guide to a gluten-free dessert charcuterie board!

Charcuterie boards are my favorite thing. There is something so elegant and easy about combing meat, cheese, crackers, spreads, fruits, and more to create a fantastic meal that has a little bit of everything for everyone. My birthday was a few days ago, and I decided I wanted to combine my love of charcuterie boards with my love of all things sweet, and celebrate with a dessert charcuterie board instead of a classic cake. My best friends and I made this board and I wanted to give y’all a guide to a gluten-free dessert charcuterie board.

Bread: For the bread I would recommend brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, pretzels, graham crackers, or any of your favorite gluten-free carbs. The bread element is essential to provide a bit of savory cut to the sweetness of the board.

“Meat/cheese”: I don’t recommend putting meat or cheese on the charcuterie board. Instead use your favorite candies and other sweet treats such as marshmallows to provide the main focus of the charcuterie board.

Fruit: The fresh fruit is one of my favorite components of any charcuterie board and luckily that translates beautifully into a dessert board. Use any of your favorite fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, apples, bananas, etc. to bring a fruity taste to balance out all of the sweetness.

Spreads: The last component is the spreads. I recommend a variety of sweet spreads such as cinnamon butter, nutella, caramel, and chocolate sauce, savory spreads such as peanut butter, and fruity spreads such as jams, and jellies to really balance out the board.

What we used: For the bread component we used a leftover cinnamon roll, gluten-free pretzels, gluten-free graham crackers, and Glutino’s Chocolate Vanilla Cookies in ours. For the meat/cheese element we used we used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, a Hershey bar, marshmallows, and Mott’s fruit snacks. For the fresh fruit we use strawberries. For spreads, we used nutella and peanut butter.

Enjoy and as always tag us @flourlessfiesta on instagram and pinterest if you make this!