Chocolate edibles have become increasingly popular among cannabis enthusiasts because of their delicious taste and convenience. Moreover, they are relatively easy to make at home, even if you’re a beginner in cannabis cooking. In this post, we’ll guide you on how to make chocolate edibles from scratch. We’ll take you through the ingredients you’ll need, the steps involved, and give you tips for perfecting your recipe.
Choose High-Quality Cannabis Flower
The first step in making chocolate edibles is to choose high-quality ingredients. You’ll need good-quality cannabis, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and other flavorings like vanilla extract or peppermint oil. Choose organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. Ensure that the cannabis is a high-quality strain suitable for making edibles.
Before making your chocolate edibles, you’ll need to decarboxylate the weed. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to activate the cannabinoids such as THC. Preheat your oven to about 220°F, grind the cannabis buds, and spread them evenly on a baking sheet. Bake the cannabis for about 20-30 minutes, or until it turns light brown.
Infusing Coconut Oil with Cannabis
Once the cannabis is decarboxylated, you’ll need to infuse it with coconut oil. Coconut oil contains saturated fat that can help your body absorb the cannabinoids effectively. To make the infusion, warm the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat, and add the decarboxylated cannabis. Simmer the mixture for about an hour, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth or a mesh strainer to remove the plant matter, leaving you with the infused oil.
Making Chocolate Mixture
Once you have your infused coconut oil, making the chocolate mixture is merely mixing it with cocoa powder and other flavorings. Melt your favorite chocolate in a double boiler until it’s smooth. Add the infused coconut oil to the melted chocolate along with any additional flavorings of your choice such as vanilla extract, peppermint oil, or sea salt. Mix everything together until you have a smooth and consistent mixture.
Pour and Freeze
The final step is to pour your chocolate mixture into molds and freeze them until they solidify. You can use various molds like silicone, ice cube trays, or candy molds. Once the chocolate has solidified, remove it all from the mold and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Your cannabis-infused chocolate edibles are now ready to consume.
Making cannabis-infused chocolate edibles is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. With the right ingredients and simple instructions, anyone can make these edibles at home. However, it is essential to remember to use cannabis responsibly and plan your dosing carefully to avoid overconsumption. Experiment with different flavors and molds to find a unique recipe that satisfies your taste buds. Enjoy your homemade cannabis-infused chocolate edibles and share them with your friends responsibly.