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Easy Kid-Approved Easter Charcuterie Board Appetizer

Celebrate Easter this year with a creative, delicious Easter Charcuterie Board! This colorful creation features classic Easter treats like Peeps, plus fresh fruit and vegetables, and all the fixings you need to create the perfect crowd-pleasing, kid-approved platter.

Easter is a special time that always brings back such fond memories and traditions. Fancy clothes, dyeing eggs, Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and of course a fabulous meal.

Traditions are important but it is also important to find new traditions to share with your family. As our family grows, we look forward to finding new traditions.

Charcuterie boards are super popular these days. You can make one for almost every occasion so why not Easter too, right!?!?! 😉

Don’t believe me? Check out my Christmas Charcuterie Board and Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board as fun examples!

So, we decided to change up our Easter meal tradition and make our version of an Easter Charcuterie Board in lieu of traditional Easter desserts.

We added lots of sweet treats with Peeps, jelly beans, and M&M’s as a fun Easter twist.

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Not only does this make for great conversation starters for our Easter dinner, but it also helps create lasting memories that we can look back on fondly when we reminisce about holidays past. And it’s an easy way to add lots of pastel colors or edible flowers to your holiday table.

Making an Easter charcuterie board has now become one of our most treasured traditions!

If you LOVE to be creative with Charcuterie Boards, try my Charcuterie Bouquet, Charcuterie In A Jar or A Shark-Cuterie Board.

Traditional charcuterie boards vs. holiday-themed charcuterie boards

Traditional charcuterie boards are typically a meat and cheese board with a variety of cheeses (including soft cheeses), favorite meats, nuts, fresh vegetables, fruits, and more.

On the other hand themed charcuterie boards like this easy holiday charcuterie board idea typically contain some of those same elements along with some specialty ingredients and food items such as deviled eggs, meat products (like salami roses), favorite candies or other favorite sweet treats to create a special appetizer tray (or snack board) for your next Easter holiday gathering.

Easter board recipe ingredients needed

Here’s what you’ll need to gather together to make this festive and delicious grazing board!

  • Bread – sliced
  • Deli Ham
  • Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Peanut Butter – smooth or chunky
  • Strawberry Jelly – or your favorite flavor
  • Bunny Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Boiled Eggs – halved
  • Cucumbers – sliced
  • Carrots – cut into thin strips
  • Strawberries – stemmed, sliced and fanned
  • White Cheddar Cheese Balls – for cotton tails
  • Pink Bunny Marshmallow Peeps
  • Yellow Chick Peeps Marshmallows
  • Jelly Beans – or chocolate eggs or Robin’s Eggs colorful candies
  • Pastel Easter Mix M&M’s – or your favorite Easter candy

And don’t forget to grab a wooden board or your own charcuterie board for serving!

How to make a beautiful Easter charcuterie board

Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a delicious Easter brunch platter or Easter dessert board!

Step 1

Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread and a thin layer of jelly on a second piece of bread. Put the pieces together to make a sandwich.

Use the bunny cookie cutter to cut out two peanut butter and jelly bunny sandwiches.

Step 2

With the two remaining pieces of bread, add the vegetable cream cheese, deli ham and lettuce. Flip together to make a sandwich.

Use the bunny cookie cutter to cut out two bunny ham sandwiches.

Step 3

Arrange the 4 bunnies on your charcuterie board or a large platter.

Step 4

Add the “Cotton Tails” cheddar cheese balls to a small bowl and put it in the middle of your Easter charcuterie board.

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Step 5

Using the hard-boiled egg halves, place them around the outer edge of the board. Fill in the empty spaces with the carrot strips and cucumber slices.

Step 6

Cut off the green stem of the strawberry off with a paring knife. Then make tiny slices across the berry, slightly fan the slices and place on the board.

Step 7

Add jelly beans and the Easter M&M’s into 2 more small bowls. Place these bowls on each side of the cheddar cheese balls.

Step 8

Fill in remaining empty spaces with the pink bunny and yellow chick Peeps.

Step 9

Serve immediately and enjoy!!! Happy EASTER! 🐣

Easter charcuterie board recipe notes and tips

  • Using a thin layer of peanut butter and jelly on the sandwiches will ensure that the bunny sandwich seals and the jelly and peanut butter does not ooze out the sides.
  • When adding the cucumber slices, I like to stack them and give them a layered look but you do you. 😉
  • If you are unable to find the white cheddar cheese balls, a great substitute would be the Annie’s Cheddar Bunny Crackers.

Easter charcuterie board variations to try

  • Explore and have fun using different shapes of cookie cutters!
  • Replace any treats in this recipe with your favorite treats!
  • Add a little Spring to your board by using a small flower cookie cutter on the cucumber slices.
  • Pick fruits and vegetables that your kids enjoy and even ones they aren’t as familiar with. You might be surprised to find they will try something new and like it.
  • Use the flavor of cream cheese you prefer most such as Herb & Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato, Jalapeno or Smoked.
  • Add your favorite type of cheese slices on the board such as cheddar, mozzarella, brie, or Pepper Jack.

FAQs about this Easter charcuterie board

Do you have questions about making this Easter Charcuterie Board? If you have a question and don’t see it already answered below, please leave it for me in the comments!

Can I make this Easter Charcuterie Board ahead of time?

You can make this charcuterie board about 3 – 4 hours ahead of serving time. Keep it in the refrigerator, wrapped securely in plastic wrap, then remove it from the fridge 30 – 40 minutes prior to serving.

How long can this Easter charcuterie board stay out at room temperature?

GREAT QUESTION! 🙂 You will not want it to sit out any longer than approximately 1 – 2 hours. If you allow it to sit at room temperature any longer than this, it is likely that the perishable foods will begin to spoil and you could run the risk of it making someone sick.

Is there any fruits that you would recommend NOT putting on a charcuterie board?

Excellent question! Pineapples and watermelons are a couple of fruits that I suggest not adding to your board. They are both very juicy fruits and unless you put them in a separate bowl of container the juice with wreak havoc on the rest of your ingredients.

Oranges, grapefruits, bananas, and peaches are a few others I would recommend leaving off of your board as well unless you make special accomodations for them.

Create lasting fun Easter memories with these free indoor Easter scavenger hunt clues! 👇👇

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  • Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
  • Nutter Butter Easter Chick Cookies
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Easter Charcuterie Board

Yield: 4 - 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 3 slices of deli ham
  • Garden vegetable cream cheese
  • lettuce
  • peanut butter
  • strawberry jelly
  • Bunny-shaped cookie cutter
  • 2 boiled eggs, halved
  • cucumbers
  • carrots, cut into strips
  • Strawberries
  • Cotton Tails, white cheddar cheese balls
  • Pink bunny Peeps marshmallows
  • Yellow chick Peeps marshmallows
  • Jelly Beans
  • Pastel Easter Mix M&M’s


  1. Add peanut butter and jelly to two slices of bread, and cut out two bunnies with a cookie cutter. I find it’s best to only do a thin layer of the peanut butter and jelly to ensure it doesn’t all ooze out the sides when you cut with the cookie cutter.
  2. Next, add some vegetable cream cheese to the other two slices of bread, and then add the deli ham and lettuce. Use the bunny cookie cutter to cut out two bunnies again. Arrange the bunnies on your board.
  3. Fill a small bowl with some “Cotton Tails” cheddar balls, and place in them in the middle of your board. Place some hard-boiled egg halves around the outer edges of the board, and then fill in some of the blank spaces with carrot strips, and cucumber slices. I like to stack the cucumbers slightly on top of each other to create a layered look.
  4. With a sharp paring knife, cut the calyx off each strawberry, and then make some tiny slices across the berry. Slightly fan the slices, and place the strawberries throughout the board. Fill two small bowls with some jelly beans, and some pastel Easter M&M’s. Place the bowls on each side of the cheddar balls. Fill in any remaining empty spots with some pink bunny and yellow chick Peeps marshmallows. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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