BOO! Halloween Charcuterie or Char-SPOOKERIE Platter Recipe!

Halloween Party Food Easy

A Charcuterie or Char-spookerie platter is the best Halloween party idea! Treat your guests to this spellbinding charcuterie platter, a bewitching blend of savoury and sweet, featuring an array of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, adorable pretzel broomsticks, a home made pumpkin cheese ball and a medley of dried fruits.

Char-Spookerie Platter

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

Serves: 8

For Pumpkin Cheese Ball:

  • 250g/8.8ozs cream cheese (not low fat or spreadable)
  • 1 cup/100g/3.5ozs. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 100g/3.5ozs. tasty cheese corn chips, crushed finely
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For Pretzel Broomsticks:

  • 16 straight pretzels

  • 8 string cheese sticks

  • 2 baby spinach leaves

To serve

  • An assortment of 5 cheeses (I had a triple creme Langres, Bleu de Rambouillet, Crottin, Delice de Bourgogne and Ossau Iraty)
  • Pepper crusted chilli salami
  • Twiggy sticks
  • Fresh figs cut in half
  • Dried fruit (apricots, quince and dates)
  • Charcoal wafer crackers

Halloween Party Food Easy

To make the pumpkin cheese ball blend the cream cheese with the cheddar cheese, onion and Sriracha and place in some clingfilm and shape into a ball and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight (this can be done 2-3 days ahead of time). Roll in the corn chip crumbs and insert a cinnamon stick in the centre.

Halloween Party Food Easy

To make the pretzel broomsticks, cut each string cheese in half and pull apart at one end to create a broom effect but do not peel all the way to the top. Stick a pretzel in the other end. Slice a baby spinach leaf into thin slices and wrap around the top of the cheese - the spinach should stick to the cheese.

Halloween Party Food Easy

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