Charcuterie board with crescents and Larabars
Dec 02, 2021 • By

Elevate your holiday grazing with these “charcuterie” board ideas

Whether enjoying a cozy family night in or hosting a gathering, the charcuterie board concept has become a staple of 2021.

While the traditional board features meat and cheese, this popular trend is all about creativity and leveraging the foods you love, including our favorite General Mills products. 

These fun – and easy! – snack board ideas put the “spread” in spreading cheer. 

From young to old, breakfast to late-night, nutritious to decadent, these nibbles offer something for everyone. The best part? They can be customized based on how you want to graze – at the table, by the fire, as the host or guest – and there’s no wrong way to enjoy your favorite bites.  

Merry Mornings Board 

Holiday mornings are already hectic, so why not have on-the-go eats at the ready? Jump-start your festivities with this spread that features customizable parfait fixings that will keep away those AM cravings. 

Merry Mornings charcuterie board

Cascadian Farm Coconut Cashew Granola, Cascadian Farm Oats & Honey Granola, Cascadian Farm Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt, Yoplait Vanilla Yogurt, Nature Valley Oat & Honey Bars, Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Santa’s Little Helpers Board

From Christmas Day excitement to classroom celebrations, Santa’s littlest helpers need fuel to keep them going. This spread features finger foods that offer the perfect mid-day energy boost. Plus, fruits and veggies are mixed right alongside these kid-approved favorites, making sure snack time is balanced. 

Santa's Little Helpers Charcuterie board

Annie’s Organic Cheddar Squares, Annie’s Organic Friends Bunny Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats, Mott’s Assorted Fruit Snacks, Gardetto’s, Yoplait Go-GURT, Cookie Crisp Cereal.

Elves Night In

There’s nothing sweeter than a cozy night in with your elves… except for this snack board. Break out these indulgent delights  packed with the flavors of the season – and you’ll go down in history as the holiday host with the most. 

Elves night in grazing board

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, LARABAR Gingerbread, LARABAR Peanut Butter Cookie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, Chex Mix Muddie Buddies Peanut Butter & Chocolate.

Naughty & Nice Board

Nothing is worse than hangry guests or a relentless sweet tooth – so here’s a solution for both! Make sweet and salty treats a part of this board and put it out pre- or post-dinner for irresistible nibbles that everyone can enjoy. This spread is packed with a mix of sweet and salty snacks to optimize the best of both worlds. 

Naughty and nice grazing board

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix, Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Almond Granola Bars, Chex Mix Snack Mix, Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pillsbury Cookie Dough Poppins.


PHOTO CREDIT: Anthony Tahlier Photography for General Mills