October 18, 2022
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Plan on making hot cocoa for a crowd? I’ve got just the list of ingredients and ideas for you to create a gorgeous hot chocolate charcuterie board!
Everything from truffles to caramel candies, homemade marshmallows, and drizzles- you’ll find what you need to make your next cup of cocoa one to remember.
What Is a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
Think of a hot chocolate board as the ultimate array of snazzy toppings, mix-ins, and treats to enjoy with your cup of coziness. Like any good charcuterie, it should have a variety of options arranged in a way that’s inviting to try and easy to grab.
What to Put on a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
There’s no limit on what and how many items can go on your hot chocolate board, but here’s a sweet list of ideas to include on yours:
- Homemade Marshmallows
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed peppermints
- Caramel chips
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Caramel drizzle
- White Chocolate drizzle
- Chocolate drizzle
Things to Mix-in
- Chocolate truffles- to be stirred into the hot cocoa.
- White chocolate truffles
- Strawberries & Cream truffles
- Chocolate caramels
- Chopped Ande mints
- Chopped peppermint bark
- Caramel candies
- Cinnamon sticks
- Candy canes
- Pirouette cookies- for stirring the hot cocoa.
- Biscoff cookies
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate dipped cookies
- Gingerbread cookies
- Stoop Waffles
- Sugar Cookies
- Donut holes
- Anything from my Clean Treats for Everyone cookbook- as a snack!
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How to Make a Hot Chocolate Board
Once you’ve selected your hot cocoa board ingredients, it’s time to arrange them in a way that will help your guests create the perfect cup of cocoa mess-free.
I like to arrange items in the order they are used, so mix-ins/stir-ins in their own group, toppings in another, and then an assortment of treats and snacks to enjoy. You may need two boards…
Place sprinkles and chocolate chips in small bowls, so they don’t spill everywhere. A small spoon for serving will make it easy for your guests to help themselves.
Hot Chocolate Recipes to Serve
And just to make your hot chocolate board complete, I have several incredible recipes for you to try!
Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed, and if you’re using this for entertaining, prepare the cocoa(s) ahead and keep them warm in slow cookers.
- Classic Hot Cocoa
- Real Hot Chocolate
- Caramel Hot Cocoa
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
- Hot Cocoa Mix
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup hot water
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups milk dairy or non-dairy
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Caramel sauce
- Biscoff cookies- for dipping
- In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, sugar, water, and salt over medium heat.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bring to a simmer.
- Reduce heat, and stir in the milk, do not boil.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into mugs, then add your choice of stir-ins and toppings.
So many epic ideas for a hot cocoa board here!