The holidays are wonderful, but they can also be a bit hectic with so many gifts to buy, decorating, baking, and events. It all starts to add up quickly, and so I created an appetizer, with my friends at Good Foods, that’s fit for a crowd, cute, and the best part – it’s easy, and can even be made the day of! A snack board is a wonderful way to feed many different appetites and tastes as you can customize it however you’d like, and include a variety of treats (even offering gluten free and vegan options for different dietary needs).
The precious polar bear food art was inspired by Good Foods Tzatziki Style Dip, and since it’s plant based, I decided to create my own vegan cheeseball for the bear’s head :). It’s beyond simple – starting with store bought dairy-free cream cheese, and then adding in herbs and garlic to make it bursting with fresh flavor just like Good Foods’s dips.
My eye loves a bit of organization within chaos :), so I decided to group the different foods by color (which was an awesome idea I got from the queen of snack boards Ain’t Too Proud to Meg ), but of course you can totally style your board however you would like! Feel free to swap in any of your favorites as well. Since Good Foods Guacamole and Plant Based Dips are all free from preservatives and added sugars, I decided to go with healthier options here (but I will also be making a sweets board for dessert). Now crank up the holiday music and get to building!
This post is sponsored by Good Foods. All images and opinions are my own.
8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese (I used a cashew based version)
1 large clove garlic, grated
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
8 large leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons fresh chives
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 piece non dairy white cheese
1 large black olive
2 small raspberries
2 pieces green or red bell pepper
Round cookie cutters
Small round piping tip
Sharp kitchen knife
Snowflake cookie stamp or cutter
Cheese (regular or dairy-free)
Green bell pepper
Sugar snap peas
Granny smith apple
Any leftovers can be covered and stored in the refrigerator. If you try this beary cute snack board please let me know, I would love to see your version!
The cutest cheese board I’ve ever laid eyes on!
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