Easy Halloween Dessert in Minutes – Hazelnut Butter Board with Fruit
Oct 18, 2022, Updated Jun 16, 2023
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Dip into the butter board trend – hazelnut and produce style! Enjoy a creamy, nutty twist to butter boards for fresh fruits and salty snacks!
Butter boards are blowing up on TikTok, so we had to find a way to make an easy Halloween dessert with a butter board and fruits. And we’re pretty excited to share this recipe with you.
Butter boards are an easy and quick way to serve an appetizer or snack for your next family game night or upcoming party Halloween party. And the best part is you can customize it to fit whatever tasty ingredients you have on hand.
We decided to use hazelnut spread as our “butter” and fresh fruit to scoop that yummy goodness into your mouth. Is there anything better than chocolate hazelnut and fruit?
Now that our mouths are watering, let’s get this hazelnut butterboard put together (before we start eating it out of the jar).
A butter board?
Butter boards became popular almost overnight after a food blogger shared her gorgeous butter board on TikTok. If you haven’t seen the inspiration yet, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Softened butter smeared on a board with tasty toppings that you scoop up with a piece of bread.
It’s easy, creative, fun, pretty, and, best of all — affordable.
Charcuterie vs. Butter Board
Charcuterie boards are a little bit…involved, and can be expensive to put together. All the fancy meats, cheeses, crackers, and crostinis can be a hit to your wallet. Although they look beautiful and taste delicious, it’s not in everyone’s budget to create a charcuterie board.
Butter boards are similar to charcuterie boards in that everyone eats off of the same board. You pick and choose which toppings you’d like, scoop up some dip, and you’re all set. A butter board is a more presentable way to serve bread and butter with a few extra toppings like sun dried tomatoes, honey, or edible flowers.
Instead of bread and butter, for this new twist, we’re using hazelnut spread with fresh fruit and salty snacks for an easy Halloween dessert.
Related: Halloween Charcuterie Board
How do you eat a hazelnut butter board?
It’s super simple. Pick your favorite dippers like strawberries, raspberries, and oranges. Use each piece of fruit to scoop up a chunk of hazelnut spread right from the serving platter, in the middle of your butter board. Put it on your plate and enjoy.
Plus, no extra dishes. No fuss. No mess.
How to serve
Assemble your board by placing the hazelnut spread in the middle and the fruit and salty snacks around it. Set the board where everyone can reach it and dig in. Butter boards are as diverse as the people who eat from them. Everyone from friends and family to workmates and neighbors will rave about your hazelnut butter board from the Halloween dessert table because there is something everyone will like.
Hazelnut Butter Board Tips
Type of board.
We used a large round wooden board for a relaxed, rustic feel and put our hazelnut spread in a serving bowl. After a lot of use, wooden boards can hold on to food or get warped. Be sure to wash your butter board by hand with soap and water. Never soak it.
Use a marble or slate board or line the wooden butter board with parchment paper to make clean up easy and protect the wood.
Like frosting a cake.
You’ve probably frosted cakes with your kids many times. Use the same back-and-forth motion when spreading your hazelnut spread. Better yet, hand your kids the spatula and let them add the toppings to your butter board. Kids love to help out in the kitchen. Watch their faces light up when you tell everyone that they helped.
Utensils are optional.
Butter boards are more of a fancy finger food. But if you, or your guests, would feel better about having a serving utensil for your dippers – like toothpicks – feel free to set them out.
How to make a butter board with hazelnut spread
We are creating our example for a Halloween dessert. Remember, to make it your own!
Spread your hazelnut spread onto a serving plate.
Sprinkle candy corn on top of your hazelnut spread.
Use your fingers to evenly drop your sprinkles, Snickers pieces, and marshmallows on top of your hazelnut spread and place in the center of your butter board.
Place your bananas, raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, pears, apples, graham crackers, pretzels, and marshmallows around the hazelnut spread on your butter board.
Check out this fun Halloween activity sheet while you get everyone ready to trick or treat.
Hazelnut “Butter” Spread
- Nutella or any hazelnut butter
- Candy corn
- Snickers bar, chopped
- Mandarin oranges
- Graham crackers
- Mini marshmallows
Feel free to customize your hazelnut butter board with what you like. If you don’t have an ingredient on hand or have any allergies, replace it with another fruit or tasty treat. Or double up on a fruit you love.
If your family has nut allergies, check out our lemon lime fruit dip as an alternative to the hazelnut butter spread.
Easy Halloween Recipes
- Pumpkin Veggie Tray – make a pumpkin out of carrots
- Frankenstein Party Tray – create Frankenstein with veggies
- Halloween Pumpkins – fruit tray that looks like pumpkins
- Caramel Apples with Chocolate Hats – fun food art with a chocolate-covered witch hat
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Let us know in the comments below what toppings and dippers you used!
Hazelnut Butter Board
- Charcuterie Board serving platter
- Candy corn
- Snickers bar chopped
- Mandarin oranges
- Graham Crackers
- Mini marshmallows
- Use a spatula to spread your hazelnut spread onto a serving dish in an even layer. Hold your spatula at a 45° angle as you move your spatula back and forth to easily move the spread around. Make your spread as thick or thin as you'd like.
- Then sprinkle the candy corn, sprinkles, Snickers pieces, and marshmallows evenly over the hazelnut spread for your toppings. Put the serving bowl with the hazelnut spread and toppings in the center of your charcuterie board.
- Place the bananas, raspberries, strawberries, oranges, pears, apples, graham crackers, pretzels, and marshmallows around the hazelnut butter.
- That's it! Serve your tasty hazelnut butter board to your friends and family.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.