It’s October! And do you know what that means? Halloween is just around the corner! We wanted to do something different this Halloween, something that will wow the trick-or-treaters! It’s a simple Halloween candy board filled with everyone’s favorite goodies.
Every year, at this time, people all around the globe start prepping for Halloween. From spooky decorations to creative costumes, sinister meal ideas, and eerie candies for trick-or-treating, everyone wants to stand out by coming up with the most spine-tingling Halloween idea.
With the increasing trend of charcuterie boards for all occasions, why not incorporate this idea with candies and make an easy Halloween candy board?
Why We Love the Easy Halloween Candy Board?
We all love candy! Whether it’s caramel popcorn, chocolate-covered strawberries, licorice, gummies, chocolate bars, hard candy, candy canes, or gum, we love to munch on them at any given time, especially the kids.
And, when it’s Halloween, the most exciting part after getting the spookiest costume is trick-or-treating, where kids go around knocking at people’s doors and getting an assortment of candies.
For some, getting the best candy to distribute on Halloween is quite a task. They go around shopping for the most exotic-looking candy to make the trick-or-treaters squeal with excitement.
Therefore, I decided to come up with a Halloween candy board idea, where you can get several different kinds of goodies and arrange them neatly on a charcuterie board or tray.
How to make one? It’s pretty simple. Just go to your nearest candy store, get a bunch of candies, chocolates, and other treats, and you’re all set to create the most spooktacular Halloween candy board!
Ingredients for Easy Halloween Candy Board
There is no definite ingredient list to make a Halloween charcuterie board. You can get anything you find and arrange it on the board. However, just to give you a rough idea, here’s a list of the goodies I used:
- Chex Mix: An assortment of cereal, chips, hard breadsticks, pretzels, nuts, and bagel bites for the perfect sweet and salty mix!
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Brach’s Autumn Mix: Reese’s signature peanut butter cups, coated in fall harvest flavor, individually covered in fall-colored foil for delicious chocolate and peanut butter combo.
- Reese’s Pieces: Bite-sized pieces of candy filled with the famous peanut butter center in crunchy multi-colored shells for sweet and salty deliciousness.
- Chocolate-covered pretzels: Salty and crispy cracker-like pretzels covered in chocolate. I used milk chocolate; however, you can also use dark chocolate.
- White chocolate-covered pretzels: Flaky pretzels with salt crystals, covered in sweet milky and vanilla-like white chocolate for a sweet and salty taste.
- White chocolate chips: You can use white, brown, or dark chocolate chips or a combination of all three.
- Crunch & Munch caramel popcorn: I used the caramel-flavored popcorns; however, you can use maple, buttery toffee, chocolate & caramel, almond, vanilla, and peanut popcorns too. The more flavors, the better!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It gets quite overwhelming to decide which candy to include on your easy Halloween candy board and how to decorate it. Therefore, I have answered some common queries to help you create the best candy board.
Q. How much candy should I place on the board?
There’s no limit to the amount of candy you can place on the board. It depends on the size of your board and your preferences. If you have a big board, you can add as much candy as required to fill it up. You can always add extra candy to have a full and diverse Halloween candy board.
Q. What type of board should I use?
You can use any type of board that’s available, like a wooden charcuterie or cheese board, a glass platter, or a plastic or wooden tray. The trick is in how you decorate the board!
Q. Should I place packaged or unpackaged candy on the board?
That depends on the type of candy. For instance, if you have toffees, the colorful wrappers look more appealing than unwrapped pieces. Similarly, you can place Chex mix, chocolate chips, cookies, Reese’s cups, and popcorn without packaging; however, lollipops, candy canes, and chocolate bars would be better with packaging.
Tips and Tricks
1. Always start with placing larger candies on the edges, then fill in with smaller candies to build a foundation.
2. Place Reese’s pieces and other smaller shell-covered candies in bowls to avoid them from spilling all over the place.
3. You can get as creative as possible with your Halloween candy board by creating shapes like skulls, ghosts, etc.
More Halloween Treats & Recipes to Make
- Halloween Potluck Recipe Ideas
- Halloween Bat Cookies
- Oreo Mummy Pops
- Mummy Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies
- Broken Glass Cupcakes
- Chex Mix
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Brach’s Autumn Mix
- Reese’s Pieces
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- White chocolate covered pretzels White chocolate chips
- Crunch & Munch caramel popcorn
- Place all ingredients on your favorite rectangular tray or wooden board in a line, and side by side. It makes a greater visual impact.