6 Ways To Make Your Leftover Ganache Into Something Amazing

leftover ganache

If you find yourself with leftover ganache, don’t just throw it out.

You can use that delicious chocolate goodness to make a variety of other treats.

Make truffles

Truffles are one of the easiest and most versatile recipes to make with leftover ganache.

They can be made in a few different flavors and with varying consistencies, from soft and fudgy to firm and chewy.

A basic truffle recipe is as follows:

  • Make 1 cup [U.S.] or 250 milliliters of ganache (see above)
  • Add 2 tablespoons [U.S.] or 14 grams cocoa powder for every cup of ganache
  • Roll into balls about the size of golf balls; refrigerate until firm

Turn it into frosting

If you have leftover ganache, there are a few things you can do with it.

You can spread the ganache on top of a cake (it’s best to use when it’s still warm).

You can also spread it on cupcakes, cookies or brownies—or even just eat it straight from the bowl!

You could also make a silky chocolate mousse out of the extra ganache by whisking together 2 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate and 3 tablespoons heavy cream until smooth.

Then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon sugar and refrigerate until cool before serving.

Or if you’re feeling ambitious, try making an entire layer cake with just layers of ganache frosting between every layer!

If you do have leftover ganache, it can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

You’ll want to keep it covered so that no moisture gets in and ruins it.

Fill a cake

If you’re left with some leftover ganache, fill a cake!

To do this, first you’ll want to make sure that your cake is cool and ready for icing.

I like to use a pastry bag and tip to pipe the ganache into it.

Using a spatula, spread the ganache over top of the cooled cake (it should be smooth).

If any air bubbles get trapped in there, use a paring knife to slice them out before they become too big and ruin your dessert.

If you have any leftover ganache, consider making truffles or other small chocolates to eat as a snack.

You can also use it in another cake! Make sure you let the ganache cool down before trying to use it again.

If you want to get creative with your ganache, add a bit of color! I like to use Wilton’s gel food coloring (found at most craft stores), which comes in a variety of colors.

A little goes a long way, so just add one drop at first and mix well before adding more if needed.

Dip pretzels

Chocolate-dipped pretzels are a classic, but they’re not the only option.

You can also dip them in peanut butter, caramel, white chocolate or even ganache! To dip your pretzels, you can use a toothpick or a fork to gently swirl the chocolate around until it has covered the top of one end.

If you’d like to drizzle melted chocolate over top of your dipped pretzels, simply heat some melted chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power and then stir it until smooth.

If you’d like to dip your pretzels, you can use a toothpick or a fork to gently swirl the chocolate around until it has covered the top of one end.

If you’d like to drizzle melted chocolate over top of your dipped pretzels, simply heat some melted chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power and then stir it until smooth.

If you’d like to drizzle melted chocolate over top of your dipped pretzels, simply heat some melted chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power and then stir it until smooth.

If you’d like to dip your pretzels, you can use a toothpick or a fork to gently swirl the chocolate around until it has covered the top of one end.

Use it to make petit fours

You can use leftover ganache to make petit fours.

Make a batch of brownies and add the leftover ganache to the batter before baking.

Swirl it in with a fork or spoon, then bake as usual.

Cool and cut into small squares, then decorate with sprinkles!

You can also use leftover ganache to create chocolate truffles.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then scoop out about 2 tablespoons of ganache and roll it into a ball.

Place the balls on the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set up.

Roll each ball in cocoa powder, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

You can also use leftover ganache to make chocolate truffles.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then scoop out about 2 tablespoons of ganache and roll it into a ball.

Place the balls on the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set up.

Roll each ball in cocoa powder, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

Swirl it into brownie batter

If you have leftover ganache, you can use it to make brownies.

Add several tablespoons of the ganache on top of your brownie batter in the pan and swirl them together with a knife.

Bake as usual and enjoy!

If you have leftover ganache and want to eat it, feel free.

However, if you’re looking for a way to use up the extra ganache, there are some great options out there.

For example, you could spread it on toast or waffles for breakfast.

You can also mix it into vanilla ice cream or hot chocolate!

You can even use it as a dip for fresh fruit or pretzels.

You can also turn your leftover ganache into truffles.

Just roll the extra ganache into small balls and coat them with cocoa powder.

Conclusion

There are so many ways to use leftover ganache, the only real limit is your imagination.

We hope this list gave you some ideas for how to use up your next batch of chocolate fudge!

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