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Children Charcuterie Board  – Kath Eats Actual Meals

Flip all of your children’ favourite snacks right into a children charcuterie board fairly sufficient even grown-ups will wish to eat it! 

Kids Charcuterie Board on a wooden coffee table

We grown-ups love our charcuterie boards! However smelly blue cheese, spicy meats, and Kalamata olives aren’t all the time on the high of each toddler’s checklist of favourite meals.

So I constructed a children charcuterie board, modeled after the favored Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board from a number of years again, that’s filled with my youngsters’s favourite meals! 

This board could be nice for a family-friendly occasion or a special day snack.

close up of Kids Charcuterie Board assembled

Children Charcuterie Board 

I began the planning course of by making an inventory of all of the kid-friendly meals I might consider, ensuring to incorporate quite a lot of meals classes and flavors: candy, salty, crunchy, contemporary, dried, dippy. 

Some children love cheese and a few children love cucumbers, and there’s a little little bit of all the things concerned! Most of the components I might think about wholesome. I added the chocolatey path combine and animal crackers to lure them in! Tremendous enjoyable : ) 

Children love animal crackers, however you could possibly use any of the alphabet-shaped cookies too! 

I picked up a number of further contemporary components from the shop, however most of them got here straight from our pantry. Snacks are extra enjoyable when introduced in colourful methods, amiright? 

Kids Charcuterie Board from above assembled

How To Make A Children Charcuterie Board

The 1st step: procure components

I shopped at shops and my pantry for a mixture. I centered on contemporary vegetables and fruit, added some proteins and complete grain crackers, and crammed within the cracks with path combine, raisins, and Goldfish!

*Be aware of choking hazards for youthful children*

Buying Listing

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Orange
  • Apple
  • Carrot chips
  • Cucumber
  • Block of sharp cheddar cheese
  • Package deal of pepperoni (not spicy!)
  • Package deal of hummus
  • Jar of mini pickles
  • Goldfish
  • Dried pea crisps
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Wheat sq. crackers
  • Path combine
  • Raisins
  • Animal crackers
Step two: Prep the contemporary components

Wash your fruit and slice as artfully as you possibly can! Tremendous-thin slices are nice for little arms, and I like to recommend peeling the cucumber earlier than you slice it. I used carrot chips for enjoyable! 

fresh fruit and vegetables washed and sliced

Step three: Dice and stack the cheese and pepperoni

Slice half of the cheese block and stack into “flowers.” Dice the remaining! Stack the pepperoni into neat towers. 

cheese cubes on a cutting board

Step 4: Put any liquid or dippy components in small bowls

Kids Charcuterie Board prep with cheese, pickles and hummus in bowls

Step 5: Start with a dry reducing board and anchor with bowls

Kids Charcuterie Board - just the bowls and board

Step six: Add the cheese cubes in a pile and prepare the remainder of the meat and cheese evenly round

Kids Charcuterie Board with bowls, cheese, and pepperoni

Step 7: Unfold round contemporary fruit and greens

Kids Charcuterie Board  with fresh fruit added

Step 8: Fill in gaps with crackers, dried peas, pretzels, path combine and Goldfish

Kids Charcuterie Board with dry ingredients added

Step 9: Prime with animal crackers!

Kids Charcuterie Board with animal crackers

Children Charcuterie Board Suggestions

Wash arms effectively!

Evidently, little arms will be very grubby. Since your kiddos will probably be reaching in, be sure they wash “tops and bottoms” and “throughout our arms now” to get them “good and clear” 😆 

At all times use two reducing boards when making a cheese board

Do your prep work on one after which prepare and serve on one other. It’ll maintain your board clear and dry for design!

Kids Charcuterie Board from the side assembled

Have available:
  • Napkins (!) 
  • A bowl for discards equivalent to meals, such because the tops of the strawberries or meals that solely get one chunk taken out of them. Birch didn’t perceive at first that you just couldn’t put a discarded cucumber again on the board!
  • Further components to refill if wanted
Different Ingredient Concepts
  • PB&J tea sandwich triangles 
  • String cheese
  • Halved grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Freeze-dried berries
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Mini sandwich crackers
  • Veggie chips
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • Turkey + cheese pinwheels
  • Yogurt dip
  • Pear slices
  • Cookies or sweet (There, I stated it!!! Any kid-friendly charcuterie board wants a bit candy 🙂 )
Get a couple of meal out of your board

After we had had our fill, I packed up the snack board and we loved it once more a number of hours later when appetites have been again!

two boys enjoying Kids Charcuterie Board 

What did my children suppose?

Birch was THRILLED with all the alternatives and rotated by all of them (besides he didn’t take care of the pickles!).

Mazen, age 8 happening 18, was a bit extra explicit concerning the board on the whole however loved some cheese, crackers, fruit, and M&Ms out of the path combine.

What snacks would your children like finest?!

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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