Butter boards are all over social media–extravagant wooden boards with thin specialty types of butter designed so carefully with fanciful cutlery, you’d think creators are entering them in art competitions.

For my lifestyle, as a mom of a 15-month-old, creating and eating butter board was not realistic. I love a charcuterie board as much as any other TikToker. But something about the butter board grossed me out in my arteries. I also could not consciously feed that to my toddler. And what’s the point of making food if my picky toddler is not going to eat it? 

Enter: The peanut butter board.

I’m fortunate my child is not allergic to peanut butter. When I wanted to hop on the butter board trend in a (semi) healthier way, a peanut butter board was a safe option. 

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Here’s how I created my fall-inspired peanut butter board:

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter
  • Handful of Stroopwafel cookies
  • Handful of pumpkin-inspired Jo-Jo’s
  • Handful of thin pretzels
  • 4 cinnamon graham crackers
  • 1 banana, diced


  1. Spread out 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, lengthwise on your charcuterie board
  2. Spread out 1 tablespoon of pumpkin butter parallel to the peanut butter
  3. Spread out your final tablespoon of peanut butter parallel to the pumpkin butter
  4. Surround your peanut butter/pumpkin butter stripes with the snack decorations

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Of course, there are many healthier options to create a peanut butter board. I would recommend apples, pieces of wheat toast or celery.

And, even better, this was not difficult to clean! Once my toddler had dipped all the snacks in the peanut butter to only lick the dip off the treat and not eat the actual treat, I simply scraped the remaining butters into the trash and washed the wooden board under warm, soapy water.