Cheese and cold cuts aren't exactly the first thing that come to mind when I think of Halloween, but this enchanting Hocus Pocus-inspired charcuterie board suddenly has me craving more than candy. Perfect for witches, mortals, and all supernatural beings in between, the cheese board, designed by Courtney Wright on Instagram in 2020, has clearly put a spell on TikTok because it's making the rounds for the second year in a row, and we're tempted to serve up Winifred's salami curls with some crackers ASAP.
The Savory Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
Like a recipe straight out of the Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook, the charcuterie board pays homage to the Sanderson sisters by re-creating their likenesses out of a few spooky snacks, including brie for their faces, cheddar crumbles for Sarah's hair, blackberries for Mary's, and salami rolls for Winnie's. (Courtney recommends folding the salami in half before rolling it and sticking it in the fridge to help it hold its shape.) The board is fleshed out with other tasty morsels like Trader Joe's Ghosts & Bats Potato Snacks, mandarin wedges, halved kiwi berries, chips, crackers, and more.
The Sweet Hocus Pocus Dessert Board
This year, Courtney put a sweet Halloween twist on the charcuterie display by whipping up an enchanting dessert board. To create the sweet version of this bewitching party snack, she used iced cookies for their faces, an edible marker for smaller details, unraveled Twizzlers for Winnie's hair, lemon sour straws for Sarah's hair, and gummy berries for Mary's hair.
If you're planning to put the candy board together yourself this Halloween, Courtney recommends surrounding the sisters' hair with candies in opposing colours so their faces stand out. She made the board a little bit more of a candy feast by filling in the edges with a mixture of lollipops, oversized gummy candy corn, gummy cat faces, gummy pumpkins, gummy witch hats, sour bats, gummy peaches, M&M's, and more. It's basically a dessert smorgasbord, and we call first dibs.
Savory or sweet, these Hocus Pocus-inspired charcuterie boards definitely have us spellbound. See how TikTokers put their own spooky twist on the charcuterie boards here, and keep reading to take a peek at the finished Sanderson sisters dessert board ahead.