Valentine’s day is coming up and you’ll want to be prepared to make the day special. Whether you have a Valentine or just want to celebrate with your “galentines,” this adorable Valentine’s day dessert board sets the tone for a perfectly sweet time.
Ingredients for the Perfect Dessert Charcuterie Board
Obviously you can add whatever your heart desires, but here are the things I added to my dessert boards:
- Pretzels and peanut butter
- Candy conversation hearts (found at dollar tree)
- Caramel corn (found at dollar tree)
- Macarons (found at TJ Maxx)
- Yogurt or chocolate covered raisins (found at dollar tree)
- Cherry flavored gummy candies (found at TJ Maxx)
- Pirouette cookies (found at TJ Maxx)
- Heart-shaped Junior Mints (found at dollar tree)
- Ring Pops (found at dollar tree)
- Chocolate and raspberry bark (found at TJ Maxx)
- Cotton candy (found at dollar tree)
Other great options:
- Fruit rollups
- Glazed pecans
- Almond brittle
- Sugar cookies
Valentine’s Day Dessert Board: Option A
Straight, clean, and symmetrical.
This option is super aesthetically pleasing and makes it clear what you’re offering your guests.
Start with a smaller charcuterie board/cutting board, and work from the center to the outside. Don’t be afraid to go off the board as long as you have a clean surface underneath.
What I like about this board layout is how quick and easy it was to set up.
There is plenty of space between each ingredients, so you don’t have to focus so much on making everything touch and join together as one.
Valentine’s Day Dessert Board: Option B
Traditional, clustered, and full.
If you are looking to create a Valentine’ day dessert board that takes on the look of a more traditional charcuterie board, this option is for you.
Start by placing an item (in this case, a large handful of conversation heart candies) slightly off-centered. Next, start laying out your sweets in a random pattern, but still somewhat organized.
What I like about this option is how full it looks.
I used the same ingredients as the above option A, but having everything all clustered together makes the board seem more full and impressive.
This board layout took more to set up because everything had to be placed in such a way where they stayed in stacks.
What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day is typically celebrated on February 13th is a holiday for the single ladies, little girls, or the ladies that are taken and just want to have a little girl time.
I absolutely love the idea of a Galentine’s Day gathering and think that a dessert party is a sweet idea.
More great Valentine’s Day Dessert Board ideas: