Chocolate boards became a hit amongst our family and friends. They are a beautiful display and so easy to put together. All you have to do is display your favorite chocolates and fruits on a board! The best part… NO BAKE IS REQUIRED!
The first thing is to choose your board. This is the type of dessert that can be scaled to serve any number of people. You can arrange a chocolate board for two or 50! The number of people you will be serving will dictate how big or small your plate should be. We chose a round wood board, but it also looks beautiful on a marble tray or even a ceramic plate.
The next step is to choose what you want to add to your board. This is where you get creative! There are no rules, and you can combine your family favorites.
On this board, we added:
– Chocolate ganache;
– White chocolate;
– Belgium chocolate biscuit assortment
– Dark chocolate bar
– Milk chocolate bar
– Chocolate covered finger cookies
– Bite-size wafer cookies
– Strawberries and raspberries
The only thing homemade is the chocolate ganache! Not even sure if we can consider this as homemade, lol! It’s is a 2-ingredient recipe: semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream, at a 1:1 ratio of cream to chocolate.
How to make chocolate ganache:
1- In a microwave safe bowl, add the finely chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) and heat in the microwave for about 1 minute.
2- Pour the heavy cream into a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds.
3- Combine the warm cream and chocolate and whisk together until well combined and smooth. If needed, return to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
After you stir the chocolate and warm cream together, use the ganache right away.
Don’t try to do the same with the white chocolate. It doesn’t work! Using a heatproof bowl, microwave the white chocolate, stirring every 15 seconds, until it is melted and smooth.
Now it’s time to assemble your board. There are no rules, but here are some tips:
– Start by placing the bowls on the board;
– Place the cookies and chocolates creating different heights and mixing the colors (for example, the dark chocolate on top of the milk chocolate, or vice-versa);
– Fruits not only go so well with chocolate, but they also add a beautiful pop of color to the board.
Now, it’s time to enjoy!