Homemade Cannabis Chocolate Bar Recipe
This is a quick and easy recipe for making delicious cannabis chocolate bars. The recipe includes only 5 ingredients, and also is completed in just 5 simple steps. And really takes between 1-2 hours start to finish.
- fruits & berries (dried or fresh)
- peanut butter
- pieces of chocolate
What Supplies you will need:
- measuring cups and spoons (cup, 1/4 cup, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/2 tablespoon)
- fork or spoon
- digital scale
- pyrex bowl
- frying pan or flat bottomed pan
- oven mitten
- 24 oz (710mL) tupperware
- parchment paper
45 – 120 minutes
- depends on how long the chocolate bar is allowed to cool during step 5
So, lets start making some homemade cannabis chocolate bars
Start by measuring and adding each of the ingredients (cacao powder, cannabis coconut oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract) into the pyrex bowl.
We recommend using a scale for measuring out the cannabis coconut oil. It is a great tool for determining approximate strength of your edibles.
See determining strength & potency below for more information.
Step 2: Heating & Mixing
Once all of the ingredients are in the pyrex bowl. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add water into the pan. Place the pyrex bowl into the frying pan. You want a decent amount of water to be in the frying pan at all times. However not enough so that it will overflow once the water comes to a full boil. Depending on the heat setting, you may need to reapply water to the pan during this step.
Remember to only use glassware that is heat tempered such as pyrex glass. If you are not sure, use a smaller sauce pan instead of the glass bowl. As long as water can boil between them it will work fine.
Using a spoon or fork or whisk, begin to mix the ingredients. The cannabis coconut oil and other liquids will begin to turn the cacao powder into a gel. Continue to stir vigorously throughout this process.
Should the mixture be overly soupy or oily, add more cacao powder in small amounts.
Should the mixture be too crumbly and dry add more regular coconut oil (non-cannabis).
Most importantly, be aware of the temperature, as you do not want to burn the chocolate. You are simply trying to melt all of the ingredients evenly.
Step 3: Pouring the Cannabis Chocolate
Once all of the ingredients have dissolved, you are ready to pour the cannabis chocolate into your tupperware container. Turn off the stove and using the oven mittens and a spatula, carefully pour into the tupperware. The spatula will help you retrieve all that was in the pyrex bowl and also level out the bar.
Be careful here as the bowl will still be quite hot to the touch.
Avoid spilling the chocolate on the upper part of the tupperware as it will not be part of the finished molding at the bottom.
Step 4: Freezing the Cannabis Chocolate Bar
Depending on how cold your fridge / freezer is, this step can take around 30-60 minutes. If you are not in a rush to make use of your homemade cannabis chocolate edible it can stay in the freezer for months.
Step 5: Scoring the Cannabis Chocolate Bar for Proper Dosing
This is actually one of the most crucial steps in this process, aside from standard safety while cooking. Once the bar has had time to harden you need to score the bar into even parts.
This is really important so that you and everyone who enjoys this bar knows approximately how much they are ingesting. For reference I tend to break it down into 20 or 25 equal pieces.
It is always possible to eat more should you realize the dosing is too weak for your needs. Please be careful and do not overdose yourself or others.
Determining Strength and Potency of your Cannabis Chocolate Edible
Say you use 1 oz of cannabis flower to make a pound of coconut butter. That means you should be 1oz of cannabis distributed throughout that 1 lb of canna coco oil.
This recipe uses 50g of canna coco oil. Which is approximately 1/10th of that 1 lb of oil. So you can assume the entire cannabis chocolate bar will then contain approximately 1/10th of an ounce of cannabis or roughly 2.8 grams
And by breaking the bar into equal parts, let’s say 4 parts, you then can predict the approximate strength from what it started at. In this example each piece of the bar would contain around 0.7 grams of active cannabis oil.
Everyone responds to edibles differently. So until you know your own tolerance, start with smaller doses.
- Long-term Storage: the 24oz tupperware is a cost effective method for creating the chocolate molds, and using the recipe above you can also fit 4 bars into a single tupperware. In the freezer these bars can last for at least 6 months.
- When using Fruit & Berries: keep in mind that fruit and berries can reduce the shelf-life of your chocolate edibles. They should be always refrigerated, and consumed in no more than 1-2 weeks. Freeze your cannabis chocolate bar for longer storage.
Thanks for reading, and if you try out the recipe please leave a comment.
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How to Make Cannabis-Infused Chocolates for Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2020
Want to impress a loved one with a special Valentine’s treat? Looking for festive entertainment as you spend the night alone or with your pals? Whatever your situation, edibles can help. Sure, you could go to a Washington state Cannabis dispensary to pick up some goodies, but you could also go the extra mile and make them yourself. Nothing says “I love you” like “I made you weed chocolates.”
Homemade cannabis chocolate ingredients and supplies
Making weed chocolates is incredibly easy. You just need a few basic supplies and ingredients and you’re good to go.
Weed chocolate supplies
- Double boiler pot or two stackable pans to make a double boiler
- Spatula or big spoon to stir
- Chocolate bar mold
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
Weed chocolate ingredients
- Chocolate chips
- Cannabutter OR
- Butter or coconut oil to infuse
- Nuts, dried fruit, or other additions for the chocolate (optional)
Step 1. Make a small batch of cannabutter or cannabis-infused coconut oil
If you already have cannabutter on hand, you’re ahead of the game. Go ahead and skip this step. If not, we’ll walk you through making a small batch that won’t leave you with an excess of cannabutter.
How to make a small batch of cannabutter:
First, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis to activate the THC.
- Preheat your oven to 230 degrees Fahrenheit
- Using a grinder or your hands, gently break one gram (adjust based on preference) of cannabis into small pieces. Leave some texture and don’t grind it superfine.
- Cover your baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper
- Evenly spread the cannabis on the parchment paper ensuring there is no direct contact with the baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes (monitor to prevent it from getting too toasty)
Now make the butter.
- Measure out 1 ½ tbsp of butter or coconut oil and place in a mason jar
- Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the jar
- Fill a saucepan with water and set it to low-medium heat
- Seal the mason jar and place in the saucepan, making sure the jar is mostly submerged
- Allow ingredients to infuse for about an hour on the stovetop
When done infusing, strain the butter through a cheesecloth. If you don’t have a cheesecloth, you can opt to use a coffee filter, paper towel, or similar material to strain the material out.
That’s it! You could put the infused substance into the fridge to solidify, but for this recipe, the melted infusion is perfect.
Step 2. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler
If you have a double boiler, set it up to gently melt the chocolate. If you don’t have a double boiler, no problem.
Take two saucepans that can stack on top of each other and fill the bottom pan with a few inches of water. Stack the two saucepans, making sure that the bottom of the top pan will not touch the water.
Add two cups of chocolate chips to the top saucepan and bring the stovetop to medium-high heat. Stir the chocolate frequently as it melts to prevent burning. When the chocolate is almost fully melted, add in 1 ½ tbsp of cannabis-infused oil or butter and stir until everything is melted together.
Step 3. Pour into molds
Once you’ve thoroughly melted your chocolate chips and cannabutter, you can now take the mixture and pour it into your chocolate molds. If you’re adding nuts or fruit or any other ingredients, mix them into the melted chocolate before pouring into the molds.
Leave the chocolates to cool in the molds at room temperature for a couple of hours.
Now you’ve got yourself a batch of Valentine’s goodies that will impress anyone, especially when you share that they weren’t purchased from a Spokane weed shop. They came from your heart.
Final tips for making homemade cannabis chocolates
The dosage is going to vary depending on your preference. If you already have cannabutter or infused coconut oil prepared, you’ll have to go with the amount of cannabis that is already in the mixture.
If you’re making your own infused butter or oil for the recipe, you can add as much or little cannabis, within reason, to get the right potency. As a general rule, one gram of cannabis equals 100 milligrams of THC . Depending on the THC content of your bud, this can vary quite a bit.
If you use one gram of cannabis in your recipe, your chocolates should have about 100 mg of THC total. If you filled 10 molds with chocolate, you’d have 10 mg of THC per piece. If you filled 20 molds with chocolate, you’d have 5 mg of THC, and so on.
Overall, these chocolates are fairly quick and easy to make. Just be sure to prevent the ingredients from getting too hot and burning. If you already have butter or alternatives and chocolate chips on hand, you’ll just have to visit a pot shop to pick up some bud.
You can also visit of one of our Washington state recreational cannabis dispensaries in Seattle or Spokane to pick up some pre-made chocolates if all else fails. If you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to make chocolates from scratch, we’re not going to leave you hanging. We’ve got plenty of options in-store that are great for Valentine’s Day.
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Want to impress a loved one with a special Valentine’s treat? Looking for festive entertainment as you spend the night alone or with your pals?