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    No holiday season is complete without a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board. This snack board is full of all of your favorite deli items, is easy to put together and so delicious. It’s a great way to bring people together this Christmas!

    charcuterie board with Crunchmaster gluten-free crackers

    Nothing quite gets people together like a stunning charcuterie board during the holidays. With your favorite spreads, cheeses, meats, crackers, and lots of other goodies, even if your Christmas is a little smaller this year, it’s a great way to treat your family.

    No snack board is complete without the crackers, and to keep this snack board gluten-free, I used Crunchmaster® crackers, which are made with rice and quinoa. They are perfectly crunchy and taste great! A wonderful addition, especially if someone in your family has a gluten intolerance. And they have a variety of flavors that can complement any snack board idea you want to create. Check out this link for how you can save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Crunchmaster® Product.

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    For more easy and festive snacks, be sure to check out my Frozen Yogurt Bark with Strawberries and Cranberry Orange Muffins!

    Why You Will Love This Recipe!

    • Easy to adapt: A charcuterie board is a great way to enjoy all of your deli favorites. You can change the size of the board easily too, whether you are serving 2 or 20.
    • Make ahead: Make up a snack board at the beginning of the week and enjoy it over the next few days.
    • Quick and easy: It’s so easy to make up a beautiful looking board to impress your friends and family!
    close up of snack board with crackers, fruit and cheese

    What You’ll Need

    • Spreads: Choose a variety of jams, jelly’s & mustards.
    • Cheese: Choose a variety of soft and hard cheeses – spicy, soft and hard, such as Brie, Havarti, Gouda, Mozzarella, Provolone and Blue Cheese.
    • Cured Meats: Use a variety of meats such as salami, prosciutto and pepperoni.
    • Crackers & breads: Use a variety of crackers, baguette and breadsticks – I used my favorite gluten-free Crunchmaster® crackers
    • Fruits: I like t use a mix of fresh and dried fruit such as grapes, berries, clementines, dates, dried apricots for bursts of flavor.
    • Nuts: Nuts add a great texture. Try almonds, roasted pistachios and candied pecans.
    • Mint leaves: For garnish. These are optional but I like the color and freshness they bring to the board.

    How to Make a Charcuterie Board

    Grab a large platter or a cutting board (ceramic platters, slate cheese boards, marble slabs work as well).

    Place all jams, preserves, mustards, or dips into small bowls or shallow dishes and place on the board.

    Arrange cheese selection and rolled up or sliced cured meats on the platter.

    Scatter crackers and breads to fill up space, then add your fruit and nuts to complete the beautiful charcuterie board.

    Add mint leaves as garnish and serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

    how to make charcuterie board - step by step shots
    cheese and meat board with gluten-free crackers

    How Far Ahead Can You Make It?

    Whether you are making your charcuterie board for entertaining or snacking, you can make it up days ahead of time. Just build the board, cover it with plastic wrap and keep it stored in the fridge. It will keep well for 4 to 5 days.

    Healthy Snack Board

    Because I have used Crunchmaster® crackers, this charcuterie platter is gluten-free. You can reduce the amount of sugar by opting for low sugar spreads and jams and adding more nuts than fruits. Make it vegetarian by simply omitting the cured meats.

    Snack boards are great for bringing people together, even those who already live together. This delicious and gluten-free snack board is perfect for this holiday season to enjoy with your family at home or to snack smarter while working from home. Crunchmaster® crackers are the perfect wholesome snack for the whole family.

    Charcuterie platter with cheese, meat, fruit and crackers

    How to Build a Charcuterie Board

    Although it looks so fancy, a beautiful charcuterie board is easy to build, just follow these steps:

    • Pick a board: I like to use a marble or wooden board, you can use any shape you like. Slate works great.
    • Add dishes: Use small bowls for the spreads and place them on the board.
    • Cheeses: Place the cheeses, in wedges, sliced or cubed around the board.
    • Meats: Roll up or folded, place slices of meat around the board.
    • Crackers: Place stacks of crackers in the large spaces.
    • Produce: In any of the spaces left, place handfuls of fresh and dried fruits, and nuts. Add mint leaves randomly for color and freshness.
    charcuterie board idea - cheese and meat board served with crackers

    Recipe Notes and Tips for Charcuterie Platter

    • Add color & texture! Add a variety of colorful fruits, condiments, and a variety of textures of cheeses (soft, hard & creamy), meats, crackers, and nuts. For a pop of color, I love to add some bright green mint leaves which make all the colors pop.
    • Keep it simple and customize your board depending on who will be eating it. Fill your charcuterie board with foods that the people you are serving actually like.
    • For gluten-free charcuterie platters, I always use my favorite Crunchmaster® crackers. They are crunchy and delicious, and everyone raves about them. You can purchase Crunchmaster® crackers at your local Publix store.
    • If making ahead of time, wrap securely so that the cheese doesn’t dry out in the refrigerator.

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    Charcuterie Board

    No holiday season is complete without a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board. This snack board is full of all of your favorite deli items, is easy to put together and so delicious.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes

    INGREDIENTS

    • Spreads, a variety of jams, jellys & mustards
    • Cheese, choose a variety of soft and hard cheese – spicy, soft and hard, such as Brie, Havarti, Gouda, Mozzarella, Provolone, Blue Cheese
    • Cured Meats, a variety of meats such as salami, prosciutto, pepperoni etc
    • Crackers & breads, a variety of crackers, baguette and breadsticks – I used my favorite gluten-free Crunchmaster crackers
    • Fruit, a variety of fresh and dried fruit such as grapes, berries, clementines, dates, dried apricots
    • Nuts , almonds, roasted pistachios, candied pecans
    • Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Grab a large platter or a cutting board (ceramic platters, slate cheese boards, marble slabs work as well).
    • Place all jams, preserves, mustards, or dips into small bowls or shallow dishes and place on the board.
    • Arrange cheese selection and rolled up or sliced cured meats on the platter.
    • Scatter crackers and breads to fill up space, then add your fruit and nuts to complete the beautiful charcuterie board.
    • Add mint leaves as garnish and serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Add color & texture! Add a variety of colorful fruits, condiments, and a variety of textures of cheeses (soft, hard & creamy), meats, crackers, and nuts. For a pop of color, I love to add some bright green mint leaves which make all the colors pop.
    • Keep it simple and customize your board depending on who will be eating it. Fill your charcuterie board with foods that the people you are serving actually like.
    • For gluten-free charcuterie platters, I always use my favorite Crunchmaster® crackers. They are crunchy and delicious, and everyone raves about them. You can purchase Crunchmaster® crackers at grocery stores nationwide, or on Amazon.
    • If making ahead of time, wrap securely so that the cheese doesn’t dry out in the refrigerator.
    Course Appetizer, Snack
    Cuisine American
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    December 17, 2020

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