This holiday season, surprise your family and friends by serving a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board. You will see eyes light up.
Do you love a good charcuterie when entertaining? Looking for some new ideas?
I got you!
Thank you to my lovely friend, Wendy of WM Design House for gathering a group of us together to share our favorite Charcuteries for holiday entertaining. You will find lots of inspiration here today!
If you are coming over from my friend Kylie, Truemans Treasures, welcome! Her charcuterie looks so delicious!
For those of you that are new, I am Tammy. Together with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Piper (2-years old) and Chibi (3-months), we live in historical Southern Maryland in a modern built farmhouse. We have four grown children and four beautiful grand littles.
Welcome to White Lilac Farmhouse!
I enjoy having family and friends over. Sometimes you want to do something different. You know change things up.
How about a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board!
Evenings around a bon-fire; pajama or birthday parties; movie nights; date night; ladies night; book clubs; home Bible study; Christmas Eve, etc. The list is really endless. Who does not like a good cup of hot cocoa? You can find my recipe for how to make the most amazing hot cocoa here.
What is a Charcuterie Board?
Typically, a Charcuterie Boards are types of appetizers with different kinds of cured meats and other items to compliment the meats. These days, Charcuterie Boards can be made up with items for a brunch, desserts, fruits and cheeses.
My mother is so cute when she tries to pronounce the word “Charcuterie”. It comes out different a lot of times and we can get a little chuckle. In English, the French word Charcuterie is pronounced “shahr-koo-tuh-ree”.
How to Create a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
1. Gather some mugs
This time of year, Target and Hobby Lobby will have paper cups with lids that are perfect if you are hosting an outside bon-fire.
These are my favorite mugs that stay out on my hot chocolate bar for the winter. When December rolls around, I love using our Santa mugs.
2. What to use
You can use a board that is design for creating a Charcuterie. If you do not have one, a large marble or oversized wood cutting boards are perfect to use.
I have this great medium size board that opens up with storage for serving utensils. It makes the perfect gift also.
3. Best toppings and extras for Hot Chocolate
Here are some of our family favorite toppings and extras for a cup of hot chocolate.
- Festive Candy Sprinkles
- Miniature Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Caramel Syrup
- Crushed Peppermint
- Cookie Cup Huggers
- Peppermint Bark
- Crushed Toffee Candies
- Hershey’s Kisses (Marshmallow, Peppermint or Sugar Cookies
- Snowcap Candies
- Cinnamon Sticks for Stirring
- Peppermint Sticks or Candy Candies for Stirring
- Cookie Mug Huggers
There is something for everyone! You do not need all of these items. Just pick some of the family favorites.
4. creating your board
Begin layering your items on the board. Sprinkles, crushed candies can be placed in the serving dishes with a spoon. Other items can be layered in the center of the board.
I like to place cookies around the outside of the board. It anchors the board with the smaller items in the center.
5. Time to Make some hot cocoa
Whether you have instant hot chocolate or making some homemade Hot Cocoa, it is going to be delicious.
You can keep your hot cocoa hot in a crockpot or with a coffee carafe.
Recently, I bought this Hot Chocolate Maker. It mixes everything together, heats up the hot cocoa and froths it too.
It works great but don’t over fill it. I forgot about the frothing part and had a little of a mess (LOL). It was easy to clean up.
6. time to Enjoy!!!!
Grab your cup of hot cocoa and add some extra yummy items to it. The toppers and delicious treats are the perfect combination to compliment the hot cocoa. Time to enjoy!
I love serving Hot Cocoa with our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Hot Cocoa with lots of marshmallows, whip cream and peppermint are my favorites.
My husband likes his with no marshmallows, whip cream and a cookie.
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Now pop over to my sweet friend, Juliet of Make Mine A Spritzer. She shows us how to make individual Charcuterie Boards your guests will love.
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Make it a wonderful day, sweet friend.
Leslie Watkins says
Such a great idea! Love a hot chocolate board! So many great additions!
Thank you so much, Leslie. You know it’s for the kiddos.
Tammy your board looks so good and I need that hot chocolate maker!
Nicolle, isn’t that hot chocolate maker adorable? It mixes, heats and froths. It also has a setting for no heat if making chocolate milk. I got it for the grand littles. It was reasonably priced too and available in three colors.
Rachel Harper says
What a creative idea. I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try this. So much great inspiration!
Thank you so much, Rachel. It means a lot. Thank you for pinning it.
Tammy, this is one of my favorite things to make and to drink. Hot chocolate is my morning beverage 365 days a year. I love your little machine, I think I am going to get one of these for the holidays! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
Elizabeth, you and Juliet loves your morning Hot Chocolate. I enjoy just watching Juliet pour it into her pretty mugs. I love it in the evenings watching a movie or by the fire. That machine is so nice. It comes in three different colors (red, white and aqua). You knew I had to get the aqua one. LOL
This is super cute! I love it.
Thank you so much, Renae.
Anita Kelly says
Tammy this post has stirred up all sorts of wants in me😂. First of all that hot chocolate maker looks fabulous and I definitely need one!!! I love hot chocolate so I’m definitely going to make one of these boards. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Anita. I love that hot chocolate machine. You just dump the ingredients in and it stirs, heat and froths in to yummy goodness.
Jennifer Howard says
Make this for me, please!!!!
You know I would my sweet friend, if you come to visit. Miss you!
Regina Jenkins says
Tammy – this is adorable, you haven’t missed a thing for a hot chocolate board. I have never ever seen a hot chocolate machine, that’s awesome. You have a knack for pulling things together – love your style. Great hopping with you!
Great hoping with you too, Regina. I had never seen a hot chocolate machine either until this year. When I saw it, instantly IN THE CART! LOL
Wendy McMonigle says
I just adore this idea Tammy! And I may just have to buy a hot chocolate machine. I will be doing this for my grandkids for sure.
Wendy, thank you. I bought it for the grand littles. They love coming over and having hot chocolate.
alda ellis says
We are doing Candlelight Cocoa and Carriage Rides this year with our horses! This is a perfect inspiration for our display on the Moon Dock and around the bonfire for hot Cocoa after a carriage ride through the woods, around the lake….at night! Wish you were here !
It sounds wonderful, Alda.
Oh, yum, Tammy. Now this is my kind of charcuterie board! I love sweet treats and hot cocoa is perfect for the chilly weather. Pinned!
Thank, Jen. I am sipping some now.
Hot Chocolate?! You’re speaking my language! What a fun idea, Tammy … all the kids in my family would love this. Who am I kidding … so would I and the kids would have a hard time getting near anything. Ha! Definitely a winner at any and all holiday parties! xo
Juliet, I enjoy watching you pour the hot chocolate into your mug every morning. Thank you for sharing it in IG. There is just something therapeutic about it. LOL
I love this idea! This would be perfect for Christmas Eve!
Kylie, I agree!
Tammy I love your chocolate board. You didn’t miss a thing! This is a great idea for any gathering!
Thank you so much, Susan.