Easy Valentines Charcuterie Board

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This Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is one of my favorites! Cheese hearts, pepperoni roses, fresh raspberries, and Valentine’s candies just make this board perfect! Follow my tutorial to make this board yourself. It’s easier than you might think!

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Charcuterie boards are as popular as ever, so why not skip the box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Treat your loved ones to a beautiful grazing board instead.

This easy-to-put-together charcuterie board features favorites, heart-shaped cheeses, pepperoni roses (includes how-to), Valentine’s candies, crackers, and raspberries. It’s perfect for parties or just for sharing with that special someone to show them how much you care.

You can easily adjust the amounts of ingredients, and it’s a fun and delicious way to serve sweet treats and tasty snacks for someone special or for a crowd.

If you’re looking for other fun dessert ideas your whole family will love this Valentine’s Day, you have to try these Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Cotton Candy and these Valentines Rice Krispie Treats.

Too busy to make this right away? Pin this post to your favorite board on Pinterest for when you’re ready!

Valentines Charcuterie Board Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz block cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz block pepper jack cheese
  • 40 slices pepperoni
  • Crackers
  • Valentine’s Conversation Hearts
  • Heart-shaped chocolates (used Dove, removed wrappers)
  • Valentine’s M&M candies
  • Raspberries

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How to Make a Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

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Cut Cheese Hearts:

Slice your blocks of cheese in half lengthwise, so you have two rectangular blocks. Use the cutter to cut heart shapes into the blocks of cheese. (then eat the scraps, so no cheese is wasted)

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Make the Pepperoni Roses:

Grab a shot glass. Place the pepperoni slice on the rim, half inside and half outside the glass. Add the next slice of pepperoni halfway over that one, then halfway over the next, etc.

You will use 10 slices total per rose. Push the pepperoni slices against the inside and outside of the shot glass, which will help keep the roses formed.

Assemble the Charcuterie Board:

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Arrange the crackers onto your board, starting from the top left, then stacking down on an angle, 1-2 inches from the bottom right corner.

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Place a pepperoni rose above and below the crackers, in the center of your line of crackers.

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Arrange cheddar cheese hearts above the crackers, to the right of the pepperoni rose to help hold it in place. Do the same with the pepper jack cheese to the left of the bottom rose.

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Add Conversation Hearts under the bottom pepperoni rose and to the right, until you meet the crackers.

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Add another pepperoni rose under the cheddar cheese hearts, against the crackers.

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Add chocolate hearts under the pepperoni rose, filling the bottom corner of the board.

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Add raspberries all around the cheddar cheese hearts, meeting at the pepperoni roses, and also to the left of the pepperjack cheese, filling in that left side.

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Add M&Ms above and next to the top rose, and above the chocolate hearts.

Add the final pepperoni rose to the top right corner. And voila! You have a gorgeous Valentine’s Day-inspired charcuterie board.

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Variations

  • Use other fresh fruit like strawberries.
  • You can also use different meats to make the roses. Try salami roses instead.
  • Use any heart-shaped chocolate can be white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate.
  • Add your favorite cookies, and heart-shaped macarons would also be perfect for this board.
  • Use other small candies.

Tips and Tricks

  • When initially slicing the cheese, you can choose to do 2 or 3 slices instead of one, to make the cheese a bit thinner.
  • You’ll need a small heart-shaped cutter for the cheese. You could use the smallest one of these.
  • This cutting board is similar in size to the one I used.
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Valentines Charcuterie Board

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This easy-to-put-together charcuterie board features favorites, heart-shaped cheeses, pepperoni roses (includes how-to), Valentine's candies, crackers, and raspberries.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz block cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz block pepper jack cheese
  • 40 slices pepperoni
  • Crackers
  • Valentine’s Conversation Hearts
  • Heart shaped chocolates used Dove, removed wrappers
  • Valentine’s M&Ms candies
  • Raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Slice your blocks of cheese in half lengthwise so you have two rectangular blocks. Use the cutter to cut heart shapes into the blocks of cheese. (then eat the scraps, so no cheese is wasted)
  • Make the pepperoni roses. HOW TO: Grab a shot glass. Place the pepperoni slice on the rim, half inside and half outside the glass. Add the next slice of pepperoni halfway over that one, then halfway over the next, etc. You will use 10 slices total per rose. Push the pepperoni slices against the inside and outside of the shot glass, which will help keep the roses formed.
  • Arrange the crackers onto your board, starting from the top left, then stacking down on an angle, 1-2 inches from the bottom right corner.
  • Place a pepperoni rose above and below the crackers, in the center of your line of crackers.
  • Arrange cheddar cheese hearts above the crackers, to the right of the pepperoni rose to help hold it in place. Do the same with the pepper jack cheese to the left of the bottom rose.
  • Add Conversation Hearts under the bottom pepperoni rose and to the right, until you meet the crackers.
  • Add another pepperoni rose under the cheddar cheese hearts, against the crackers.
  • Add chocolate hearts under the pepperoni rose, filling the bottom corner of the board
  • Add raspberries all around the cheddar cheese hearts, meeting at the pepperoni roses, and also to the left of the pepperjack cheese, filling in that left side.
  • Add M&Ms above and next to the top rose, and above the chocolate hearts.
  • Add the final pepperoni rose to the top right corner.
  • Voila! You have a gorgeous Valentine’s Day inspired charcuterie board.
Course: Appetizers & Snacks, Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American

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I know you and your family are going to love this easy Valentine’s charcuterie board. It’s the most fun and delicious way to serve sweet treats and tasty snacks this Valentine’s Day!

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Hello, I’m Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom!

The creator of A Crazy Family and a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. I love to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus, I am thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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