Hot chocolate charcuterie boards are perfect for winter

What is the secret to the perfect hot chocolate? photo by Cristine Struble
What is the secret to the perfect hot chocolate? photo by Cristine Struble /

Hot chocolate charcuterie boards are the new holiday trend

Charcuterie boards are everywhere nowadays and who can blame anyone for how popular this trend is? Meat and cheese are delicious. But these days, charcuterie boards are a lot more than some salami, cheddar, and a few crackers. People are creating sweet charcuterie boards with cookies and cake slices and even hot chocolate boards with everything you need to make the ultimate cocoa.

Whether you want peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, extra chocolate, sprinkles, marshmallows, whipped cream, or caramel, you can put it all on a board and set it out so you and your family can make custom hot chocolates to your heart’s content.

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You can even add cookies and other baked sweets to your board. They are great for dunking in your hot chocolate or just eating along with it. Some people even added graham crackers to make s’mores hot chocolate and I can’t say I’m mad about that.

Pretzels, candy canes, and cookies are the perfect addition to any hot chocolate charcuterie board

You can also include things like gingerbread men (if you want to make it extra Christmas-y), chocolate-covered pretzels, or even some flavored syrups or alcohol if you want to turn up the notch a bit. You can even use those hot chocolate bombs to make it more fun (please use the Baby Yoda one!).

For even more ideas for how to create the perfect hot chocolate charcuterie board, check out social media, especially over on Instagram, where we found these two posts featuring some epic suggestions for what to include.

And don’t just settle for normal milk chocolate or cocoa for your charcuterie board. Give everyone a choice of milk, dark, or white chocolate. With the number of different flavors of hot chocolate out there, including everything from spicy to peppermint, whoever is benefitting from this hot chocolate charcuterie board can make a drink that will satisfy all their cravings.

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What will you include on your hot chocolate charcuterie board? Let us know in the comments below!