Hot Cocoa Boards have been super popular on Pinterest this season and I was so inspired but the talented Rebekah Lowin who created a beautiful Chanukah Candy Board, I just had to put the two trends together!
Gather some mugs with hot milk and some whipped cream, of course, and have the coziest night-in by the candle light this Chanukah!
What is a hot cocoa board?
Boards are having a moment, wouldn’t you say? Some boards you may have seen in the last couple of years:
Charcuterie Boards, cheese boards, bagel and lox boards, candy boards, breakfast boards, falafel boards, salad boards… (ok I might be making some of these up as I go along, but bear with me, these are some great ideas) and most recently Hot Cocoa boards!
Basically everything you need to make hot cocoa is arranged beautifully on a board for a stunning display and easy, fun creating!
Chanukah Hot Chocolate
I added a Chanukah twist to my hot cocoa board because there is nothing more cozy than sitting around the Chanukah candlelight with the family and enjoying a hot chocolate made with chocolate coins!
What products do you need to create this board?
Below I list all the (Israeli) products I used to create my Chanukah Hot Cocoa Board. BUT – you don’t need to use these specific ingredients, feel free to follow these basic guidelines for creating your own hot chocolate board:
Guidlines for Hot Chocolate Board
- Chocolate: I used Chanukah gelt (chocolate coins) in milk chocolate
- White Chocolate: I used white “mekupelet” or flaky chocolate
- Chocolate Truffles: I used milk chocolate truffles wrapped in metallic blue wrappers
- Chocolate Syrup: I used Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- Marshmallows: I used mini white and blue marshmallows
- Cookies/Sticks: I used “elite” brand chocolate covered sticks, “maklot” in Hebrew, the regular ones and the “kif-kef” ones and vanilla wafer rolls
- Chocolate covered pretzels: I used white chocolate “ego” brand
- Meringue Kisses: I used blue neshikot
- Chocolate lentils: I used gold covered chocolate lentils
You can use all or any of the items listed above or different variations (milk chocolate covered pretzels instead of white chocolate ones for example).
How to assemble a hot cocoa board?
- Gather all your products, a large round or rectangular board and some small bowls.
- First decide which items you want to serve in bowls depending on their sizes. Fill those and place them on your board.
- Next start with one item, and place it anywhere on the board.
- Move around the board and continue adding the items as you see fit. Try and alternate colors, shapes and sizes of the items so that there is variety.
- Feel free to place one item more then once (in this photo I have the chocolate coins in two spots) to break it up.
How to serve your hot chocolate board?
I recommend serving your hot cocoa board with some mugs of hot milk and lots of whipped cream!!
How to use your hot cocoa board?
Warm up some mugs of milk in the microwave (one per person) and have each family member choose what they want to add to their hot cocoa. First you need some chocolate, so you can choose the chocolate gelt (coins), white chocolate, chocolate syrup or all three!
Then you can top your mugs with any toppings you like: mini marshmallows, pretzels, wafer sticks etc…
Most importantly, HAVE FUN & make memories!
Looking for more Chanukah treats?!
Try this Bunuelos (Moroccan donuts) recipe passed down to me from my Abuela.