Ring in the new year with a fun New Year’s Eve charcuterie board! Fill the board with cheese, fruit, meats, and desserts with gold and silver!
It’s always fun to gather with friends and family to celebrate the new year over drinks and good food! Charcuterie boards are an excellent way to serve groups of people without a lot of prep work or mess.
This New Year’s Eve charcuterie board is full of great snack options. Plus, the black and white desserts, star dishes, and added pops of silver and gold make it eye-catching.
What’s On This New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board
- Cheddar cheese
- Halos (mandarins)
- White chocolate pretzels
- Black and white cookies
- Dark chocolate and sea salt caramels
- Hershey’s Kisses
How to Assemble a New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board
Arrange this beautiful New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board on a large round board. Place three star-shaped bowls in different places on the board. I divided my NYE board into 3 sections: Classic charcuterie, fruit, and desserts. Dividing the board into sections breaks up the large board. It makes assembly simple and less overwhelming.
First, fill the star-shaped bowl with Rolo’s. The Rolo’s are wrapped in gold foil. It’s the perfect shiny accent for a celebratory board. Then fill in the area on the lower right side with silver-wrapped Hershey’s Kisses. Again, a fun way to add some sparkle to the board.
On the lower left side, add dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Then arrange a dozen black and white cookies across half of the board. Switch up the cookie angles and directions for the black and white icing.
What are Black and White Cookies?
Black and white cookies are a famous cookie in New York City. You’ve probably seen them in a variety of NYC-based television shows and sitcoms. They are soft cake-like cookies. One half is glazed in vanilla and the other is chocolate. They are a delicious dessert. And the two-tone top makes them visually interesting. Perfect for charcuterie or dessert boards!
Next, fill in the fruit portion of the board. Fill another star-shaped bowl with blackberries. Then add Halos, or mandarins, cut into quarters below the blackberry bowl. I left the Halos’ peels in place. The peels make it easy to pick up the mandarins. And it keeps the juices from dripping into the board.
Above the blackberries add several bunches of grapes. I kept half of the grapes on the stem so they wouldn’t roll off the board. It’s not the easiest for serving, but looks pretty!
In the third bowl add marinated olives. Then arrange cubes of cheddar cheese on the lower left side. Above the cookies and desserts.
On the upper right side add pepperoni. The pepperoni looks best folded in half. Arrange them in a pattern that alternates between the fold facing up or down. It’s much more visually appealing than just flat pepperoni.
Last, for the charcuterie section, add thin slices of fresh baguette. I also cut each slice in half. Then alternated the slices facing cut side down and cut side up. Again, it’s just more visually interesting.
The board had one remaining pocket of space. Fill this with white chocolate-covered pretzels. The white color stands out on the board. And it balances the sweet and salty flavors of the rest of the board in one treat.
Add Some More Sparkle
The best way to make this New Year’s Eve charcuterie more festive is to add some sparkle! I added mini disco ball ornaments throughout the board. I washed them thoroughly with soap and water first! They came from Bullseye’s Playground at the front of Target during the holidays!
There are also some fun skewers with gold stars tucked into the food. I linked them below under Shop This Post!
Alternative Food for a New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board
- Brie cheese
- Gold rock candy
- Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds (gold foil)
- Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
What Size Board Did You Use?
My board is 18″ in diameter. I purchased my board from HomeGoods. It’s a great place to find cheese boards on a budget. But I’ve linked a few similarly sized options below. I’ve also linked the star-shaped bowls and toothpicks.
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Other Fun New Year’s Eve Snack Ideas
- Buffalo Chicken Dip with Frank’s Red Hot Original Buffalo Sauce
- Texas Caviar Dip
- Delicious Stovetop Cheeseburger Dip
New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board
- 1 18" round cheese board
- 3 star-shaped dishes
- Hershey's Kisses
- dark chocolate sea salt caramels
- black and white cookies
- Halos (mandarins)
- cheddar cheese
- sliced baguette
- white chocolate-covered pretzels
- Place three star-shaped bowls in different places on the board.
- Fill the first bowl with Rolo's. Then arrange the dessert items around that bowl.
- Fill the next bowl with blackberries. Then arrange the fruits around that bowl.
- Fill the third bowl with olives. Then arrange the classic charcuterie items around that bowl.
- Fill any remaining space with white chocolate pretzels.
- Garnish the board with shiny disco balls and festive food picks.