Learn how to create an epic Hot Chocolate Bar Charcuterie Board! A hot chocolate bar served with marshmallows, chocolates, and other toppings that you can add to your hot chocolate.

A hot chocolate charcuterie board with all the best toppings.

We share so many creative ideas in our Party Platter category. Whether it’s a classic Charcuterie board or a sandwich platter for brunch with friends, we have you covered.

HOT CHOCOLATE CHARCUTERIE BOARD BAR-

There is nothing better than wowing your guests with a beautiful and fun party platter! We love making this comforting hot chocolate bar platter using the classic hot chocolate recipe for our guests during the holidays.

Four white mugs loaded with crockpot hot chocolate next to all the ultimate chocolate bar toppings.

WHAT YOU NEED-

With just a few ingredients, you can have this awesome hot chocolate charcuterie board ready to enjoy!

  • Platter– You want to make sure you have a large round, or rectangle cutting board or serving tray to put all your things onto.
  • Mugs– We love using these adorable glass mugs for the hot cocoa, or these classic mugs.
  • Hot Chocolate– We use our homemade hot chocolate or peppermint hot cocoa when creating a board. Store-bought mixture will also work.
  • Toppings– There are so many different toppings that you can add!
  • Extras– We love adding extras to our board to enjoy your hot cocoa with, such as cookies!
Upclose picture of the hot cocoa bar toppings.

HOT CHOCOLATE BAR TOPPINGS-

The topping possibilities are endless! Here are some of our favorite toppings we like adding to our hot chocolate bar party:

  • Marshmallows– Use a variety of shapes and sizes of our marshmallows to the platter. From mini marshmallows to jumbo ones, you can add any kind that you prefer.
  • Chocolates– What is a hot chocolate bar without the CHOCOLATE! Mini chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chocolate bars, hershey kisses, chocolate shavings, and flavored chocolate bars will all work when arranging the charcuterie board.
  • Candy– The most important candy you want to add to your platter is candy canes and peppermint sticks! We also like to add hershey kisses, caramel candies, toffee bits, and crushed andes mint candy along with crushed peppermints.
  • Syrups– For the syrups we love to add chocolate, caramel sauce and white chocolate syrup for drizzling your hot chocolate!
  • Sprinkles– Of course you cannot forget the sprinkles!
  • Whipped Cream– We love adding whipped cream or a bowl of cool whip to enjoy with your drink.
A wooden platter loaded with hot chocolate bar topping ideas.

FUN EXTRAS-

Add different treats to the hot chocolate board to enjoy with your cup of cocoa. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Oreos
  • Cookies
  • Wafers
  • Truffles
  • Biscottis
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Pretzels
  • Butter Cookies
  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Pirouette Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Oreo Truffles
  • Graham Crackers
Hot chocolate bar next to cups and a pot full of hot chocolate.

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER HOT CHOCOLATE-

Our Hot Chocolate may easily be made using a crockpot!

  1. Add all the hot cocoa mix into the slow cooker and whisk vigorously until the powder is dissolved.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours
  3. Mix and stir every hour so that the ingredients do not settle at the bottom and burn.
  4. Serve warm with desired toppings or plain.

SERVING SIZE FOR HOT COCOA-

Depending on the number of people you will be serving, the amount of hot cocoa you need will vary.

  • ONE PORTION– This recipe will serve about 4 people.
  • DOUBLE PORTION– If you double the recipe you will get 8 servings.
  • TRIPLE PORTION– Tripling the recipe will allow you to serve 12!
Four cups of crockpot hot cocoa on a hot chocolate charcuterie board.

TIPS ON HOW TO ASSEMBLE HOT CHOCOLATE CHARCUTERIE BOARD-

Arranging a charcuterie board is so simple and there isn’t really any certain way you have to do it, the only rule is to have FUN! Here are some tips on making the best hot chocolate charcuterie board:

  • Add ingredients into bowls and small bowls or ramekins along with adding mini spoons for serving.
  • Place the bowls around the board, spreading them apart. Then add remaining ingredients around the bowls so there is not empty space.
  • Keep different colors spread apart evenly so one side doesn’t dominate in color.
Hot chocolate bar laid out with cups of hot cocoa.

More Drinks to Enjoy:

Hot Chocolate Bar Charcuterie Board Ideas

Make hot chocolate in the crockpot and learn how to set up the ultimate Hot Chocolate Bar (Charcuterie Board). A hot chocolate bar that has all the best hot cocoa topping ideas.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Crockpot Hot Chocolate-

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or add to desired sweetness
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, chunks or shavings
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Charcuterie Board Ideas-

  • marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, crushed candy, whipped cream, cookies, pirouette cookies, chocolate syrup, white chocolate syrup, wafers,

Instructions

Crockpot Hot Chocolate-

  • Add all the hot cocoa mix into the slow cooker and whisk vigorously until the powder is dissolved.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours
  • Mix and stir every hour so that the ingredients do not settle at the bottom and burn.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings or plain.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bar-

  • Arrange all the ingredients on a platter or wooden board as desired.
    Set out serving mugs and add a ladle to the crockpot hot chocolae.
    Enjoy!

Notes

Depending on the number of people you will be serving, the amount of hot cocoa you need will vary.
  • ONE PORTION– This recipe will serve about 4 people.
  • DOUBLE PORTION– If you double the recipe you will get 8 servings.
  • TRIPLE PORTION– Tripling the recipe will allow you to serve 12!

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 529mgFiber: 4gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 406IUCalcium: 296mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)