If you want to create an over the top dessert display for your next party or get together, I created the ultimate dessert board to make an impression. Cater this to almost any budget, and I promise, you'll have a blast setting up this Chocolate Charcuterie Board.
I had a lot of fun shopping for and planning out this post. I went to three different stores to find a good assortment of chocolate items to fill the board with. I tried to get a variety of textures of the various ingredients, and had a lot of fun shopping the candy and cookie aisles, which I normally try to avoid :) But, sharing is caring, and I think this would be absolutely adorable for a Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, BBQ, and more. Why not try it for your Memorial Day weekend celebrations?!
I tried to stick with all shades of brown, so the board had an elegant and rich look and was very inviting. I left a few items in their wrappers, just more for nostalgia than anything, but think of all of the color varieties you could mix in if you had a particular theme in mind.
Next time I create this, I will definitely add lots more savory, salty, and fresh items like blueberries, more walnuts and other nuts, regular pretzels, potato chips, and few dipping sauces like white icing, whipped honey, and peanut butter. Like I said, now is the time to raid your pantry for items you may just have a little bit of, and are still nice enough to share with guests.
You can even basically start by shopping in your baking cabinet, your pantry, and then head to the store after that. I also used a traditional thicker wooden cutting board, and I also styled a few of these images on a long piece of paper that came on a roll. That would be a really fun way to serve this, if you were displaying it as a larger scale offering.
Other foods I added were items like chocolate graham crackers, chocolate biscotti, and chocolate coated items like nuts, raisins, mints, chocolate sauce and chocolate icing, moon pies, chocolate kisses, and basically anything else I found that would be appealing. Another helpful aisle I browsed was the baking aisle, and I found these tasty cubes of dark chocolate that added a lot.
If you have access to a grocery store that has lots of bulk candies and chocolates, you're in luck - just shop visually to incorporate as many items as possible without breaking the bank.
All together, the variety of ingredients I got for this post cost me about $30. But, shopping bulk bins and dollar stores would have surely saved a TON!