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Chocolate Ganache Recipes For National Chocolate Month

What's better than chocolate melting in your mouth? Soft, velvety chocolate that you can spoon and trickle straight into your tongue!

Here are some recipes for chocolate ganache that can transform anything plain - cake, pastry, pancake, potato chips, fruit slices, anything! - into a luscious, chocolatey treat.

Best of all, these recipes only take a few minutes to make. You can do the recipe ahead of time, store the ganache in a jar and take it out whenever you need a quick pick-me-up or a delicious, fun grub to share with the whole family!


Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache (Ambitious Kitchen)

If your kids love Nutella, they will surely love this chocolate hazelnut ganache from Ambitious Kitchen. This is originally meant as a topping for Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, but it also works well with other cakes and pastries.

"The topping is a mixture of chocolate hazelnut butter, dark chocolate, and heavy cream, then it’s finished with toasted hazelnuts and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt."


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chocolate hazelnut butter (Nutella)
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 2 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, plus more if desired

via Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache (Ambitious Kitchen)


Chocolate Mint Ganache (All She Cooks)

The greatest thing about this chocolate ganache? It only needs two ingredients! Yup, you can make a bowl of this heavenly treat with just heavy cream and mint chocolate chips. It's the perfect topping for mint choco-chip ice cream!

"Minty ganache. Perfection in a sauce. This is the perfect chocolate sauce to serve over waffles to make what could be a breakfast recipe into a dessert recipe that everyone will be raving about."


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips

via Chocolate Mint Ganache (All She Cooks)


Easy Chocolate Ganache (The Gracious Wife)

This is a recipe for simple, classic ganache that has a subtle buttery flavor. Make it your own by adjusting the chocolate chips that you use according to your family's preference. Dark chocolate is a favorite among adults, while children would surely enjoy milk chocolate or a mixture of milk chocolate and peanut butter or caramel choco chips.

"The easy chocolate ganache recipe below is a perfect thick ganache for a layer cake filling or a thick glaze"


  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

via Easy Chocolate Ganache (The Gracious Wife)


Chocolate making can be a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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