Chocolate Nutella Ganache is easy to make and serves as a perfect compliment to brownies, cookies, cakes, or pies! And it’s a great make-ahead dish!

bowl of chocolate nutella ganache

You should make this chocolate nutella ganache today because…well, because it’s Wednesday. Because you will love it and want to put it on everything. Because it just feels like something you should do today.

Bowl of chocolate ganache with a spoon and chocolate beside it.

And it’s super easy! Don’t you love recipes that are easy and then turn out to be impressive and delicious? I sure do, and this is one of those.

chocolate ganache closeup with spoon

How to Make Chocolate Nutella Ganache

All you have to do is chop up some good quality chocolate, mix it with Nutella, add a little butter, and then pour in some heated heavy cream to melt it all. Stir and blend together and you’re done! It really is that easy.

I use this on shortbread, or cupcakes, or really anything that cries out for chocolate and in my house that’s just about everything.

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Chocolate Nutella Ganache

A silky chocolate and Nutella ganache that's good on anything you want to put chocolate on.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate, don't use chips and use good quality
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Place chopped chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Add Nutella and butter to bowl.
  • Heat cream in a saucepan until very warm, not quite boiling but a good simmer.
  • Pour hot cream over chocolate and whisk until chocolate and butter are melted and well-blended.
  • Allow ganache to set for a little bit before using. You can also make the ganache a day ahead and store in the refrigerator, just bring to room temperature and whisk before spreading. If you make it ahead and it's too thick to spread you might have to heat it just a little. Will keep in the refrigerator several days.


Serving: 6servings, Calories: 469kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 28mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 23g
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Calories: 469
Keyword: chocolate nutella ganache
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