HOT CHOCOLATE DESSERT CHARCUTERIE BOARD



This Delicious Hot Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board is just delightful and sure to be a hit at your next party! Piled high with soft marshmallows and loaded with tasty hot chocolate toppings, everyone will have a great time making their hot chocolate creations.




DESSERT CHARCUTERIE BOARD


Charcuterie Board is a huge trend right now on Pinterest and Instagram! After making my summer and Harvest Charcuterie Board, I could not stop thinking of more fun ways to create a board for the holidays. Theoretically, charcuterie boards are usually made with cured meats, so I guess I would call this a dessert board in a charcuterie board.?


Over the weekend, the hubby and I hosted our first Christmas dinner for our home employees. We usually have a company party at some fancy restaurant, but since COVID-19 and a shutdown of restaurants, we decided to have the annual dinner at our home. We hired a private chef to cook dinner. I had no plans to host a party and do all the cooking. But what I did do is make my Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board. This is one of my favorite boards to make. It is so fancy and so well put together. It’s a conversation piece. But who does not love hot chocolate on a cold winter night? We put together this board full of marshmallows, peppermints, chocolate, and cookies, and you cannot forget the hot Chocolate. Our staff was loving my board. They were able to roast their marshmallow at my fireplace we have in the family Den. It was so many ways to make your hot chocolates a fancy dessert. I am going to show you below how to set up your own Hot Chocolate dessert Charcuterie Board.





HOW TO MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD


Give yourself an abundance of time to prepare, so you do not feel rushed. I took my time arranging this, and it took about 45 minutes.


Keep a color theme in mind when planning your Board. I went for Christmas colors. My Board has a lot of red and white holiday colors.


Place complementary flavors close together: I like to add the peppermints and Marshmallow close together.


Replenish the Cookies and Marshmallow as needed. These items tend to be consumed faster than other treats.

This charcuterie board will feed about ten adults.


HOT CHOCOLATE COMBINATIONS

  • Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate

  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate


It's so many combinations of ingredients you can use for your hot chocolate dessert, and I will share with you what product I use for mines.





My Snowflakes and snowman marshmallow I picked up from home goods, also the Chocolate spoons I got from there. I went dollar store shopping and got the spoon peppermints, and peppermint sticks also picked up the three jars I have around my serving tray.




I used a 24 oz Jumbo Marshmallow and a 16 Oz bag of a mini marshmallow for my board. The crushed peppermint I purchase from my favorite craft store Michael's. They have great holiday decors and candies. For my candy I have on my boards, I went to CVS, and guess what, I got them for FREE because I saved up my coupons and extra care bucks. So, I got 2oz Caramel Hershey Kisses, Toffifay Hazelnut Carmel Chocolate, 15 oz Utz Chocolate covered pretzels, and the fancy candy Ferrero Rocher.





For the cookies, I picked those up from my local supermarket. The Honey Maid Gram Cracker and Pepperidge Farm Classic Collection sell this box of cookies around the holiday time. It comes with nine varieties of cookies and purchases the Pepperidge farm Chocolate Fudge stick.


For the Hot Chocolate, I went for the Swiss Miss Variety pack and splurge on the Ghirardelli Premium Hot cocoa Moche.


I did not have to purchase items that I already had in my pantry or Fridge or at my bar were the Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, and peppermint Schnapps.




My serving trays I picked up from HomeGoods, another one of my favorite stores. The large serving tray is my go-to when creating my boards; I have had the weaved tray since summer. My three small bowls and the other red and white bowl with a spoon is another home Good find.


I had a lot of fun putting this hot chocolate charcuterie board together, and it was so simple! This can be an activity that you do with the kids or family. This Charcuterie board is great to start your Christmas morning opening gifts.




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