Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board

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This Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board comes together quickly and is great for a Christmas party or a Valentine’s Day treat. 

Who doesn’t love a charcuterie board? There’s something special about gathering around a board laden with beautiful food that brings an element of fun to the table. You can make a charcuterie board for just about any occasion, meal, or a snack. This Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board would be great served for a Christmas party or a special Valentine’s Day dessert. And it comes together so easily! Here’s how to make one for yourself. 

Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board Ingredients

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • Cream Cheese
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Cookies & Cream Bars
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar Cookies

Red Velvet Marshmallow Dip

The star of this charcuterie board is the luscious Red Velvet Marshmallow Dip. Yum! This sweet, creamy dip goes well with every item we’ll include on this board and also gives it a great pop of color.

There is one important step we need to complete before preparing the dip. We must proof the cake mix. Because this cake mix was sold with the purpose of being cooked, it’s best to heat treat it before using it in a raw dip. This will kill any potential bacteria in the raw flour.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Spread the dry cake mix right out of the box over the baking sheet.
Bake for 6 minutes, then take out and let cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract.
Mix together with an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment for about 3 minutes until well combined.

Now it’s time to add the red velvet cake mix. Be sure to stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl as you mix to be sure everything is combined well. Mix another 3 minutes.
Add in 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix again for about 2 minutes. If the dip is too thick, add another tablespoon of the heavy whipping cream. Repeat until your desired consistency is reached. You want it to be thick but not stiff to allow for easy dipping.

Put the dip into a serving bowl and gather all the goodies to begin assembling the charcuterie board.

Assembling the Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board

Make sure your charcuterie board is well cleaned and dry.
Place the bowl of dip in the center of the board. 
Arrange the chocolate bars in a straight line on one side of the bowl taking them all the way to the edge of the board. 
Place the cookies & cream bars on the opposite side in the same way. 
The chocolate bars and dip bowl should make a horizontal line across the board. 
Next, grab a large handful of pretzels and place them diagonally from the bowl to the top right corner of the board. 
Repeat with another handful of pretzels on the lower half of the board to the bottom left corner. 
Now for the graham crackers. Break some into single pieces and leave some double width. Place the wider graham crackers in the top left and bottom right of the board. Stack them toward the center. 
The pretzels and graham crackers should make an “X” pattern on the board. 
Next, place sugar cookies in a vertical line down the center. 
Use fresh strawberries to fill in any gaps where you can see the board peeking through. As you place them, repeat the same pattern on the opposite side of the board. 
The tiny sections of the chocolate bars can be used to fill in any small spaces. 

Now serve and enjoy! 

Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board

Tips & Tricks

  • The dipping snacks can be substituted with anything you like such as apple slices, brownie bites, vanilla wafers, Oreos, mini donuts, grapes, there are so many possibilities!
  • Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 4 days. To serve the leftover dip, allow it to come to room temperature before eating.
  • For serving at larger parties, consider dividing the dip and making 2 smaller dessert boards.
Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board
Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board

Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board

This Red Velvet Dessert Charcuterie Board comes together quickly and is great for a Christmas party or a Valentine’s Day treat. 
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Red velvet cake mix
  • 8 oz Cream cheese at room temperature
  • 8 oz Marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp Heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz Bag of pretzels
  • 1 box Graham crackers
  • 4 Chocolate bars
  • 4 Cookies & Cream bars
  • 1 pkg Strawberries
  • 12 Sugar cookies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spread the dry cake mix right out of the box over the baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, then take out and let cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract. Mix together with an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment for about 3 minutes until well combined.
  • Now add the red velvet cake mix. Be sure to stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl as you mix to be sure everything is combined well. Mix another 3 minutes.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix again for about 2 minutes. If the dip is too thick, add another tablespoon of the heavy whipping cream. Repeat until your desired consistency is reached. You want it to be thick but not stiff to allow for easy dipping.
  • Put the dip into a small serving bowl and gather all the goodies to begin assembling the charcuterie board.
  • Make sure your charcuterie board is well cleaned and dry. Place the bowl of dip in the center of the board. 
  • Arrange the chocolate bars in a straight line on one side of the bowl taking them all the way to the edge of the board. Place the cookies & cream bars on the opposite side in the same way. The chocolate bars and dip bowl should make a horizontal line across the board. 
  • Next, grab a large handful of pretzels and place them diagonally from the bowl to the top right corner of the board. Repeat with another handful of pretzels on the lower half of the board to the bottom left corner. 
  • Now for the graham crackers. Break some into single pieces and leave some double width. Place the wider graham crackers in the top left and bottom right of the board. Stack them toward the center. The pretzels and graham crackers should make an “X” pattern on the board. 
  • Next, place sugar cookies in a vertical line down the center. 
  • Use fresh strawberries to fill in any gaps where you can see the board peeking through. As you place them, repeat the same pattern on the opposite side of the board. The tiny sections of the chocolate bars can be used to fill in any small spaces. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • The dipping snacks can be substituted with anything you like such as apple slices, brownie bites, vanilla wafers, Oreos, mini donuts, grapes, there are so many possibilities!
  • Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 4 days. To serve the leftover dip, allow it to come to room temperature before eating.
  • For serving at larger parties, consider dividing the dip and making 2 smaller dessert boards.
Keyword charcuterie, christmas, valentine’s day
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