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Dessert Charcuterie Board Made With Trader Joe’s Desserts 

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This Dessert Charcuterie Board Made With Trader Joe’s Desserts is pretty simple to put together after a trip to your local Trader Joe’s.  No Trader Joe’s, most of these items are available in some form at most any grocery store. 

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To say I was thrilled when we finally got a Trader Joe’s in Chattanooga was an understatement. 

Dessert and Charcuterie Boards have been the rage for several years now, so enjoy.  Plus, so easy – add what you like.  

Sweet treats like this are great for anytime, but especially think about throwing together something like this for Valentine’s Day.  Whether it’s a romantic evening for two, for the whole family, or even a Girls Night.  I would love it while watching my favorite basketball team too.

My tray was just a piece of marble tile I had picked up at Home Depot a couple years ago.  These tiles make great serving trays or used to contain items on the countertop.  DIY A CERAMIC TILE TRAY   


I like small bowls to contain items.  Maybe that goes back to not liking my food touching on the plate so much, but it’s also a great way to add more color and texture to the board.  The small red and white bowls I had on hand.  The large red heart was picked up at Walmart.  Find a link below for the warmer sets. 

The red heard mini skewers are from Amazon – link below.

Dessert Charcuterie Board Made With Trader Joe’s Desserts 

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Here’s a list of things I used:

Vanilla Meringues

Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies

Pink & White Shortbread Cookies

Dark Chocolate Covered Expresso Beans

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Fudge Sauce & Fondue

Belgian Chocolate Hearts

Jelly Bean Hearts

Meyer Lemon Cookie thins

Vanilla Baton Wafer Cookies

Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce

Pound Cake – TJ was out, so I used a Sara Lee from my freezer



A few ideas, but couldn’t find on my shopping trip:


Raspberry Heart Cookies

Mini Heart Cookies

Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows


Chocolate cake


Raspberry rose chocolate bar


Do you love shopping at Trader Joe’s?

A few hints – look for anything red, white, or pink.  And chocolate. 

Go early each day to shop – some items sell out daily.

Ask a member of the Crew – they are always great to help.


The Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies were covered with a couple of coats of Wilton Pink Candy Melts.  Follow directions for melting.  Use a toothpick to spread out the candy and to push the extra out between the letters.  You could always make your own letter cookies.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you, it’s easy to find many like items at your local grocery store or maybe a candy store. 

Maybe add a bottle of wine or sparkling cider.

Of course, any type of fresh flowers could be added as a special gift.  Don’t think just red roses, I love the variety of flowers and plants offered.  Remember, a plant will live a lot longer too.

The Sauces at Trader Joe’s are delish

If you haven’t tried the Fudge Fondue Sauce or Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce – you are MISSING out!  Both were regular items I bought when I got to visit a Trader Joe’s out of town.  They are so good, as a topping on ice cream, used for dipping fruit, or as a filling in a cupcake.

Gather up all your items and play around with a look pleasing to you.  Like it but not sure, snap a quick picture of it before moving around.


If you don’t have a warming ramekin, just microwave the sauces.  It doesn’t take long so be careful not to burn them. 

dessert-charcuterie-board-with-trader-joes-my-home-and-travels bananas dipped in caramel

An added item for dipping – Deep Fried Prosciutto.  I had made this earlier for a salad and my son had to try it.  He had chocolate covered bacon in Florida and loved it.  So why not try it?  A big YUM!!

dessert-charcuterie-board-with-trader-joes-my-home-and-travels proscuitto dipped in chocolate

Now let everyone enjoy. 

A couple more sweet ideas.










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Happy Travels, 


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  1. We’re throwing a going-away party right around Valentine’s Day for our daughter and grandson. This will be a cute addition to the table. We’re Trader Joe’s fans, too, so I’ll start gathering some treats.

  2. It’s wonderful that you now have a Trader Joe’s in your town. I doubt that one ever comes to Lynchburg but Charlottesville has one, so I stop in when I’m there for dr appointments.

  3. Thanks for all the tips on Trader Joe’s. Our TJ is quite a ways from us, so I. don’t get there very frequently and when I do, I don’t know the best things that everyone raves about. I’ll have this at the. ready now!

  4. Lucky you to have a Trader Joe’s close and whole foods. Neither are easy to get to for us.

    This looks delicious. I am making a small dessert charcruterie for us for Valentine’s Day and I will share our homemade treats!

  5. I’m happy you finally got a TJs in your town. You made a beautiful dessert board, and I bet you had a lot of fun doing it! Thanks for adding to the Friday with Friends party fun 🙂

  6. I love this idea so much. Trader Joe’s is the absolute best place! I have to travel about 30 minutes when I go, which isn’t the most convenient, but it’s TOTALLY worth it. I always find so many fun desserts and treats.

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