If you’re looking to create a unique and delicious charcuterie board that will impress your guests, check out this Pretzel Charcuterie Board. This delightful combination of salty soft pretzels, crunchy pretzels, sweet pretzels, cheese sauce, and mustards is perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a game day, a happy hour get-together, or a simple evening snack this is an easy to prepare option. Learn how to create your very own Pretzel Charcuterie Board that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Kids and adults will love these options.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Before you start putting together your pretzel charcuterie board, make sure you have the following ingredients ready:
- Salty soft pretzels
- Crispy pretzels – we love the Snack Factory brand, especially the Everything flavor pictured on the board
- Chocolate covered pretzels – I highly recommend the ones from Trader Joe’s, they are so tasty! If you have leftovers, you can freeze them.
- Honey mustard
- Ground spicy mustard
- Yellow mustard
- A variety of meats (such as pulled pork, sliced pepperoni, and prosciutto) – optional
- Pigs in a blanket make a great addition especially with all the mustards
- A variety of cheeses (including Colby Jack, blue cheese, and cheddar)
- Fresh fruit (seasonal fruits work great)
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
- Cheese sauce
- Sour cream
- Fresh cilantro
- Green onions
- Melted butter
- Classic pretzel salt
- Pretzel bites (optional)
Assembling Your Pretzel Charcuterie Board
1. Prepare the Pretzels
- Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature for your pretzels (usually around 350°F or as per the packaging instructions).
- Place the salty soft pretzels on a baking sheet, and heat them in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are warm and slightly crispy.
2. Create the Cheese Sauce for your Pretzel Charcuterie Board
- In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic salt until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Gradually add shredded cheese and stir until well combined.
- Heat the cheese mixture in a microwave-safe dish or on the stovetop until it’s warm and creamy.
3. Prepare the Meats and Fruits – Optional
- Slice the variety of meats and arrange them on a large platter or serving tray.
- Cut up fresh fruits into bite-sized pieces and place them alongside the meats.
4. Garnish and Serve
- Sprinkle green onion and fresh cilantro over the meats and fruits for added flavor and presentation.
- Place small bowls of honey mustard and spicy mustards on the board for dipping.
- Serve the pretzels warm with the cheese sauce on the side and a cup of your favorite BBQ sauce for dipping.
5. Additional Options
If you want to take your Pretzel Charcuterie Board to the next level, consider adding some of these optional items:
- Pretzel bites: You can include a bag of one-timer soft pretzel bites buttered and heated for a delightful addition.
- Additional cheeses: Feel free to add more cheese varieties to cater to different tastes.
- Fresh chives: Garnish with fresh chives for an extra burst of flavor.
- Red peppers: Slice red peppers for a pop of color and crunch.
- DIY Food Board: If you’re feeling creative, create a DIY food board with the pretzels as the center of the wheelhouse and arrange the meats, cheeses, and fruits around them.
Enjoy Your Pretzel Charcuterie Board
Creating a Pretzel Charcuterie Board is a fun and delicious way to elevate your snack game. Whether you’re hosting a big game day gathering, having friends over for a happy hour, or simply enjoying some quality time with your family, this board has something for everyone. The combination of salty pretzels, savory meats, creamy cheeses, and sweet fruits will have your guests coming back for more.
Don’t forget to pair your charcuterie board with your favorite beverages, whether it’s wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. The beauty of a charcuterie board is its versatility, so feel free to customize it with your favorite things.
Now that you have the recipe for the perfect Pretzel Charcuterie Board, it’s time to get creative and start assembling your own. Your guests will be impressed by your culinary skills and delighted by the delicious flavors on display.
For more charcuterie board ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out this collection of charcuterie board ideas. Happy snacking!