With the holidays just around the corner, it is the season to be finding all the perfect jolly gifts for your loved ones–and yourself, of course! And what better way to spread the holiday joy than to gift delectable edible cannabis chocolate? While it is super simple and easy to go ahead and purchase pre-made infused edibles, why not make your gift just a bit more special by adding some extra personal touch and making your very own yummy edible weed-infused chocolates?
Nothing says that you care as much as a personalized gift! It shows that you’ve taken the time to put thought and effort into your present. Creating your weed chocolate also allows you to customize flavors to your liking! Green Society offers a wide assortment of delicious chocolatey goods for those looking to snatch a quick and convenient treat or gift. Plus, they also make great stocking stuffers! However, for those who are a bit more food-conscious, creating your edibles is a cozy and fun candy-making activity in the kitchen with friends during the holiday season! You can also ensure what ingredients are going into the chocolate, a concern that many with certain chocolate-associated allergies or dietary restrictions might want to be warier of! Not only can you control ingredients like the amount of sugar, dairy, or allergens like nuts, but you can also control the THC and CBD dosages to suit your loved one's preferences and needs!
Making edible chocolates will consist of two main phases: tempering and then the actual candy making. You’ll need a few tools and ingredients as outlined below:
First, you’ll want to take your chocolate of choice and, using your knife and cutting board, chop it up into smaller pieces. Breaking down the chocolate into smaller chunks will help quicken the melting process. Once that is done, you can place the chunks into a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Then, use a spoon to stir the chocolate. If there are still any unmelted or solid bits, put it back in the microwave for another 15 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate is all melted. Remember to shorten the amount of time whenever you put the chocolate back in the microwave to avoid burning! If you don’t have a microwave readily available, this process can be done by placing the chocolate chunks into a glass bowl, placing this bowl over a pot, tub, or bigger bowl of hot water, and letting the heat from the hot water melt the chocolate. This may take a few minutes. Just remember to keep stirring as this evenly distributes the heat!
Depending on what kind of cannabis chocolate you’re looking to make, the next few steps may vary, but the results should all end up being the same!
If you are making specific shapes with chocolate molds, make sure to lightly coat the molds with a type of grease like oil (preferably vegetable, but olive works fine too) or melted unsalted butter. For added potency, you can also use melted cannabutter. If you’re looking to make chocolate bark, you can lightly coat a baking tray. The light coatings will prevent the chocolate from sticking to the mold or tray, so be careful not to add too much!
Whether you’re using a THC or CBD concentrate or a hybrid of both, you can infuse and add the cannabis concentrate tincture or oil directly to the bowl of melted chocolate. Stir well to ensure it’s evenly distributed. However, for the utmost dosage accuracy and consistency, you can add drops directly to the mold or tray. For the latter option, spoon the melted chocolate into the molds, filling them halfway, and then adding your concentrate dosage as desired. One drop per mold is good for most users, but again, this will vary for everyone. For a tray, you can add a couple of drops across the tray, and spread by using a toothpick or spatula. If you’re looking to make filled chocolate with your molds, add nuts, mousse, dried fruits, potato chips, crisps, crushed candy cane–whatever you like! For chocolate bark, simply add the extra ingredients and toppings over the top! Complete the molds and bark by adding more melted chocolate over top. Make sure to use your spatula when scooping from the bowl so you can grab every last bit of chocolate!
Let the chocolate set for a few minutes so that it coats the toppings and reduces air bubbles. Cool in the refrigerator for an hour or more. Once hardened, you can pop the chocolates out of the molds, or lift and break apart from the tray to make your bark!
And then you’ve got your weed-infused chocolate edibles ready to eat or to gift! If you need to store it for a bit before gifting, you can keep the finished chocolates in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to give it away. When ready, you can wrap each piece individually, or place them into cupcake liners before packing them in a little dessert box and placing them under the tree!
And voila! The perfect chocolate edible gift made from your own heart and hands!