to the center of the board.
Next, fill in spaces with smaller objects like individually wrapped chocolates, gummies, or mini chocoalte hearts. You can also use decorative pieces like the Dollar Tree Valentine's Day necklaces I used here. They're great for adding pops of color and filling in the voids.
What Can I Put on a Valentines Day Dessert Charcuterie Board?
If it's pink or red, is in the shape of a heart, has sprinkles, etc... it's fair game for the Valentine's dessert board. Some of my favorite things to add are:
- Conversational Hearts
- Heart Shaped Junior Mints
- Frosted Cookies
- Mini Cupcakes
- Chocolate Kisses (lip shaped chocolates)
- Heart Shaped Peanut butter chocolate candies
- Tiny chocolate hearts
- Heart shaped fruit snacks
The possibilties are endless and only limited by your imagination! Check out the selection of Valentine's Day candy on Amazon if you want to try something new.
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