Enjoy a fun Hocus Pocus charcuterie board for breakfast! This simple and delicious board features pancake versions of the Sanderson Sisters.
Invite the Sanderson sisters to breakfast with this fun Hocus Pocus charcuterie board. It features the sisters’ faces on mini pancakes, with fruit and berries as their hair. It’s easy to spot Winifred, Sarah, and Mary’s pancake faces.
If you’re unfamiliar, Hocus Pocus is a Disney movie about three witches, the Sanderson sisters. They are raised from the dead one Halloween in Salem, Massachusets. Kenny Ortega directed the film. He’s famous for movies like The Newsies, Dirty Dancing, and High School Musical. Hocus Pocus was released in 1993. But over the years it’s grown more popular. So much so, Disney released a sequel on Disney Plus in 2022. Both movies are some of my favorite not-scary Halloween movies.
I made this fun breakfast board to celebrate the release of the sequel. But a fun Hocus Pocus pancake can be enjoyed anytime!
What is a Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board?
Traditionally, charcuterie boards are appetizers served on a wooden board. They usually feature preserved meats, cheeses, fruits, and crackers. These boards have evolved over time. Now anything can be a charcuterie board!
This Hocus Pocus board consists of breakfast items. A breakfast board is more popular with my children than typical charcuterie. Breakfast items also tend to be less expensive. And simple to prepare.
What You Need to Make this Breakfast Board
- 20 Mini Pancakes
- Granola or cereal
Keep It Simple
Mornings are hectic in my house, so I typically don’t have much time to prepare breakfast. I kept this Sanderson sister pancake board simple using Eggo frozen mini pancakes. The pancakes come in a box of 40 and only take 5 minutes to prepare in the oven. Just pop them in the oven, and then arrange them on the board. It’s so easy!
Try making a few other fun Halloween-themed snacks to go with your Hocus Pocus board!
How to Make a Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
Start by creating the three Sanderson sisters in the center of the board. Use two pancakes stacked on top of each other for each face. I used a stack of pancakes because it raises the faces off the surface of the board. It keeps them from getting lost as you add more ingredients. Then, arrange the rest of the pancakes around the edges of the board.
Making the Sanderson Sisters
Next, create each sister’s hair using bananas and berries. Start with Sarah, the sister on the left.
Sarah Sanderson has long blond hair. It is typically swept over to one side. Use bananas across the top and down the left side to make her flowing hair.
In the middle is Winifred. Winifred has large, curly red hair. It is all swept up on top of her head in two large buns. Raspberries are excellent for Winifred’s hair. Arrange the raspberries along the top.
Finally, the sister on the right is Mary Sanderson. Mary has curly black hair. It’s arranged on top of her head, pointing up. Blackberries are perfect for Mary’s hair. Arrange blackberries along the top and up into a point.
Adding the Faces
Elevate the pancake Sanderson sisters with minimalistic faces. All you need is 3 slices of a small strawberry. Cut each slice in half. This creates the top and bottom lips. Place each set of lips on a sister.
For the eyes, I cut thin strips of licorice. Then I bent them a bit and placed two on each face. If you don’t have licorice, you can use black icing to draw the eyes on instead.
Finally, fill in the remaining space with more bananas and berries. Just be sure to use contrasting fruits around the hair fruit. That way the faces and hair clearly stand out from the board.
I left the space directly around the sisters’ faces free of fruit. Instead, I filled in the space with granola. It adds a satisfying crunch to a breakfast of berries and pancakes. Plus, the colors of the berries pop against it. You could also add cereal, grapes, or something else to this space.
I love this Hocus Pocus breakfast board! It’s the perfect treat for Halloween morning or a Hocus Pocus movie day.
Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
- 1 round cheese board
- 20 mini pancakes
- 2 bananas sliced
- 6 oz blackberries
- 6 oz raspberries
- 1/2 cup granola/cereal
- Create the three Sanderson sisters in the center of the board. Use two pancakes stacked on top of each other for each face.
- Create each sister's hair using bananas and berriesSarah (left) – Use bananas across the top and down the left side to make her blonde flowing hair.Winifred (middle) – Arrange raspberries along the top and in two large buns.Mary (right) – Arrange blackberries along the top and up into a point.
- Cut 3 slices of a small strawberry. Cut each slice in half. This creates the top and bottom lips. Place each set of lips on a sister.
- Use thin strips of licorice for each eye. Or draw on eyes with icing.
- Fill in the remaining space with more bananas and berries. Just be sure to use contrasting fruits around the hair fruit.
- Fill in the space immediately around the three sisters with granola/cereal.