Looking for a creative Valentine’s Day dessert or Galentine’s party ideas? Make my Valentine Gnome Dessert Board to show off your love of those funny little Gnomes.

Valentine Gnome Dessert Board - Chocolate candy charcuterie shaped like a gnome

Cute Valentine Gnome Dessert Board

Say hello to my latest creation, the Valentine Gnome Dessert Board! I have GNOME doubt this sweet charcuterie idea will make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra special.

I have a love like GNOME other for cute dessert boards!

If you love decorating for Valentine’s Day, but not a baker or a cook, this is the perfect semi-homemade recipe for you!

Not only is this fun to make, you’ll be proud of yourself for creating such a cute charcuterie board.

Decorate your party table with homemade gnomes and your friends and family will fall in love!

Valentine Gnome Dessert Charcuterie Candy Board
The Most Adorable Gnome Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board 

This is an extra creative take on the cheese board with candy only.

Forget the cheese and meats, you GNOME this Valentine themed board wouldn’t be as sweet without with chocolates, red, pink and purple M&M’s, heart candy and strawberries.

Valentine Gnome Dessert Board
What is the Best Candy for a Dessert Board?

When you’re making a dessert board with candy, think about using candy that can be displayed on a platter without getting soggy, stale or melting.

Hard candies, candy coated chocolates, soft fruit snacks or gummy candies are always great choices. When you start adding chocolate, baked goods such as brownies, cookies and cupcakes, be mindful of how long you plan to display your board. Cookies can get hard or frosting and chocolate can easily melt in the heat.

Fresh or dried fruits are always great additions to a dessert board.

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How to Make a Gnome out of Candy

It’s easier than you think to creative a Valentine Gnome out of candy! You need red, pink or purple candy for the gnome hat, a cookie for the nose and white candy for the beard.

I used white yogurt covered pretzels for the beard, but you could also use mini marshmallows.

Homemade Valentine Gnome Ideas with Amy Locurto

When you’re done making your dessert board, add some cute homemade gnomes around the platter for extra fun! –> Learn how to make my Homemade Gnomes.

Easy Chocolate Gnome Dessert Board

I hope you enjoy making this adorable dessert. It’s definitely one of my favorite ideas to date!

Valentine Gnome Dessert Board

How to make a Gnome Dessert Board. This easy chocolate candy charcuterie board is perfect for a Valentine's Day dessert or special occasion party.
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time0 minutes
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Total Time30 minutes
Yield: 12
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 3.5 cups M&M's candy 2 large bags
  • 3 cups White Yogurt Pretzels
  • 1 Sugar Cookie
  • 1 cup Gummy Heart Candy


  • Separate M&M candy by color.
  • Since this gnome dessert board is a Valentine theme, use the pink and purple candy and shape on the board to look like a gnome stocking cap.
  • Use the red candy for the cap's border.
  • Arrange white yogurt pretzels under the hat for the gnome beard.
  • Slice the end off of a cookie so it looks like the nose is under the hat. Place on top of the pretzels in the middle of the gnome face.
  • Decorate around the gnome with more candy and fruit.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate, gnomes, valentines day
Calories: 381kcal


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

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One Comment

  1. You are the best! This is exactly what we were searching for. Can not wait to build your Gnome out of canduy for our office party.

    Thank you for the inspiration Amy.

    Be well.

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