A St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board is a creative food idea for a party or after-school snack!
This easy leprechaun shaped snack board made with green candy and cheese crackers is a cute party idea anyone can create in minutes!
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Charcuterie Board
Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Why not try this easy Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board recipe!
It’s perfect for a party or as a fun after-school snack for the kids. Plus, this dessert and snack board is super easy to put together – just pick your favorite snacks and get creative.
How To Make a Leprechaun Snack Board
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, what comes to mind? Green drinks? Shamrocks? While all of those things are definitely part of the Saint Paddy’s Day celebration, there’s another fun tradition that you may not have considered – a leprechaun charcuterie board!
This festive snack spread is the perfect way to celebrate Ireland’s favorite holiday. So gather your friends and get creative with your charcuterie board toppings!
What Do You Need for a St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie?
Here’s what you’ll need to make my leprechaun shaped snack board.
Large Board or Serving Tray – If you don’t have a large board or flat serving dish, your kitchen countertop or table will work just fine. For a fun background option, cut a large piece of wrapping paper for the backdrop or use a light blue poster board that looks like blue sky.
Leprechaun Hat – Green M&M’s candy. I found a large bag of peanut m&m’s and picked out the green candy. Then I also mixed them with some Key Lime flavored m&m’s.
Leprechaun Hat Band – Slice a Dark Chocolate Hershey’s bar into long strips to make the hat band. Cut a sugar cookie to make the buckle.
Nose – A sugar cookie with the top cut off makes the Leprechaun’s nose.
Leprechaun Beard – Any type of cheese crackers or popcorn will work for the beard. I used Cheez-It crackers as they are extra bright orange.
Pot of Gold – Cut a Dark Chocolate Bar into the shape of a cauldron. Then caramel or cheese popcorn for the gold. Any kind of rainbow candy will work for the rainbow. I used Air Head Extremes bites for our rainbow and garnish.
How Can I Make This Snack Board Healthy?
For a healthy version of this St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie, you could use green and orange fruit or vegetables.
For the Hat – Try Granny Smith apples, green grapes, kiwi fruit for the hat.
For the Leprechaun Beard – You could use orange slices or carrots for the leprechaun’s beard.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Making a Leprechaun Charcuterie Board
Grab some of your favorite green and orange foods and let’s get started making this fun St. Patrick’s Day snack board!
Place your board, serving tray or other backdrop onto the serving table. Start by making the Leprechaun’s hat first.
Add the cookie nose and begin creating his beard with crackers.
Decorate the rest of the board with the pot of gold and rainbow. Use extra candy for garnish around the Leprechaun head.
Print the recipe and watch the video below for more details.
St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board
- Place your board, serving tray or other backdrop onto the serving table. Start by making the Leprechaun’s hat first at the top of the board.
- Slice a Dark Chocolate Hershey’s bar into long strips to make the hat band. Cut a sugar cookie to make the buckle.
- Cut the top part of the cookie off. Add the cookie nose and begin creating his beard with crackers.
- Decorate the rest of the board with the pot of gold and rainbow. Use extra candy for garnish around the Leprechaun head.