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This Veggie Spring Charcuterie Board is the perfect healthy treat for the kids! Loaded with fresh veggies!
The fun thing about this vegetable spring charcuterie board is that it’s not only fun to eat, but it’s super fun to make! Decorating the board with edible, healthy snacks for the kids puts this easy option at the top of my list.
The kids actually love when we make this DIY charcuterie board because they can help with the entire process. While I typically do the cutting, they’re more than happy to help clean the foods and then add them to the board.
We sometimes vary the recipe and create some fun and unique shapes as well. Spring flowers are always cute, but we like creativity also!
If you are looking for a fun and creative snack board for the kids, this is it! Perfect for parties, sleepovers, movie nights, and more.
How long does it take to create a charcuterie board?
It doesn’t take long at all! The longest part of the prepping for this recipe is the cleaning and chopping of the foods.
Once you have that done, you can easily make the charcuterie board by putting the food items right on top.
Spring Charcuterie Board Ingredients
All you need to make this vegetable board recipe are the simple ingredients listed below.
- Ranch dressing
- Whipped garlic & herb cream cheese
- Vanilla yogurt
- Celery ribs
- Dried cranberries
- Broccoli head
- Yogurt covered raisins
- Chex mix
- Strawberries, halved
- Baby carrots, sliced
- Sugar snap peas
- Pepperidge Farm Golden Butter crackers
How to make a Spring Charcuterie Board
The great part about making this simple snack board is that you don’t even have to turn on the oven.
First, put the celery and bowls on the board. Then fill the bowls with the three dips.
Slice the baby carrots to fit around the outside of the two bowls, making a flower look.
Slice the strawberries in half, and then slice off the back so that they will lay flat.
Make two rows of the strawberries after they have been sliced.
Add the dried cranberries in the center of the celery stalk.
Layer the sugar snap peas on the bottom to make the grass.
Add some pieces of broccoli.
Fill the bowls that are square with Chex mix and the raisins covered in yogurt.
Add the butterfly crackers along the outside portion.
Add more vegetables. You can easily add any type of veggies to this board. Sliced bell peppers, diced cucumbers, you name it.
Add different dips. These are the dips that we love to eat, but you can easily change the dips and add something else.
Change the crackers. If you don’t want to add crackers, you can add chips or even thinly sliced baked bread as well.
Add meats and cheese. While we kept this board to fruits and veggies, you can always add a section of meat and cheese as well.
Can I prepare a charcuterie board in advance?
Absolutely. In fact, this is a great way to save a ton of time. You can easily prep and have the food ready to go, and then plate it all right before you get ready to serve.
Just make sure to keep everything in airtight containers and store it in the fridge until it is time to eat.
What can I use instead of a charcuterie board?
While the boards are fancy and nice to use, you don’t have to use one if you don’t have one. It’s just as easy to use a cutting board, or even a big baking sheet would do that trick.
Basically, you are looking for a flat surface on that you can set everything.
How much time does it take to create a charcuterie board?
It’s a good estimate that it will take you 10-20 minutes to prep and cut everything. If you want to save on time, you can get the veggies and fruit already washed and prepped from the store.
Can I use frozen strawberries?
For this recipe, fresh strawberries are best. This is because they will be firm and won’t have a ton of liquid or juice coming out of them as they thaw.
Frozen strawberries lose their shape as they thaw, and they do release a ton of extra moisture and liquid, which can cause a big mess.
What other foods can be added?
Don’t forget that you can easily add other foods to this snack board. One of my favorite things to add are veggie puffs, as well as nuts.
The kids love cashews and pecans, so I’ll add a little side bowl and have it on the platter. This is such a simple addition that adds so much fiber and flavor.
You can also add some sweet treats as well, like chocolate covered raisins. The kids won’t mind that they’re actually eating fruit as long as they get to enjoy some of that sweet chocolate, too!
Can I make my own ranch dressing?
If you want to make your own ranch dressing, it’s really simple to do. I tend to call it more of a dip, but it would work as a dressing just fine also.
Buy a ranch packet at the store, and then mix it with some Greek yogurt. Then you can dish it into a serving bowl and enjoy!
I like to give each person in the house their own dipping bowl. This is because sometimes, the kids get a little wild and crazy and forget the no double-dipping rule.
If they have their own bowl, then they can double-dip and no one has to worry about germs getting spread. Plus, the kids like having their very own dip that they don’t have to share with anyone.
Any way that you decide to make this simple charcuterie board recipe is going to be great!
Veggie Spring Charcuterie Board
- ¼ cup ranch dressing
- ¼ cup whipped garlic & herb cream cheese
- ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
- 3 celery ribs
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ broccoli head
- ½ cup yogurt covered raisins (about 4 small boxes)
- ½ cup Chex mix
- 6 strawberries halved
- 3 cups baby carrots sliced
- 1 cup sugar snap peas
- 1 package Pepperidge Farm Golden Butter crackers
- First, put the celery and bowls on the board. Then fill the bowls with the three dips.
- Slice the baby carrots to fit around the outside of the two bowls, making a flower look.
- Slice the strawberries in half, and then slice off the back so that they will lay flat.
- Make two rows of the strawberries after they have been sliced.
- Add the dried cranberries in the center of the celery stalk.
- Layer the sugar snap peas on the bottom to make the grass.
- Add some pieces of broccoli.
- Fill the bowls that are square with Chex mix and the raisins covered in yogurt.
- Add the butterfly crackers along the outside portion.