Hey there, foodies want to create a skeleton charcuterie board! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to conjure up some spooktacular culinary delights. And what better way to set the eerie mood than with a Halloween charcuterie board that resembles a bony skeleton?
This Halloween charcuterie board, or ‘charBOOterie,’ showcases an array of treats and delights designed to thrill and chill! After all, who can resist snacking on these delectables while dressed up in their favorite costumes from head to toe? Crafting this eerie board makes for effortless and enjoyable snacking.
I prefer to establish a theme or color scheme as my starting point. With Halloween approaching, I aimed for a spooky, Halloween-inspired board using purple and orange colors. My guiding principle is to avoid any empty space. Embrace abundance on your boards, as the more, the merrier!
Chef Amy Lynne Power here, and I’m excited to guide you through this ghoulishly delightful culinary adventure.
1. **The Skeleton Frame:** To kick things off, you’ll need a large, flat serving board or platter as the canvas for your creation.
1. **The Skeleton Head:** You will use a round of brie.
2. **Assorted Cheeses:** Opt for various cheeses in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Triangles of Manchego for the ribs, a cheese stick for the spine, and cubes of orange cheddar cheese.
3. **Cured Meats:** Salami roses for the flower crown and folded salami triangles for the body.
4. **Pretzles and Candy:** I used gluten-free yogurt pretzels for the neck, candy corns, and gummy worms for an added creepy touch for the guts.
5. **Fruits:** I wanted to keep things festive and used Halloween colors with purple and orange colors in mind. Sliced oranges for around the platter to give the skeleton a halo look, grape earrings, and filled any needed spots with fresh blueberries and blackberries.
7. **Garnishes:** Fresh herbs and edible flowers can add that final touch of elegance to your spooky creation. I love using herbs in all my cheese platters like fresh sage and rosemary!
1. **Prepare the Board:** Start by arranging all of your prepared goodies to fill the board.
2. **Skull:** After that is all ready place brie in the freezer for about 30 minutes prior to slicing. This makes it much easier to work with. Once chilled take the round, slicing it into a mushroom shape, trim the edges to look like a skull. Slice in half and make a nose, mouth, and two eyes. Add some blackberry jam on the other half of the brie and put together. For the teeth, I sliced a few Manchego cheese squares.
Check out this Instagram Reel to see how I made the skull. It’s probably much easier to see this way.
Remember, embracing your creativity is the key to a successful Halloween charcuterie board. Have fun with it, and let your inner spooky artist shine. Your guests will be both shocked and amazed by your hauntingly delicious creation.
This Halloween, don’t just serve snacks – create an edible work of art that embodies the season’s spirit. With a skeleton charcuterie board, you’ll feed your guests well and fill their hearts with spooky delight. Happy Halloween, everyone!
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