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Festive and Fun Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

December 28, 2021 (Last updated January 31, 2024) · Nicole Triebe
hot chocolate charcuterie board

Wow your guests this winter with a hot chocolate charcuterie board! Piled high with fluffy marshmallows and yummy hot chocolate toppings, this hot chocolate charcuterie will be a hit at your snowy celebration!

Why we love this hot chocolate grazing platter

Dessert charcuterie boards are a fun way to use up all the chocolate, cookies and other sweets left over from the holiday season! It takes your cup of hot chocolate to the next level, and is the sweetest way to warm up this winter! It’s a perfect centerpiece for your next holiday party or valentine’s day!

Crazy about charcuterie? Check out my other charcuterie board ideas here!

close up of hot cocoa mix, chocolate sauce, white marshamallows on hot chocolate charcuterie board

What you need for a hot cocoa charcuterie board

Hot cocoa mix- store bought or homemade

Regular sized marshmallows

Mini marshmallows

Hershey Kisses Holiday Hot Cocoa

Mini candy canes

White chocolate chips

Whipped cream

Toasted sweetened coconut flakes

Candy Cane pieces

Dark Chocolate wafer cookies

Peppermint bark

Peppermint sticks or chocolate stir sticks

Holiday M&Ms

Pepperidge Farm Rolled Wafers Pirouette Creme Filled Chocolate Fudge

Caramel sauce

Chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup

Take this hot chocolate charcuterie to the next level with peppermint Schnapps, coconut rum or other alcoholic mix-ins!

Other fun ideas include: peanut butter, cookies for dipping, chocolate bars, biscotti, caramel candies, oreos, chocolate covered pretzels, etc.

close up of peppermint bark, chocolate sauce, white chocolate chips on hot chocolate charcuterie board

How to arrange a hot chocolate charcuterie board

Start with small bowls or mugs

Your hot chocolate charcuterie board may include a variety of toppings, sauces, or mix-ins. Starting with the bowls acts as an anchor for the rest of the ingredients on the board. Use various sizes to create some interest for your guests. The rest of the ingredients will be built around these items to create an aesthetically pleasing experience for your eyes.

Fill in the empty spaces

Next, alternate colors and fill in the empty spaces between the bowls with hot chocolate toppings. Start with mini marshmallows in one corner, then place colorful M&Ms next to them. Next to that, fill in peppermint bark, etc. I like to alternate white, color, chocolate, then white again.

Place a coffee carafe of hot milk or hot water next to the platter, with mugs for easy grabbing

close up of hershey kisses; mini marshmallows and crushed candy cane pieces on hot chocolate charcuterie board

What kind of platter should I use?

If you’re entertaining a crowd, a large platter is the best option. A round platter like this one herehere or here. A large cutting board or wooden tray would also work well for this hot chocolate dessert board.

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hot chocolate charcuterie board

Hot chocolate charcuterie Board

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American



16 oz bag of marshmallows

16 oz bag of mini marshmallows

9 oz bag Hershey’s Kisses Holiday Hot Cocoa

1 box mini candy canes

10 oz bag white chocolate chips

4 cups whipped cream

1 cup toasted sweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup crushed candy canes

4 oz chocolate wafer cookies

5 oz peppermint bark

10 oz package Holiday M&Ms

13.5 oz package Pepperidge Farm Rolled Wafers Pirouette Creme Filled Chocolate Fudge

caramel sauce

chocolate sauce

Peppermint Schnapps or other alcoholic mix ins optional


Assemble ingredients on board as pictured. Serve with hot chocolate.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Carla January 7, 2022 at 3:51 am

    This is absolutely brilliant. I can see this as being easy adapted for Valentine’s Day too <3

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