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This Valentine’s Day snack board makes date nights easy and special. Forget about store-bought boxed chocolate and show your love with this sweet feast instead!

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Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet, literally and figuratively, with this Valentine’s Day snack board! 

Follow this arrangement or come up with your own Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. Grab different red, pink, and white treats, or curate the platter with all the snacks you and your partner adore. 😍

It doesn’t matter what your love language is.

Isn’t it more romantic to enjoy a Valentine’s Day board with your loved one than just handing them a box of chocolate from the store? 

So what are you waiting for?

The only thing missing is an insanely cheesy Rom-Com movie because the ultimate date night just got easier with this themed charcuterie. 

valentine's day board

What is a Valentine’s Day Snack Board?

Themed charcuterie boards are taking over different holidays year-round. And with February just around the corner, what better gift to surprise your special person than a Valentine’s Day snack board?

As you have probably guessed, this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is a spread of all things sweet and romantic.

Instead of cured meats and cheese (although you’re free to add them to your feast as well), you’ll arrange sweet treats on the board. 

What is a Valentine's Day Snack Board

And not just random sweets.

Think fruits, candies, and chocolates following a Valentine’s Day color palette!

You can even use heart-shaped bowls for the chocolate chips, sprinkles, and chocolate dip.

If your sweetheart always has a hard time deciding what to eat, their eyes will be heart-shaped with the options on this Valentine’s Day board. 😋

Why You’ll Love This Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

  • Easy: Planning for date nights doesn’t have to be complicated. This Valentine’s Day snack board is super easy to assemble without falling short on sentimentality. 
  • Fun: Give the love of your life a fun experience with this feast! Since it’s a snack platter, you can take your time enjoying the food items and just spend the night relaxing and talking. 
  • Customizable: Why choose just one treat when you can mix and match various delights in this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board? What makes your snack platter special is the thoughtfulness behind each element, so pick delicious treats you know your partner loves. 

What Does a Valentine’s Day Board Taste Like?

This snack board for Valentine’s Day is mainly sweet with its array of candies, chocolates, and fruits. 

It’ll be perfect for staying in on Valentine’s Day, especially if you and your partner would rather watch a sappy romantic movie than dress up for a dinner reservation!

What Does a Valentine's Day Board Taste Like

But hold on; even if you go out for dinner, this snack board can also be your dessert after your Valentine’s Day dinner! 

Mix and match the sweet-tart fruits with soft marshmallows, rich chocolate, and candies. 🤤

I also think the texture contrast in this Valentine’s Day snack board completes the experience. 

Your first grab can be a juicy piece of grape or blueberry, then a chewy gummy candy on the next! Dried mangoes are also delicious dipped in chocolate spread. 

While classic chocolates and candies will always be good, remember to offer options with interesting flavors, like chocolate-filled berry marshmallows and white chocolate-filled almonds.

charcuterie board for valentine's day

Ingredients For Valentine’s Charcuterie

  • Chocolate spread – We can’t have a Valentine’s Day board without chocolate in all forms! Other than chocolate candies, chocolate spread makes a luscious dip for fruits and marshmallows.
  • Pink sugar pearls – For garnish. You can also fill pretty containers with pink pearls to fill any gaps on your snack board. 
  • Blueberries – This Valentine’s Day charcuterie board has different kinds of berries, but feel free to add your favorite fruits.
  • M&M’s – Ah, candy-covered chocolates; one of the best candies to snack on. You can also use Valentine’s Day M&M’s on your Valentine’s Day snack board.
  • Grapes – We’ll have sweet, juicy grapes for texture and color variation in our Valentines Day snack board.
  • Strawberries – This Valentine’s Day-themed spread will be incomplete without the quintessential Valentine’s fruit: strawberry!
  • Pomegranate -With its bright red color and sweet flavor, pomegranate makes an easy pick if you don’t know what else to add to this lovely Valentine’s Day feast.
  • Dried mangoes –  Chewy dried mangoes plus chocolate? That’s a combo you and your partner will surely love snacking on!
  • White chocolate-covered almonds – Besides pinks and reds, white treats like white chocolate-covered almonds will also be fantastic for a Valentine’s Day-themed snack board.
  • Chocolate-filled berry marshmallows – We’ll have chocolate-filled marshmallows and regular marshmallows on this snack board.
  • Pink marshmallows – You can have marshmallow squares and twists to have different shapes on your Valentine’s Day charcuterie board!
  • Plums – Don’t feel limited with pink and red fruits. Blue and purple fruits like blueberries and plums will also make a gorgeous Valentines snack board. 
  • Pink chocolate chips – More Valentine-inspired treats you can use as toppings.
  • Colored sprinkles – The best-looking snacking board has no empty spaces, am I right? You can use bowls with sprinkles to fill those gaps. 
  • Raspberry candy balls – We’ll also have chewy fruit candies on the board.
  • Berry gummy rings – You can use jellies and other candies. What’s your partner’s favorite flavor?
  • Heart-shaped chocolates – Of course, this Valentine’s Day snack board will have heart-shaped chocolates.

Tools Needed To Prepare Valentine’s Snack Board

Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Valentine’s Day Snack Board

Savory snacks

Who says this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is just for sweets?

You can also add savory snacks to this platter, and some delicious options are crackers, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, brie, and manchego cheese

And by the way, our Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip will make an impressive and delicious dip for savory snacks, so check out this recipe!

Pepperoni flowers

Does your loved one likes flowers? Don’t stop at floral arrangements!

Surprise them with pepperoni roses all around this Valentine’s Day snack board. All you need is a shotglass

Start with three pepperoni slices folded in half. Then, place the folded part of each pepperoni onto the shot glass’s rim, ensuring they overlap slightly.

Add more folded overlapping layers of pepperoni slices as needed. Place one hand on top of the glass and grab the base of the glass. 

Flip it over onto the charcuterie board, and you’re done! 🌹

How to Make Valentine’s Day Snack Board

Ingredients:

Tools you need:

Instructions:

STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for your Valentine’s Day snack board.

valentine's day snack board ingredients

STEP 2: Put the chocolate spread in the center of the board and top it with pink sprinkles. Place the bowls of blueberries and M&M’s in the top corners and the grapes in the lower right corner.

step 2 valentine's day snack board

STEP 3: Place the strawberries on the lower left corner of the board. Slice the pomegranates and add them beside the bowl of blueberries. Put dried mangoes between the strawberries and chocolate spread.

step 3 valentine's day snack board

STEP 4: Fill the left side with white chocolate-covered almonds and marshmallows.

step 4 valentine's day snack board

STEP 5: Fill the remaining gaps with sliced plums, pink chocolate chips, colored sprinkles, candies, and chocolates.

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What To Serve With Valentine’s Day Board

Having this Valentine’s Day snack board for a cozy night in while watching movies? The sweets are best paired with savory snacks like assorted chips, crackers, vegetable sticks, or even “classic charcuterie” elements like cheese and cured meats!

What To Serve With Valentine's Day Board

You can also make a Mexican-themed charcuterie board if you’ll spend the night snacking while watching your favorite corny movies. (No judgment here! 😅)

If this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board will be your dessert after a romantic dinner, serve the feast with a pretty pink drink like cranberry gin fizz. Or, for an alcohol-free option, you’ll love our copycat mango dragonfruit refresher

Want to add more desserts to your Valentine’s Day board?

Our strawberry brownies and Italian peach cookies might be the focal points you need to make your themed charcuterie board really stand out. 

Tips About Making Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

  • Want to come up with your own Valentine’s Day snack board arrangement but don’t know how to start? Select the focal points you want first, then add smaller snacks all around the board. Don’t forget to fill the gaps in the board and showcase different textures and colors that suit the holiday’s romantic theme. 
  • Add homemade treats and make your dessert charcuterie board for Valentine’s even more special! Our TikTok strawberry chocolate bites and peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies give store-bought candies a run for their money.
  • Aren’t the heart-shaped bowls super adorable? You can also make your arrangement on a heart-shaped board!

How To Store Charcuterie Board For Valentine’s Day

  • Fridge: If you have not finished your Valentine’s Day snack board, don’t worry! Group similar food items and store them in individual containers. You can refrigerate them for 2 to 3 days. 
  • Freezer: Fruit, chocolates, and candies? It wouldn’t be a good idea to freeze the food items on this Valentine’s Day charcuterie dessert board! Their texture and flavor will be far from ideal after thawing. 

It’s also helpful to identify the best storage option for the specific food items on your Valentine’s Day charcuterie board.

For example, if you have biscuits and crackers, you can simply store them at room temperature inside an airtight container. 

How To Store Charcuterie Board For Valentine's Day

What Should Be on a Charcuterie Platter

There are no hard and fast rules about what should be on a charcuterie platter. But if you’re building one with a Valentine’s Day theme, consider the foods usually enjoyed on the romantic holiday. 

Your Valentine’s Day charcuterie board can feature more sweets than the usual charcuterie board with only meats and cheese. 

You can also serve red, pink, and white candies, fruits, snacks, and dips to match the holiday’s color scheme.

Ultimately, offer a diverse snack board with different flavors and textures so you and your sweetheart can enjoy a broad range of snacks. 

valentines day snack board

What to Get for a Charcuterie Board

You already have an idea of what to put on your Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. However, if this is your first time building a themed board, you also need to get a couple of other things besides the food items. 

First, you need a board.

valentines day charcuterie board

Depending on the number of items you’ll put on your board, you can get something classic like a rectangular or square board. Or, since this is a Valentine’s-themed platter, you can also use a heart-shaped board.

You also need bowls for the dips and small food items like candy sprinkles. I also recommend heart-shaped bowls to match our theme. 

Different colors and designs of cups, dishes, and ramekins are also great!

FAQ About Making a Snack Board For Valentine’s 

Is charcuterie savory?

Yes, but nowadays, charcuterie boards are adapted for different occasions and holidays. For example, a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board can be sweet to showcase Valentine’s Day favorites like candies and chocolates.

What is a popular food eaten on Valentine’s Day?

The most popular food eaten on Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Pasta, chocolate-covered strawberries, pizza, and oysters are other food items typically enjoyed by the masses on this romantic holiday!

Why do we give candy on Valentine’s Day?

The relationship between candy and Valentine’s Day may have started when Richard Cadbury packaged chocolates in lovely heart-shaped boxes. 

Can you make this Valentine’s snack board in advance?

If you’re pressed for time, you can assemble this Valentine’s snack board the night before. But for the best taste and texture, I suggest making the board a few hours before serving. 

How do you make an attractive Valentine’s Day charcuterie board?

The best way to make the most attractive Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is to feature colorful treats. Think red, pink, purple, and white snacks. You can also garnish the board with flowers like small pepperoni roses or rosemary twigs!

Valentine's Day Snack Board

Valentine's Day Snack Board

Yield: Varies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Valentine's Day snack board makes date nights easy and special. Forget about store-bought boxed chocolate and show your love with this sweet feast instead!

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients for your Valentine's Day snack board.
  2. Put the chocolate spread in the center of the board and top it with pink sprinkles. Place the bowls of blueberries and M&M's in the top corners and the grapes in the lower right corner. 
  3. Place the strawberries on the lower left corner of the board. Slice the pomegranates and add them beside the bowl of blueberries. Put dried mangoes between the strawberries and chocolate spread.
  4. Fill the left side with white chocolate-covered almonds and marshmallows.
  5. Fill the remaining gaps with sliced plums, pink chocolate chips, colored sprinkles, candies, and chocolates.

Notes

  • This is just a guide for your Valentine's Day snack board arrangement. You can start with whatever focal point you like, then fill the corners and gaps with smaller snacks. Make sure to showcase different colors and textures!
  • Load your Valentine's Day charcuterie board with homemade treats to make it extra special. Our TikTok strawberry chocolate bites and peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies can substitute store-bought candies. 
  • Have fun with the romantic theme and use it as inspiration in decorating your Valentine's Day platter! You can even use a heart-shaped board to serve these snacks.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 785Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 7gSugar: 79gProtein: 10g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.

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Conclusion

Make this Valentine’s Day snack board for your sweetheart!

There is no wrong way to build a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. You can copy everything we put on the platter or create your own arrangement.

My suggestion? Add your loved one’s favorite treats!

But at the end of the day, it’s all about having fun making the board and sharing the sweetest things in life with your favorite person. 

valentine's day charcuterie board

Check out more Valentine’s dessert ideas and impress your honey with sugar and everything nice. But if you want a great meal that will remind you to slow down a bit and just savor the moment, you can’t go wrong with these charcuterie boards:

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