Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board
published Tuesday, February 9, 2021
To make Heart Tomato Caprese Salad Skewers: Slice off the top of the tomatoes at a sharp angle. Slice mini mozzarella balls in half or cut small slices from a larger fresh mozzarella ball. Place 1/2 mozzarella ball on toothpick, add a small torn piece of fresh basil, two tomato slices fit together in heart shape, basil, and finish with remaining 1/2 mozzarella ball. Serve with a small dish of balsamic reduction sauce.
Fold one slice of sandwich pepperoni in half. Tightly roll into spiral. Take another folded pepperoni and wrap around tightly on the outside of previous spiral. Repeat with 8-12 slices of pepperoni, depending on the size of rose you'd like. Pierce a toothpick horizontally at the bottom to secure. Cut exposed toothpick.
To make Heart Shaped Pizzas: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut tortillas and mozzarella cheese. (We used a large heart cutter from Wilton Assortment box.) Use a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter for pepperoni hearts. (We used heart cutter from Wilton 6 Romantic Mini Cutters box.) Place tortilla hearts baking sheet and bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Place mozzarella cheese hearts on tortilla hearts. (The tortillas will have shrunk in size.) Top with pepperoni hearts. Bake another 3 minutes until cheese is melted. Once the heart-shaped tortillas have baked, place a slice of heart-shaped mozzarella cheese onto each tortilla and then 3 mini pepperonis. Return the topped tortillas to the oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to turn golden brown in spots.
Use a heart shape cookie cutter to cut Colby cheese slices (or your favorite) and salami into hearts. (We used a small heart cutter from Wilton Assortment box.)
Cut a seedless English cucumber into 1/4" slices. Use a cookie cutter to make heart shapes out of the center. (We use the heart cutter from Wilton 6 Romantic Mini Cutters box.)
To make PB&J Heart Sandwiches: Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut through slices of Acme Fresh Market White Bread (or your favorite). (We used a medium size crinkle heart from the Wilton Assortment box.) Spread peanut butter on heart shaped bread. Spread jam and top with remaining heart shaped piece of bread.
Assemble Family Valentine Charcuterie: Assemble as desired on your favorite serving tray. We placed savory 'adult' items on one side including pizzas, Caprese salad with balsamic reduction sauce on one side with PB&J, salami, cheese and Crav'n Entertainment Crackers on the other side. Fill in with fresh strawberries with chocolate sauce, Buckeye style Acme Fresh Market Popcorn, cucumber hearts, raspberries, festive candy like M&Ms, and finish with Sweet P's Bake Shop mini cupcakes.