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Frosting Boards are the newest trend in charcuterie boards! Sweeter than a butter board, it’s the perfect easy party dessert and you can make them in fun shapes and colors, like a Christmas tree for the holidays.
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What is a frosting board?
A frosting board is a board or platter that’s spread with frosting and surrounded by dippers. It’s like dip without the bowl – and it’s a sweet relative of the butter board trend. It’s an easy way to make a fun sweet treat for any party or holiday!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- It’s so cute – perfect for Christmas!
- Use semi-homemade ingredients or make your ownl.
- You can change this recipe in so many different ways!
Ingredients in a Christmas Frosting Board
- Frosting – you can use a can of frosting (no shame in that!) or make homemade. My vanilla buttercream would be fantastic in this.
- Food Coloring – since we’re making a Christmas tree, you’ll want green food coloring. I love gel food colors best.
- Candy and Sprinkles – these are to decorate your tree! Use whatever you like; I also used a mini Snickers bar for the trunk.
- Parchment Paper – I recommend lining your board with parchment paper or wax paper. This is for easy clean-up but also to protect the wood – the oils from the frosting can seep into the board and stain it.
- Dippers – You can use anything you like for dipping! I made mini chocolate chip cookies from a refrigerated pack but you can also make homemade.
How to make a Frosting Board
- If you’re using a wood board, line it with parchment paper to protect the board.
- Color your frosting green and spread it on the board in a Christmas tree shape.
- Sprinkle the frosting with mini candies and sprinkles to resemble ornaments and lights. Add the tree stump with a candy bar.
- Add a star to the tree, either from other cookies or sprinkles.
- Surround the frosting tree with dippers and serve.
- Use vanilla buttercream for a homemade board.
- Make homemade cookies for dippers: chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookies would be perfect.
- Do any color and shape you want! Make a snowman with white frosting or change this up for other holidays and events.
- Use other dippers: pretzels, fruit, crackers or so many other things.
You don’t – you can use wax paper or skip it, but I use the parchment to protect my wood boards from getting stained.
I don’t recomment making this more than an hour ahead – the frosting will harden over time.
It’s not that different than having dips in a bowl – as long as people don’t double dip you’re totally fine.
Christmas Tree Frosting Board Recipe
- 1 16 ounce package bake and break chocolate chip cookies (see note)
- 1 can vanilla frosting (see note)
- Green Food Coloring
- Sprinkles and mini candies for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Open cookie dough and slice the cookies in half too make 48. Place on cookie sheets and bake 8-12 minutes or until light golden. Cool before adding to board.
- Add food coloring to the frosting to dye it green.
- Cover a wooden board with parchment paper (or use a platter). Spread frosting in a Christmas tree decoration on the parchment. Top with sprinkles and candies and give the tree a stump.
- Surround frosting with mini cookies. Serve within an hour or two.
- Use about half my vanilla buttercream recipe to make this homemade. Or cream cheese frosting!
- You can make homemade cookies or use pretzels or fruit or anything you like for dipping.
- See my video for how to make a frosting board here.
Other Fun Party Foods:
Christmas Tree Frosting Board is the fun new charcuterie board – move over butter boards – frosting boards are the sweet new party dessert recipe. This one is perfect for Christmas!
Last Updated on November 15, 2022