On Valentine’s Day, we sugar lovers try to stick to the three main food groups: candy, cookies, and chocolate. Though we’d happily celebrate the holiday by eating Oreos and Hershey’s Lava Cake Kisses straight from the package, we thought we’d treat ourselves with a more polished presentation. Enter our candy charcuterie board: A pastel conglomeration of heart-shaped sweets. Read on for what we bought and how we arranged it, so you can create your own version of this sugar-loaded Galentine’s Day party centerpiece.

Brit + Co’s Valentine’s Day candy charcuterie board

(Serves at least 10)

Recipe Notes: You can use any combination of candy, cookies, and chocolate you like. Just be sure to use a variety of textures and flavors, such as crunchy cookies, sour gummies, fluffy marshmallows, and gooey chocolate truffles. If you want to stick to a pastel color scheme, look for all things white chocolate and candy-coated.

Suggested Ingredients:


1. Arrange the board from the center outward. It helps to place the larger, plainly colored foods, such as cookies and donuts, first.

2. Next, fill in the spaces and edges with smaller, more colorful items like M&M’s and Mike and Ike candies, scattering a few on the table for a waterfall effect.

3. Place flowers, confetti, and other decorations around the board, and serve immediately.

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(Recipe and photo via Sara Cagle/Brit + Co)