Sweet Jarcuterie The New Charcuterie Board

Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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If you haven’t heard of the new Jarcuterie trend, then prepare to be blown away! This personalized spin on charcuterie boards takes all the fun of a charcuterie board and puts it into an individual serving that is easy and so cute! If you loved our savory jarcuterie, we know you’ll love this Sweet Jarcuterie just as much!

Charcuterie boards have been all the rage, but we think this one might just overtake that trend. With summer coming up, this might be just what you need for all your gatherings!

The New Summer Hit Jarcuterie

I know I’m not the only one looking forward to getting together with friends and family this summer. We are all looking forward to those big gatherings, and jarcuterie helps us do that as safely as possible! Instead of a communal platter, each person gets their own individual jar of treats! This is the perfect, easy dessert for any party or gathering!

And what better to serve with these indulgent desserts than a little taste of paradise with this tropical fruit smoothie? Nothing would go better (or be easier) than a summer jarcuterie with an amazing smoothie! We are sure you will agree!

What is Jarcuterie?

Jarcuterie is just like charcuterie, only it fits in a jar! These individual-sized servings make it so easy to serve appetizers or dessert to all of your guests! They also look so cute that you almost won’t want to eat them (but they are so delicious that you won’t be able to resist!). 

Why We Love Jarcuterie!

  • So easy to customize to fit everyone’s tastes!
  • Allergies? No problem! Simply exclude ingredients that don’t fit any dietary restrictions.
  • Customize for holidays and other events
  • Easy to serve
  • No mess
  • Easy to prepare ahead

What Do I Need To Make Jarcuteries For My Next Gathering?

Whether you’re making a sweet or savory jarcuterie (or a creation all your own) you will need some kind of jar or container to put the treats in. You may also want toothpicks or wooden skewers to stack a variety of fruits or sweets in a way that is cute and convenient to eat!

The Following Tools Will Be Helpful When Making These!

Parchment Paper

Baking Sheets

8-12 oz. Jars

Piping Bags

Sauce Pan

For the sweet jarcuterie, you can include the following components (we will highlight how to make each of them later!).

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Striped Pretzel Sticks
  • Chocolate Striped Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Crunchy or Candied Fruit
  • Dried Fruit

Ingredients

There is really no limit to what you can add for a sweet jarcuterie! Here is what we used in ours!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Candy melts of various colors (optional)

Chocolate Striped Pretzels and Strawberries

  • Candy melts or almond bark in a variety of colors
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Pretzels (sticks and twists)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Candied Fruit

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • A variety of fruits (apples, grapes, oranges, cherries, raspberries, etc).
  • Ice Water

How To Make A Sweet Jarcuterie Board

How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring after each time. Be sure not to burn the chocolate!
  • Wash all strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Using half of the strawberries, hold by the leaves, dip them most of the way into the melted chocolate.
  • Place on parchment paper.
  • Allow to harden (about 1 hour) while you make other preparations.

How To Make Chocolate Striped Pretzels and Strawberries

  • Place the rest of the strawberries on parchment paper, about an inch apart.
  • Lay pretzel sticks and twists in one layer close together on parchment paper.
  • Melt candy melts according to package instructions.
  • Add candy melt to piping bags.
  • Using piping bags, create zigzag stripes over the strawberries and pretzels.
  • Add colored zigzags to the chocolate-covered strawberries if desired. 
  • Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Let sit for about 25 minutes to harden.
  • Break pretzels apart in clusters to stand up in jars.

How To Make Candied Fruit

  • Mix one part water, two parts sugar in a saucepan or skillet.
  • Heat to a boil (do not allow sugar to crystalize!). 
  • Skewer fruit or use toothpicks and submerge fruit into the syrup.
  • Dip in ice water immediately to harden the syrup in a crunchy glaze.

Assembling The Jarcuterie

Once all of the components of the jarcuterie are made, all that is left is the assembly! Perhaps one of the funnest parts of the whole process (besides eating), we’ve got a few tips to help make it so easy!

  • Start with the mini marshmallows to make a soft foundation for the rest of the ingredients. Layer them covering the bottom of the jar.
  • Add any other treats that you think will go well! You can add chocolate chips, chocolate-covered nuts, or any kind of candy to make this jarcuterie pretty and delicious!
  • Running out of space? Try skewering strawberries and pretzel twists and have them sticking out of the jars.
  • Serve and enjoy! 

Tips Tricks And FAQs

  • When making the candied fruit, if the glaze does not turn crunchy, then the syrup wasn’t hot enough. 
  • If you are planning on candying a lot of fruit, don’t try to do them all at the same time. They will turn into a giant clump of sugary fruit. 
  • When it’s humid, the sugar may have a hard time setting. If this happens, pop them in the fridge to help them along!

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Jarcuterie Sweet

Jarcuterie Sweet

If you haven’t heard of the new Jarcuterie trend, then prepare to be blown away! This personalized spin on charcuterie boards takes all the fun of a charcuterie board and puts it into an individual serving that is easy and so cute!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Stripped Pretzel Sticks
  • Chocolate Striped Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Crunchy or Candied Fruit Dried fruit

Instructions

    1. Grab you preferred colors of candy melts or almond bark.
    2. Melt according to package instructions.
    3. Add to piping bags or ziplock bags
    4. Cut a small hole in the tip and create zigzag stripes all over. Cover in one color, then repeat for each color
    5. Add sprinkle if you’d like.
    6. Let sit for 25 mins to harden
    7. Break them apart into clusters to stand up in the jars.
    8. Putting it all together
    9. Layer the sweets in the jars.
    10. Starting with marshmallows made for a soft foundation to build upon
    11. Add in all of your sweets
    12. Serve and enjoy
    13. Optional Additions or substitutions to use as fillers:
    14. Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, or any kind of chocolate-covered nuts and or candies.

Notes

  • If the sugar doesn’t turn into a crunch glaze, it wasn’t hot enough.
  • If doing a lot at once, do not attempt to glaze in bulk and leave, they just turn into a giant club of sugary fruit.
  • If it is humid the sugar may have trouble setting, pop it in the fridge to help it.

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