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Easy Halloween Snack Board Idea: Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin

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Easy Halloween Snack Board Idea: Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin


Easy Halloween Snack Board Idea

The halloween snack board has become my favorite party contribution. Whether it’s a true charcuterie board, a savory snack platter, or a display of sweet treats, I love that they can look impressive without needing a lot of time…or skills in the kitchen. Let’s be honest, Bobby is the cook and the baker. I just like to decorate.

I’ve made many a Halloween snack board — they’re my favorite! — and this pumpkin snack board is particularly easy because it just requires a round charcuterie board and color sorted treats. Homemade or store bought doesn’t matter; I like to do a little mix and match. Here’s how to assemble your Halloween snack board to look like a jack-o-lantern pumpkin:

Use a round charcuterie board as your base

charcuterie board for halloween

Start with the jack-o-lantern’s eyes and mouth

homemade bat and cat sugar cookies

Start building your Halloween pumpkin snack board with the jack-o-lantern’s eyes and mouth. I used homemade sugar cookies (I use Emma’s sugar cookie recipe!) that I cut into the shape of bats and cats, with HomeGoods cookie cutters. Get creative: you can make these out of any treats you like!

Form the nose

homemade bat and cat sugar cookies

I used chocolate covered sunflower seeds and jordan almonds. Much like the board, decor, and tablecloth — these were found at HomeGoods!

Add a border

Adding a border of pumpkin candies to your Halloween snack board will keep the rest of the filler in place. Think of this as making an outline for a coloring book!

Start filling in the jack-o-lantern’s face with orange hued treats

wooden halloween snack board with assorted orange and black snacks assembled to resemble a pumpkin

When filling in the spaces, start with the focal points or any larger treats you want to add. For me, that was these pumpkin cookies. I made them little “cheeks”. Anywhere else, they may have been distracted. Then, I added some orange jordan almonds to the space below the nose.

Keep filling!

wooden halloween snack board with assorted orange and black snacks assembled to resemble a pumpkin
wooden halloween snack board with assorted orange and black snacks assembled to resemble a pumpkin

Remember, this is like coloring inside the lines! Once the outline of your Halloween snack board is done and the base is set, just fill in the spaces with orange colored candies and treats. Use bulkier pieces in larger spaces, and fill smaller voids with equally tiny treats.

Don’t forget the stem!

wooden halloween snack board with assorted orange and black snacks assembled to resemble a pumpkin

Finish your pumpkin snack board with gummy worms for the stem. You can also use pretzels, graham crackers, or any candies you want. Just have fun and don’t overthink it!

Want more Halloween treat ideas? I have a few more coming soon. In the meantime, check out the rest of my Halloween content and follow me on instagram and tiktok.

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wooden halloween snack board with assorted orange and black snacks assembled to resemble a pumpkin