If you spend any time on social media, then you’ve probably seen the popular ‘charcuterie’ board. Pronounced as “shaa-koo-tuh-ree”, the social media trend has become popular amongst Gen Z’s and Millenials, with many turning it into a creative expression. Thanks to Tik Tok, Instagram and Pinterest, users are more inspired to get creative and jump on the bandwagon to create their version of their tasty, aesthetically pleasing snack platter.
If you’re an avid user of Tik Tok or Instagram, then you’ve probably seen this snack platter craze land on your ‘for you’ or ‘explore’ page. From beach picnics to birthday spreads, the spread has showcased that it’s perfect for any occasion without breaking the bank.
Made from a blend of crackers, cheeses and fruits, the snack platter is a great budget-friendly option and is the epitome of effortless entertaining at home.
When it comes to assembling your spread, the ingredients are of utmost importance and making them look aesthetically pleasing to the eye is essential.
Here’s how you can satisfy your cravings with treats you’ll love.
How to make a snack platter
A tasty snack platter is the ultimate appetiser to satisfy anyone’s hunger. Requiring minimal effort, there are no set rules when it comes to making one. Most spreads consist of delicious cheese varieties, nuts, fresh fruit and crackers. While these are a few of the main items to include, you can mix and match whatever you like according to taste and diet preferences.
However, whether you’re in the mood to include some ready-to-eat nibbles like cashew nuts, brazil nuts or even crunchies, its flexibility gives you the freedom to change it up and make it your own. One important thing to note is that whichever ingredients you choose, try to ensure that the flavours complement each other. For example, if you’re adding fruit, whether it be preserved or fresh, pairing it with salty crackers and cream cheese is an excellent addition for an extra fresh elements
Once you’ve decided what you would like to include on the spread, you’ll need a few novel ways to display your snacks. Now, how you choose to show off your refreshments are all up to you. Looking at Pinterest boards for inspiration can be a great help if you’re in the mood for a more cohesive platter.
Serve and enjoy
When serving your snack platter, remember that most of these elements are best served at room temperature. This means that assembling them a day before the time is not the best option. You can put together your fruits and snacks before the time and refrigerate, but your crackers and bread will have to wait at least an hour before serving time, which is why fresher is always better.
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