This is definitely one of those “Pinterest made me do it” moments. For a while now, I’ve wanted an excuse to create a charcuterie board; as it turns out, Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason!
My goal was to create something cute, festive, sweet, salty, and easy to replicate. This board will not cost you a ton of money to create, and it’s the perfect appetizer for one or two!
What you need: Mini Tray, Parchment Paper (optional), Baking Cups, Hershey’s Kisses, Bagel Chips, Port Wine Cheese Spread, Brownie Crisps, Chocolate Hearts, Mixed Nuts, Sahale Pomegranate and Vanilla Cashews, and Skinny Dipped Cacao Almonds.
Tip: When shopping for ingredients, get single-serving packs of chocolates and nuts! It reduces cost, and then you get just the amount you need.
Steps 1-3. In these steps, you are creating a “chocolate rose.” This will act as the centerpiece of the board. All you have to do is place one baking cup inside another and pinch its sides. Then, you can add the kisses!
Step 4. You can spread the port wine cheese spread as thick as you like onto the bagel chips. Then, you can place them in a curved pattern that “hugs” the rose. You will want to place these closest to the left side of the board.
Step 5. On the opposite side of the board, place a row of brownie crisps. You can add a heart-shaped chocolate to act as a bookend of sorts.
Step 6. Add some mixed nuts in-between the bagel chips and brownie crisps.
Step 7. Sprinkle some of the cacao almonds and pomegranate cashews on top of the nuts.
Steps 8-9. Dress up the board a little more by folding the baking cups and placing them at the back of the board.
And, ta-da, your mini charcuterie board is complete! All that’s left to do is enjoy the sweet and salty goodness. If you’re 21 and above, I believe the flavor profile pairs nicely with rosé.
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!