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When you have a big family (and the kids are young!), it can be challenging to come up snack ideas everyone will love. I️’ve personally enjoyed making snack trays and including a little bit of everything, so I️ know we’ll all be happy! With the 4th of July coming up, I️ decided to pull together a fun patriotic charcuterie board.
We’re spending our holiday week at the beach with my family, so this patriotic charcuterie board made the perfect happy hour treat for the whole fam to enjoy. Our grocery store options are a bit more limited here, so I️ wasn’t able to pick up everything at my favorite one-stop-shop, Trader Joe’s. This time, I️ pieced together my charcuterie board with a trip to Harris Teeter and The Fresh Market – but luckily, you should be able to find most of these items at any grocery store. If you’re looking for some fun 4th of July food ideas, I️’ll share some of my favorite patriotic charcuterie board ingredients so you can make your own!
Patriotic Charcuterie Board Food Ideas
There are so many red, white and blue food ideas to choose from, so your options are really endless! Many stores also carry 4th of July themed treats, which make a nice addition to your snack tray. I️ found yogurt pretzels with red, white and blue drizzle for my patriotic charcuterie board and they were a hit with the kids!
- Red Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Purple Carrots
Sweet + Savory Snacks
- Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
- Crackers (I️ added a gluten-free cracker option to my tray)
- White Cheeses (Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Gouda, etc. I️ used a dairy-free smoked gouda as well)
- Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (I️ made my own with Kite Hill Dairy-Free Cream Cheese and powdered sugar)
- Yogurt Pretzels
- Patriotic Colored Candies (M&Ms, gummies, rock candy, etc.)
- Marcona Almonds
This was such a simple appetizer to pull together and would be perfect for a small gathering with family and friends for the upcoming holiday. You can customize it to make sure you include things everyone will enjoy, which is one reason why I️ love making charcuterie boards for every holiday!
Looking for some fun 4th of July activities for the whole family to enjoy? Check out Coffee, Pancakes and Dreams blog for 16 fun ideas!