A Candy Charcuterie Board Is Exactly What Your Valentine's Day Needs

Danielle Tullo
·2 min read
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio

From Seventeen

Whether you love Valentine's Day or can't stand it, there's one thing we can all agree on: Heart-shaped candy is delicious. So if you're looking for something extra to do with your drugstore sweets haul leading up to February 13, might I suggest a Valentine's Day charcuterie board? That's right, a spin on the OG cheese board strikes again. Since you've already made a platter for your hot chocolate over the holiday season, you might as well get it ready for some new treats.

Charcuterie boards are the best for many reasons, but mainly because they can be whatever you want them to be. No joke, I made a friendship bracelet board for my Galentine's Day party once — it wasn't edible, but it was fun. Anyway, the board is your world and it can be made up of anything you'd like. Now, let's talk inspo.

Candy charcuterie board

Photo credit: Krista Stucchio
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio

Again, there is no wrong way to make a charcuterie board but with so many options it can almost feel overwhelming. In this one, I used Strawberry Kit Kats, M&M's, Conversation Hearts, pink and Jellybeans. I used a mini heart-shaped bowl on the board to help everything stay in place and added two heart-shaped cookies because they looked and tasted great.

Candy lip skewers

Photo credit: Krista Stucchio
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio

If you're feeling next-level for your love of candy and how to eat it, meet the candy kebab. All you need are wood skewers, and whichever candy you'd like. For mine, I used sour candy lips and pink Starbursts.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Anything can be a charcuterie board if you want it to be. Take it from that friendship bracelet board I mentioned, pictured below. I mean hello, how cute? Create the charcuterie you want to see in the world, y'all.

Photo credit: Krista Stucchio
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio

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