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 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.
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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
- 1 long rectangular cutting board
- 1 soup bowl
- 1 wooden spoon
- 2 Condiment Dishes
How to make a hot chocolate charcuterie board
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
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
Place handful of mini marshmallows and a few snowman peeps under the bowl on your 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.
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
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.
Add another condiment dish on the opposite side of the cutting board.
Fill it with mini chocolate chips.
Add peppermint bark bell candies between the two bowls.
Fill in the gaps on the board with 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.
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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- 1 cutting board
- 1 Wooden spoon
- 1 Soup bowl
- 2 Condiment dishes
- 16 servings hot chocolate mix
- 1 package mini marshmallows
- 6 snowman peeps
- 12 candy canes
- Pirouline creme-filled wafer cookies
- hot chocolate melt away Santas
- large marshmallows
- assorted mini chocolate chips
- Peppermint bark bell candies
- Christmas sprinkles
- Warm milk
- Start by placing your soup bowl in the top right corner of your cutting board.
- Empty 16 servings of hot chocolate mix into the bowl, and place a wooden spoon into the hot chocolate mix.
- Surround the bowl with mini marshmallows, snowman peeps, 8 of the candy canes and melting Santas.
- On the bottom half of your cutting board, add large marshmallows, two condiment dishes, peppermint candies, and sprinkles.
- Place a stack of crème filled wafer cookies on the left side of the middle of your board.
- Crush the remaining 4 candy canes with a rolling pin.
- Fill one condiment dish with the crushed candy canes and put it to the right of the wafer cookies.
- Add assorted mini chocolate chips to the other condiment dish and place it under the wafer cookies.
- Place a pile of large marshmallows in between the condiment dishes.
- Fill in spaces on the board with Christmas sprinkles.
- Serve 2 Tablespoons of hot cocoa with a mug of warm milk and enjoy.
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This post was originally published on November 20, 2022 but was updated with new content on December 17, 2023.