Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board – The Coolest Hot Chocolate Board

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Hot chocolate, cookies, marshmallows and sprinkles are a magical combination. Winter with this Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board just got hotter!

Charcuterie Board

I love the world of charcuterie boards. And turning it into a hot cocoa board is more than just a fun way to snack with friends! Oh, those marshmallows, cookies, crackers, chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles, candies, and a lot more…then the creamer and nuts, too… Surrounding the infamous cocoa, with hot milk on the side. Yummy!!!

This easy Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board is a hit for any gathering, parties or even a lazy weekend at home. The coolest Hot Chocolate board!

I mean, just imagine the fun to be had just grazing on this on a chilly day. Seriously awesome stuff that.

Hot Cocoa

Having this Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board is a perfect twist on a lazy day. There is so much to choose from on the board. Not only the ingredients to make a traditional hot cocoa, but treats to munch on while you sip. And so many options for flavoring your drink, you can have a different mug of yum every time you get your next drink. Loving it!

What Do You Need to Make a Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

The preparations

To give you an idea of what you can include into your Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board, here is what I decided I needed:

  • My favorite cocoa powder is number one of course
  • Marshmallows of different sizes
  • Mini candy canes
  • Chocolate jimmies
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips (milk and/or dark chocolate)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Pirouette cookies – this can serve as a stirrer too
  • Pretzels
  • Oreos
  • Walnuts, pecans, etc.
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Small cookies topped with chocolates
  • Varieties of chocolate bars and candy melts
Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

On the side, I like to have an assortment of sweeteners like good ol’ sugar, honey, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, or some sweetener alternatives. Because cocoa by itself sometimes needs a little touch of something or a drizzle of another thing. You know.

I like to have some creamers, too. It can be dairy or non-dairy, liquid or powder. Whipped cream will do too. Just anything to break it up – you want a lot of options.

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

What Goes First on a Charcuterie Board?

Begin building your charcuterie board by deciding what the theme of the platter will be. In this case, the theme is hot cocoa, and the first item to be placed on the board is the hot cocoa mix.

What Should be Included in a Charcuterie Board?

You can buy cookies,,r you can make some homemade cookies as a yummy companion to your hot cocoa. My favorite cocoa-companion cookies are:

One bowl chocolate chips cookies – An all-time-favorite anyone would love. 

Valentine Cake mix cookies – Have them if you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or an anniversary – anytime love is in the air.

Snowflake Macaron Cookies – For a Christmas celebration or just winter days. They look really great on the board!

Soft Gingerbread Cookies – Ummm. They taste better when dipped in hot cocoa.

Peanutbutter and chocolate Chip Pinwheel Cookies – They are lovely on the board. Delicious, too.

And so on…

If you’re making a different charcuterie board, choose items that complement your main dish. You might also take into account the tastes of your guests.

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Make a list. Have diversity. If you prefer your hot chocolate board to have a certain theme, such as minty flavored ingredients, then gather those treats and place them on your board. Arrange your treats according to colors, or according to size, or according to their kind – I literally just clustered things and filled-in spots with whatever I grabbed next.

Does Chocolate and Cheese go Together?

My first thought is that no, the flavors of chocolate and cheese do not go together, but SURPRISE! They do go together, especially in a few certain instances, such as:

  • Blue cheese and ginger dark chocolate
  • Camembert and salted caramels
  • Cheddar cheese and chocolate
  • Colombian Hot Chocolate–Camembert cheese added to a cup of Theo Drinking Chocolate
  • Hot Habanero cheese and milk chocolate
  • Monterey Jack cheese and milk chocolate
  • Peppercorn-studded cheese and sea salt dark chocolate
  • Seriously Sharp cheese and dark chocolate with raspberries
  • Smoky Bacon cheese and 85% dark chocolate
  • Spicy cheese and orange dark chocolate
  • Tomme cheese and chocolate chili caramels

What is a Traditional Charcuterie?

Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) is a French word. The traditional charcuterie board contains cured meats and meat products. However, the American rendition of charcuterie boards can essentially include an assortment of just about anything you can think of.

Whatever you do, have fun doing it. Because no matter what, the Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board will look great and mouth-watering.

Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa
Yield: 1 Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is such a fun and easy way to make a hot cocoa charcuterie board that's perfect for a hot cocoa grazing day.

Ingredients

  • Your favorite cocoa powder
  • Marshmallows of different sizes
  • Mini candy canes
  • Chocolate jimmies
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Pirouette cookies - this can serve as a stirrer too
  • Pretzels
  • Oreos
  • Walnuts, pecans, almond slivers etc.
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Small cookies topped with chocolates
  • Varieties of chocolate bars and candy melts
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Half and Half
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Gather all of the treats.
  2. Place the treats on your board or on a big serving tray, arranged according to colors, size, or kind, filling in all the spots. Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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And if you just want something tasty to drink, check out these fun hot cocoa recipes perfect for a chilly day:

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