I love charcuterie boards and themed snack platters. I fell completely in love with them last year (in fact, I think this process was duly documented during Blogmas). But because of busy schedules and me being so sick last winter and COVID happening, I didn’t get an opportunity to make one until this past weekend for the Fourth of July.
My one drawback about charcuterie boards was that they can easily get expensive. But for my Fourth of July board, I decided to just buy everything I wanted to put on it and not worry about the money.
When I added everything up, I was pleasantly surprised: My “fancy” charcuterie board came in right at $20.00! Here’s a breakdown of what I bought (I get all my groceries at Walmart) and how I arranged it so you can make your own themed charcuterie board, too.
My Fourth of July Charcuterie Board
I made my board on a rectangular tray with two small bowls in the middle. One bowl had salsa and the other had red, white, and blue M&Ms. Around the salsa bowl, I put savory or salty snacks–blue corn chips, white American cheese cut into stars, and red bell pepper slices. I put the sweet stuff on the other side of the board–strawberries, marshmallows, blueberries, and white chocolate pretzels.
Here’s how the pricing broke down (everything from Walmart’s online grocery order option):
- Plastic serving tray — $2.47
- Marshmallows — already had
- M&M’s — $2.98
- Strawberries — $1.76
- Blueberries — $3.28
- White chocolate covered pretzels — $1.98
- Red bell pepper — $1.38
- Salsa — already had
- Blue corn chips — $2.98
- White American cheese — $1.88
- Star shaped cookie cutter — $0.97
Including the cookie cutter and serving tray, everything for the board cost $19.68. I could only eat the bell peppers, marshmallows, and the chips and salsa, but it sure looked pretty! Now that I’ve finally made a charcuterie board / themed snack platter of my own, I’ve even more hooked on them and can’t wait to make more–especially now that I know how inexpensive they can be. 🙂
Also, here’s a picture of the watermelon Rice Krispies I managed to make for the Fourth because somebody besides my immediate family needs to appreciate how cute they are. (Social distancing holidays, amirite?)
This past weekend was very rough for me physically (as every day is right now, unfortunately)–but I had so much fun making this board and can’t wait to do another one soon!
Hope you had a happy and safe Fourth! Have you ever made a charcuterie board or themed snack platter?