This chocolate charcuterie board is the perfect treat to start or end a romantic evening or just WOW everyone for a Valentine’s Day party. Skip the store-bought chocolate boxes and create this jaw-dropping (easy) plate.
Whether you are planning an intimate evening for two or are hosting a party, a dessert charcuterie board will be a hit. This unique and fun addition to your table will certainly draw a crowd.
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Dessert Chocolate Lover’s Charcuterie Board
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to bring crafts and recipes that will wow your friends and family. Imagine how awed your guests will be when they see this scrumptious dessert board filled with chocolate and fruit!
We created some traditional charcuterie boards for you during the holidays and they were well-received. Add a dessert board to your table and you have a show-stopper piece everyone will want to duplicate.
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Tips for Making a Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- Use the ramekin as the “anchor” for the charcuterie board. Build outward from it to the outer edges of the board.
- If you are going to serve a chocolate charcuterie board at a party where it will be out for an extended period of time, keep the chocolates and fruit in the fridge until you are ready to build your board and serve.
- If you would like an additional dip option, melted caramel works well with chocolate.
Ingredients for This Charcuterie Board
You do NOT have to use everything I used for this board. I’m sharing some favorites and pieces that are generally well-received by everyone.
- Valentine’s Day Conversation Chocolate Hearts (SO easy to make with this mold)
- Chocolate Sprinkle Pretzel Rods
- Valentine’s Day Heart Bars
- Valentine’s Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Hearts (make your own with this mold)
- Large Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Valentine’s Day Large Chocolate Hearts
- Valentine’s Day Red Foil Chocolate Hearts
- Godiva Dark Chocolates
- Cherry Filled Chocolates
- Raspberries, Strawberries, and Maraschino Cherries
- Whipped Cream
How to Put Together a Chocolate Charcuterie Board
Each step for this chocolate dessert charcuterie board is detailed below – as you can see, it’s pretty stinkin’ easy! If you would rather have a printable list of the ingredients used, scroll down and select the print button.
First, clean a food-safe surface or add a food-safe cover to a tray or board. Add a ramekin for dip and larger statement pieces to the board. The goal is to create a structure in which smaller items (or items which roll) will nest.
You don’t have to group everything together as I’ve done here. Another jaw-dropping charcuterie design option is to mirror the board’s ingredients with a ramekin in the middle.
Fill in with fresh fruit and maraschino cherries. Keep the greens of the strawberries on (or near) to break up the color. Add a dip (or whipped cream) to the ramekin and serve.
Notes on This Date Night Food Idea
- Make a smaller version of this for a date night and pair it with a traditional meat and cheese charcuterie.
- If serving fresh fruit that needs to be sliced, save that prep until you are ready to serve so these items will be as fresh as possible.
- When serving fruit, consider serving a combination of fresh and dried fruits. They pair quite well on a chocolate smorgasbord tray.
- If serving the dessert-style board for a gathering, serve a cheese, meat, and nut charcuterie at the beginning of the table and the dessert board at the opposite end.
More Valentine’s Day and Charcuterie Board Recipes
- Holiday Charcuterie Board Idea: This holiday charcuterie board is a great appetizer you can serve at home, at a party, or even as Christmas day food for everyone to snack on before the big meal.
- Amazing Mickey Mouse Charcuterie Board: There is nothing cuter than this Mickey Mouse charcuterie board. This recipe idea for the holidays takes about 30 minutes and comes together to make the perfect appetizer and snack board.
- Valentine’s Day Popcorn and Free Boxes: The only thing better than chocolate and candy-covered popcorn is a cute DIY box to put it in. All you need is some sturdy paper and a color printer and you are all set.
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