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Gnome For The Holidays: Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

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Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board: Indulge in a festive gnome-themed spread of sweet treats and holiday delights. Perfect for the holidays!

This super easy gnome frosting board is a fun alternative to a classic meat and cheese Christmas charcuterie board.

christmas gnome dessert charcuterie board

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Gnome Holiday Dessert Charcuterie Board

Our family loves to include a classic meat and cheese charcuterie board at our holiday gatherings.

This year I decided to mix it up with a Christmas dessert board for the kids.

Though, I have a feeling some of the adults (me) may be indulging in these gnome-themed goodies.

With frosting for dunking cookies or strawberries, it’s a tough one to resist if you are craving a sweet treat.

The great thing about this dessert board is you can literally whip it up in about 10 minutes flat.

You can’t beat that! Here is what you need.

Ingredients for Christmas Dessert Board

  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • Marshmallows
  • Mini Powdered Donuts
  • Gummi Bears
  • Red and Green Licorice

Alternative Ingredients Christmas Dessert Charcuterie

  • Candy Canes
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Assorted Fruit
ingredients for christmas dessert board

Christmas Dessert Board Tips

Enjoy a dessert board this holiday season with a twist on classic cheese boards.

A candy charcuterie board is the newest trend and once you see this darling gnome dessert platter you will understand why!

Here are a few tips. There is also a printable recipe card at the end of this post with the ingredients list.

  • Serve on a wood cutting board, platter or DIY cheese boards.
  • Include your favorite red and green Christmas candy.
  • If gnomes are not your thing, you can easily create a Christmas Tree design with the frosting instead.
  • The most important tip is to have fun with it. If you want a Grinch gnome, use green frosting.
  • Whatever you think your friends and family would like best is what you should use.

Step 1. Spread the Frosting

The first step is to spread out the frosting onto your board to create a gnome beard.

frosting on desert board

Step 2. Slice the Strawberries

Next up, slice the strawberries and place them onto the board above the frosting to create a gnome hat.

adding fruit to dessert charcuterie board

Step 3. Add Gnome Nose

Place a vanilla wafer cookie just below the strawberries to create the gnome’s nose.

gnome christmas charcuterie board

Step 4. Add a Marshmallow

Place a large marshmallow above the strawberries to mimic a pompom on a Santa hat. So cute!

close up of gnome dessert board

Step 5. Add Treats

Spread the cookies and sweet treats around the Christmas gnome.

close up gnome dessert board

See how easy that was? Now serve this dessert board at your Christmas party and watch to see how fast it will disappear! 🙂

gnome dessert board for Christmas

If you are a fan of gnome Christmas crafts, I have several step-by-step tutorials you may like.

See them all below: 

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Christmas gnome dessert charcuterie board

I also have a dedicated Pinterest board for gnomes if you want to follow along.

Thank you so much for visiting. Happy Holidays!

Enjoy even more easy dessert recipes below:

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Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

Yield: 1 Dessert Board
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Get into the holiday spirit with a gnome Christmas dessert charcuterie board, filled with delectable seasonal treats and a charming gnome-inspired design.


  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 Pound Sliced Strawberries
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookie
  • Large Marshmallow
  • Cookies and Treats ( For Dunking)


  • On a platter, spread out the frosting to create a gnome beard.
  • Place the sliced strawberries onto the platter to create a gnome hat.
  • Place the marshmallow on top of the hat to create a ball.
  • Add the wafer cookie to create the gnome's nose.
  • Spread out the cookies and treats around the gnome. 

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