Chocolate Charcuterie Board

A wine and chocolate charcuterie board is a terrific dessert idea for adults. Serve a variety of flavored chocolates, nuts, and fruits for an easy party at home. Great for dessert tables, cocktail parties, girls night in, or date night.

round wood board with chocolate, nuts, fruit, and wine.

Wine & chocolate party ideas

Looking for an easy dessert party idea for adults? How about a chocolate themed charcuterie board complete with wine.

This chocolate themed platter is filled with delicious chocolate and all the accoutrements that go so well with it. It’s perfect for tasting, grazing, and INDULGING!

This party isn’t meant to be stuffy or formal. The idea is to let guests choose small pieces of chocolate and taste it with a few different wines, as well as different fruits and nuts.

chocolate charcuterie board on tan tablecloth with wine glasses.

When to serve it

Any of these occasions would be perfect for a chocolate charcuterie platter. And what’s more celebratory than wine and chocolate?

chocolate, nuts, and fruit on round wood platter, overhead

How to make a chocolate charcuterie board

Here are the essential ingredients you’ll need to fill your tray.

  • Chocolate bars or bark – dark chocolate bars, dark chocolate bars with almonds, milk chocolate bars with toffee bits, etc.
  • Bite size chocolate bites – caramel-filled chocolates, dark chocolate covered almonds, milk chocolate covered cashews, salted chocolate caramels
  • Spread or Dip – peanut butter or caramel sauce
  • Dried fruit – dried apricots or cherries, raisins
  • Fresh fruit – strawberries and cherries, raspberries
  • Nuts – cashews, peanuts, almonds
  • Garnish – fresh flower buds or herbs
bowls of chocolate caramels with nuts and dried fruit

Tasting tips

A good rule of thumb is the wine should be as sweet or sweeter than the chocolate. Otherwise, you can end up with a bitter taste.

You’ll also want to pair lighter or milk chocolates with lighter and sweeter wines like Zinfandel, Riesling, or Pinot Noir.

Fuller-bodied wines like Cabernet, Merlot, or Shiraz should be paired with darker chocolates.

bowls of chocolate covered nuts and peanut butter, with fruit and nuts.

How to taste

  1. The quality of your wine and chocolates should be good. 
  2. Gourmet chocolate bars are readily available at many retailers, and you can break them up into bite-sized pieces for tasting. 
  3. To add an extra layer of flavor, offer variations of the chocolate such as nut-filled, fruit-filled, and caramel or peanut butter-filled. 
  4. As you’re tasting the two together, follow the steps below to get the best experience.

Start by tasting your wine and chocolate separately so you can fully appreciate how they pair together. Then follow these steps.

How to taste wine and chocolate together

  1. Swirl

    Swirl your glass of wine to help aerate it and release the aromas.

  2. Sniff

    Smell the wine for its bouquet.

  3. Sip

    Take a sip of wine as you smell its aroma.

  4. Bite

    Take a bite of chocolate and chew slowly, holding it on the tongue for a moment to taste the flavors.

  5. Sip

    As the chocolate starts to dissolve, take another sip of wine.

  6. Mingle

    Let the chocolate & wine mingle together in your mouth before swallowing.

bowl of chocolate covered nuts with cherries, strawberries, and milk chocolate bars.

More chocolate party ideas

We have even more ideas to help you indulge in your chocolate craving!

chocolate charcuterie board overhead view

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Chocolate Tasting Charcuterie Board

Yield: serves 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This chocolate tasting charcuterie board has a variety of flavored chocolates, nuts, and fruits for an easy dessert or party idea at home. Great for cocktail parties, girls night in, or date night.



  • Dark chocolate bar with almonds
  • Milk chocolate bar with toffee bits
  • Caramel-filled chocolates
  • Dark chocolate covered almonds
  • Milk chocolate covered cashews
  • Salted chocolate caramels


  • Peanut butter (or almond butter)


  • Dried apricots
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh or dried cherries


  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Garnish with fresh edible flower buds or herbs


  1. Place peanut butter in a small bowl in center of wooden board or tray.
  2. Place small bowls filled with chocolate bites evenly around the board. A triangle pattern works well.
  3. Arrange chocolate bars evenly around the tray, breaking some pieces apart.
  4. Place mounds of nuts and fruit to separate chocolate bars.
  5. Fill in gaps with more small bite size chocolate pieces.
  6. Garnish with fresh edible flower buds or herbs if desired.

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