One of the best parts about watching a football game is eating snacks! Make a football charcuterie board for your next Game Day watch party.
There are two types of people: those that love watching football and those that are only in it for the food. I’m definitely in the second group! I appreciate an exciting football game. But really I’m just there for the food! Especially if it’s a delicious charcuterie board!
Charcuterie boards are a great way to feed groups of people. There’s a little something for everyone! This football charcuterie board has a football-themed dessert, pops of green, and simple dips. It’s the perfect-sized board for a game day at home.
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What’s On This Football Charcuterie Board
- Cheddar cheese
- Pretzel Chips
- White chocolate pretzels
- Brownie bites (with icing to look like football laces)
- Ranch veggie dip
- Green Sixlets
How to Assemble a Football Charcuterie Board
Arrange a football charcuterie board on a rectangular board. I happen to have a board that looks like a football field. But any rectangular board works! Place three small bowls in different places on the board. I filled one bowl with green Sixlets for a pop of color. The other two bowls contain dips. One is hummus and the other is a Ranch veggie dip.
How to Make Football Brownie Bites
I placed my bowl of Sixlets in the upper left corner of the board. So I styled the desserts around that bowl. The main dessert is brownie bites made to look like footballs. These were incredibly simple to make! Use white cookie icing from the store to draw a vertical line down the center of the brownie. Then, draw three small horizontal lines across the center line. They are simple. But they really define the football theme.
Cookie icing is available in the cake decorating section of the grocery store. It comes in a small squeezable pouch with a narrow tip. They are perfect for dessert decorating. I keep a pouch on hand for easy decorating at the last minute.
Arrange Largest to Smallest
Arrange food on a charcuterie board from largest to smallest. Start with bowls or containers, then work your way down in size. This keeps the board visually balanced. Plus, it’s easier to add small foods to fill in gaps around the board.
For this board, the next largest snack is the veggies. Arrange them in the lower corners of the board. The carrots wrap around the hummus bowl and the celery extends from the corner to the Ranch dip. Then fill in the center of the board with pretzel chips. Wrap them around the bowl of hummus as well.
Next, add the cheese and salami. I love using cubed cheese for boards. It’s easy to stack and arrange. Then fill in the top corner and center with salami.
Finally, add white chocolate-covered pretzels around the green candy. I like to use white pretzels because they stand out more on a charcuterie board. Plus, the white ties in with the white of the football field.
Decorate with Football Accessories
One of the easiest ways to create a themed charcuterie board is to add fun accessories. This board has fun football food picks from Party City. (These picks are similar). They are the perfect accessories for this board. Add one to each bowl and to the cheese on the board itself.
Alternative Food for a Football Charcuterie Board
- Pizza bites
- Tortilla chips
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Green gummies
- Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
The larger the board, the more options you have for snacks. A very large board would easily hold bigger food, like chicken wings or pizza bites. Add slightly larger bowls for dips, like Buffalo Chicken Dip or Hormel Chili Dip.
If you’re hosting a smaller gathering, try making mini sizes of dips. And only cook a few frozen appetizers. It’s easy to make a fun spread for a tailgate party for two.
What Size Board Did You Use?
For this board, I used a small 12″ x 8″ rectangular board. It has yard lines and looks like a miniature football field. I purchased the board in the Bullseye Playground area at the front of Target a few years ago. I linked a few alternatives in the Shop This Post section below. The football picks and accessories in this post are from Party City. I linked alternatives to those as well.
How To Make Football Charcuterie Cups
Another fun way to serve charcuterie on Football Day is in cups! These fun little football food cups are from Party City. (These cups are similar). They are perfect for individual servings of charcuterie!
What’s in These Football Charcuterie Cups?
- Cheddar cheese
To make charcuterie cups, place an olive on a food pick. Then, fold a piece of salami into quarters. That’s in half, and then in half again. Place it under the olive on the pick. Then, add another olive. Finally, add a cube of cheese to the bottom. Don’t push the pick all the way through the cheese. The cheese acts as a base to hold the food pick up vertically in the cup. Repeat this for 3-4 food picks.
Next, add a layer of carrot sticks to the bottom of the cup. This gives the charcuterie sticks a bit more height. Or adds height for crackers. Add the crackers to the front of the cup. Then add a few more pieces of cheese. Finish the cup with a few celery sticks tucked in the back.
These little football charcuterie cups are a great alternative to a board. Everyone has their own individual serving of charcuterie already prepared! Or serve the cups alongside a board with more snacks, like wings and pizza. That way there are plenty of snacks and charcuterie!
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Other Fun Football Snack Ideas
Football Charcuterie Board
- 1 12" x 8" cheese board
- 3 small serving bowls
- football food picks
- cheddar cheese cubed
- pretzel chips
- brownie bites
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks
- white chocolate-covered pretzels
- green Sixlets
- Ranch veggie dip
- Place 3 small serving bowls on a rectangular cheese board.
- Fill one bowl with green Sixlets, another with hummus, and the last with Ranch veggie dip.
- Arrange brownie bites around the bowl of Sixlets.
- Place the carrots and celery sticks around the outside of the board near the hummus and veggie dip.
- Add pretzel chips in the center of the board, wrapping them around one side of the hummus bowl.
- Fill another corner of the board with cheddar cheese and salami, folded into halves.
- Fill remaining edge and space on the board with white chocolate pretzels.
- Place football food picks into the bowls and cheese.