Easy Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

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How to put together a festive hot chocolate charcuterie board! This delicious dessert is perfect for a winter movie night, a holiday party, or any other special occasion. It’s super easy to put together in just a few steps. So gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in some yummy goodness!

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Dessert charcuterie boards make an easy dessert to serve at any party. This one in particular is great for holiday gatherings and perfect for hot chocolate lovers!

If you’re looking for an easy Christmas dessert, check out our Christmas dessert charcuterie board too!

Pair it with our classic hot chocolate or homemade peppermint hot chocolate. It’s fun to pile on the toppings and create a really festive drink!

You’ll also love our hot chocolate tower as well as our festive hot chocolate bar. These are both great options for family get-togethers or holiday parties.

What is a hot chocolate charcuterie board?

A hot chocolate charcuterie board is simply a delicious dessert board filled with hot chocolate accompaniments like marshmallows, candy canes, hot chocolate mixes, and other treats. It’s the perfect way to bring a bit of sweetness to your gathering!

How to Make a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Supplies Needed

  • Large serving board or tray
  • Mini bowls for small candy and sprinkles
  • Festive Mugs
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What do you put on a hot cocoa board?

The options are endless when it comes to sweets and treats to add to a festive board! Here are some ideas to get you started:


Marshmallows (regular, mini, and/or flavored)

Homemade Marshmallows

Snowman Marshmallows


Candy Canes

Peppermint Sticks

Crushed Peppermint Candies

Peppermint Bark


Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Syrup

Whipped Cream

Marshmallows, chocolate, peppermints on a hot chocolate board.


Chocolate Chips or Shavings

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Hershey Kisses

Chocolate Bars

Hot Chocolate Toppers

Cookies and Rolled Wafers


Cinnamon Sticks



Sea Salt



Toffee Bits

Peanut Butter

Coconut Flakes

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Three Steps to Creating The Perfect Hot Chocolate Board

  1. Pour smaller candies and sprinkles into small bowls.
  2. Place the small bowls and larger items around the platter first.
  3. Fill in the smaller sections and holes with smaller treats like mini marshmallows.

Expert Tips

  • Add a hot drink station with hot water for melting hot chocolate toppers.
  • Use good quality ingredients and candy. A good place to shop for this is Williams Sonoma, your local grocery store and Trader Joe’s.
  • If you’re hosting a hot chocolate bar, keep homemade hot chocolate warm on the stovetop.
  • Have a variety of hot chocolate to choose from. This can be in the form of hot chocolate bombs, hot chocolate sticks, hot chocolate spoons or just hot chocolate mix.
Cup of hot chocolate with a snowman marshmallow on the top.

What to Serve with a Hot Cocoa Board

A hot chocolate charcuterie board is a great way to enjoy hot cocoa with friends. Pair the hot chocolate bar with festive hot cider, hot toddies, or hot toddy mixers for an extra special occasion.

Delicious Hot Chocolate Combinations

Get creative with hot chocolate combinations on your hot chocolate dessert board. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Salted caramel hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint candies, and chocolate chips

Mint hot cocoa with hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and chocolate shavings

White hot chocolate with hot cocoa mix, candy canes, and mini marshmallows

Dark hot chocolate with hot cocoa mix, crushed peppermint candies, and caramel drizzle

Hot chocolate platter with two cups of hot chocolate.

More Charcuterie Platters

Platters are perfect for the holiday season. It’s easy to make snack boards and guests love them.

Traditional Charcuterie Board – Everything you need to know about creating an epic meat and cheese platter.

Halloween Meat and Cheese Platter – One of our most popular grazing boards and great for the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Grazing Board – This is a festive board and shows you that you can curate any dessert platter or snacking board to each season.

Dessert Plater for Thanksgiving – Filled with the best chocolates and festive desserts for fall.

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board – Our love for desserts and chocolates has no boundaries! This dessert board celebrates just that.

Fruit Platter – The perfect addition and paring to any of our platters is fresh fruit. You can also add cheese to this board and make a fruit and cheese platter.

Chocolate wafers and marshmallows on a board filled with hot chocolate toppings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What appetizer goes with hot chocolate?

If you’re looking for something to pair with your hot chocolate charcuterie board, try baked brie topped with cranberry or fig jam, hot artichoke dip with homemade pita chips, or warm spinach and feta dip. All are delicious appetizers that will pair nicely with hot chocolate. If you’re serving hot cocoa at a party, serve it with bite-sized snacks like mini pastries, crostini, or hot pretzels. This is sure to be a hit with your guests!

How do you keep hot chocolate warm for a party?

The two easiest ways to keep hot chocolate warm for a party is to make hot cocoa ahead of time and store it in an insulated thermos. When it’s time to serve hot chocolate, simply pour hot water from a hot water dispenser into the thermos and mix well. Another way is to make it in a slow cooker and keep it hot in a warm setting. This is a great way to make hot cocoa for a larger group of people.

How can I make hot chocolate more interesting?

There are lots of creative ways to make hot chocolate more interesting! Creating a hot chocolate charcuterie board where guests can add their own toppings and make fun flavors is one way. You can also create hot chocolate bombs by filling round, hollow chocolate with hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and mini candy canes. Another way is to create unique flavors of hot chocolate like peppermint, salted caramel, or white hot chocolate.

Hot chocolate board with marshmallows and treats.

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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

A funned festive dessert for any holiday gathering!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 guests
Author: Eden


  • 10 large snowman marshmallows
  • 15 rolled wafer cookies
  • 25 mini marshmallows
  • 10 jumbo marshmallows
  • 20 small Hershey kisses
  • 20 mini candy canes
  • 4 ounces peppermint sprinkles
  • 3 ounces sprinkles
  • 8 ounces cookies
  • 8 ounces candies


  • Pour smaller candies and sprinkles into small bowls.
  • Place the small bowls and larger items around the platter first.
  • Fill in the smaller sections and holes with smaller treats like mini marshmallows.
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