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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

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Is there anything more comforting than a delicious mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter day? How about pairing it with a festive charcuterie board? This hot chocolate charcuterie board is the perfect way to warm up your home entertaining style this season.

hot chocolate charcuterie board

Hot chocolate is one of the quintessential cold-weather drinks.

So it’s the perfect thing to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any fall or winter party.

To serve it for a crowd, I like to create a hot chocolate bar that lets everyone help themselves.

And this hot cocoa charcuterie board is a great way to do that. (It’s not a true charcuterie board since it doesn’t have meat and cheese on it, but the layout is similar).

It’s also super simple to put together and looks so pretty on your table.

Ingredients

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This board serves about 16 cups of cocoa.

  • 16 servings of hot chocolate mix
  • Marshmallows – 1 package mini marshmallows, 5 snowman peeps, a few large marshmallows
  • Candies – 12 candy canes, peppermint bark bell candies
  • Cookies – pirouline creme filled wafer cookies
  • Chocolate – hot chocolate melt away Santas, assorted mini chocolate chips
  • Baking supplies – Christmas sprinkles
  • Warm milk

Equipment

  • 1 long rectangular cutting board
  • 1 soup bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • Mugs
  • 2 Condiment Dishes

How to make a hot chocolate charcuterie board

hot chocolate charcuterie board with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, candy canes, sprinkles, wafer cookies and chocolate hcips

Prep work

Crush 4 candy canes into small bits.

To do this, I like to put them in a ziploc bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.

Put out the hot chocolate

hot chocolate mix in a bowl on a cutting board

Start by placing your soup bowl in the top right corner of your cutting board.

Empty an entire box of hot chocolate mix into the bowl, and place your wooden spoon into the hot chocolate mix.

Add a handful of mini marshmallows on top.

Fill in around the bowl

hot chocolate mix in a bowl with marshmallows and snowman peeps on a cutting board

Place handful of mini marshmallows and a few snowman peeps under the bowl on your cutting board.

hot chocolate mix in a bowl, marshmallows, snowman peeps, candy canes and wafer cookies on a cutting board

Put a pile of candy canes to the top left of the hot chocolate bowl.

And a stack of pirouline creme filled wafer cookies below the marshmallows.

hot chocolate mix in a bowl, mini marshmallows, candy canes and chocolate on a cutting board

Fill the corner between the bowl and the edge of the cutting board with chocolate melt away Santas.

Add to the bottom of the board

hot chocolate mix in a bowl with marshmallows, wafer cookies, and crushed candy canes in a bowl

Place a condiment dish to the right of the pirouline wafers. Fill it with the crushed candy canes.

Add a handful of full-sized marshmallows under the bowl of candy canes.

hot chocolate board with snowman peeps, wafer cookies, crushed candy canes, chocolate chips and marshmallows

Add another condiment dish on the opposite side of the cutting board.

Fill it with mini chocolate chips.

hot chocolate mix inn a bowl, marshmallows, snowman peeps, wafer cookies, crushed candy canes, and chocolate chips on a cutting board

Add peppermint bark bell candies between the two bowls.

Close up of a hot chocolate charcuterie board with marshmallows, wafer cookies, sprinkles and mini chocolate chips

Fill in the gaps on the board with Christmas sprinkles.

Serve

overhead of a hot chocolate charcuterie board with hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, candy canes, chocolate, snowman peeps, wafer cookies, and Christmas sprinkles

Serve 2 Tablespoons of the hot cocoa mix in each mug of warm milk.

Then let everyone put together their own hot chocolate concoctions.

To serve for a crowd, put the milk in a crock pot on the Warm setting. That way people can serve their own when they want it.

You could also add chocolate dipped stirring spoons for even more festive flair.

For an adult hot chocolate bar, put out a bottle of Creme de Menthe, Bailey’s and/or Kahlua.

hot chocolate board with candy canes, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, and chocolate chips

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