Do you need some yummy snacks around to get you through the next few weeks of fun Christmas festivities? Be sure to pick up a few items to make your very own Christmas snack board just like this! Load it up with festive marshmallows, chocolate, peppermint, sweet, and salty goodies! And be sure to make my dark chocolate peppermint brownie cookies to add to your spread too – read on for all of the details!
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I keep seeing all of these super adorable snack boards that people are creating lately and I decided that I needed to get in on all of the fun myself!
As I was browsing Target the other day, I came across SO many cute little holiday snack items and decided to make my very own Christmas snack board. Mine has a chocolate and peppermint theme, but you could really do any kind of board! Take the items from this snack board and serve them at your next little gathering – you could even turn it into a fun peppermint hot chocolate board!
Read on for the items that I used, a few tips, and my recipe for the dark chocolate peppermint brownie cookies that are included in this peppermint snack board!
Tips for Making the Best Christmas Snack Board
In order to make your Christmas snack board super duper pretty and festive, follow my tips below!
- Use a large platter or serving plate – The plate that I used for my christmas snack board is actually a plate from my wedding that I purchased from Home Goods, so feel free to use whatever large plate or board you have on hand! I also LOVE this option: Surlatable Round Marble Serving Board
- Add various sized bowls to hold smaller items – I added a few small bowls to hold peppermint candies and chocolate covered pretzels to my board. It keeps everything organized and gives some dimension to the board! You can find small bowls like my scalloped metal one at antique or thrift shops. This is another great option for a small bowl!
- Use a variety of shapes, colors, and textures – For my Christmas snack board, I used various shapes of marshmallows, cookies, and more to add visual interest! Add crushed peppermint candies, hot chocolate stir sticks, or anything else you find that is unique or fun! Turn this into a peppermint hot chocolate board even!
- Add fun extras! I added some cute string and mini ornaments for these pictures, but you can definitley surround your board with fun little Christmas items to up the festive factor!
What to Buy for Your Christmas Snack Board
As I said above, I bought all of my snack items from Target’s holiday section, but you could use anything you find from Walmart, Target, or Trader Joe’s! Unfortunately, some of the cute items that I bought from Target sold out, but I added in suggested replacements for some of them below!
Here are the items that I purchased/items that I recommend:
- Chocolate Peppermint Stir Sticks
- Large White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Sticks
- Smashmallows Candy Cane Covered Marshmallows
- Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Snowman Marshmallow Toppers
- Star Mini Marshmallows
- Cocoa Peppermint Stir Sticks
Also, be sure to make my dark chocolate peppermint brownie cookies for your Christmas snack board! These cookies are the perfect mix between gooey brownies and chewy chocolate cookies. Top with crushed peppermint candies and drizzle with white chocolate for a pretty, festive cookie for a snack board, hot chocolate board, cookie board, or even holiday cookie gift box!
I hope that enjoy making your own Christmas snack board or peppermint hot chocolate board! Get creative with it and have fun! This is something that kids and grown-ups will both like.
More Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
- Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Espresso Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Mint Tart
- Easy Gingerbread Blondies with White Chocolate Chunks
- Festive Red Velvet Layer Cake with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
As always, be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram if you make my recipe or use #bucketsofyum in your photos! I love to see what you are baking.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cookies
- 7 oz extra dark chocolate, chopped (two 3.5 oz. Lindt 78% dark chocolate bars work great!)
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp espresso powder
- 3 oz white chocolate, melted (for optional drizzle)
- crushed peppermint candies (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring together until smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a handheld mixer, beat the sugars and eggs together on high speed until pale in color (about 3 minutes).
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the chocolate and butter mixture and stir until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder. Mix until well combined.
- Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 2 inches apart). Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies are set on the edges but are still slightly gooey in the centers. Cool cookies on the pan on a wire rack.
- Melt white chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a frosting piping bag and cut a small hole on the end. Drizzle cookies with white chocolate and top with crushed peppermint candies. Enjoy!