Today we are sharing our idea for a Mini Charcuterie Box so that you can make your own individual charcuterie boxes. You are going to have fun filling mini charcuterie board boxes with your favorite cheeses, dried fruit and variety of meats!
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Mini Charcuterie Box
A large charcuterie board or charcuterie plate has become the most popular easiest way to feed people at special events. For everything from corporate events to baby showers, birthday parties and girl's night.
You can scroll through social media to see charcuterie board ideas, as there are lots of options for creating a beautiful board! I love the idea of a charcuterie mini boxes. A small graze box is such a fun way to give a gift and they are great for meal prepping and taking on the go!
This was inspired by my Galentine's Day Charcuterie Board that we shared for Valentine's day. As well as this No Bake Cookie Board idea that is great for special occasions! Stay tuned, because we are going to be sharing a few more Charcuterie Board Ideas in the coming months!
Ingredients needed to make these Mini Charcuterie Boxes with Lids
We are going to include a variety of our favorite things. You will want to decide on a variety of cheeses, the best meat, and seasonal fruits for a pop of color.
- Fresh strawberries
- Green grapes
- White cheddar cheese slices
- Turkey meat sticks or Pepperoni Sticks
- Pecan halves
- Dried apricots
- Butter Crackers
See the printable recipe card below for the exact quantities of each ingredient.
How to bring this Mini Charcuterie Box to Life
We are going to begin by filling our mini charcuterie boxes with each food item. Carefully layer the different sweet and savory snacks! Make sure you fill it all the way to the bottom of the box!
Using a 2 ounce portion cup, place 4 servings of apricots in four cups. Then repeat this with the pecans so that you have 4 cups.
Divide the strawberries in fourths and place one fourth into each box. Do the same with the grapes.
Place a cup of the pecans and a cup of the apricots in each container, then add the crackers.
Add your slices of cheese.
Cut each turkey meat stick in half and tuck 4 pieces into each box.
Next, add your dried Apricots!
Hint: If you plan to refrigerate these, I recommend removing the crackers and putting them into their own separate small resealable bag, or adding them in the day of serving. Crackers will soften with the other ingredients in the box.
Substitutions for the items in these Mini Charcuterie Box Ideas
There are so many ways to make individual charcuterie boards and boxes! They are the perfect way to follow dietary restrictions, meal prep the perfect size snack, and a good reason to stock up on healthy goodies!
- More Protein - if you need more protein, add a hard boiled egg.
- Low Carb or Keto- skip the fresh fruit and dried fruits, and add low carb veggies like broccoli and baby carrots, along with a low carb veggie dip. Or simply add more meats, cheeses and low carb nuts!
- Vegan - Replace the meat and cheese with vegetarian or vegan-friendly meat and cheese replacements. You can skip the meat and cheese entirely and just add extra fresh fruit, dried fruit, and vegan dips and spreads.
This is just a starting point for your Mini Charcuterie Box Ideas! The only limit is your imagination and your budget! If budget is an issue, you may want to check out some of the gourmet items at great prices in specialty stores like ALDI and Trader Joes.
- Spicy - Use mini peppers and veggie dip, or a spicy trail mix.
- Deluxe - Include salami roses and mini brie wheels with honey dippers!
- Sweeter Version - Add things like peanut butter cups, small candies and edible flowers for a sweeter charcuterie option.
Check out this Sriracha Spiced Pecans recipe if you are looking for a spicy nut to add to your individual charcuterie boards or boxes!
Why do you need to make this Mini Charcuterie Box?
You can make these Mini Charcuterie Box ahead of time and pack them for road trips, lunches, or to keep on hand as healthy snacks! Small charcuterie boards and mini cheese boards are popular for date night and girl's night in, but they are also make great gifts!
The best part is that you can have fun coming up with your favorite ways of filling the grazing box with a variety of snacks and food items.
You can make these Mini Charcuterie Boxes in disposable boxes. I prefer to use reusable bento boxes or small boxes because it is more eco-friendly.
Disposable charcuterie boxes are a great option if you are giving these out as gifts or taking on a road trip or to an event where you won't be returning home and washing dishes.
You will receive 50 square charcuterie boxes with clear lids, each box is 5 x 5.5 x 2.5 inch, the right size for a variety of baked goods, enough quantity for your daily use.
The charcuterie box is made of sturdy white cardboard, the lid is made of PET plastic. Each charcuterie box with lids has a polyester coating, waterproof and oil proof, eco-friendly and safe to use, can direct contact with food, keeping food fresh.
These little trays are perfect for tiny charcuteries! They are made of high quality PS food grade plastic, BPA free, environmentally friendly.
This mini charcuterie box set is the perfect way to create beautiful and delicious charcuterie boards for any occasion, with 60 white paper boxes, 60 matching lids, 60 tags, and 100m of yellow and white cotton twine included for easy and professional presentation.
This lunch boxes with containers made of Food-Grade PP material , BPA-Free. You can reuse these durable containers as many times as you like. If you don’t want to reuse them you can simply throw these containers into a recycling bin or trash.
Note: if you plan to refrigerate these, I recommend removing the crackers and putting them into their own separate small resealable bag, or adding them in the day of serving. Crackers will soften with the other ingredients in the box.
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To print the How to Guide for this Mini Charcuterie Box, simply click the printable recipe card below!
I know that many people still like to print out recipes and keep them in a recipe binder, or simply have the printed recipe sitting in front of them when it comes time to cook!
Sometimes it is just easier to go off a recipe when it is printed right in front of you. Who wants to swipe their screen on their phone or tablet when their hands are greasy? So I love offering this option as well!
Mini Charcuterie Box
- Using a 2 ounce portion cup, place 4 servings of apricots in four cups. Do the same with the pecans so you have 4 cups. Set aside.
- Place 4 boxes onto your work surface. Divide the strawberries in fourths and place one fourth into each box. Do the same with the grapes.
- Add one cup of pecans and one cup of apricots to each container.
- Cut each turkey meat stick in half and tuck 4 pieces into each box.
- Place the lid onto each container to seal shut. If desired, wrap each box with baker's twine. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately.