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Halloween House Charcuterie Board
September 1, 2022 | Laura
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This charcuterie board was inspired by the house from the movie, Monster House. This house is made with crackers, cured meats, and cheese. It's the perfect Monster House movie night snack or Halloween snack during spooky season!
A haunted mansion made out of meat and cheese? Yes, please!
This monster house charcuterie board was so much fun to make! It was inspired by the movie, Monster House. It was the perfect snack for our Monster House movie night!
This Monster House-themed charcuterie board is so simple and quick to make! After you're done designing the house, you'll end up with a spooky house that resembles the actual Monster House. A traditional charcuterie board with a spooky twist but all those same delicious savory flavors!
This board is perfect for Monster House movie night, your next Halloween party, or any time during October!
Halloween House Charcuterie Board Ingredients
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The crackers with be the structure of the house. I used Wheat Thins because their square shape works well in shaping the house. Triscuits and other square crackers are also other great options.
✽ Cheddar Cheese
The best way to make it look like the lights are on in the house is to use cheddar cheese because it is yellow. Buying a block of cheddar cheese will be your best bet so that you will be able to cut out the cubes for the windows and the rectangle for the door.
✽ Cured Meats
I wanted to add more substance to this board and make sure all the empty spots were covered so I chose to also put prosciutto underneath the round salami slices. When layered upon each other, the salami rounds look like shingles. You could also use pepperoni for the shingles as well. The prosciutto underneath will also help to fill in any holes the salami my leave.
The pretzel sticks are placed on the bottom of the house to look like the porch.
I like to serve this Monster House board with all my other favorite snacks surrounding the board. My favorites include pickles, olives, and nuts.
How to Make a Monster House Halloween-themed Board
It is really quick and simple to make this board. Follow my picture and you will have your board made in no time!
You want to make this Halloween board on a medium to large cutting board or serving board. You can also make this house larger to fit your board!
The first thing to do is lay down the square crackers for the house. I like to overlap them a bit for texture. The first story of the house gets about 4 rows of crackers- leave room for the door. The second story of the house gets about 2 rows of crackers- leave room for 2 windows.
Next cut 8 small cubes of cheddar cheese. Four cubes of cheese put together will be one window. Then cut a rectangle of cheddar cheese to be the front door.
Now lay down the prosciutto where the roof will go and cover the prosciutto with layered rounds of salami (or pepperoni). Cut one salami into a rectangle and place on top of the house for a chimney.
Lastly, lay the pretzel sticks down on the bottom of the house to be the front porch. Surround the board with small bowls of your favorite snack foods, and there you have it! Enjoy!
31 Days of Halloween
This spooky charcuterie board is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check out 31 Days of Halloween for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!
What to Serve with Halloween Snack Boards
✽ Sour Apple Mountain Dew Cocktail; The perfect way to enjoy this Halloween-themed snack board is with a Mountain Dew cocktail! I paired this snack board with a Monster House cocktail for our Monster House movie night! This cocktail is made with Mountain Dew because the babysitter tells DJ that he doesn't need to be drinking anymore Mountain Dew. She thinks that he's gone mad after saying the house is alive!
✽ All the snack foods; Surround your board with small bowls of all your charcuterie favorites- more cheese (both hard cheese and semi-soft cheese such as a wedge of brie would make a great addition), olives, nuts, dried fruits, pickles, candy corn, candy pumpkins, etc. I also like to place spooky decor around this festive Halloween charcuterie board such as plastic spiders and mini pumpkins!
Category: Appetizers & Snacks, Halloween, Monster House Cuisine: American
Keywords: monster house themed snacks, perfect halloween charcuterie board, fun halloween foods, halloween charcuterie board ideas, halloween food ideas, easy halloween charcuterie board
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More Halloween Snack Recipes:
✽ Halloween Snack Board (great snack board filled with all kinds of Halloween snacks and is perfect for any spooky occasion)
✽ Hocus Pocus Dip Trio (a dip trio platter that looks like the Sanderson Sisters made of salsa, homemade queso, and black bean dip)
✽ Shaggy Sandwich (this huge monster sandwich was inspired by Scooby Doo and Shaggy)
✽ Caramel Apple (Halloween candy apples are classic and one of my favorite treats during this time of year)
→ Check out all of my Halloween recipes!
September 1, 2022 by Laura Ehlers
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