Basic Chocolate Ganache and Truffles Recipe


For an unforgettable shiny finish and powerful chocolate flavor, our classic Ganache can't be beat.
Makes: 2 Cups
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Step 1

Chop Candy Melts (you can use a food processor). Heat whipping cream in saucepan just to boiling point. Do not boil. Remove from heat and add chopped Candy Melts, stir until smooth and glossy.

For only ganache, stop after this step.

Step 2

For Truffles: Add 1 tablespoon liqueur for flavor, at this point, if desired. Stir until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until firm, roll into 1 in. diameter balls. Can be used as center for dipping, served plain or rolled in nuts, coconut or cocoa powder. Store truffles in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

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1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

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Basic Chocolate Ganache and Truffles is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this recipe! I use it everytime I need ganache. It's so easy and tastes great!
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a good easy recipe that is very diverse - you can make all sorts of truffles, add liqueurs for extra flavor, it can be used as a frosting or filling for a cake. Its one of those super easy recipes that looks/tastes like you spent hours!
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made cupcakes with ganache topping for my daughters b-day. This was my first time making ganache. I can't believe how fast and easy it was compared to the conventional way I always did it (using can frosting). They looked so smooth and shiny,like a perfessional did it. I sprinkled a little red sugar on top because its her favorite color. They looked so good I didn't want anyone to eat them, but needless to say that didn't happen. When my daughter seen the cupcakes she was so surprised and instantly knew they looked different from the boring ones I make every year. She smiled as she took a bite and said "delicious". The only suggestion I recommend is to increase the reciepe amount especially if you come from a large family like I do, because there is never enough. Baking is not a strong skill I possess but after going on WILTON'S WEBSITE I believe you can become a better baker because of all the information and resources avaliable to you. Making ganache is fairly simple, but because I am not a baker I believe in taking baby steps and the ganache recipe was perfect to start with and to teach my kids. My daughter and I love to go on WILTON'S WEBSITE and see all the different recipes and the knew creative ideals they keep comming up with. Thank you
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the ganache recipe. A great way to finish a cake off also!! Wonderful chocolate taste and looks great finished!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this as a filling and glaze... and put fresh strawberries in the center with it!! Such a great recipe!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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