Hot Chocolate Charcuterie
Nothing pairs better with the cool crisp days of fall than a good book and a warm cup of hot chocolate. But hot chocolate has taken on a whole new face becoming a dessert event with the introduction of hot chocolate charcuterie boards.
What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie boards are traditionally meat and cheese boards with crackers, artisan breads and spreads. But lately almost anything can be turned into a charcuterie board. Dessert boards, wedding grazing tables and hot cocoa boards or dessert boards are super popular.
Charcuterie boards are artisan collections of bite sized snacks displayed in an artistic way. A charcuterie board is a sampling, snacking board. There is always something to satisfy everyone.
Creamy, delicious drinkable chocolate. Hot chocolate pairs well with many things especially marshmallows. Hot chocolate is a well loved warm or hot drink enjoyed by any age.
DIY Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
Let’s make having hot chocolate fun and more dessert like. If you are planning an evening for 5 or and evening for 1 you can create the perfect hot cocoa charcuterie board. You simply need to compile all the toppings you wish to choose from or add to your hot chocolate.
Doing it yourself or making it yourself is cheaper and more cost effective than buying a hot chocolate charcuterie kit or paying a company to create a chocolate charcuterie. Saving money in the simplicity of doing it yourself.
Ingredients On A Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
In compiling ingredients for your hot chocolate charcuterie board you are really only limited by your imagination. Include what you like and something new you want to try.
- Hot chocolate
- Marshmallows of various sizes and flavors
- Chocolate sauce
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Peppermint candy canes
- Crushed peppermint candies
- Sea salt
- Caramel sauce
How To Make A Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
First you will need to make hot chocolate. You can use one of these seven gourmet hot chocolate recipes. If you are creating a hot chocolate grazing table for a party you can always make your hot cocoa in a slow cooker and set it to warm for serving.
Next, you need to arrange jars, bowls or containers on your board or surface of choice. These containers will hold your marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles and other hot chocolate toppings. Note, that there is no right or wrong way to arrange or style of container or board.
Once you have your containers set you need to fill them with all your favorite hot cocoa toppers, sauces and ingredients. Charcuterie boards are generally displayed in an artistic market style that entices you to try a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Hence the term grazing boards.
Next, it’s all about enjoyment. Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and add all the toppings, sauces and whip cream you wish. Toast to family night and enjoy.
Hot Chocolate Boards
Some people know just how to get chocolate desserts right. And hot chocolate charcuterie boards are no exception. Here are 7 must see (and try to copy) delicious chocolate charcuterie boards you need to try. These creators have compiled amazing hot chocolate boards that will pair well with any family event or a snuggle on the couch and watch Hallmark marathon. These boards would even pair well with a snowed in evening.
- Hot Chocolate Dessert Board – Jenna Kate At Home
- Hot Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board – Beaus & Ashley
- Easy Holiday Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board – Scrambled Chefs
- Easy Hot Chocolate Charcuterie – Gathered Living
- DIY Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board – The Gilded Gown
- Hot Cocoa Board – Kristen Brett Mills
- How To Create A Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board – Aspen Jay
Hot Chocolate Family Board
Hot chocolate pairs well with just about anything especially a family night in. The advantage of a hot chocolate charcuterie board is everyone can have their hot chocolate just the way they like it. My oldest son and my husband love peppermint so whip cream and crushed peppermint candies are perfect toppings. I like salted caramel so a drizzle of caramel and a pinch of sea salt is the perfect topping.
Related Charcuterie & Chocolate Recipes:
- 7 Amazing Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes
- Homemade Hot Chocolate
- 35 Easy Charcuterie Boards For Any Occasion