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Sweet Jarcuterie – It’s a Jar Full of Sweets

If you’re craving something sweet make this Sweet Jarcuterie. All your favorite bite-size sweets all in one place. A small mason jar is overflowing with chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered pretzels, candy-coated fruit, and marshmallows. 

This sweet jarcuterie is perfect for serving as dessert at parties, weddings, bridal showers, or just making a serving for yourself and enjoying it as a snack or dessert.

People will love having a taste of all of these sweet items all in one jar. Sweet Jarcuterie is great because people don’t need extra plates or utensils to enjoy it.  

Sweet Jarcuterie

You can make as many jars of sweet jarcuterie as you want. This recipe is for 8 jars but you can always just make one for yourself whenever you are craving something sweet.

You can make it as simple or as fancy as you want. 

Jarcuterie is great for children and adults. You can use budget-friendly ingredients like marshmallows or higher-end items like dried fruit.

You can fill the jars with all your favorite sweet ingredients for an indulgent snack or dessert. 

In about 15 minutes, you’ll have a mason jar filled with sweet jarcuterie ready to enjoy!

candy and pretzels in a jar

HOW TO MAKE SWEET JARCUTERIE

Chocolate-coated pretzels, chocolate-covered strawberries, candy-coated fruit, and mini marshmallows are assembled in a small jar for a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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SWEET JARCUTERIE INGREDIENTS

SWEET JARCUTERIE

This fun and easy Sweet Jarcuterie recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious snack or dessert your family will love. You can easily find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store.

All you need is:

  • chocolate dipped strawberries 
  • chocolate stripped pretzel sticks 
  • chocolate stripped mini pretzel twists 
  • mini marshmallows 
  • TikTok trend crunchy or candied fruit or dried fruit 

SWEET JARCUTERIE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Sweet jarcuterie is extremely easy to make. If you want to add some fun extra touches like candy-coated fruit the methods are below.

If you would like to make candied fruit use this simple method to create a candy coating for your fruit.

Take a bowl and add ice and water and set aside.

Mix one part water, two parts sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan or skillet.

Bring this mixture to a boil.

fruit dipped in sugar coating

Take the fruit you would like to cover in a candy coating and skewer the fruit with large toothpicks.

Next, submerge the fruit in the sugar syrup.

fruit in ice water

Dip the sugar-coated fruit skewers in ice water to harden the syrup into a crunchy glaze.

If the sugar doesn’t turn into a crunchy glaze, it wasn’t hot enough.

candy fruit hardening

If doing a lot at once, make sure to allow the skewered fruit to harden separately.

If it is humid the sugar may have trouble setting.

strawberry and grapes on paper

I recommend placing the sugar-coated fruit skewers in the fridge to help the sugar set.

If you would like to coat the pretzels and strawberries in chocolate use this method.  

Use your preferred colors of candy melts or almond bark.

Melt the candy melts according to package instructions.

melted chocolate and pretzels

Pour the melted candy melts to piping bags or ziplock bags.

Place the pretzels and strawberries on a plate, cookie sheets, cooling rack, etc.

drizzled chocolate on pretzels

Cut a small hole in the tip and decorate the pretzels and strawberries with zigzag stripes all over.

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Cover in one color or multiple colors of candy melts. You can add sprinkles if you’d like.

Let the pretzels and strawberries sit to harden or place in the fridge to speed this up.

Break the chocolate-covered pretzels apart into clusters to stand up in the jars. 

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To assemble the sweet jarcuterie, start by placing the marshmallows in the bottom of the jars.

Add in layers of each item into all of the jars.

If you need to use more fillers consider adding in chocolate chips, nuts, candy-coated nuts, etc.

Serve immediately.

In about 15 minutes to 40 minutes, you’ll have a personal-size charcuterie that’s sure to become a new favorite!

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SWEET JARCUTERIE TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a sweet type of charcuterie in a jar before, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE CHARCUTERIE IN A JAR?

Jarcuterie needs very little prep and the time required is mainly for assembling it. This Sweet Jarcuterie recipe takes approximately 38 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • Close to 30 minutes to cover the pretzels and strawberries in chocolate
  • About 20 minutes to coat the fruit in a candy coating while waiting for the chocolate-coated pretzels to harden
  • 8 minutes to assemble all of the jars 
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HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER SWEET JARCUTERIE?

You can store leftover Sweet Jarcuterie in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

CAN I USE ANY SIZE OF JAR TO MAKE JARCUTERIE?

You can use any size of jar to make jarcuterie with. You can even use water glasses to make jarcuterie with. Anything that can hold a handful of ingredients will work perfectly for jarcuterie.

If your jar is very small you can make everything fit by placing more items on large toothpicks. Your jar does not need a lid since the charcuterie items always end up overflowing out of the jar. 

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CAN I MAKE SWEET JARCUTERIE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make a sweet jarcuterie ahead of time. I recommend storing the jarcuterie in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

I would only make the jarcuterie one day ahead of time because of the strawberries. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH SWEET JARCUTERIE?

Sweet Jarcuterie goes well with a wide variety of snacks and desserts. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

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CAN I USE ANY INGREDIENTS TO MAKE JARCUTERIE?

Yes, you can use any items you love to make jarcuterie. Consider using dried fruit, graham crackers, little pieces of chocolate, chocolate-covered bacon, fresh fruit like blueberries, etc.

You can make your jarcuterie as fancy or simple as you want.  

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS SWEET JARCUTERIE RECIPE?

This fun Sweet Jarcuterie recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a skewer of chocolate-covered banana slices and maraschino cherries. YUM!

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SWEET JARCUTERIE RECIPE

Yield: 8 Jars

Sweet Jarcuterie

SWEET JARCUTERIE

If you’re craving something sweet make this Sweet Jarcuterie. All your favorite bite-size sweets all in one place. A small mason jar is overflowing with chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered pretzels, candy-coated fruit, and marshmallows.

Prep Time 38 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate Stripped Pretzel Sticks
  • Chocolate Stripped Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • TikTok Trend Crunchy or Candied Fruit
  • Dried fruit

Instructions

Instructions for Candied Fruit

  1. Mix one part water, two parts sugar in a sauce pan or skillet.
  2. Heat to a boil.
  3. Skewer the fruit or use toothpicks
  4. Submerge the fruit in the syrup
  5. Dip in ice water to harden the syrup into a crunchy glaze

Instructions for the Chocolate Stripped Pretzels and Strawberries

  1. Grab you preferred colors of candy melts or almond bark.Melt according to package instructions.
  2. Add to piping bags or ziplock bags
  3. Cut a small hole in the tip and create zigzag stripes all over.
  4. Cover in one color, then repeat for each color
  5. Add sprinkle if you’d like.
  6. Let sit for 25 mins to harden
  7. Break them apart into clusters to stand up in the jars.

Putting it all together

  1. Layer the sweets in the jars.
  2. Starting with marshmallows made for a soft foundation to build upon
  3. Add in all of your sweets
  4. Serve and enjoy
  5. Optional Additions or substitutions to use as fillers:
  6. Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, or any kind of chocolate covered nuts and or candies

Notes

Troubleshooting tips:


If the sugar doesn’t turn into a crunch glaze, it wasn’t hot enough.


If doing a lot at once, do not attempt to glaze in bulk and leave, they just turn into a giant club of sugary fruit.


If it is humid the sugar may have trouble setting, pop it in the fridge to help it.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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There is no better way to enjoy a variety of sweet treats in one jar. You don’t need any extra plates or utensils, it’s easy peasy! Make sure you make your Sweet Jarcuterie today and serve at parties, weddings, bridal showers, or make for yourself as an indulgent snack. The only question left to answer is how many jars should you make?

WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this fun jarcuterie recipe as much as my family does!

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