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Dessert Charcuterie Plate

Why make a formal dessert when you can create a fun and exciting Dessert Charcuterie Plate with great nibbles and bites that everyone can enjoy!

Fresh fruit, chocolate, animal crackers, and whipped cream make up a great dessert charcuterie plate.

A dessert charcuterie plate is a perfect way to enjoy sweets without stress out about what to serve.

Dessert Charcuterie Plate

A few weeks ago I got to spend a girls weekend in my hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia. Four of us bloggers got together at a the Hillbrook Inn where we chatted, exchanged blogging info, and noshed on some delicious food! One of the sponsors for our Sip, Dine, Shine retreat was Kroger. Kroger packed some grocery bags with supplies for us from their Simple Truth and Private Collection line for each of the ladies to come up a great recipe with them. I love to sit with friends and slowly pick on little munchies while chatting, so I made up a Dessert Charcuterie Plate with all of delicious cookies, pretzels, nuts, chocolates and fruits from Kroger.

Fresh fruit, chocolate, animal crackers, and whipped cream make up a great dessert charcuterie plate.

Dessert Charcuterie Plate
Author: Karyn Granrud
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Why make a formal dessert when you can create a fun and exciting Dessert Charcuterie Plate with great nibbles and bites that everyone can enjoy!
  • Suggestions for your Dessert Charcuterie Plate
  • Kroger Pretzel Chips
  • Kroger Animal Crackers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Chocolate Dipped Bacon
  • Dried Fruit – pineapple, mango, papaya, banana chips
  • Fresh Whipped Cream with honey
  • Apricot Jam
  • Fresh Fruit – guava, strawberries, kiwi
  • Brie Cheese
  1. Add a hand full of your favorite nibbles and add them to a wooden cutting board or platter. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the platter, just add what you like and make it easy to take a small bite to eat.
– I made my own chocolate covered bacon using some cooled, crispy bacon and melted chocolate. I also made a few chocolate dipped strawberries for some extra yum factor.[br]- If you want to make chocolate whipped cream like I did, simply add in a tablespoon of cocoa powder into a cup of heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.[br]- I didn’t add any additional sweetener to the whipped cream and instead relied on the sweetness of the Apricot Jam and Honey to be the sweetener.

A dessert charcuterie plate sponsored by Kroger. Use chocolate, pretzel thins, macadamia nuts, and animal crackers for fun.

We had a great dinner party without having “dinner”. Summer is coming to a close but the evenings are still great for grabbing your friends on the weekend and hanging out. This is also a great mid-day treat idea on a picnic. Simply take along a few containers of food and nibble as you go.

What could be better than chocolate covered bacon? It's the perfect addition to your dessert charcuterie plate.

I made my own chocolate dipped bacon. I precooked my bacon nice and crispy and let it cool completely. Then I melted some dark chocolate and dipped the bacon halves. Place the dipped bacon on wax paper and then place them into the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.

I did the same with a few strawberries. You need to make sure that the strawberries are DRY as  can be before dipping them into the chocolate. Add a few crushed macadamia nuts for some added flavor!

Fresh fruit + Whipped cream + honey = YUM! Fun finger foods for your dessert charcuterie plate.

Don’t forget something to drink! Kroger has some yummy Italian Sodas that were the perfect addition to the dessert charcuterie plate. It’s totally up to you to add any mix-ins to your adult soiree.  Just something light and refreshing that takes the edge off. You know, kick back, relax, put your phones away and enjoy the company of good friends and good laughs.

Organic Italian Soda from Kroger are perfect for your dessert charcuterie plate.

Thanks so much to Kroger for sponsoring our Sip, Dine, Shine Retreat! I had fun eating all of this yumminess for a dessert charcuterie plate!!

Add a little bit of everything to this dessert charcuterie plate. A mix of cookies, fruit, nuts, chocolate and cheese. Perfect!

You can read more about our great retreat, where we stayed, what we ate, and where we went in this Sweet Destination’s post.

Visit to Charles Town, WV- just a 90 minute drive from Washington DC.

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Chris - Celebrations At Home

Friday 16th of September 2016

What a fun idea. I wish I had thought of it!

Kim Beaulieu

Thursday 8th of September 2016

I like the way you roll Karyn. This is a great spread, I'd happily gobble up everything on there. It's all arranged so artfully.

Karyn Granrud

Friday 9th of September 2016

Thanks so much. I wasn't going for "artistic" but I'll take it!!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Thursday 8th of September 2016

That is an unbelievably cute idea, I love it! And oh my gosh, that chocolate-dipped bacon!!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 8th of September 2016

I know!! I loved the smoked, salty flavor with the sweet chocolate. Wish I made more of it.

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

This is brilliant!!! And perfect for the holidays!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 8th of September 2016

There is never a right or wrong way to enjoy an charcuterie plate! It would be great for holiday entertaining!