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Hot Chocolate Toppings Board {A Hot Cocoa Dessert Board Kids and Adults Will Love!}

This hot chocolate toppings board is the perfect way to entertain for the holidays. Add your favorite toppings, and you have a fun and creative dessert board everyone will love.

I’m all about creative ways to make entertaining easy, and I imagine you are, too. 

This hot chocolate toppings board is one of those ways. Because the thing is this: the holidays are too busy as they are without over complicating them. When I find a simple and fun way to entertain, I’m all in!!

For this hot chocolate toppings board, gather your favorite toppings, including marshmallows, peppermint sticks, sprinkles and whipped cream, add them to a board or platter, and you’ve got a yummy and fun entertaining idea.


hot cocoa toppings on a board

Make this while you’re trimming the tree, decorating the house, watching a holiday movie, or opening gifts on Christmas morning. It also makes a fun birthday party dessert idea for kids (especially during the colder months).

Of course, the first step for any hot chocolate toppings board is to find a board you love. Ideally, you’ll want something on the larger side, and obviously it’ll need to be food-safe.

Amazon has a huge selection of board to consider. Here are a couple of my favorites:

round wood board

While this board is on the smaller size, I do love the groove around the edge to catch juices! The groove also makes the board easier to transport once full.

oval wood board

This oversized board is approximately 20 inches long (and there are several shapes to choose from). I like how this one has a handle, as well.

Hot Chocolate Toppings

wood board with hot chocolate toppings

And now for the fun part: choosing your toppings!

Here’s a list of what I included on my hot chocolate toppings board. Almost everything I included came from either Sur la Table or Target.

  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles (any will work!)
  • crushed peppermint
  • peppermint sticks
  • mini marshmallows
  • regular large marshmallows
  • other small marshmallow shapes (I found stars)
  • peppermint marshmallows
  • marshmallow sticks
  • large marshmallows (I found polar bears, snowflakes and snowman)
  • peppermint-covered chocolate snowflakes

If you’re having a hard time finding the large, decorated marshmallows (like the snowman and polar bears below), consider purchasing holiday-themed peeps! They’re inexpensive, easy to find and will work just as well.

If adults will be partaking of this board, include mini bottles of peppermint schnapps, Godiva chocolate liquor or even marshmallow or caramel vodka!

hot cocoa toppings

hot cocoa bar

This was so, so fun to make. The kids LOVED it, and the adults did, too.

If you don’t have a large wood board yet, consider getting one! You’ll use it for this hot chocolate toppings board, and I promise you you’ll find a dozen other fun ways to utilize it!

hot cocoa bar 2

Before you go…

We have more Christmas crafts, recipes and decor ideas here!

Thanks so much for reading all about our Hot Chocolate Toppings Board {A Hot Cocoa Dessert Board Kids and Adults Will Love!}

Have a crafty day!