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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Ever heard of a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board? They’re the next fun and unique thing to serve at your holiday party. Let your guests build their own mug of hot cocoa with all the fixings available on a cute serving platter.

This is a fun way to serve hot chocolate for all your guests. A hot cocoa board would be great to take to the community or town Christmas parade or to enjoy and make a cup to sip on while you stroll the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights.

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This is super easy to make and just like the Butter Boards and traditional charcuterie boards, these party boards are always a hit.

Why You’ll Love This Hot Chocolate Board

  • Easy for all of your guests to customize and make their own mug of cocoa
  • Ready to serve in just a few minutes
  • Loved by both kids and adults
  • Great for parties, but easy enough to serve just at home
  • Always a huge hit to make for Christmas movie nights

Ingredients Needed

Here are the main ingredients needed to build your board. You can add any of the extra ideas to your board. Pick what you like out of these ideas to make your own version. The quantities listed may change depending on the size of the board you are aiming to make.

  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Godiva Mint Filled Chocolates
  • Milk Chocolate cocoa powder mix
  • Hershey Candy Cane Kisses
  • White Chocolate Lindor / Lindt truffles
  • Peppermint Lindor / Lindt truffles
  • Maple Lindor / Lindt truffles 
  • Snickerdoodle Lindor / Lindt truffles
  • Chocolate Lindor / Lindt truffles
  • Hot Cocoa Bombs 


  • Mini Marshmallows 
  • Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark 
  • White Chocolate Snowball Whoppers
  • Hershey candy Bells 
  • Christmas Candy Sprinkles
  • Christmas Tree Marshmallows
  • Peppermint Stripe Marshmallows
  • Cinnamon Sticks 
  • Peppermint sticks 
  • Hershey chocolate bar 
  • Hershey cookie Bar 
  • Chocolate Spoons 
  • Peeps Christmas Trees 
  • Snowman Marshmallow 
  • Whip Cream 
  • Peppermint candy balls 
  • small Candy Canes 
  • Christmas Candy Corn 

Cookies and more 

  • Chocolate coated Oreos 
  • White Chocolate coated Oreos
  • Gingerbread cookies 
  • White Chocolate Pretzels 
  • small Rice krispie Treats 
  • Butter Cookies

How to Make a Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

To make the board is simple, just portion out your chosen ingredients into separate containers and small bowls and assemble onto the board.

Add extras around the board to complete the board layout. Be sure to have enough serving spoons for your extras and toppings.

Below you will find various types of hot chocolate you can make with the different ingredients we have on the board.

Various Hot Chocolate Recipes

Lindt Chocolate or Lindor Truffle Cocoa’s (use any flavor)


  • 1 cup steamed milk 
  • 3 Lindor Truffles 
  • Fresh whipped cream 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer until hot.
  2. Add Lindor chocolate or truffle to a mug.
  3. Pour hot milk over the truffle or cocoa and whisk until everything is melted and combined well.
  4. Enjoy.

Traditional Cocoa


  • 1 cup steamed milk 
  • 3 scoops (or 1 Tablespoon) of cocoa powder 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer until hot.
  2. Add cocoa to the mug.
  3. Pour hot milk into the mug with cocoa, use a spoon or whisk to stir until well combined.

Godiva Mint Cocoa 


  • 1 cup steamed milk 
  • 4-6 Godiva Mint truffles 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer until hot.
  2. Add Godiva mint truffles to your mug.
  3. Pour hot milk over the chocolate and let it melt before stirring until well combined.  

Double Chocolate Cocoa 


  • 1 cup steamed milk 
  • 2 Tbsp. white chocolate chips 
  • 2 tbsp. Chocolate chips 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer until hot.
  2. In a mug, add both chocolate chips.
  3. Pour hot milk over chocolate, let it melt and stir until well combined.

Hershey Candy Cane Striped Cocoa 


  • 1 cup steamed milk 
  • 4-5 Hershey Candy Cane‘s
  • 1 scoop cocoa mix 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer until hot.
  2. Add cocoa mix and candy cane into the mug.
  3. Pour hot milk over it and let melt before stirring well.


Any leftovers of this board should be stored in separate containers. Candy, hot cocoa mix, and all the toppings should be stored separately and appropriately to be able to use them again for another board later during the chilly holiday season.

Tips and Variations

  • Feel free to make your own hot chocolate mix, or use a store bought hot chocolate mix. We love these hot chocolate recipes.
  • What we added to this hot chocolate board are just a few ideas. You can absolutely customize these to include other favorite toppings, like caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, butterscotch sauce, etc., and other things that you enjoy.
  • As always, feel free to add any other fun ideas like any extra ingredients into your cocoa to change the flavors. 
  • It’s so much fun to garnish your mugs with any of the extra items on the board!
  • Feel free to add any other candies, desserts (Hershey kisses, peanut butter cups, mini chocolate bars, etc), hot chocolate bombs, or anything else you want to add.

This Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board is what hot chocolate lovers dreams are made of! It’s a great way to make your cup of hot cocoa for your next holiday party of family movie night!

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Wednesday 30th of November 2022

There is a difference between cocoa powder which is unsweetened and hot chocolate mix. In your traditional hot chocolate recipe, if someone uses actual cocoa powder their drink will be quite bitter. Otherwise, the charcuterie board idea is adorable. (Sorry to be Debbie Downer...)