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The holidays just got a whole lot sweeter with these DIY hot cocoa “charcuterie” boards

November 26th, 2020

The holiday season is coming, so expect the cold breeze coming from here and there. If you haven’t bought a good coat or anything that will protect you from the cold weather, you don’t have to worry because a hot cocoa “charcuterie” board will save the day for you.

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It might not be the usual “charcuterie” board that you have in mind because this one is filled with sweet delights all over and of course, the hot chocolate as the main course.

Charcuterie as we all know it.

Charcuterie is a French term for a branch of cooking that mainly features prepared meat products like bacon, sausage, ham, terrines, ballotines, galantines, confit, pâtés, and everything that’s primarily from pork.

To this is added select nuts and cheeses to round out the flavors.

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While the charcuterie board usually has a variety of meat (could be any type of meat) and cheese, and often fruits or nuts. Basically, it is like the combination of meat and cheese on one board.

Now, hot cocoa “charcuterie” boards are a timely treat for everyone.

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This hot choco in a mug is becoming a hot trend recently and it’s flooding almost all social media platforms. I mean, how could it possibly not?

Imagine a hot sip of choco while having all the sweet treats on the side, you can have marshmallows, Oreo cookies, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, cupcakes, candy canes, and many other toothsome delights.

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It is indeed a wonderful treat for everyone, especially when the temperature becomes even lower and if the snow starts to fall.

This idea is beyond perfect and it is a level up of your usually lonely hot choco.

You can have a hot cocoa “charcuterie” board in the morning to invigorate yourself. You can have it while you’re watching a late-night show, or you can also indulge yourself with this while watching a movie. Well, to be honest, you can have it any time of the day.

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How to make a hot cocoa “charcuterie” board?

It is as easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3!

Of course, you will need a board where you can put everything on it. It is highly recommended, though, that you do the hot cocoa at the end, because you wouldn’t want it cooling down while you are tossing everything else onto your board.

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The sweet treats should be grouped and you can use other mugs or containers for those tiny bits to stop them from getting scattered here and there.

Any type of food is more appetizing when it’s well presented, wouldn’t you agree with me on this?

The holiday season.

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The season sure brings sumptuous dishes to our tables. It is also the much-awaited and most beautiful time of the year, especially in the current situation the world is in. We should take advantage of the holiday season and make the most out of it.

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These hot cocoa “charcuterie” board ideas are one of the best picks this season, especially if you have a big family. Finger-picking those sweet treats on that board will sure spark a good conversation with the members of the family.

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Eating with your family is simply one of the best feelings in the world and it stimulates good behavior and ethical values of a person. Imagine all its benefits while having a delectable treat. Doesn’t that just sound awesome?

Though family gatherings and feasts will be left and right, we should always make it a habit to take everything in moderation. Remember what they say- anything taken in excess isn’t good. (Clearly, they’ve never tried a sweets-laden charcuterie board).

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Go ahead and try making your own version of a hot cocoa “charcuterie” board and share it on social media. Let us make this trend boom so more people can enjoy this sweet treat together with their friends and families.

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Source: Eating Well, Wikipedia

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