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Updated Dec 2020.
This board is so much fun to make. I love gathering fun candy to fit a color theme.
Obviously for Hanukkah, you have to go all yellow, gold, blue, and white. This Hanukkah Dessert Board must really sparkle for the Festival of Lights. Make it your own by creating fun patterns around the board. Be sure to add some Hanukkah Gelt (the gold chocolate coins)!
If you’re serving this at a party, it’s always fun to leave out a few bags for people to take some candy home with them. (Then you’re not left with a year’s supply of blue and yellow treats!)
How to Build a Beautiful Candy Board
The trick to making a candy board come to life is two-fold: color coordination and organizing your pieces.
- I love using a round board for candy spreads, it gives the board a nice shape. This one is large, at 19in. It’s one of my absolute favorites. You can get this J.K. Adams 1761 Collection Ash Round Cutting Board on Amazon or at Sur la Table (remember to select the 19in size vs. the 14in option on Sur la Tables site).
- Since most candy pieces are small, start by organizing some into ramekins. Here I put jelly beans into round ramekins, but you can do M&Ms too. Ramekins also give you room to be a little playful. If you have fun shaped ones, now’s the time to use them!
- Once you have the ramekins in place, put down any larger items you have like cookies or gold coins or rock candy sticks. Place these in various sections around the board.
- Last, sprinkle in the smaller items in between like lemon drops and gummies.
The great thing about a candy board like this is you can scale it up or down depending on how many people you may be serving. If you want to make a small one for just a few nibblers, pick four or five candies, and one or two cookies, and just stick with that.
Where to Get Great Novelty Candy?
Honestly, Amazon has a lot to offer when ordering candy. But unfortunately you can’t always tell the quality, color, or freshness.
I did a full explanation of many of my favorite candy shops in this Flag Dessert Board.
Looking for More Hanukkah Boards?
Now that we have your sweet tooth covered, I also have a A Build Your Own Latke Board. It’s a perfect spread to celebrate this special holiday.
Show Me Your Board
Nothing makes me happier than seeing you create beautiful boards from my tips. If you make a spread inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg and use #AintTooProudToSweet so I can see and share!
And, if you liked this board recipe, please rate and review.
Some Video Inspiration
I created a Chrismukkah Board using half Hanukkah Candies and half Christmas sweets. Check it out this making-of video for some inspo.
Hanukkah Candy Board
- Yellow, White and Blue Rock Candy
- Blue and White Frosted Cookies
- Blue and White Sour Rings
- Lemon Drops
- Blue and White Sprinkle Pretzels
- Yogurt Pretzels
- Blue and White M&Ms
- Chocolate Gold Coins
- Blue and Yellow Jelly Beans
- Blue Lindt Chocolates
- Blue Ghirardelli Chocolate
- Blue Gummy Bears
- Blue Sour Gummy Soda Bottles