I had to jump on board to try this trend out and I have to say, I think this fun appetizer will be sticking around.
A platter of creamy and smooth cream cheese. My favorite is Hiland Dairy because of the rich but slightly tangy flavor and the super smooth texture. The quality is unmatched! After spreading the cream cheese over the board, you can add a variety of your favorite toppings to give guests options. Everyone loves options and will be able to find a bite they love. Cream Cheese Boards are incredibly easy to make and have a really fun wow factor.
I put together both a sweet and a savory cream cheese board. Here are the flavors I put together, but feel free to make your own as well!
Sweet honey, pecans, cinnamon sugar, berries, and chocolate all mixed with rich and creamy Hiland cream cheese. The possibilities are endless for your sweet tooth.
The classic duo mixes perfectly with cream cheese and all you need to do is mix 1 Tablespoon sugar and ½ Tablespoon ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the cream cheese and then dip away with a bagel, cookie or fruit.
Chopped pecans sprinkled over top the cream cheese and then generously drizzled with local honey. The sweet and salty mix plus the tangy cream cheese is a perfect addition for a bagel or graham cracker. Bonus if you want to toast up those pecans beforehand.
I chose to do one section of the cream cheese board with crushed raspberries and holy smokes. I definitely suggest adding some berries to your sweet cream cheese board. I placed raspberries over top the cream cheese section and then lightly squished them to incorporate them into the cream cheese. Any berries will work so pick your favorite.
I could eat Nutella by the spoonful. (and have) So mixing Nutella into the smooth cream cheese layer is a perfect combo to dip a cookie or fruit into.
Bacon and chive, smoked salmon, everything bagel and garlic herb. All the classic flavors for a savory board your guests will love!
Pieces of crispy bacon with chopped fresh chives sprinkled over top. Perfect combo of flavors mixed with the smooth cream cheese.
Chunky pieces of smoked salmon plus sliced red onion and chopped dill. The mix of smoked salmon, red onions and cream cheese is a classic bagel flavor your guests will definitely love.
A generous sprinkle of the popular seasoning over top the cream cheese payer, perfect to dip a bagel, cracker or veggie into.
Fresh chopped garlic mixed into the cream cheese plus chopped basil. A fresh savory comb with the creamy layer.
Using a spoon or an offset spatula to scoop bits of the cream cheese off the block, place and swirl one scoop at a time and repeat until the whole board is filled. Add swoops and swirls to add texture and fun to the cream cheese board.
I split my cream cheese board up into four sections and chose a different flavor for each section. It was hard to choose just four so feel free to add whatever you like and as many sections as you like.
Add a variety of bagels, cookies, crackers, fruit or veggies for your guests to use to dip. For this sweet cream cheese board, I added cinnamon raisin, blueberry and plain bagel pieces as well as Nilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, Strawberries and Raspberries. For the savory cream cheese board, I chose plain and everything bagels, crackers and veggies.
This appetizer recipe is a great one to change up and make your own. There are lots of options for this easy, creamy appetizer.
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