In honor of the newest Hocus Pocus (originally from 1993) movie, here’s a way to take your Halloween charcuterie board to the next level. I give you, a super simple and festive Hocus Pocus charcuterie board!
Hocus Pocus has become a Halloween staple over the last few decades and the Sanderson sisters are iconic figures during this season. Hocus Pocus parties, balloon garlands, costumes, tshirts, and food items are a staple for any good Halloween gathering and also really easy to recreate.
What you need for a hocus pocus charcuterie
- A board (I used a round wooden board)
- Pepperoni nuggets
- Sliced salami
- 3 cheese wheels
- Parmesan cheese cubes or slices
- Something sweet
- Reese’s miniature cups
- Something salty
- Pretzel sticks
- Tortilla chips
- Green pepper
- Strawberries and/or raspberries
- Edible marker
assembling the sanderson sisters
Winifred Sanderson is perhaps the most iconic and memorable character from Hocus Pocus, played by none other than Bette Midler. Her red hair and lips are her most recognizable features, so play into those with your charcuterie.
After first placing all three heads (cheese wheels) on my board, Winifred’s hair was the first big task. Winifred is clearly the leader of these sisters, so it was only fitting for her to be centered on the board. Using rolled up salami slices I began to sculpt her unique hair style, which is very much held in place by everything else around it.
Winifred Sanderson’s mouth was made by halving a raspberry and then carefully placing back together to give a big open mouthed look. Her dress is a green bell pepper.
The next sister, portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker, is Sarah Sanderson. She is the flirty, silly, and naive. One of the most famous lines of the movie is Sarah saying, “I am beautiful! Boys will love me!” Makes me laugh every time.
Her long blonde hair was made with cubed parmesan and her dress is sliced strawberries. Sarah has a more typical mouth structure, which was pieced together with red sprinkles.
And finally, Mary Sanderson. Perhaps the oddest and least understood of all the Sanderson sisters, she is most remembered for her wild hair and crooked smile.
Mary’s hair is made of blackberries, while her dress is of orange slices. Her crooked smile was made of two red sprinkles. The asymmetry of Mary Sanderson’s hair going up and out one way while Sarah Sanderson’s long blonde hair falls down the opposite direction provided nice balance for the entire board.
Charcuterie board fillers
Use your remaining items like tortilla chips, popcorn, any sweets or chocolates, pretzels, etc. as filler items. The goal is to cover your board with tasty items that can also work well around the three Sanderson sisters and really make them pop.
You can also add some fun things like spider rings, sprinkles, or edible glitter to finish off the whole thing.
This entire Hocus Pocus charcuterie board took about 20 minutes to come together, including chopping, cutting, and mapping things out. It was very simple and turned out so darling. A perfect edition to your upcoming Halloween or Hocus Pocus party.
In the end, it’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!