How to Create a Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

One of our favorite fall charcuterie board ideas is to create caramel apple charcuterie board. This board is perfect for a Halloween party or simply a fall gathering.

I surprised my kids one afternoon with this fun board and there wasn’t much left after they descended.

Party healthy and party sweet, this board can be customized in any way you choose – add more chocolate, or keep it simple with just caramel for dipping. Below you can see exactly how we built this caramel apple charcuterie board and suggestions on assembling the perfect fall dessert board.

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Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

What is a Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

A caramel apple charcuterie board is a delightful and creative dessert platter that combines the classic flavors of caramel and apple with an artistic presentation.

This spread typically features a variety of sliced or whole apples, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Gala, arranged alongside an array of tempting toppings and dips. These can include rich, gooey caramel sauce for dipping, as well as an assortment of complementary accompaniments like crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips, toffee bits, and even mini marshmallows.

The beauty of a caramel apple charcuterie board lies in its versatility, as you can customize it to suit your taste preferences or the occasion. Whether you’re serving it at a fall gathering, a Halloween party, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy with friends and family, this charming dessert board is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board
Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

Ingredients for an Apple Charcuterie Board

The best ingredients for an apple and caramel charcuterie board doesn’t need to be complicate. The basic ingredients include a selection of apples, caramel, and your favorite toppings. You can also serve the board up with other good fall ingredients like caramel popcorn or even Halloween Candy. While you can choose any ingredients you choose, here is what we used:

  • Apples: Fresh, crisp apples serve as the star of the show, providing a refreshing and juicy contrast to the sweet indulgence of the other toppings.
  • Caramel Dipping Sauce: A luscious, velvety caramel dipping sauce adds a luxurious layer of sweetness that beautifully coats each apple slice.
  • Crushed Walnuts: The earthy crunch of crushed walnuts introduces a delightful textural element, complementing the soft apples and creamy caramel.
  • Chocolate Sprinkles: Glistening chocolate sprinkles bring a touch of decadence, providing bursts of cocoa flavor and visual appeal.
  • Coconut: Grated coconut lends a tropical flair to the board, offering a hint of exotic sweetness to balance the caramel and apples.
  • Mini M and Ms: Colorful mini M&M’s add a playful and vibrant touch, offering a delightful chocolatey crunch in every bite.
  • Crushed Toffee Candy: Bits of crushed toffee candy bring a rich, buttery sweetness with a slightly chewy texture, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

Consider adding a selection of toppings like chopped peanuts, pretzel pieces, mini chocolate marshmallows, cinnamon sugar, rainbow sprinkles, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and drizzled dark chocolate for an even more diverse and enticing caramel apple charcuterie board.

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

How to Assemble a Candy Apple Charcuterie Board

Assembling a candy apple charcuterie board is easy. You can either serve the apples whole or in slices. Put the toppings in small bowls that are big enough for dipping and have a medium bowl of caramel. This board can get messy, so if possible, use a charcuterie board with a rim or sides and consider toothpicks or small forks to help dip the apples into all the toppings.

If you are looking for some other creative ideas for your caramel charcuterie board, consider:

Fruit Accompaniments: To balance the sweetness, consider adding fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries) or sliced pears to the board.

Crackers or Pretzels: Some crispy elements like pretzel crisps or graham crackers can serve as a nice contrast to the soft apples and gooey caramel.

Caramel Apple Pops: For a fun twist, you can also include caramel apple pops or lollipops as part of your presentation.

Decorative Elements: Edible flowers, cinnamon sticks, or sprigs of mint can be used for garnish and to enhance the visual appeal.

When to Serve a Caramel Apple Board

There are so many times that are perfect to serve this fall board of apples and candy.

Place small serving utensils or skewers nearby for easy dipping and assembling, allowing your guests to customize their own dreamy caramel apple creations. This dessert board not only promises a delightful taste journey but also serves as a captivating centerpiece, making it the perfect addition to any gathering or celebration.

This also makes a fun dessert for serving on Thanksgiving.

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board Recipe

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

Create this delicious fall board for your next Halloween, Thanksgiving or Fall Gathering.


  • Medium Charcuterie Board


  • Apples
  • Caramel Dipping Sauce
  • M & Ms
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Crushed Nuts
  • Toffee
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Lemon Juice (optional)


  • Cut your apples into slices right before serving. If you don't plan to eat the board right away, use a little lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown.
  • Put the toppings in small bowls and the carmel dipping sauce in a medium bowl.
  • Place the bowls on your medium sized charcuterie board and cover the rest of the board with apples.
  • Serve immediately.