Hocus Pocus 2, the sequel to the 1993 movie will be available to stream on Disney+ on September 30, 2022.If you’re throwing a Hocus Pocus Viewing Party or Halloween party, we have the perfect Hocus Pocus Snack Board for you. It’s not even hard to make…no magic required!
I was only 13 in 1993 and obsessed with all things Halloween (I still am really). 1993 was the year the original Hocus Pocus movie debuted featuring the legendary Sanderson sisters witch trio. This movie and its characters have become a cult classic, and generations of kids are still enjoying the 30-year-old film.
And now all of us who fell in love with the movie and its characters finally get a sequel! Have you seen the trailer yet? Check it out! Watch the Hocus Pocus 2 Movie Trailer. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Coming this spooky season, the Sanderson sisters are back to put another spell on us. I don’t really know what to expect, but I’m just here for more of the nostalgia than the cinematic acclaim.
I’m already thinking about how we will celebrate the movie debut and what snacks we’ll be making. I love making food boards (Go check out my other Halloween Snack board) and if I have a theme, I love it even more. That’s why I had to make a Hocus Pocus board with the focal point being none other than the Hocus Pocus witch and their iconic hairstyles.
I promise you can make this at home. It’s delicious and your family and friends will be thrilled. Even better, have your kids help out. It’s fun to make and eat. You can have this Hocus Board Snack Board ready to enjoy in just 25 minutes or less.
The key ingredient for this board is the faces of the witches, which we made with three brie rounds, white cubed cheddar cheese, blackberries, and chorizo. I originally bought salami for Winnie Sanderson’s hair, but then realized it was too light and had to run back to the store for the chorizo, which is a darker red. Pepperoni could be a good alternative as well.
After I created the faces of the witches, I used red and green grapes, black olives with candy eyeballs, and crackers to fill in the space. I thinly sliced the strawberries to give a creepy feel.
I cannot express the impact of candy eyeballs on a Halloween board! On this board I popped them into the black olives and used them around the board. I love buying an abundance of candy eyeballs around Halloween so I can add them to snacks, lunchboxes, and snack boards throughout spooky season!
Because you have three rounds of brie, I would advise a second plate with additional crackers and more spread. One of the cauldrons contains raspberry spread to use on the crackers with the brie. The other I filled with candy gummy worms, but could also be used for a spread.
The mandarin pumpkins are always a hit at Halloween and easy to make. Peel your mandarin and use a small stick of celery as the stem.
I like to use Halloween sprinkles around the board for added flair. These sprinkles I found on Amazon.
I also found the mini cauldrons, brooms, and witch hats plus the Hocus Pocus sign and signature hair toothpicks on Amazon. If you don’t have time to get the fun accessories, don’t worry your board will still put on a spell on your guests with the themed edible brie witches.
The spooky board I used is from Home Goods. This time of year, you’ll find a plethora of Halloween themed boards at most stores. But if you don’t have a spooky board use a cutting board or tray you already have at home.
And remember, don’t put too much pressure on yourself when creating this board… It’s all a bunch of Hocus Pocus after all. The most important part is making memories!
Hocus Pocus Snack Board Key Ingredients
- Brie Cheese
- Blackberries – or another dark berry
- Cubed white cheddar cheese
- Black Olives
After you nail down your Sanderson sister faces, everything else is just flair!
Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board Simple Substitutions
Feel free to substitute the Sanderson sister hair with pepperoni for Winifred. You could use another dark berry or food item like Olives for Mary’s hair. Ideas if you are looking to substitute Sarah’s hair, the cubed cheese can be replaced with vegan cheese or white popcorn.
FAQs for A Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
Q: When did the original Hocus Pocus movie debut?
A: The original Hocus Pocus movie debuted in 1993.
Q: What are the key ingredients for a Hocus Pocus charcuterie board?
A: The key ingredients are brie cheese, blackberries, cubed white cheddar cheese, and chorizo.
Q: How can you make mandarin pumpkins for the charcuterie board?
A: Peel the mandarins and use small sticks of celery as the stems to make mandarin pumpkins.
Q: What can you use to substitute for the Sanderson sisters’ hair on the board?
A: For Winnifred’s hair, pepperoni can substitute for chorizo. For Mary’s hair, olives or another dark berry can be used instead of blackberries. For Sarah’s hair, vegan cheese or white popcorn can replace the cubed cheese.
Q: Where can you find Halloween-themed boards and accessories for the Hocus Pocus charcuterie board?
A: Stores like HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Ross have Halloween-themed boards and accessories after the Fourth of July. Amazon also has items like mini cauldrons, brooms, and Halloween sprinkles.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Snack Board Must Haves
The only real must haves for this snack board are the brie cheeses or other circular food surface to account for the Sanderson sisters faces and food items to make the hair.
Other than that, get creative and add all the spooky flair.
Let’s create a little magic, shall we?
Hocus Pocus Snack Board
- 3 Brie rounds
- White Cheddar Cubes
- Assorted crackers
- Red & Green Grapes
- Black Olives
- Mandarins We used two
- Celery Sticks For mandarin pumpkin stems
- Yellow Cheddar cut into pumpkin cheese shapes
- Candy eyeballs
- Candy worms
- Raspberry spread or other dark spread in cauldron
- Halloween sprinkles
- Add brie rounds to board. Cut olives and strawberries slices in the shape of eye slits and lips. Top each brie with 2 olive pieces and a strawberry piece.
- Roll multiple chorizo slices and slice in half. Place above one of the brie rounds to serve as Winnifred's hair. Position your chorizo rounds in two triangle shapes to mimic Winnifred's hair style.
- Place cubed cheese above and on top of another brie round to look like Sarah's hair. Fill any gaps with extra cheese cubes.
- Place blackberries above the third brie round for Mary's hair. Have the shape of your blackberries taper out towards the top. Place 2 or 3 blackberries at the top edge of the brie to look like bangs.
- Add a small celery stick to two peeled mandarins for pumpkins.
- Place your sliced strawberries on the board.
- Add green and red grapes. It's easiest if you leave them on the vine and cut into small clusters to fill in gaps as needed.
- Fill in space with olives, crackers and sliced cheese.
- Fill a small couldron or bowl with your favorite fruit spread or preserve.
- Add finishing touches to your board by filling in gaps or space that needs color with gummy worms, Halloween sprinkles and candy eyeballs.