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The Perfect Homemade Grazing Box for Mother's Day

It’s almost time for Mother’s Day! Since this is more of a for-fun holiday in our household this year I thought I’d share something I like to do for my friends to mark the occasions. This year I’m giving them each homemade snack boxes with charcuterie, cheese, crackers, dark chocolate-dipped dried fruit, and a split of prosecco. It is a super cute way to show them that I am grateful for all of their support and celebrate their lives as mothers!

This episode is also very special to me because my mom, Zoi, is able to join me. This is her first time in front of the camera with me and I really hope she returns again soon. My mother and I are very close and she taught me a lot of what I know in the kitchen. She and my father raised me and my siblings with such love and I still get to spend a lot of time with her today. In fact, she has really helped me with my own children while I’ve built my events and restaurant business. I couldn’t do it without her support!

I chose to use some popular meats and cheeses in this box, along with my favorite crackers from the store. I also picked up some dried fruit and dipped it in dark chocolate as the sweet component. These boxes are really easy to assemble and you can amend them to include whatever treat you think your friends would like. The idea is that they can chill the prosecco and have a yummy snack on Mother’s Day - it’s always such a nice break when you don’t have to cook!

I love making treats for my friends no matter the occasion, and I’m sure a lot of you do too. I hope these instructions show you just how easy it is to make a gourmet snack box mom will love. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and mother figures far and wide!

Mother’s Day Grazing Box

Celebrating Mother’s Day is more than just celebrating our own mothers. I like to celebrate all my friends who are moms and mother figures too! This grazing box is a fun treat I like to assemble for friends this time of year, it is a such a nice treat to receive on a day when mom shouldn’t have to cook!

Individual or if Mom wants to share 😊

Savory Elements

Brie Cheese Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese Sliced Salami Sea Salt Crackers Toasted Point Bread

Sweet Elements

Melt Dark Chocolate – microwave or double boiler Dried apricots Dried Peaches Dried Mangos Fresh Strawberries Fresh Fig Pretzels Graham Crackers Fresh Blackberries

Edible flowers for garnish

Sprigs of rosemary for tying


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir until it is completely smooth. Partially dip the fresh and dried fruit, pretzels, and graham crackers in the dark chocolate and set on the lined baking sheet to cool and harden.

  3. Assemble the box by artfully arranging the crackers and cheeses and toast points. Then layer in the cooled and harden chocolate dipped treats.

  4. Top everything with edible flowers for color. Tie with twine and a sprig of rosemary. Gift!

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT. She is currently operating with COVID-safe procedures and is happy to discuss your event and catering needs with you. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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