A Hocus Pocus charcuterie board is a positively bewitching snack spread for your next movie night or Halloween party. Visually stunning and filled with spooky-looking yet delicious ingredients, this grazing platter is incredibly easy (and fun!) to put together.
What Makes This Board So Great
- Hocus Pocus charcuterie boards have been a thing on the internet for a couple of years now. I’ve always been a big fan of the original movie, and Halloween in general, so with Hocus Pocus 2 being released this fall, I couldn’t resist putting my own version together. This is a really great snack alternative for a holiday that’s super sugar-centered.
- This magical snack tray is SO easy to make, and it’s entirely customizable. I’ve included a list of the different ingredients I used on my own Hocus Pocus cheese board, but you can use absolutely anything you like. I had a lot of fun choosing foods that had a spooky look to them. You won’t see in-shell pistachios the same way again!
- You can make a charcuterie board as large or as small as you need it to be – whether you’re feeding a whole group of costumed kids and kids-at-heart, or settling in for a solo spooky movie night.
- Intimidated by charcuterie boards? Afraid to get started in case it runs amuck, amuck, amuck? If you’re slightly Type A like I am and really want to make sure your board has a huge visual impact, start out with a notepad. Yup. Sketch out your board and your ingredients so you’ve got an idea of what needs to go where. That’ll keep you from having to build and rebuild and arrange and rearrange the foods over and over again. Your sanity will thank you.
- Slicing and breaking the cheeses is easiest when they’re cold. The cheeses have the best flavors and textures when they’re at room temperature, though, so let them warm up a little before serving.
- When it comes to Winnifred’s hair, I used other ingredients to hold the folded pepperoni in place while I positioned everything around them. They don’t stand up too well on their own, so save yourself the headache and prop them up as much as you need to.
Other Spooky Season Treats For Your Next Halloween Party
- Hocus Pocus Spellbook Brownies
- Halloween Margaritas “Monsteritas” (Cucumber Jalapeño)
- Easy Jack O Lantern Pancakes
- Paleo Halloween Cookies (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free)
- Puking Pumpkin with Guacamole “Vomit”
For the Sanderson Sisters
- 3 wheels brie unwrapped
- fruit snacks black for eyes, red for lips
- chunks of aged parmesan
- sliced strawberries
- green grapes
- peeled orange slices
Suggested Accents & Snacks
- pickled okra
- in-shell pistachios
- large green olives
- small candy eyes
- stuffed red peppers
- marinated mozzarella
- gummy worms
- crushed oreos
- rosemary for garnish
- purple wrapped truffles
- cordial cherries
- hot honey
- bacon jam
- spellbook brownies made from this recipe
- charcuterie platter
- mini cauldron
- apothecary bottle
- spider rings
- cheese knives
- toothpicks optional
- Place 3 brie wheels in center of platter. Trim fruit snacks to desired shapes and place on brie wheels to create faces. Use 2 black or dark purple fruit snacks per wheel for eyes and 2 red fruit snacks per wheel for lips.
- Arrange chunks of aged parmesan, folded pepperoni, and blackberries at top of each brie wheel to create each sister's hair.
- Arrange sliced strawberries, green grapes, and peeled orange slices below each brie wheel to create each sister's dress.
- Fill in remaining space on platter using components of choice, rearranging components as needed to achieve desired look.
- Cauldron: I filled the mini cauldron with nutella and gummy worms, then topped the nutella with crumbled oreos to resemble dirt.
- Apothecary Bottle: I filled the apothecary bottle on my board with hot honey.
- Components: The “ingredients” listed here are all just suggestions – feel free to make any substitutions or adjustments you like! You also don’t have to include this many components. If you have a large board, you can double up ingredients as needed to fill out the space.
- Cheeses: Cut the cheeses into slices, cubes, and wedges while they’re cold for ease, but serve them at room temperature for the best tastes and textures.
- Dietary Variations: Substitute any ingredients you need to in order to meet your and your guests’ taste preferences and dietary needs. Use plant-based cheeses to keep the board dairy free, or take inspiration from our keto charcuterie board and Whole30 grazing board to ensure your spread is compliant.
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