Chocolate Ganache (GF + Vegan)
I am so ready for all this midwest winter weather to be over! Anyone else with me?? It’s time for beautiful spring rain showers, not more snow!
Anyway – time for more dessert topping! Super dark chocolate is ma jam. I’m not really even sure this qualifies as a recipe because it is 2 ingredients…but I guess quite a few recipes I post are so simple they hardly qualify as “recipes.” 🙂 This ganache has a fudge like consistency. I typically use it to turn my homemade granola bars into a dessert, or any bliss balls I made into chocolate truffles.
This “recipe” is…milk & a chocolate bar (or chips, if you’re feeling fancy). I make it with my homemade Cashew Milk.
My favorite chocolate bars, mostly because they’re relatively inexpensive but still good quality, are Trader Joe’s Chocolate Lovers 85%. I like ’em as dark as I can get. I have been known to buy 100% cacao bars and snack on raw cacao nibs (the chocolate “bean” basically that is ground up to make cocao powder). Very bitter, but very yummy…in my opinion.
Dark chocolate is a great source of anti-oxidants! It also has proven to increase memory, lower bad cholesterol, and even aid in weight loss.
Pay close attention to the chocolate as you are melting it. Chocolate goes from being melted to getting burnt (turns sandy/gritty) very quickly. Burnt chocolate is foul. You’ll want to stir after each heating session. There is little more frustrating than buying the ingredients for a recipe then destroying those ingredients and having to go out and get more!
- 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate (2 bars/1 package of Trader Joe's Chocolate Lovers)
- 3 tbsp Milk
- Break chcolate bar into small pieces. Melt in microwavable dish.
- Start with 1 minute, stir. Continue with 30 second increments, stirring after each one. Pay close attention to not burning the chocolate.
- Warm milk in microwavable disk for 30 seconds.
- Slowly pour warm milk into melted chocolate and stir quickly.
- Spread or pour chocolate ganache onto your tasty treat. Make sure your treat is cooled prior to using the ganache!
If you totally hate dark chocolate, this recipe can be made with milk chocolate, just decrease the amount of milk added. The less cacao the chocolate you use contains, the less milk you will need to add to make the ganache.
Please leave comments on what you use this ganache with or on!