Going to a Party? Bring this Dessert Board and Wow Your Friends 

Make it abundant and have fun with it. Photo by Susan O’Keefe

A dessert board is the perfect thing to bring to someone’s house for a special party or graduation.  It’s super easy to make and there’s very little clean up. If I’m serving it at home, I make it on a beautiful platter or cutting board. If I’m bringing it to a party, I always make it on a cake board, so everything is disposable, and the host doesn’t need to worry about returning anything to me. I always start with real ganache (recipe below) and edible cookie dough and then I fill it in with cookies, pretzels, fresh fruit – really anything goes here. The idea is to make it abundant and have fun with it! 

Chocolate ganache 

Chocolate ganache is one of my favorite things to make and eat. I ice cakes with it, it’s great for hot fudge, makes yummy hot chocolate, and is ideal for fondue. It works great for this dessert board as well.  

  • Put two cups of chocolate chips in a shallow bowl 
  • Heat 2 cups of cream on the stove until it boils – be careful not to let it boil over 
  • Pour the hot cream over 2 cups of chocolate chips 
  • Cover the bowl and let it sit for ten minutes 
  • Stir it until the chips dissolve 

This glossy miracle is ganache. Enjoy and stay sweet!  

Susan O’Keefe is the baker/owner of Baked by Susan in Croton-on-Hudson.  

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