How to make marijuana chocolates
Did you know that according to a study carried out by a famous brand of chocolates and sweets in general, 6 out of 10 households in Spain have bought chocolates in the last year? If you do not want to buy them, but you want to take them in a different and fun way, I invite you to prepare the recipe for marijuana chocolates that I will give you today.
“Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know which one you’ll get.” This is one of the most memorable quotes in the cinema industry and the beginning of the Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.
I just finished watching it and it gave me the idea for today’s article: making chocolates. But not just any of them; marijuana chocolates. Why? That way I combine two of my favorite facets: cooking and cannabis.
You want to do it yourself? Yeah? Then let’s go! But, first, let me tell you a little bit about the history of chocolates. It’s not that it’s particularly eye-catching, but it will help you look great in front of your friends, while you enjoy the cannabis chocolates.
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🎯 A brief history of chocolates
To get to know it, we have to move to 18th century France, when the country was ruled by Louis XIV. In fact, it was he who, without even knowing it, would give his name to one of the most common and consumed products in the world: chocolates (then, they were not made of cannabis, no).
And how can this be? Very simple. His pastry chef gave him a taste of chocolate-covered fruit. When he finished eating them he said “Bon, bon” (which in French means “good, good, good”), but the cook and his court were left with that reaction and, from that moment on, everything that was covered with chocolate was called “bonbon”, the curious thing is that in France “bonbon” refers to sweets and the bonbons are called “des chocolats“.
However, it was not until the twentieth century, when they began to be sold on the U.S. market, that they began to become popular. It was also when artisans from countries as related to chocolate as Switzerland, Italy, Belgium or France began to make their own creations
Nowadays, there are chocolates with practically any kind of filling. Most of them are sweet, but there are also salty and even spicy ones, such as those of a well-known English brand. They even make marijuana chocolates, and you’re gonna be able to make them, too.
✅ Easy recipe for marijuana chocolates
The recipe is very similar to the truffle recipe I told you about at the time. You’re just going to need:
-120 ml of full-cream milk.
-50 gr. of cannabis butter.
-30 gr. of sugar.
-1 bar of dark chocolate to melt (or if you prefer, 100 grams of cocoa powder).
-In addition to these ingredients, don’t forget the mold to make the chocolates. You can give them the shape you like best; there are even marijuana leaves in the shape of a marijuana leaf, and the score can be total if you get your hands on one of these!
Ingredients for this cannabis chocolate recipe.
From here on, the steps to follow are as follows :
Step 1: Melt the chocolate (unless you have chosen cocoa powder). The best way to do this is in the Bain Marie; you know: place the chocolate in a fire-resistant container (such as a glass tray or a tupper of this material that you have at home and that can withstand the heat at high temperatures) and place it on a saucepan that you will have filled halfway with water. Heat it up and you’ll see how, little by little, the chocolate pills melt..
TIP : go around it so that it doesn’t stick and if you see that in spite of everything, it does, lower the fire..
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Step 2: Add the melted chocolate in a new saucepan and gradually add the milk, so that it is gradually added.
Step 3: Then add the cannabis butter and sugar and do the same process. You should have a liquid mass left.
Add the cannabis butter and sugar
Step 4: Fill the mould with the amount of chocolate that enters. Be careful not to let it slip off the edges. And take it to the fridge, where it will take about 24 hours for it to take the form of a bonbon.
Mould and let cool
Here are the 4 basic steps. You see, they’re very simple. From there you can “complicate anything you want”. Some people, for example, like to fill their bonbons with pieces of candied fruit. Others who like to add some liquor, like Brandy, for example. And there are also people who like to add crushed nuts and dried fruit.
This last ingredient can be added to the melted chocolate, but also to the coating of the chocolates. And speaking of toppings, I, for example, like to sprinkle a little cocoa or icing sugar on them once they are done, that is, before serving them. Even macha tea! Which in this case and if you’ve made them with cannabis leaf molds, they’ll look great
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In conclusion, making weed chocolates is really simple. You only need 4 basic ingredients (marijuana butter, milk, sugar and chocolate) and a minimum of 24 hours – you don’t even have to be a great cooker! ?? But be patient if you have to wait to eat them, but it will be worth it.
Before I finish, I would like you to remember that eating cannabis has nothing to do with smoking it; the effect can come between one and two hours later. So don’t be in a hurry to notice and, above all, don’t eat too much: it’s better. Remember, it’s better to have a good trip and enjoy it than to have a bad stay with friends or family. Of course, don’t forget to tell people they’re marijuana chocolates.
Now I just need to know if you’ve cooked them before, if you’ve tried other recipes or if you have any tricks to share with us all, I’m looking forward to your comments! And speaking of sharing, if you liked this article, will you share it in networks? It will be a pleasure for us!?
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Make Your Own Cannabis Chocolate for the Ultimate Indulgent Edible
Marijuana and chocolate—two of the most popular things in the world—can come together for a symphony of bliss. Not only is chocolate incredibly tasty in most forms, which helps to cover up any lingering strong weed flavors, but cocoa has actually been proven to enhance your high.
The sheer bliss of the combination is definitely worth exploring in your own kitchen. Making your own canna oil chocolate bars or cannabutter infused chocolate is incredibly easy when you start with a bag of Chipits or some other premade chocolate. All you have to do is melt them together!
Even when it comes to the more complex recipes, like how to infuse chocolate cannabutter chocolate truffles, the steps are relatively simple.
So start prepping your kitchen—and your taste buds—as we dig into why cannabis chocolates are so amazing and how to make a few recipe variants at home.
Why Are Cannabis Chocolate Products So Popular?
Chocolate is by far the most popular type of sweet or candy in the world. Globally, people consume more than three million tons’ worth of cocoa beans annually. The bitter bean is especially popular in Europe and North America.
What’s even more universally loved, though, is marijuana. A 2010 survey found that marijuana was the most widely consumed controversial drug on the planet. This figure naturally excludes alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine.
So why do people love chocolate almost as much as weed? And why are treats like chocolate bars made with canna oil or chocolate infused with cannabutter so popular?
The answer is that they’re actually quite similar! Like cannabis, chocolate contains anandamide, a molecule aptly named after the sanskrit word for “bliss.” Chocolate also offers small amounts of tyramine and phenylethylamine, two amphetamine-like substances, in addition to the stimulants theobromine and caffeine.
Simply put: eating chocolate gets you amped. As the BBC reports, well-made milk chocolate also has an optimized balance of sugar and fat that reminds us of our mother’s milk.
When weed induces some serious munchies, you often want to reach for foods that activate the more primal areas of your brain to indulge. That’s why savory snacks, sweets, and fats are such common munchie staples. Chocolate hits that sweet spot while offering chemicals that can enhance your high.
It’s no mystery, then, why some people love to buy, make, and eat these chocolates!
How to Make Cannabutter Infused Chocolate or Canna Oil Chocolate Bars
If you have cannabis infused oil or cannabutter handy, making your own homemade cannabis chocolate is fairly easy.
Coconut oil is by far the best edible infusion choice of any of your options. Because it doesn’t contain dairy or lactaids, it won’t spoil as easily as a butter-based confection. It’s also a saturated fat, meaning it’s solid at room temperature. But don’t worry; that doesn’t make it as unhealthy as Crisco!
One thing you have to be very careful about when creating your cannabis chocolate treats is keeping the right consistency. Chocolate actually has a fairly delicate chemical balance called an emulsion. If this balance is broken, the sugar in the chocolate will crystallize and result in an unpleasant consistency. Your chocolate will also melt much faster at room temperature.
Preserving the chemical sanctity of chocolate while working with it is known as “tempering.” You can temper chocolate by keeping a handful of unmelted morsels or chunks on hand and adding it to your melted chocolate once it reaches the ideal temperature.
For milk chocolate, this ideal temperature is 29 – 30 C, while dark chocolate demands slightly higher temperatures of 31 – 32 C.
In fact, you might want to stick to the darkest chocolate morsels you can find. Milk chocolate is simply dark chocolate with added condensed milk or milk fat and cocoa butter. Adding cannabutter or infused canna oil to this milk chocolate mixture often just throws off the ratio further. But adding infused oil or butter to dark chocolate effectively makes it milk chocolate.
Once your chocolate and cannabis infused oil or butter is evenly mixed, you can then pour the mixture into chocolate block molds or bar molds and allow it to cool. Wrap them in foil for portability and protection.
Since they don’t have flour, cannabis chocolate treats can keep for a lot longer than the typical pot brownie. Freezing them prolongs this expiration date even further without causing too much harm to the flavor.
How to Infuse Chocolate Cannabutter Chocolate Truffles
Learning how to infuse chocolate cannabutter chocolate truffles can take your kitchen confections further, thanks to some added benefits.
For one, chocolate truffles are often seen as a more luxurious way to enjoy cocoa flavors. You can mix whatever filling you want, add a hefty dose of canna oil or cannabutter, and coat the filling in a chocolate mixture.
This preparation also means that your filling does not have to be as precisely mixed. Since the chocolate shell won’t have added oil, the chocolate will be more stable and less prone to melt.
Start by mixing canna coconut oil or cannabutter with your intended filling. Feel free to get creative!
This delicious canna truffle recipe from Reddit (the top-voted comment) suggests creaming your infused oil or butter with confectioners sugar. Then, you can fold in peanut butter, speculoos, cookie butter, Nutella, or whatever filling you want. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm, then scoop the filling into balls with a melon baller or small ice cream scoop. Freeze these filling balls for around 30 minutes, and then simply dip them in melted chocolate!
You can also get fancier using these recipes for spicy Mexican-influenced truffles, Turkish coffee ones, or Chinese five-spice. Note that this recipe uses canna oil on the outer shell, making them a bit touchier than the simpler Reddit recipe linked to above.
Advice for Choosing the Right Cannabis Strain for Your Creations
Keep in mind that the cannabis strain you choose will affect the outcome of the final product. Even though edibles are known to provide a more deeply relaxing, indica-like experience, the type of weed you put in them can still produce different effects.
For example, if you’re looking to treat chronic migraines, you can select a marijuana strain that’s good for migraines. Or, if you want to lend a certain flavor to your chocolates, you can choose weed flavors that compliment your recipe, such as a flowery indica or spicey sativa.
The key to getting good at creating your own cannabis chocolate is to try frequently, experiment, and learn from each batch you make.
We hope the fruits of your labor turn out delicious! Just remember to keep some healthy munchies snacks nearby.
Make delicious cannabis chocolate at home, like canna oil chocolate bars, cannabutter infused chocolate, or truffles. Weed and chocolate pair so well!