People Are Making Charcuterie Boards for Easter—and We Love the Egg-Stravaganza

Your Easter charcuterie board can be made with fruit and cheese—or Peeps and jelly beans.

Nothing brings family together like a decadent array of delicious food. And it’s even better when the food is beautifully arranged as a charcuterie board. In our mind, they’re the perfect addition to any gathering.

While typical charcuterie boards only feature meats, cheeses and other savory goodies, there’s an alternative board we can’t wait to try: an Easter charcuterie board.

Get ready for a rainbow of colors and sugar galore. It’s candy time, baby!

How to Make an Easter Charcuterie Board

First, think about the symbols and traditional Easter desserts you associate with the holiday. You’ll likely visualize soft pastel colors as well as bunnies, chicks and eggs as far as the eye can see. Then, look for colorful candies, marshmallows, cookies and other sweet treats that fit the theme.

Our Taste of Home Easter board is anchored by an adorable oversized chocolate bunny nestled next to colorful wrapped chocolates and piles of pastel Peeps and other candies. We used cookie cutters to contain some of the sweets and add even more cute shapes to the board.

Close up view of an assortment of easter candy with chocolate bunny, chocolate eggs and marshmallow peepsTMB Studio

This board from @ainttooproudtomeg is quite a step up from the Easter baskets we grew up with!

We also love this Easter charcuterie board from It includes a combination of bright Peeps, bunny cookies, chocolate eggs and pastel M&M’s.

To balance out all of the sugar, you can even create a board that blends sweet with savory. Another creation from @ainttooproudtomeg, this Easter charcuterie board relies on more traditional ingredients like cheese, fruit and crackers (here are some ideas for cheese board pairings to get you started). But don’t worry, there are some sweet treats in the form of cookies, candies and chocolate-covered pretzels. It is a holiday, after all.

Overall, the arrangement of a board is just as important as the food it incorporates. I find what I love most about these particular variations are the incredible hues—they’re practically works of art.

This Is Fun for the Whole Family

While you probably already have plans to dye some eggs this Easter, why not add a new tradition, too? Assembling an Easter charcuterie board is a fun, kid-friendly activity! You’ll all have a wonderful time eating all that Easter candy. Balance out the sweets with some of our favorite Easter recipes, including Easter appetizers, sides and main courses that make a perfect holiday.

Cookies We'd Love to Make for Easter
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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.