Make a Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board on the “Big Board” with your favorite chocolate and desserts for the holiday season!

holding a Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

I’m showing you how to make this simple Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board today over on Instagram @reluctantentertainer ! Or, grab the shopping list below.

And don’t you just love that Carrie Underwood is singing Little Drummer Boy with her little son? I soooo love this.

Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

But let’s get started on this easy dessert board!

ingredients for Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

Easy Christmas Dessert Board ingredients:

  • Little Rae’s Bakery Peppermint Cookies
  • Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark
  • Eggnog chocolate almonds
  • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
  • Candy canes
  • Trader Joe’s Toffee Chocolate Crackers
  • Mini meringues
  • Chocolate covered cherries (we love Harry & David)
  • Bay leaves (garnish)

hands on a Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

Use the 12 x 24-inch board

A last minute dessert board is simple to put together. What do you have in the house, or in the freezer? Take stock first, and then maybe pick up a couple things to complement the board.

You have some goodies that came in the mail in a gift basket? (Again, we love Harry & David gift baskets.)

For this board, we used the new 12 x 24” BIG BOARD. I’m finding this is a fantastic size for desserts!

festive Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

How to make a dessert board

  1. On a 12 x 24-inch board with a raised edge, place down the cookies on either end.
  2. Next, fan out the candy canes from left to right, down the board.
  3. Fill in open areas with the next 5 ingredients. Place the bay leaves on the board in 4 places for a pretty garnish!
  4. Serve with your favorite dessert drink!

I’ll end with this today, since it’s Christmas Eve, Eve.

white wine with Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

How beautiful is this poem for Christmas Eve?

What can I give him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a Wise Man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can give him,
Give him my heart.

-Christina Rossetti

Merry Christmas, Friends!

holding a Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board
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Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

Prep Time: 10 mins
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 8 Little Rae’s Bakery Peppermint Cookies
  • 10-12 candy canes
  • 8 oz Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark
  • 6 oz eggnog chocolate almonds
  • 7 oz Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
  • 8 oz Trader Joe’s Toffee Chocolate Crackers
  • 12 mini meringues
  • 10 chocolate covered cherries
  • Bay leaves, garnish

Instructions
 

  • On a 12 x 24-inch board with a raised edge, place down the cookies on either end.
  • Next, fan out the candy canes from left to right, down the board.
  • Fill in open areas with the next 5 ingredients. Place the bay leaves on the board in 4 places for a pretty garnish!
  • Serve with your favorite dessert drink!
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board with white wine