Spooky Breakfast Charcuterie:
Enjoy breakfast frights with this fun and spooky breakfast charcuterie board. And it makes for a great prep ahead idea whether you are making it for your kids, entertaining, or just wanting a festive breakfast option for the week.
What you will need:
- Pancake or waffle mix of your choice, I used this Paleo one, But you can also make your own from scratch, like this one Grain-Free Banana Waffles.
- Sunflower seeds
- Candy eyes
- Peanut butter or any nut/seed butter you like
- Mini chocolate chips
- Pretzel sticks
- No bake brownie bliss ball bats
- Spider cookies
Making the festive waffles:
If you don’t have Dash mini waffle makers yet, they are a must! And they have so many different festive one’s that are great for the holidays. Prepare the batter based off the package instructions. And spray a bit of oil to the mini waffle maker, add 3 Tbsp of batter to the waffle maker, and cook until you reach desired consistency. I cooked mine about 5 minutes. And yes you can prep these in advance and simply reheat for a few minutes before serving.
For the apple monsters, take two slices of apple, add peanut butter to the middle, and press the edges of the apple together with the peanut butter to adhere. And stick a slice of strawberry in the middle for the tongue and sunflower seeds for the teeth. Take a little bit of peanut butter and add to the back of the candy eyes and place on the top apple slice.
Spooky grape eyes:
First cut the bottom of the grapes a bit to allow the grapes to stand up. And dip part of the top of the grapes in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper. And repeat until you run out of grapes. Top each grape with one candy eye and transfer to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden.
Making monsters on a log:
Slice celery into desired length, add peanut butter or any type of nut or seed butter to the middle of the celery stalk. And add 3-4 candy eyes throughout the celery stalk.
Take a kiwi and create a 45° angled zig zag around 1 inch from the top of the kiwi. And either peel from where you created the zig zag with a peeler or use a knife to remove the skin. And you can peel the pieces of where you created the zig zag with your fingers to create a head/hair like look. Add melted chocolate to the back of the candy eyes and place onto the kiwi. With a toothpick add melted chocolate to create a mouth and for the stitches. And add a pretzel stick to each side of the kiwi. Store in refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
Cut bananas in half and using a knife create two upside down v’s starting with a smaller one and then a bigger one next to it. But leave some space in between the two cut outs. And add mini chocolate chips for the eyes and using a toothpick create the mouth with the melted chocolate.
First, peel the cuties and set aside. Slice a tiny bit of celery for the pumpkin stem. And place the celery into the middle of the cutie.
Bat brownies and spider cookies:
And these no bake brownie bats and spider cookies are great for prepping in advance and having them ready to go. But if you don’t feel like making these items, use fake spiders and bat props to fill the board.
Putting it all together:
And once everything is prepped, the fun begins, assembling the board. First, start by adding the different waffles to the board. And then fill in the reset of the space with all the spooky items prepped. But there really isn’t a rule as far as how to create the board. I just try to keep in mind colors, shapes, and textures when placing items on board. And you can always move things around, if you don’t like the way the board looks. But just have fun with it, it’s not meant to be stressful.
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SPOOKY Breakfast Charcuterie
Ingredients for the board:
- Paleo pancake or waffle mix of choice substitute any type of pancake or waffle mix
- 3 Strawberries
- 1 small Apples
- 1/3 cup Blueberries
- Sunflower seeds
- Candy eyes
- 3 Celery stalks
- Peanut butter substitute any type of nut or seed butter
- 2 Bananas
- Mini chocolate chips
- 4 Kiwis
- 8 Pretzel sticks
- 1/4 cup grapes
- 6 Cuties
- 3 No bake brownie bliss ball bats
- 2 Spider cookies
How to make apple monsters:
- Take two apple slices and add peanut butter to inside
- Place a slice of strawberry in middle for tongue
- Add sunflower seeds for teeth
- Add some peanut butter to back to candy eyes and stick on top of apple slice
How to make grape eyes:
- Cut the bottom of grapes to allow them to stand up
- Dip top in melted chocolate and shake off any excess chocolate
- Add to parchment paper and repeat
- Top each one with candy eye
- Store in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set
How to make monsters on a log:
- Slice celery stalks into desired length
- Spread peanut butter inside
- Top with candy eyes
How to make kiwi Frankensteins:
- With a pairing knife create a zig zag all around the top. You don’t want to cut all the way through, just enough so you see lines
- With a knife cut the bottom skin off, below where you made the zig zag
- Peel off the in between parts of zig zag to create a hair/head look
- Add melted chocolate to back of candy eye and place on kiwi
- Add melted chocolate for mouth and stitch
- Store in refrigerator to allow chocolate to set
- Stick one pretzel stick on each side
How to make banana ghosts:
- Cut banana in half
- Cut out an upside v to the bottom of banana one small one and then a bigger one leaving space in between
- Add mini chocolate chips for eyes
- And melted chocolate for mouth
How to make cuties pumpkins:
- Peel cuties
- Slice a tiny piece of celery for the stem and stick in the middle of the cutie