A new twist on a fall dessert idea – blame it on the pandemic, but we’ve been making individual boards for everything from charcuterie to dessert boards. It’s a fun way to serve and maybe during these times, it makes everyone feel a little more comfortable about getting together. Individual boards are my top favorite thing to share this week!
Making Individual Boards Makes some people feel more comfortable and it’s creative!
The idea of shared foods like dips just does not sit well with some, so that’s when we started doing everything in individual servings. It’s creative in a whole new way. We’ve been making big boards and platters for years, so here’s a fun new way to entertain. It’s perfect for kids for both entertaining and after-school snacks to adult dinner parties and book club meetings.
There are so many options for individual serving boards, trays and trivets
A friend of mine found mini cheese boards at Target for $5 each and served her book group this way. These stoneware serving boards would work too! I had trouble finding enough of one kind of board that was the right size for individual servings, so Brent made them.
Buy small trivets or make them like we did
We have quite a few round trivets in the house that hold plants or diffusers, so this is what gave him the idea to make exactly what we needed. I like that they are sort of like a trivet but work as serving boards too!
Post coming soon on how we made a set of 8 small trivets
I’ll be doing a post on how Brent made these trivets from scrap wood. Not everyone is like us with scrap wood lying around the workshop, so we will give a list of supplies needed and simple instructions. Watch for a post coming soon!
Caramel Apple Dip and all the toppings
That’s the theme for these individual dessert boards, but the idea could be taken in many directions! Both sweet and savory and for adults and kids! Everyone loves individual servings!
Toppings we used for our caramel apple dip
- Biscoff cookies crumbled
- Chopped peanuts
- Mini chocolate chips
- and of course our favorite aples, honey crisp!
We used cupcake liners in two sizes, standard and mini for the toppings and small ramekins for the caramel dip. Lots of small bowls would be fun and they are so easy to find. I love the mini latte bowls from Anthropologie. Look how cute kids’ individual snack boards look on trivets! Serve these for your next play date and you’ll be the talk of the town, in a good way! haha
For the kids next playdate?
Surprise them with these!
My kids would have gone crazy over this idea when they were little. So easy to make an after-school snack feel a little extra special. Grapes, chocolate chips, cookies, goldfish, and a glass of apple juice never looked more appealing, right?
Before I move on with a few additional favorite finds this week, make sure to check out Mary Ann and Cindy’s posts for their favorites of the week!
And now A few favorite finds in my travels this week!
The tissue turtleneck from J.Crew is my favorite layering piece. I have a few from the last two years and I’ll be buying a couple more to mix in the rotation of my “uniform.” They are lightweight and fit under anything or can be worn on their own. They are not too thin! Perfect for travel and every day!
Sheri made the cutest yarn pumpkins. Perfect for Thanksgiving! And I love how she used one on a package!
Banana Republic has some really pretty jewelry right now. I have been wearing this with everything lately and I have my on this bangle and maybe this cuff too! I can see wearing them all together or individually too
Caramel Apple Dip
A fun dessert for kids and adults!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 4
- One cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup honey
- a big pinch of salt
- In a small saucepan, let everything melt together and bring to a boil.
- Stir constantly for 2 minutes and reduce the heat a bit.
- Let cool and then pour into small bowls or jars
- Store unused dip in the refrigerator.
Keywords: dip, candy, dessert, fall dessert