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Dessert Boards: 50 Beautifully Sweet Platters and Boards for Family, Friends, Holidays, and Any Occasion

Dessert Boards: 50 Beautifully Sweet Platters and Boards for Family, Friends, Holidays, and Any Occasion

by Kellie Hemmerly


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Delight your family, friends, and guests—on holidays or any day—with beautiful boards full of scrumptious sweets.

With Kellie Hemmerly’s creative and gorgeous Dessert Boards, you can take the exciting trend of artfully composed food platters and boards in an entirely sweet new direction. The more than 50 easy-to-make boards in Kellie’s book are kid- and family-friendly, but grownups surely will love these dessert boards, too, whether the boards are served for a holiday party, a weekend visit from family or friends, or simply as a sweet finish to an everyday dinner.

The boards feature a stunning variety of sweet treats, from baked things like bars, cookies, shortbreads, bundt cakes, and mini pies, to fresh and colorful fruits of all kinds, to truffles, candies, s’mores, and more. The recipes include:

  • Yogurt Parfait Board
  • Pick Your Flag Colors Celebration Board
  • Picnic in the Park Board
  • Beach Boardwalk Sweets Board
  • Sweet Summer Fruit Salad Board
  • Game Day Sweets Board
  • Carnival Treats Board
  • Dessert Nacho Board
  • Birthday Confetti Board

The book also includes platters that focus on healthier sweets, such as fruits, yogurts, and granola bars, perfect for breakfast, brunch, and after-school or after-work snacks. There are inventive boards for people who love to bake as well as quick-fix boards that can be built from store-bought goods—everything you need to bring smiles to your family and friends and some extra sweetness to your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760372838
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 382,898
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kellie Hemmerly is the talented cook, writer, and photographer behind the popular blog The Suburban Soapbox: A Good Life Tastes Great, which focuses on family-friendly and healthy recipes, many of which are desserts, baking, and sweets creations. She has been a frequent contributor to NBC's "Today Food Club" at and her work has been featured on the websites of People magazine and Better Homes and Gardens, among many others. She lives with her family near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Boards to Start the Day
Coffee Bar Board
Light and Sweet Board
Cake for Breakfast Board
Teatime Board
Yogurt Parfait Board
Donut Dessert Board
Pastries and Danish Breakfast Board
Spring Brunch Board
CHAPTER 2 Boards for Happy Holidays
New Year’s Eve Board
Holiday Cookie Board
Fall Harvest Board
Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Board
Pick Your Flag Colors Celebration Board
Easter Bunny Treats Board
Lucky Leprechaun Board
Valentine Sweetheart Board
CHAPTER 3 Around the World Boards
Sushi and Sweets Board
Dessert Nacho Board
Molto Dolce Board (Italian Sweets Board)
Gâterie Sucrée Board (Sweet Treat Board)
CHAPTER 4 Family Friendly Boards
Caramel Apple Dipping Board
Carnival Treats Board
Beach Boardwalk Sweets Board
Cupcake Decorating Board
Ice Cream Sandwich Board
Cookie Decorating Board
After-School Sweets Board
Kids’ Sugar Rush Board
CHAPTER 5 Celebration Boards
Wedding Cake Board
Game Day Sweets Board
Birthday Confetti Board
Awards Night Board
CHAPTER 6 Any Time Boards
Chocolate and Truffles Board
Chocolate-Covered Everything Board
Brownies and Bars Board
Sweet Summer Fruit Salad Board
Pie Love Board
Big Bundt Cake Board
Ice Cream Sundae Board
Cake and Cupcake Boards
Picnic in the Park Board
Cheesecake Board
DIY Pudding Bar Board
Chocolate Dipping Board
Chocolate and Cheese Pairing Board
Ultimate Cookie Board
S’mores Board
Dessert for Two Board
Hot Cocoa Board
Movie Night Board
CHAPTER 7 Recipes for Homemade Treats
Fudge Brownies
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Crispy Cereal Treats
Basic Sugar Cookies
Basic Sugar Cookie Icing
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pound Cake
Pound Cake French Toast
Blueberry Pancakes
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips
Funnel Cake
Marshmallow Fruit Dip
Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
Raspberry Jam
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