Family-Friendly Butter Board Recipes

Oh, TikTok. You've brought so many new and fun things to the food world. Who could forget baked feta pasta, cloud bread, baked oats and pasta chips? The humble butter board is the latest trend taking the 'Tok (and therefore, the world) by storm.

Like a charcuterie board but championing delicious swirls of soft butter instead of meats and cheeses, a butter board is accompanied by colourful herbs and toppings, plus hunks of freshly cut bread. Drool!

So how do you make one? What are some butter board recipes to note? What's the ultimate hack to butter-boarding (yep, making it a verb) that the kids will absolutely love? Read on!

Family-Friendly Butter Board Recipes

The Butter Board Basics

The rule of butter boards is that there are no rules. The sky is the limit when it comes to toppings—you could go savoury with pickles, salsas and herbs, or sweet with honey, crushed nuts and fruit.

All you need is a board, some butter (ok lots of butter), a plan of attack surrounding your toppings and you’re ready for action.

How to Create a Butter Board

One of the many (many) reasons we love a butter board: they’re seriously easy to make, yet a serious crowd pleaser at the same time. To make a butter board:

  • Grab a board and some softened butter (the jury’s out on whether unsalted or salted is best—but if you’re adding salty toppings it might be best to err on the unsalted side for now).
  • Use a butter knife to spread the butter in swirls or wide strokes all over your board.
  • Artfully arrange your toppings on top of the butter.
  • Slice some bread.
  • Dig in!

Our Favourite Butter Board Recipes

We've gathered some drool-worthy butter board recipe inspo for you from across the Tok and beyond to make sure you're armed with a butter board vision. Here are our favourites.

1. @justine_snacks OG Viral Butter Board

Justine_Snacks Butter Board
The video that kick-started the trend, this butter board recipe is truly mouthwatering.


  • Softened butter
  • Salt
  • Lemon zest
  • Honey
  • Edible flowers 
  • Coriander 
  • Bread

Watch the video here.

2. @everything_delish Fig and Orange Butter Board

everything_delish Butter Board
A sweet and savoury hybrid, this butter board recipe promises maximum flavour with minimal effort.


  • Softened butter
  • Honey
  • Figs
  • Oranges and orange zest
  • Rosemary
  • Sea salt
  • Fig and orange jam
  • Crushed walnuts
  • Bread

Watch the video here.

3. @deliciousaus Butter Board

deliciousaus butter board recipe
This butter board recipe is one to remember, offering the perfect balance of sweet, savoury, smooth and crunchy!


  • Softened butter
  • Raspberries
  • Almonds
  • Whipped feta
  • Dried grapes
  • Honey
  • Bread

Watch the video here.

The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Butter Board Recipe

Got fusspots who turn their noses up at the likes of whipped feta, crushed nuts, figs and other artisanal offerings? (Just who do they think they are!)

 This TikTok video by @gettingbetterwithsarah offers up the ultimate hack in getting kids to enjoy a vague iteration of a butter board...

Fairy Bread
Could this be the ultimate butter board recipe for kids? 

Butter, bread and sprinkles. You say fairy bread, we say kid-friendly butter board. Tomato, tomato! 

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