Hello and welcome, Happy Mother’s Day! Today’s post is short and sweet: just a quick walkthrough on putting together a snack board for Mother’s Day. I love the idea for a snack board for dinner on Mother’s Day because many of us will celebrate Mom with a breakfast or brunch. So in lieu of a proper dinner, we can just put together a simple snack board for casual munching. Scale it up or down depending on how many people will be snacking. Let’s get to it!
So we have the meats, cheeses, fruits and nuts on a board together and then a separate board with crackers and a few sweets. While a fully loaded cheese or charcuterie board always looks gorgeous, I often opt to have the crackers on a separate board or bowl. I think, ultimately, it’s just more user-friendly to have a less crowded board.
Build the Snack Board
I always start with the cheeses. For this board, I have one soft cheese and two harder cheeses. It’s always nice to have a variety of cheese textures, so choose a couple different types for a good variety. Since grape bunches take up a good amount of space on a board, add those next.
Then add the meats. Again, a few different types of cured meats is great for variety. Next, add any little bowls of olives or pickled snacks. Pickled veggies and fruits tend to be wet, so I like to serve them in a little bowl or dish to keep them (and their brine) contained. Fill in a few empty spaces with nuts like seasoned almonds.
Mother’s Day Snack Board
Then fill in a few other empty spaces with another fruit, I like strawberries because they’re easy to eat and they add nice color to the board. And that will do it for this snack board.
Now, let’s move on to the crackers and sweets board.
Snack boards are all about variety, the cracker portion is no different. A variety of crackers will give people options for different flavor and texture combinations – which is the most satisfying part of a snack board!
For this long and skinny bread board, I think arranging the crackers in neat little rows works best. I reserved 1/3 of the board for a few different sweet treats: fruit jellies, caramel wafers and chocolate-dipped pretzels.
The ratios on these boards is great for 3-5 people. Scale it up or down as needed, and you have a great option for any day where a snack board is just the ticket for a light dinner. Or, consider this for appetizers and entertaining.
The meats and cheese don’t have to be fancy or expensive. Many of the building blocks of a good snack board can be found already in your fridge. In fact, a snack board is great way to clean out the drawers in your fridge! Think of the last few slices of cold cuts; the last few bits of cheese; finish off the mostly empty jar of olives or pickles.
Put out a few small plates and cheese knives and call it good!
That’s it for today! I have a couple other cheese and charcuterie board ideas: check out Halloween Charcuterie Board, or New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board for more ideas! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, take care and be well. xo Kelly
Snack Board Serveware
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