Recipe

Charcuterie boards have become a staple when entertaining or dining out. Charcuterie boards traditionally feature a variety of cured meats, cheeses, bruschetta, and even olives. But boards can be adorned with any tasty morsel their creators desire. Borrowing from that idea, savvy home chefs can create a sweets-based charcuterie board that’s sure to amaze.

To start out, figure out which nibbles your loved one will desire the most. The chocolate charcuterie board can be entirely sweet, or a mix of sweet, savory and even salty offerings. cheeses, crackers and chutneys.

Ideas for a chocolate charcuterie board

• Chocolate truffles

• Chocolate-dipped fruits

• Chocolate-covered pretzels

• Chocolate bark

• Melted chocolate fondue and assorted dippers

• Classic chocolate candies

• Assorted nuts

• Fudge squares

• Homemade turtle candy

• Chocolate nut rolls

• Dried fruits, like figs and dates

• Graham crackers or butter cookies

Just as you would for any charcuterie board, choose an attractive wood board large enough to hold all of the desserts. Arrange the chocolates and other foods with an eye for presentation. Use fresh berries or mint leaves to fill in any gaps and add a little extra flair to the arrangement.

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