From Candy Box to Heart Cuterie Box for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Heart Cuterie, charcuterie for Valentine’s Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box.

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

Happy Thursday!

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away,

I’m sharing a fun and delicious way to celebrate, with Heart Cuterie!

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

 Using an empty heart shaped candy box is a fun way to present charcuterie for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re not familiar with charcuterie, its origin is French, and refers to processed or cured cold meats and meat products, typically pork. Charcuterie boards have evolved to include an assortment of cheeses, artisan crackers or bread, olives, fruit, and nuts. They’re fun to assemble and an easy and delicious way to entertain as you can customize them to your taste. Depending on the size of your board, you can include honey, jam, dips and spreads.

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

For Heart Cuterie, I started with an empty Valentine’s Day candy box that I saved last year.

Bonus points if you eat you way through a Valentine’s Day candy sampler box to empty it first. ;)

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

Start by lining your box with a piece of parchment paper trimmed to fit your box

for easier clean up if you plan on saving your box and using again.

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

 After lining your box, the fun parts begins. . . filling it with meat, cheese, crackers,

nuts, fruit or whatever your heart’s or your Valentine’s heart’s desire!

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

My candy box was about 9 inches so it didn’t take long to fill it.

I used heart cookie cutters to cut cheese into heart shapes. Strawberries were also cut in half

then notched to give them a heart shape.

I used an assortment of meat.. . .Salame, Capocolla and Sopressata,

loosely rolled to resemble a rose shape.

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

I added some Marcona, as well as smoked almonds,

along with some artisan and parmesan crisp crackers,

filling in the gaps in the box.

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

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'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

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  42 comments for “From Candy Box to Heart Cuterie Box for Valentine’s Day

  1. February 10, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Mary, what a cute idea to use a heart box for charcuterie. This is the perfect size for two on Valentine’s Day!

    Happy Thursday ♥️

    • February 11, 2022 at 8:53 am

      Thank you Pam! ♥

  2. Ann Woleben
    February 10, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Great idea and delicious, too!

    • February 10, 2022 at 6:51 am

      Thank you Ann, I hope you are well! ♥

  3. Debbie J
    February 10, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Mary, your timing is perfect as usual! I’m making a charcuterie tray for Super Bowl and can use a few heart touches! Thanks for the great ideas!

    • February 10, 2022 at 6:55 am

      Hi Debbie, Thank you for your visit! The Super Bowl is unusually late this year so some hearts would be a fun addition. ♥

  4. February 10, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Another winning idea!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you!!

    • February 10, 2022 at 7:12 am

      Thank you Ellen! ♥

  5. KathyP
    February 10, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Heart Cuterie!!! So clever, I’m saving my candy box this year! ❤️

    • February 10, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Kathy, Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

  6. Clara
    February 10, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Mary, We just emptied a heart box, so this is a wonderful idea! Thank you for the idea! Happy Valentine’s Day! Clara ❤️

    • February 10, 2022 at 8:42 am

      Thank you Clara, Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

  7. franki Parde
    February 10, 2022 at 8:45 am

    I LOVE THAT IDEA!!! Digging through my box bin right now!! Franki

    • February 10, 2022 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Franki! Happy Valentine’s Day❤️

  8. Kim
    February 10, 2022 at 10:40 am

    You just solved my Valentines Day dilemma! Thanks!

    • February 10, 2022 at 11:06 am

      I’m happy to have helped Kim! Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

  9. Ellie
    February 10, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Love Love Love all the wonderful ideas and recipes you give us! Thank you.

    • February 10, 2022 at 11:05 am

      Thank you for your visit and comment Ellie! Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

  10. Brenda
    February 10, 2022 at 11:17 am

    You are so clever, what a sweet idea!

    • February 10, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      Thank you Brenda, Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

  11. February 10, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    What a perfect idea! Thank you for sharing. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    • February 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you Andree! I so appreciate your visits and comments. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day. ♥

  12. February 10, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    What a cute idea, Mary! I don’t have any heart shaped boxes but maybe I’ll get one this year and I’ll save it instead of tossing. ❤️

  13. February 10, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Great minds think alike. I created one of these too. It looks lovely.

    February 10, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Mary, I am new to your blog and I am really enjoying it!

    What a great idea you gave us for using a Valentine’s tin for a charcuterie! Your timing is just perfect! We are Canadians but we are having a Super Bowl Party here and will be using your wonderful idea!

    We usually winter on South Padre Island, Texas and have a party there but due to this horrible Covid, we couldn’t go down.this winter. Also, with all the truckers blocking our border crossing, we can’t go across. We back our truckers here and in Ottawa, Toronto and all other parts of the country who are trying to get a message to the PM we have who is becoming a real socialist and will not listen to anyone. It’s time he was replaced. The western part of Canada do not approve of him at all. How we need a change — or a separation of the west and east! The mandates he has put in place are just horrible and this is what our truckers are trying to have changed.

    Also, I just want to tell you how sweet your little dogs are! I just loved looking at their pictures!

    Have a great rest of the week, Mary! Thanks for the great idea! Your floral arrangements are just beautiful! You are so talented, Mary!

    • February 11, 2022 at 7:32 am

      Thank you for your visits and sweet comment Mary-Ann. ♥ I hope you enjoy your Super Bowl party! We were just watching the Freedom Convoy and the support the truckers have rallied…government overreach is rampant.

  15. February 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Really, really cute Mary:@)

  16. February 10, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Such a darling presentation, the heart box makes it!

  17. Cyndi Raines
    February 10, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Well, aren’t I a lucky one! I just happen to have saved my last heart shaped box!! Thank you Mary. For sure a sweet way to display all these goodies for an afternoon tea time with some girlfriends! ♥️

    • February 11, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Too bad you don’t have an excuse to eat all the chocolate to empty one Cyndi! :) ♥

      • Cyndi Raines
        February 11, 2022 at 10:20 am

        Haha, oh rest assured I have a nice little supply of dark chocolate, a new flavor by Lindnor, dark chocolate and strawberry purchased at Cracker Barrell. Yum! The best to you Mary, may you and your sweetheart have an awesome day! ♥️

      • Cyndi Raines
        February 11, 2022 at 10:23 am

        P.s. My sealing wax and stamp kit arrived yesterday and my hot (wax) gun arrives today! 😉

  18. Linda Reynolds
    February 11, 2022 at 12:51 am

    You never cease to inspire me!! Thank you!

    • February 11, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Thank you Linda! Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

  19. February 11, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Super cute idea Mary! I love the cheese hearts and Valentine strawberries!

  20. February 11, 2022 at 9:52 am

    I always enjoy your posts but question on your fur babies always adorably dressed sweaters. Where do you shop for them?

    • February 11, 2022 at 9:55 am

      Hi Sharon, HomeGoods and TJ Maxx. :) 🐾🐾

  21. Darlene
    February 13, 2022 at 1:47 am

    I have saved many of my candy boxes, using them mainly for Tablescapes
    Until seeing your wonderful idea. I am high jacking your artistic idea as gifts
    For some very special people. Thank you so much and…
    Happy Valentine’s Day

    • February 14, 2022 at 6:01 am

      I’m sure your gift recipients will be thrilled Darlene! Thank you for your visit and comments, Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

  22. Laura
    February 14, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the cute idea! I love, love, love Marcona almonds!!!

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