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Candied Jalapeño Charcuterie Board

Creating a Candied Jalapeño Charcuterie Board

A candied jalapeño charcuterie board, often called a candied jalapeño platter, is a delightful way to showcase the sweet and spicy goodness of candied jalapeños while incorporating other complementary ingredients for a visually stunning and flavorful experience.


  1. Candied Jalapeños: The star of the show, candied jalapeños, are a sweet and spicy treat that will add a unique kick to your board.

  2. Cured Meats: Select an array of cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami, chorizo, and coppa, to pair with the candied jalapeños.

  3. Cheeses: Choose an assortment of cheeses to balance the heat of the jalapeños. Include soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and hard cheeses, each offering a different flavor and texture.

  4. Fruits: Incorporate fresh or dried fruits like grapes, figs, apple slices, or apricots to provide a sweet contrast to the spicy candied jalapeños.

  5. Nuts: A variety of nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans will complement the flavors and add a delightful crunch.

  6. Breads and Crackers: Offer an assortment of bread slices and crackers as the base for your candied jalapeño creations.

  7. Spreads and Condiments: Enhance the charcuterie experience with condiments like honey, mustard, fig jam, olive tapenade, or chutney, which pair exceptionally well with candied jalapeños.

  8. Pickles and Olives: Include a selection of pickles (cornichons, pickled onions) and olives to provide a briny element that contrasts with the sweetness of the jalapeños.

  9. Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle fresh herbs like rosemary or basil on your board to elevate the aroma and presentation.


  1. Begin with a generously sized serving board or platter as your canvas. Wooden boards, slate surfaces, or marble slabs work beautifully.

  2. Place the candied jalapeños at the center of your board, making them the focal point.

  3. Arrange the cured meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and bread/crackers around the candied jalapeños, ensuring a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

  4. Use small bowls or ramekins to present condiments and spreads, positioning them strategically on the board.

  5. Fill in any empty spaces with additional ingredients to achieve a visually pleasing and abundant display.

  6. Pay attention to the color contrast, height variation, and placement of items for an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

  7. Don't forget to provide small utensils or toothpicks for serving, allowing guests to enjoy the candied jalapeños and other delights with ease.

The candied jalapeño charcuterie board is an extraordinary way to showcase the sweet and spicy allure of candied jalapeños while indulging in a captivating variety of flavors and textures. Its versatility allows you to adapt the ingredients to suit your personal preferences and the occasion, making it a memorable addition to any gathering.

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