It is easy to learn how to make cannabis chocolate at home by using a very simple recipe. Today, the more people are coming to love cannabis, the more exciting ways there are to enjoy cannabis. If you’re new to the world of cannabis, a good way to start your journey by taking cannabis chocolate.
From the testimonials of people who have tried cannabis chocolate — whether new or old users — it’s hard to find anyone who’d say they’re not interested in having more of those cannabis chocolate bars. It’s irresistible!
Cannabis and Chocolate
Chocolates have been a long-time companion to man, existing several centuries ago, bringing goodness and lovely tastes to our tastes buds, such that both kids and adults are never tired of getting a fill of the juicy, dark brown substance.
Even to date, both the young and old still crave for chocolates very much. But to make things even sweeter this time, cannabis also comes into the picture.
The idea of bringing cannabis and chocolate together is such a beautiful one. Just like chocolate, cannabis has been around for several centuries. According to reports, this is one of the most recent inventions in the cannabis industry, and most stoners are happy to receive the news.
If you’d like to make your own cannabis-infused chocolate, then this guide is simply for you. Several companies now have similar products on the market, many of which are very good. The essence of this guide to help you make yours from the comfort of your home.
Although it might look like a challenging and tricky thing, making cannabis-infused chocolates at home is simple. You’ll need to use top-shelf weed, too, if you want the best result. Just take your time and melt your chocolate slowly, then add it to top-shelf weed.
How to Make Cannabis Chocolate
Before we go into the rest of the detail, you need to understand that the process is pretty much straightforward, requires very minimal external support, and is easy to locate. Do note that there is more than one recipe that you can use to arrive at the same result. However, the approach we have adopted for this guide is a quick and easy one – something you can easily replicate in your kitchen. Having said that, let’s begin with the materials and ingredients you`ll need for the process.
- 5 grams of quality weed or cannabis buds
- 120 grams of dark chocolate
- A parchment paper and baking sheet
- A saucepan
- A glass bowl
- Chocolate molds or ice cube tray
- A hand grinder
- A stove and an oven for heating
Step1: Select a suitable cannabis strain
First things first. You`ll need to select the strain of cannabis that is best suited for you. Just let the budtender at the dispensary understand that you intend to make cannabis-infused chocolate bars.
At this point, you have the option of going for a THC strain that will elevate your senses and catapult you to ecstasy. Or, you can choose a CBD strain if you only want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without getting stoned.
Step 2: Decarboxylate your cannabis
You cannot afford to miss this step. Decarboxylating your cannabis is as crucial as using the right kind of weed. Otherwise, you’ll realize at the end that you do not have effective cannabis. Decarboxylation is just a fancy word that simply means using heat to activate the chemical substance in your cannabis bud.
The process converts the natural substance CBDA and THCA to the active substances in marijuana, CBD, and THC, respectively. Without the presence of THC in your weed, it’s as good as smoking empty wee because it won’t get you high. So grind the cannabis buds, not too finely, though, and place them on the parchment paper or baking sheet. Then carefully place the parchment paper inside the oven.
While you`re getting the cannabis ready for the oven, preheat it to about 240°F, then bake the cannabis for about 35 minutes. You may turn the sheet around during this process to ensure the heat spreads evenly through your cannabis. You`ll know that the decarboxylation is finished when the color of the cannabis turns toasted but not burnt.
Step 3: Melt the Chocolate
Place a bowl on top of your saucepan and ensure that the bowl is only touching the tip of the saucepan. Now pour hot water into the saucepan without filling it. Place the pan on the stove. Break up the chocolate bars into several little bits and place them in the bowl.
Heat the pan on medium heat until all the chocolate melts. Stir the chocolate to assist the melting process. The water should be simmering and not boiling. This is called the “double-boiler” or “bain-marie” arrangement.
Step 4: Infusion of cannabis into the chocolate
Add the ground cannabis to the chocolate and continue string until the mixture assumes an even texture and look.
Step 5: Pour the cannabis-infused chocolate into the molds
For this stage, you can either use the ice cube tray or purchase chocolate molds. Pour the blended mixture of cannabis and chocolate into the molds and allow it to cool and set. You can also get a sizable block-like container where you can pour the chocolate.
Once it sets, you can cut the block into smaller units, but this might be difficult. Gently hit the bottom of the molds on the kitchen counter-top to allow trapped air to escape from the milds.
Step 6: Refrigerate your cannabis chocolate and eat them as you go.
To further speed up the hardening process, you can transfer the molds into the refrigerator. Typically, in 15 minutes, the chocolates would have set. It may take a little longer, depending on the type of chocolate you are using.
Now, your cannabis chocolate is ready for your consumption. Be careful with them though, as edibles can be quite psychoactive. You should start low and go slow. For best results, you should use high-quality chocolate just as you used top-shelf weed.
Benefits of Chocolate Cannabis
Here are the properties that make chocolate-infused cannabis an excellent choice for edibles:
- Cannabis chocolates contain antioxidants. Flavonoids, contained in cannabis, is an effective antioxidant
- Compared with several other kinds of edibles, chocolate cannabis is relatively very easy to make
- The taste of chocolate cannabis is almost irresistible. Chocolate already
The process of making cannabis-infused chocolate is pretty easy and quick. Ensure you do not eat too much of the edibles at a time. For more information on how to make incredible edibles, visit the Cannabis Training University to get more creative ideas.