July 4th Charcuterie Board

A little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lot of festive.

July 4th Charcuterie Board
Photo: Joy Howard
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Celebrate the Fourth of July—and the return of bigger gatherings—with a composed platter of sweet and savory delights. You can customize your spread with your favorite snacks or use our suggestions below. We've even created two simple desserts that are a snap to bake (and a great fit for The Fourth) to help you fill out your platter with a touch of homemade holiday goodness. The Red, White, and Blue Cake Mix Cookies start with store-bought cake mix that's shaped, covered in sprinkles, and baked into fireworks-inspired sweets; while the Mini Cherry Pies feature a homemade filling of fresh cherries simmered with a dash or cardamom, and a star-shaped pastry top that's studded with sparkling sugar. No matter what ingredients you use, there's just one easy rule you should follow to prep a board that's perfect for the day's festivities: make sure everything is red, white, and blue.


  • Half batch Red, White, and Blue Cake Mix Cookies

  • Half batch Mini Cherry Pies

  • Red, white, and blue chocolate gems

  • Fresh raspberries

  • Fresh strawberries

  • Sliced salami

  • Grape or cherry tomatoes

  • Mozzarella balls

  • Sliced cheese (we used pre-cut cheddar)

  • Blue corn tortilla chips

  • Blueberries

  • Blackberries


  1. If using, fill small bowls with candies and chips, and arrange them on a large platter or cutting board (ours was 14 by 18 inches). Next, use a star-shaped cookie cutter to trim stars from a few cheese slices. Assemble your chosen ingredients on the platter according to color, then top with the cheese stars.

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