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Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board

This is the recipe for anyone obsessed with dairy free chocolate. A Dairy Free Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board is going to transform desserts in your home. Filled with delicious dairy and gluten-free treats, and presented beautifully- it is a recipe you are going to want to try immediately. Perfect for your sweet tooth.

When it comes to looking for different desserts or ways of presenting things a charcuterie board is rapidly growing in popularity. You might usually spot a charcuterie board as a dairy free cheese board which is very popular.

But we wanted to come up with something different. You can add so many wonderful treats to this board. We have suggested some amazing options and recipes below that you may want to include. A lot of people enjoy chocolate but have you fallen in love with dairy free chocolate yet?

Knowing that you can create something that is a crowd-pleaser and is full of safe food to eat is a game changer. As chocolate desserts go, this is one of the easiest dessert recipes you can try. Such a creative way to share dessert options. 

We have shared some chocolate lovers’ charcuterie board ideas below but you can swap some of the ingredients or omit some of them if they don’t suit your tastes. Here is everything you need to know about a dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate lover’s charcuterie board. 

If you really love the idea of a charcuterie board then you must try the Dessert Charcuterie Board. Full of lots of sweet treats and tasty desserts you can easily adapt it to make it your own.

💜 Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board

  • A simple concept that everyone will love – Lots of interesting ingredients make up this fun breakfast
  • All gluten-free and dairy free – you can make some of your own additions or buy specialist ones in the grocery store. 
  • Kid-friendly – They will love picking and choosing what they want to eat and try.  

🍫 Ingredients Needed

Sauces

  • Gluten-free Caramel saucethis is a brand that we like to use but you can make your own (our recipe coming soon)
  • Gluten and dairy free chocolate ganache– we use our recipe found here. You can also use any gluten and dairy free chocolate syrup instead

Fruit (all naturally gluten and dairy free)

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Cookies and More

  • White chocolate fudge Oreos – For this, you can use regular dairy and gluten-free Oreos and dip them in melted Enjoy lIfe White Chips.
  • Chocolate Fudge Oreos – These are a great option.
  • Mini Chocolate muffins – You can make your own using this recipe
  • Mini Peanut Butter Brownies – You can make your own using this recipe and add some caramel if desired.  
  • Mini Chocolate Brownies – You can use store-bought or make a batch using this recipe
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies – You can make your own using this recipe

Extras

  • Peppermint Bark – Try this No Whey Peppermint Bark
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark – We recommend this brand 
  • Christmas Chocolate Pretzels – We like to use  Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels which are certified gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free. Available for purchase on Amazon and local grocery stores. And then, we dip them in Enjoy life chocolate chips
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Bars – Try these No Whey Chocolate Bars
  • Peppermint Sticks- we like Bob’s Candy Sticks. They work only with reputable companies to ensure there’s no gluten (or dairy) in their ingredients
  • Mint Chocolates – We recommend this brand
  • Cinnamon Baking Chips – This is a great option when looking for Cinnamon Baking chips
  • Gluten and dairy free Truffles – we use the No Whey Holiday collection
  • Red & Green “No-No’s” – You can find them here. You can use whatever colors suit your need. We always have these on hand in the house for any and alllll holidays and special occasions.

Helpful Tools

Large board or large platter

PAFREWOG Bamboo Serving Trays Charcuterie Platter 16.5"x11.8"(42x30cm with Handle, Set Includes 1xHexagon 12.5"(32cm)+1xSquare 7.8"(20cm)+1xSquare 5.9"(15cm) Small Plates for Family Dinner
  • WE UPDATE THE Craft Process Method TO SOLVE THE BROKEN PROBLEM. Natural bamboo material with high temperature steam good for healthy

Serving bowls

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  • More Reliable - Specially enhanced design for the curved opening of dip bowls set an outer wall, using reinforced third-grade porcelain can be made more durable through three strict crash tests, so the chip and dip serving set will not easily cause defects, and can generally be used for more than 10 years. The natural white color makes the ramekins more outstanding.small bowls for Holiday Party supplies

How To Make The Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board

  1. Gather up all of your ingredients. Take time to make the ones that you haven’t managed to buy in the store. Start by placing the ganache and caramel in small bowls or ramekins around the board.
  2. Place the Oreos, brownies, cookies, and muffins, on the board. You will want to group a couple of these together and then separate them across the board. The idea is so that you can grab different options from different sides of the board. We like to arrange the dessert items in uniform patterns on the board. But you do what makes you happy.
  3. Now you can add your fresh fruit to various places on the board, group the same fruit together and separate them out in the gaps.
  4. Fill in the space between the bowls, fruit, and mini desserts with the rest of the items so that you have no gaps and holes across the board. Make sure you separate similar colors this is so the charcuterie board can look aesthetically pleasing.
  5. Arrange the extra items in uniform patterns on the board and look to fill every single open spot with one of the extras. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Collage images of how ot make a dessert chocolate board.

Recipe Variations

Making a candy-themed charcuterie board? You can pick up some amazing gluten and dairy-free chocolate candies online and this is a great way to add some of the sweet treats to the board.

You could add a few as extras to this charcuterie board if you wish like candy canes or gummy bears. There are so many delicious toppings to add to this dessert platter.

Keep it simple. You don’t need to add everything. Often choosing a couple of things and presenting them well can make all of the difference. Use what you have on hand and what you have space for.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make the muffins and brownies a day before you plan on making this chocolate lovers charcuterie board. This gives you plenty of time to allow the muffins and brownies to cook and cool. 
  • Add a piece of parchment paper to your chosen board to keep it clean and save on any mess. 

Storage

You can make up a charcuterie board a few hours before and then store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy it.

Any leftovers from the charcuterie board can be stored separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator and enjoyed separately or together another day. 

Brownies and muffins will last 3-5days when baked from scratch. You should check the dates for any fruit you use. 

A variety of chocolate lovers ingredients on a board.

FAQ

How long can a chocolate lovers charcuterie board be left out for?

This is really down to what you think is best but to make a conservative approximation you don’t want it out any longer than 2 hours because of the fruit.

All of the elements are fine to be eaten at room temperature. 

What other things could I add to the charcuterie board? 

This is a board that works with all sorts of options and all things chocolate but you don’t need to stop there. You could add gluten-free waffles or cinnamon rolls, maybe even puppy chow.

Or perhaps change up the fruit and have a citrus theme adding oranges and grapefruit or maybe some apple slices or dried fruit as something a little different.

Do you need to bake the treats for this charcuterie board?

We have suggested some delicious recipes to help create some awesome elements for this charcuterie board.

However, if you want to create something quick and simple then you can buy gluten and dairy-free options in the grocery store. 

When should I serve a chocolate lover’s charcuterie board?

This would make a wonderful chocolate dessert board for Valentine’s Day. You could add some chocolate-covered strawberries using melted dairy-free chocolate treats. It also would make a lovely dessert for a special occasion such as a birthday party or Mother’s Day, even during the holiday season or your next dinner party.

But you can have this whenever you want that chocolate fix as it is a fun twist on a dessert.

Other chocolate recipes  

  • Chocolate chip cream cheese bars – What is better than two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough with a cream cheese layer in between? With only a few pantry staples and loads of semisweet chocolate chips, this is an addictive and wonderful after-dinner treat that will not disappoint.
  • Chocolate breakable Heart – Gift this fun, trending Chocolate Breakable Heart filled with special goodies to your loved ones.
  • Chocolate banana bread – You will want to bake this moist, tender Chocolate Banana Bread now bursting with semi-sweet chocolate chips, Dutch-processed cocoa, and mashed bananas.

Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board

A wonderful chocoalte dessert board made with all gluten adn dairy free ingredients. See post for all our safe suggestions
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Lovers Charcuterie Board
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

Dippings

  • 1 cup Caramel see suggestion in post
  • 1 cup Chocolate Ganache see suggestion in post

Fruit

  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Raspberries

Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies and More

  • 5-6 White chocolate fudge Oreos see suggestion in post
  • 5-6 Chocolate Fudge Oreos see suggestion in post
  • 8-10 Mini Chocolate muffins see suggestion in post
  • 6-7 Mini peanut butter Brownies see suggestion in post
  • 6-7 Mini Chocolate Brownies see suggestion in post
  • 12-14 mini Chocolate Chip Cookies see suggestion in post

Extras

  • 4-5 dairy free Peppermint Bark see suggestion in post
  • 1 cup dairy free Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark see suggestions in post
  • 1 cup Christmas Chocolate Pretzels see suggestion in post
  • 1 dairy free Chocolate Bars see suggestion in post
  • 4-5 Peppermint Sticks see suggestion in post
  • 7-10 dairy free Mint Chocolates see suggestion in post
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Cinnamon Baking Chips see suggestion in post
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Red & Green dairy free chocolates see suggestion in post

Instructions

  • Gather up all of your ingredients. Take time to make the ones that you haven’t managed to buy in the store. Start by placing the ganache and caramel in small bowls or ramekins around the board.
  • Place the Oreos, brownies, cookies, and muffins, on the board. You will want to group a couple of these together and then separate them across the board. The idea is so that you can grab different options from different sides of the board. We like to arrange the dessert items in uniform patterns on the board. But you do what makes you happy.
  • Now you can add your fresh fruit to various places on the board, group the same fruit together and separate them out in the gaps.
  • Fill in the space between the bowls, fruit, and mini desserts with the rest of the items so that you have no gaps and holes across the board. Make sure you separate similar colors this is so the charcuterie board can look aesthetically pleasing.
  • Arrange the extra items in uniform patterns on the board and look to fill every single open spot with one of the extras.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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