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Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

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I’m so excited to share this super adorable Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board that we made this weekend. It was so perfect for our evening of tree decorating and Christmas movie watching. This is such a fun way for everyone to customize their own cups of hot chocolate.

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Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

My boys went on and on about how much fun it was. The word charcuterie technically means “cold cooked meats collectively, or an assortment of meats” which we do not have on this board, but we love this style of gathering all of our hot chocolate goodies in one place to enjoy. It’s such a fancy way to do holiday hot chocolate.

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Here’s what you’ll need for your Hot Chocolate Board-

Ingredients:

  • Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix- you’ll need 10-12 servings, and you may need to add just some of this to your board, and refill as it runs out.
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks (we used chunks, but the smaller the better for melting- miniature chocolate chips would be perfect!)
  • ½ cup Brach’s crushed candy canes, or you can crush your own
  • 4-5+ Chocolate and peppermint hot cocoa stirrers (We found these at Target! You could also make your own chocolate spoons.)
  • 10 Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares – These are so delicious. Add them to your chocolate or just enjoy as-is.
  • About 1 cup of peppermint Hershey kisses
  • 2-3 Hot Chocolate Bombs (Our star shaped ones came from Target, but you can use any cocoa bombs.)
  • ¼ cup Christmas sprinkles
  • 10-12 Pirouline wafer cookies
  • About 24 miniature candy canes (This is a lot but they are beautiful on the board!)
  • About ½ a bag of miniature marshmallows
  • About ½ a bag of Christmas shaped marshmallows (These were also a Target find!)
  • 1-2 Snowman Hot Cocoa cup toppers (These, too!)
  • 10-12 Paper straws for stirring

You’ll also need an assortment of small bowls.

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board Directions:

To build this board, we started with our cocoa as the centerpiece. We filled the bowl with Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix, and will refill, if needed. 

We also placed our other two items that we wanted in bowls- the chocolate chunks and crushed peppermints, and our smaller cup of sprinkles.

You can place things and rearrange, as needed. The bowls gave us a nice starting point, and make it easy to tuck things around them.

We added our longer ingredients, spreading them out around the board (straws, Pirouline wafers, and cocoa stirrers). 

Then, we filled in around those with our Ghirardelli chocolate squares, mini candy canes, and Hershey kisses. 

Next, we filled in all of the outer spaces with our marshmallows. We used fun Christmas shaped ones, as well as miniature marshmallows. If you can’t find the fun shapes, you can just use mini marshmallows all around, or even make your own homemade marshmallows.

Then, we positioned the hot cocoa bombs and cocoa toppers around the board.

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Finally, we went around the board filling in wherever needed with more candy canes, straws, marshmallows, candies, etc… to give the board a really full appearance. We also filled in any empty space we saw with more ingredients.

Once your board is built it is ready to enjoy! You just need warm milk or water. You could keep this warm in thermoses near the board, or even in a crock pot.

Even more yummy hot chocolate toppings you could include on your Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board-

  • Caramel sauce or chocolate syrup
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peppermint sticks
  • Chocolate bars
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel candies
  • Anything else you consider to be your favorite toppings for hot chocolate!
Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

This is definitely going to be a new tradition for us during the holiday season. It would be perfect for Christmas Eve, a family movie night, or your next holiday party. This board makes for a miniature hot chocolate bar, and it will be a huge hit! There isn’t much better in the cold weather than a cup of hot cocoa.

Pro Tips:

  • Purchase Christmas themed to-go cups so your party guests can take a warm cup to go when they leave!
  • Make your own DIY homemade hot chocolate mix.

We have so many fun ideas here, and we are a little obsessed with these fun dessert charcuterie boards, and hope to make lots more to share. For a printable version of how to set up this board, see the recipe card below.

You might also like these other fun recipes-

Christmas Milkshake

Peppermint Chip Milkshake

White Hot Chocolate Stove Top Recipe

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Yield: 12 servings

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

A delicious hot cocoa charcuterie board idea, full of all of your favorite hot chocolate toppings. Perfect for family movie night, Christmas Eve, and more!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix- you’ll need 10-12 servings
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup Brach’s crushed candy canes, or you can crush your own
  • 4-5+ Chocolate and peppermint hot cocoa stirrers
  • 10 Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares
  • About 1 cup of peppermint Hershey kisses
  • 2-3 Hot Chocolate Bombs
  • ¼ cup Christmas sprinkles
  • 10-12 Pirouline wafer cookies
  • About 24 miniature candy canes
  • About ½ a bag of miniature marshmallows
  • About ½ a bag of Christmas shaped marshmallows
  • 1-2 Snowman Hot Cocoa cup toppers
  • 10-12 Paper straws for stirring

Instructions

    1. To build this board, we started with our cocoa as the centerpiece. We filled the bowl with Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix, and will refill, if needed. 
    2. We also placed our other two items that we wanted in bowls- the chocolate chunks and crushed peppermints, and our smaller cup of sprinkles.
    3. You can place things and rearrange, as needed. The bowls gave us a nice starting point, and make it easy to tuck things around them.
    4. We added our longer ingredients, spreading them out around the board (straws, Pirouline wafers, and cocoa stirrers).
    5. Then, we filled in around those with our Ghirardelli chocolate squares, mini candy canes, and Hershey kisses. 
    6. Next, we filled in all of the outer spaces with our marshmallows. We used fun Christmas shaped ones, as well as miniature marshmallows. If you can’t find the fun shapes, you can just use mini marshmallows all around, or even make your own homemade marshmallows.
    7. Then, we positioned the hot cocoa bombs and cocoa toppers around the board.
    8. Finally, we went around the board filling in wherever needed with more candy canes, straws, marshmallows, candies, etc… to give the board a really full appearance. We also filled in any empty space we saw with more ingredients.
    9. Once your board is built it is ready to enjoy! You just need warm milk or water. You could keep this warm in thermoses near the board, or even in a crock pot.





Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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