Get into the halloween spirit with this enchanting Hocus Pocus charcuterie board. Perfect for spooky gatherings and halloween parties, this bewitching board is packed with an assortment of cheeses, fall fruits, cured meats, and more.
Like this charbooterie board, this cheese board is ideal for halloween parties, cozy fall nights, or any gathering where you want a touch of halloween spirit. Whether it's a spooky movie night or a fun costume party, this board will add a touch of mystical charm to your evening.
While this halloween board is great on its own, it's much better when served with halloween mocktails or crockpot apple cider. The combination of creamy cheeses, savory meats, and fall drinks creates an enchanting experience that will have everyone reaching for seconds.
Even though an easy charcuterie board is aesthetically pleasing, it's a great recipe to get the kids involved with. Letting the kids pick their favorite halloween treats and arranging the board is a great way to get them involved in the halloween festivities.
Why you'll love this themed charcuterie board
- It's made in honor of hocus pocus, one of the best halloween movies.
- The creative design of the Sanderson sisters adds a touch of Halloween whimsy to your party.
- With a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, and sweets, there's something for everyone, even the picky eaters, on this board.
- Tailor the board to your preferences, experimenting with different cheeses, fruits, and extras for a personalized touch.
- Charcuterie boards are one of the easiest, and most impressive, ways to feed a crowd.
What you need
- Cheese - You'll need one brie cheese wheel, two Boursin cheese wheels, white cheese cubes, and a variety of additional cheeses. Goat cheese, parmesan, blue cheese, also some of the best cheeses for charcuterie boards.
- Fruit - I like to use blackberries or other fall fruits like apples, green grapes, pomegranate, figs, dates, etc.
- Meat - Dry salami, cured chorizo or cured wagyu beef are my favorites.
- Olives - These are just fillers. Feel free to use black or green olives.
- Honey - Honey goes great with brie and berries so don't skip on this if you can.
- Crackers - I like to use gluten-free crackers, but you can use your favorite type of crackers.
- Nuts - Pecans, cashews, almonds, pistachios, etc. will all work for this halloween snack board.
- Black icing - You'll need black icing for the details on the Sanderson sisters.
How to make a halloween charcuterie board
Step 1: Say cheese
On a medium cutting board, place the brie in the middle with the other wheel on each side.
Step 2: The hair
For Winifred's hair, roll pepperoni slices and place them into the right and left sides of the brie wheel.
Using blackberries and the white cheese cubes, arrange Mary's "hair" on top of one of the small Boursin wheels and Sarah's "hair" on the other small Boursin cheese wheel.
Step 3: Final touches
Use the black icing to draw eyes on the cheese wheels and cut a red pepper for the lips. The witch sisters will be the focal point of the entire board.
Step 4: Personalize
Place the rest of the food items around the board however you'd like. Start with the bigger items then fill in the empty spaces. Feel free to add more festive treats that aren't mentioned in the recipe card.
Pro tip: The cups are especially great for berries so they don't get your other board ingredients soggy.
Can I prepare this board in advance?
Yes you can prepare most of the elements in advance but assembling the board closer to serving time will ensure freshness. Cover the prepared ingredients and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
What's the best way to store leftover charcuterie?
Leftover meats, cheeses, and fruits can be stored in an airtight container or ziplock baggie in the fridge. Consume leftovers 2-3 days after for the freshest taste.
Can I make a smaller version of this board?
If you don't need a bunch of hocus pocus, you can easily make a smaller version of this board by adjusting the quantities of ingredients.
You should be able to find smaller brie rounds at your local grocery store for a mini hocus pocus board. A smaller board is a great option for a date hocus pocus movie night.
More recipes you'll love
- This halloween Frankenstein cheeseball is the perfect appetizer for a halloween party.
- If you're looking for more cheese boards, you'll love these unique charcuterie board ideas.
- This christmas reindeer chex mix made with pretzel stick and is one of my favorite snacks during the holiday season.
- If you want more spooky snacks for this spooky season, try these witch finger cookies.
Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
- 1 brie wheel
- 2 Boursin cheese wheels
- 1-2 cups blackberries
- 2 cups white cheese cubes
- 60 slices of pepperoni
- variety of additional cheeses (I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, goat cheese or a blue)
- variety of cured meats (I recommend dry salami, cured chorizo or cured wagyu beef)
- crackers or chips
- assorted fall fruits (apples, persimmon, pomegranate, figs...)
- black icing
- small pieces of red pepper for lips
- Get a medium sized board and place the brie wheel in the middle with the two Boursin wheels on either side
- Roll pepperoni slices and stack them on a toothpick then insert them into the right and left sides of the top of the brie wheel to make Winnifred's "hair"
- Using the blackberries, arrange Mary's "hair" on top of one of the small Boursin wheels
- Using the white cheese cubes, arrange Sarah's "hair" on the other small Boursin cheese wheel
- Draw eyes on each wheel with the black icing and cut red pepper to make the lips
- Put more cheeses and meats on the tray with dips and olives in little cups
- Arrange fall fruits on the board
- Add some chips and pretzels on the board too
- Add any fall sugar cookies and other sweets, like gummy pumpkins or caramel popcorn