Sweet Treats: Using Your Charcuterie Boards for a Dessert Spread


Charcuterie boards aren’t only meant for cheese! Have you made a dessert spread on your latest board? Elevate your dessert game with a creative twist by putting together a delectable dessert board. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply indulging your sweet tooth, a dessert board is a way to showcase a variety of flavors, textures, and treats. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the art of crafting a visually stunning and palate-pleasing dessert spread.

Choosing the Board:

Start by selecting the perfect board. The key is to have a visually appealing backdrop that complements the colors and shapes of your sweet treats. Ensure the board is large enough to accommodate an array of goodies without feeling overcrowded. If you are in the market for a new board, check out our selection in store! We have a variety to choose from regarding size, wood type, and even price. Come in and grab a board quickly or take your time and customize your own board with our Maple Leaf at Home Collection. 

Building the Foundation:

Create a solid foundation by incorporating a mix of textures. Consider including a variety of cookies, such as a package of Biscotti Savoiardi that you can pick up in store with your board. These serve as the anchor for your board, providing a crunchy base for the more indulgent treats to come. At The Mousetrap we have a few that you can select from in store. Our Wackym’s Kitchen Crunchy Cookies come in a variety of flavors like Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip and Lemon. We also have Biscoff cookies and Stroopwafels that would make the perfect addition for the crunch of your board. 

Decadent Chocolates:

No dessert charcuterie board is complete without a selection of decadent chocolates. Choose an assortment of dark, milk, and white chocolates with various fillings – think caramel, nuts, or fruit-infused ganaches.Pick up a few of our John Kelly Truffle Fudge Chocolates. These come in a variety of flavors and would make the perfect addition for a sweet treat. Or add a few Kentucky delicacies like the Bourbon Bon Bons!  Arrange them strategically on the board to entice your guests. 

Fresh Fruits:

Introduce a burst of freshness by incorporating colorful fruits. Berries, sliced kiwi, and orange slices not only add a refreshing element but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal. Consider seasonal fruits for a touch of variety.

Sweet Spreads and Dips:

Elevate the flavor profile with sweet spreads and dips. Nutella, fruit preserves, and honey are excellent choices. Provide small bowls or ramekins for easy dipping and spreading. Guests can customize their bites based on their preferences. 

Pick up our Wind & Willow Hot Lava Chocolate Dip or one of our Sunday night Dessert Sauces for a perfect sweet addition. 

Nuts and Crunch:

Add a satisfying crunch to your dessert board with an assortment of nuts. Toasted almonds, pecans, or pistachios bring a delightful texture contrast. Sprinkle them strategically throughout the board for a balanced experience. We have a wide selection of nuts that you can choose from in store! From cheddar, to sweet, to salty, we have you covered here! 

Cheese, Please:

While cheese is a classic element of traditional charcuterie boards, you can put a sweet spin on it. Opt for creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese that pair well with fruits and honey. Get your choice of cheese from The Mousetrap today for the best selection! 


Creating a dessert charcuterie board is a delightful and creative way to treat yourself and your guests to a memorable sweet experience. Play with colors, textures, and flavors to make it uniquely yours. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a formal celebration, a well-crafted dessert charcuterie board is sure to impress and satisfy the sweet cravings of everyone at the table. Get ready to indulge in a symphony of flavors that turns an ordinary dessert spread into a masterpiece of sweet delights!