Candies, lollies, or gummies— we love them right from our childhood. I sometimes feel that loving them is embodied in our taste buds, and we are biologically programmed to say, “yeah, hand me more— hand me all.”
Who knows— there could be a biological origin to it?
Maybe, our ancestors ate so much sugar that we have it in us— inbuilt, i.e., the craving to have endless confectionaries.
Oh! Pardon! I don’t want to bore you with biology— just a perk of reading too much evolutionary philosophy. :p
But you get the point.
“If you love candies— there’s no way you would refuse cannabis-infused candy— not when you are a weed lover and want to get the job done for the day.
Or would you? Nah! I don’t think so.
The only reason I mentioned about the evolution part was— both sugar and marijuana induce the euphoric response in the body— both release the “feel good” dopamine in the system— and we all like to “get hooked” to them.
That’s when I thought of blending these two ultimate mind-hookers to produce a weed candy recipe that’s designed for manufacturing the seventh heaven right on your couch!
The great thing about my marijuana candy recipe is that you can personalize it to what suits your requirements.
It’s not a stringent recipe that you can’t shake-in your creativity. You will get full marks for your creativity— try it on.
Flavor— sizes— shapes— marijuana strain— cooking style— garnishing— and hundreds of combinations— there are plenty of ways by which you can experiment— all you have to do is— keep your willingness and courage up in the kitchen.
*They say that the most courage and experiments come out of the kitchen.* They rightly say!
So, what are we waiting for?
Let’s just crusade towards building one of the best weed candies recipes we have around, and shell-shock everyone around with our creative potency.
Prerequisites before making weed candy
Since we are looking to get easy weed candies in our candy baskets— we must learn everything about bud edible lollipops and things that we need to make them.
You will need a few items to make the marijuana candy recipe run successful.
Before we really start battling out with making the recipe— let’s consider the three most important things.
#1 Choosing a strain
Choosing a marijuana strain becomes far more necessary when you are running in an experiment in your kitchen.
As kids and elderly are likely to consume these candies— make sure that the strain you pick has the required flavors, holds essential medicinal properties, and most crucial of the all— it has controlled THC level.
Fix on to the strain which fits your requirement.
#2 Weed decarboxylation
Whatever your strain quality is— ensure that you are decarboxylating it.
You might not know the funda of weed decarboxylation. Here’s the mandatory procedure that you need to do without fail.
Raw cannabis or dried-weed strain is not psychoactive.
Let’s say you gulped down a piece of raw weed without heating it. Your marijuana session is most likely to fail because the dried-up pot has acidic THC content. It doesn’t activate until you apply heat.
Raw cannabis has decarboxylated THCa, which is a precursor to THC.
Since we are making weed edibles such as candies— we won’t be smoking or vaporizing it. Hence, you must get the grip of THC before you cook and consume it.
Finally, we are answering how to make marijuana candy.
#3 Making cannabutter
Our weed recipe is incomplete without cannabutter.
Cannabutter is an excellent alternative for butter. Fortunately, we have a cannabutter recipe already ready for you. Go through our web recipe book to get more details.
Pot Candy Ingredients
- 1 Cup Natural Sugar (Use organic for a healthier option)
- 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
- 1 Tablespoon Butter (We use cannabutter)
- 2 – 3 Tablespoons Cannabis Tincture
- 1 – 4 Drops Food Colouring (Pick the colors that attract you the most)
- 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup (Again, use organic if that suits your dietary lifestyle)
- 1 Tablespoon Citrus Flavouring (Go for any flavor you like)
- Candy Thermometer
- Candy Wrappers
- Candy Molds
How to make weed candy? The unrivaled marijuana candy recipe!
- We will start with greasing the saucepan with a tablespoon of butter in our hands. For harder hits— and making the recipe further stronger— use cannabutter.
*We grease saucepans as a part of mise en place. Mise en place means preparing the dishes and ingredients that we need just before the final cooking starts. Greasing the pan with cannabutter ensures that our weed candy mixture gets the right texture of cannabis from the start. *
- Then we will spatter the saucepan by adding sugar, corn syrup, and filtered water.
*You already know that we add sugar for testing the sweet spot of our tongue. Similarly, we add mildly sweet corn syrup for offering the sweetness and required moisture to the recipe. It also prevents sugar from over-crystallizing and ruining the candy mixture. We’ll use it to induce a smooth texture for our weed candy. *
- Then we will heat the mixture at medium temperature and whisk it until the sugar gets dissolved in the blend.
*We stir sugar because we want its molecules to spread evenly through the mixture we have made. You can say that we did it for taste-consistency.*
- Once we have dissolved the sugar, we will add a few drops of food coloring now.
*We can add multiple food colors to add variety in our weed candies.*
- We will heat the mixture at a high temperature now. While the mixture boils— we will insert the candy thermometer in the solution. It’s to make sure that we are heating it at 300 F.
*Weed Lollipops, weed hard candies, and brittle candies should be heated at 300 to 310 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperature would make it a soft crack like taffy, and high temperature will caramelize the liquid.*
- Once the candy thermometer reads 300 F— get your saucepan away from heat and allow the temperature to mellow down to 223 to 235 F. It’s a perfect temperature stage for making weed candied fruits.
*By allowing our mixture to cool down, we are making sure that our candy syrup reaches the thread stage. If you don’t have a candy thermometer— you can determine the temperature of the thread stage by taking the candy mixture on the spoon and allowing it to fall. If it drips from the spoon and forms a string or thread— then we are there.*
- For firmer candy balls, we will mix cannabis tincture and citrus flavor in the candy at a little higher temperature, i.e., at 245 to 250 F. Similarly, for even harder weed candy balls— maintain the temperature between 250 to 265 F.
*Weed candy is incomplete without weed tincture. It’s a potent cannabis extract which is infused in several edibles and candies for maximizing the mouth-savory taste and building a strong marijuana candy profile.*
- Now we will flood our candy molds with the mixtures we have prepared.
*We can use any candy mold of our choice. Gummy bears or starfish molds have been quite famous with CBD and THC candies.*
- Then we will place the weed candy mixture to cool down in the mold.
*We will let it harden for at least 30 minutes. That’s the minimum drying time for this particular weed confectionery. We will get even better results if we let it dry for 60 or so minutes.*
- Now we will use aluminum or parchment paper for the sake of preserving our cannabis candy. For additional safety— place them in the mason air-tight jar.
*Aluminium or parchment paper protects the weed candy from sunlight and heat. They ensure that the candy flavor and portfolio get preserved.*
- That’s it. We have our weed candy ready.
*We can enjoy the awesome marijuana candy at breakfast or dinner— there’s no perfect time to have them.*
Calculate your edible potency
If you are a novice weed-consumer— it’s obvious that you won’t have a tinkle idea about your edible potency.
You could eat hundreds of these weed candies balls and not feel the righteous hit, or you could just have one— and you are done for the day.
So, we recommend you to learn about your edible potency so that you can use the correct dose of THC in cannabutter and the right level of cannabis tincture in the mixture.
Again, your expertise will be tested based on the evenness of THC distribution in all the candies.
That’s why don’t get bored of stirring— it’s the best you could do if you really want all the candies to produce equivalent psychotropic effects.
Postscript: Regulating the dose of marijuana is entirely under your control. In the current recipe— we have used weed variants in two different processes— once while greasing the saucepan via cannabutter and the other while adding cannabis tinctures. For a lesser harsher and moderate hit— you can skip the first process.
Postscript 2: We are assuming that our candy recipe will only be tried and tested in legal areas. If marijuana is not legal in your place— we empathize with you; however, we press our readers that they should avoid risking their lives because of their irresistible craving. We understand that bright, mouth-watery weed candies are hard to avoid— but that’s the best we could do under the current marijuana laws.
So, what are you tossing in your mouth for time-pass today? An orange-colored gummy bear or a dazzling-reddish starfish?