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Build Your Own Halloween Charcuterie Coffin

Plans are being made for a spooky and spectacular Halloween! Popular decorations like Halloween skeletons waving to neighborhood kids and faceless witches holding hands are already decorating lawns, but what about Halloween food for the festivities? We know the kids want to gather as much candy as their bags will allow, but the adults might be looking for a spread of snacks to satisfy cravings before a busy night of trick-or-treating.

Enter the Halloween Charcuterie CoffinFEATURED IN PARADE MAGAZINE

Volpi wanted to put a fun spin on the traditional charcuterie board by recreating a Halloween scene with some of our favorite snacks. The products in this display are made to look like a hand reaching out of the breadstick ‘coffin’ assembled with strips of prosciutto and creamy goat cheese, along with other tasty morsels to make your charcuterie board.


“[This] creative charcuterie spread is a delicious mix of salty and sweet flavors with ingredients like Volpi’s Spicy & Mild Trio, Volpi Genoa Nuggets, spicy cheddar, crackers, gummy worms, jelly beans and the October staple: of candy corn.”

Presliced Prosciutto 3oz Traditional Proscuitto Volpi Foods 1
Genoa Nuggets Garlic Black Pepper Salame Volpi Foods
Presliced Mild Trio 6oz Sopressata Coppa Genoa Salame Volpi Foods


The charcuterie coffin is easy to do at home since it mostly calls for products you already have on hand such as Halloween candy, breadsticks, Oreo cookies and other pantry items.

  • Breadsticks
  • Volpi Spicy & Mild Trio
  • Volpi Traditional Prosciutto
  • Volpi Genoa Nuggets
  • Spicy Cheddar
  • Crackers
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Gummy Worms
  • Jelly Beans (a fall flavor like S’mores is preferred)
  • Candy Corn
  • Royal Icing or Peanut Butter (to build breadstick coffin)
  • Goat Cheese (to shape the prosciutto-covered hand)

making your own Halloween Charcuterie Board

Follow these tips to create your own Halloween charcuterie board:

  • Use royal icing to build the coffin with breadsticks. You can also use peanut butter, melted chocolate or butterscotch morsels.
  • The prosciutto hand starts with using your favorite soft cheese like a goat cheese or mozzarella, shaping it into a hand and wrapping it with the slices of prosciutto.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix sweet and savory flavors.
  • Kelsey recommends being as creative as you want to when assembling this spread. “Start with your foundation pieces like breadsticks and making the hand with prosciutto and goat cheese. Then add anything that inspires you! The Halloween section at your local supermarket is a great place to get started.”