Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you may be looking for a sweet (pun intended) dessert. My friends at Organic Valley had the sweet idea to create a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board! What better way to serve up dessert to friends or family this Valentine's Day?

The best thing about a charcuterie board is you can easily mix it up with whatever you like. While I added mini cookies and candied nuts, there are so many sweets and snacks that would go well with hot chocolate. You could replace any of the items I used with things like: brownies, pretzels, fruits, muffins, chocolate candy, chocolate covered nuts, and more.

This Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board serves about 4 people, so it's perfect for a double date or family Valentine's Day. I used my Dark Hot Chocolate recipe and then just added goodies to the board! You can easily change up my Dark Hot Chocolate by adding fresh mint leaves or cinnamon sticks! Get the recipe below for my Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board.

Tips for making the best Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

• Have a board that fits all your goodies. Because you'll be setting up the board first, make sure you have a large enough one to house all your add ins and snacks.

• This recipe is very adaptable! You can swap out anything you like, which is what makes it so fun. You can make this different every single time if you want, so don't be afraid to use what's in your pantry.

• Store your whipped cream in the fridge while you're setting up the rest of the board. Whipped cream should be kept cold, so while you're setting up, and making the hot chocolates just keep the whipped cream in the fridge and bring out at the last minute.

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Serves 4

organic milk chocolate shavings

organic candied nuts

Whipped Cream

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies

organic cinnamon sticks

organic fresh mint

Dark Hot Chocolate

Place four of your favorite mugs on a serving board or tray.

Put the chocolate shavings and candied nuts into small serving bowls and place on the board.

Make fresh whipped cream, add to a small bowl, and add to the board. (Find recipe here).

Fill in the board with marshmallows, mini chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon sticks, and fresh mint. Get creative!

Lastly, make the Dark Hot Chocolate and pour into the mugs. Serve immediately, allowing everyone to add their favorite garnishes. (Note about mint: Give it one good smack to release the oils before adding to your hot chocolate.) Enjoy nuts and cookies on the side while you savor the season.

High Altitude - Follow the recipe as noted.

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