Have fun making and enjoying this Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board! You can use your favorite hot chocolate toppings and treats to enjoy along with it!
Making a hot chocolate charcuterie board is so much fun, and you can really get creative with all of the topping options and treats to serve alongside it. My daughter loves hot chocolate and this is such a fun way to serve treats to her and her friends. It’s perfect on a chilly day after playing in the snow.
You can easily make your hot chocolate charcuterie board to your liking, adding in your favorite treats and keeping it allergy friendly too! We have dairy free hot chocolate mix and dairy free snowman hot chocolate bombs that make for the best hot chocolate, and to top it, we use our hot chocolate toppers that are the cutest little snowman faces.
What we love about this is you can really make food fun. No matter what, you can or cannot eat. Our son has quite a few allergies, so we already know that we can use enjoy life goodies, Oreos, and honestly, there are just so many options out there these days compared to when our daughter had FPIES.
Recipe ingredient notes:
The beauty of this hot chocolate charcuterie board is you can use whatever ingredients you like. Here are a few of our favorite things to include:
- Hot Chocolate Mix – We use our homemade dairy free hot chocolate mix.
- Hot Chocolate Bombs – We like to let everyone pick their hot chocolate, whether using a hot chocolate bomb or spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix. You can serve with or without our Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs.
- Hot Chocolate Toppers – Kids and adults love our Snowman Marshmallows. You won’t believe how ridiculously easy these are to make, but you can buy them too!
- Dehydrated Marshmallows – These are the perfect size for hot chocolate, and they’re just like in the packets. You can find them here.
- Crushed Peppermint Candy – We use Wilton already crushed, but you can also just crush up some candy canes. You can find them here.
- Various Marshmallows – There are SO many options for marshmallows, from peppermint marshmallows, rainbow marshmallows, shaped marshmallows, and even vegan marshmallows.
- Hershey Kisses – Hershey has a large variety of Hershey Kisses, but we always include the hot chocolate or hugs ones.
- Cookies – We like to add cookies because we think they go together like coffee and donuts, but hot chocolate and cookies!
- Candy Canes – It wouldn’t be a festive holiday treat without some mini candy canes!
- Chocolate – You can do whatever chocolate you like, from mini chocolate chips to squares of peppermint bark.
- Meringue Cookies – These are mostly allergy free and can be made vegan by using aquafaba.
Be sure to watch our easy video in the recipe card below showing how to make a hot chocolate charcuterie board.
First, you’ll want to pick out a food-safe board.
Once you find the board you want to use you’ll want to protect it by using some parchment paper. Cut the parchment paper to size.
Now the fun part, you can arrange the ingredients however you like.
For extra small ingredients like the mini dehydrated marshmallows, hot chocolate mix, and crushed peppermint, we use mini glass jars. Oui Yogurt (by Yoplait) jars are perfect for this and we’re always looking for ways to reuse them since it’s our favorite dairy free yogurt.
Recipe tips and variations:
- Have fun with the ingredients! You can easily make it tailored to your specific dietary needs.
- Make sure you’re using a food safe board.
- Protect your board by using parchment paper cut to size.
- Not serving right away? You can cover it up in plastic wrap to keep it fresh. I like to prep it a few hours before I know I’ll be serving. This way I can work on other things.
We typically serve this right away or at most a day after making. To keep it fresh, you can put everything into containers and then place it all onto the board prior to your guests enjoying it. You can also cover it in plastic wrap to keep everything from becoming stale. Marshmallows don’t like air, so we prefer to serve sooner than later.
Frequently asked questions:
We recommend serving the day of or after making as long as your wrap it airtight. Do not put any items that require refrigeration on the board until just before serving.
We love using rustic boards or cutting boards. We go for round charcuterie boards, but you can also use square or rectangle shapes. We used a fun lazy Susan tree bark board for this recipe.
The beauty of this is you can go as big or as small as you want.
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
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- Hot Chocolate Mix
- Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Hot Chocolate Toppers
- Dehydrated Marshmallows
- Crushed Peppermint Candy
- Various Marshmallows
- Hershey Kisses
- Mini Candy Canes
- Meringue Cookies
- Prep a food safe board to display all the ingredients by using cut to size parchment paper.
- Arrange the ingredients as desired on the parchment lined board. For small ingredients use little bowls or jars.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
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