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  • April 3, 2020
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Making cannabis hard candy is an easy thing to do at home. You only need a couple tools, basic ingredients and some patience. The advantage of infusing THC or CBD into hard candies is that you can dose your edibles very easily. It might also help if you are looking to take weed edibles discreetly.

The basic ingredients for making cannabis hard candies

The only ingredients you require to start making cannabis hard candies are sugar, water, corn syrup and cannabis tincture.

The first thing you will need to decide on, is if you want to make THC hard candy or CBD hard candy. Simply use a THC tincture If you are looking for THC edibles or a CBD tincture for CBD edibles. You can also use both, it is all up to you!

You will be able to put in any flavor extract or coloring you want to customize your cannabis edibles. In turn, this is where you can experiment and get creative with your weed edibles.

Start to cook cannabis hard candy

Follow this recipe and use creativity to start experimenting with new flavors, colors, and shapes. Once you have a good grasp on how to make hard candies, you can start experimenting even further with different colors and shapes. Remember that cannabis candy is cooked at a very high temperature and it sticks, so never touch the hard candy with your hands.

If you like more cannabis recipes. Checkout our cannabis cookbook, full of extraction methods and amazing canna recipes.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 Tbsp cannabis tincture 500mg THC
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Flavored extract optional
  • Food coloring optional

Instructions

Video

Notes

Nutrition

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Jacob Cildavul

41 Responses

If i was to use only thc sugar, how does the recipe differ?

Everything will end out the same. I regularly make candy with cannasugar and coconut oil tincture, with no difference in product.
Ur just gonna have an extra powerful candy

I’m just wondering how many times it has to be said that oil infusions won’t work.

Today is October 11th I just did recipe with oil it made a semi hard semi hard soft chew not bad

Why do you say this ? I have used coconut oil extracts and made hard candy. They seem to be a winner according to friends and family. I am a newbie and learning by doing, I find adding food coloring, flavoring an canna oil at temperatures above 300* F to be risky. I have slightly burned a batch, called it “toffee” flavor and moved on. However, I am still looking for the sweet spot. I have had batches harden quickly when I have waited to for temperatures, below 250* F . Eating the errors is the only bright side. It’s been a learning process for sure and alcohol based tincture may be a better way to go but not available option for me. I have burned several batches of sugar along the way. The temperature moves quickly once the sugar hits 250. Pay attention is my best advice. I’m still fine tuning and probably need better equipment but, it’s just a hobby. We enjoy the low doses and stabality of the final product, shelf life, etc… I just worry about burning off all my oil and cannabis if added at too high a temperature. It’s a learning process that has a cost for sure. Any ideas readers .

I used the recipe using just tincture, and the oil came to the top.
I’ve made this kind of candy every year minus the THC for Christmas and its always been perfect. So….I’m a bit perplexed.

Put a teaspoon of sunflower/soy lecithin into the mix to help the oil infuse with the water in the mix.
This will help with the oil/water barrier and help meld the mixture together

I used an alcohol based tincture as is hyperlinked in Jacob’s recipe and did not have this issue. Candies came out stellar. Stop wasting your oil tincture on this process.

What kind of tincture did you use? Because tincture is not oily

If you are using a high dose tincture – it will be oily because the THC is an OIL. That’s the problem with people having medical issues, they need better and stronger recipes. May I suggest you as the writer, look into this? Honey is a beautiful thing to work with in making candies and bonding the thc to at higher doses.

Would glycerin tincture work?

I used an alcohol based tincture, reading that people are using oil tinctures with no success, I would just stick to the alcohol tincture that the author has linked in his recipe.

How do I get your book

You can get it here Pamela:

The last time I cooked candy, after it came to temp, I removed it from heat & added my tincture (1oz alcohol based). The room temp tincture mixing with the hot candy caused a lot of spitting and splattering of tincture all over my stove. At what temp can the candy be cooled enough before adding tincture to try to minimize this?
Thanks. I just decided to give it a go again & found your site.

You can just leave the candy for about 30 seconds of the heat, and than slowly pour in the tincture As showed in video.

It is important that the tincture is not cold, as the spattering than might happend. Try to warm up the tincture a bit next time and you will be fine.

If I want stronger candies, do I just add more tincture? Sorry if that’s a stupid question. 🙄🙂

Can i use cbd oil if so, how much should b used ? . Low dose. Use it to manage shoulder pain

Use alcohol based tinctures for this method. He has a recipe hyperlinked above.

Is there any reason why the tincture (coconut oil base) would not completely mix? It seemS like I’m wasting oil because it just sits on top on the candy, no matter how much I stir which I don’t want to do too much of. Will adding the tincture at a lower temperature help?

I believe liquid lecithin is necessary with the THC oil to emulsifi the oil. I am going to use lecithin when I am making a water-based product. Lecithin might help make the THC more bio-available too?

Tincture and Coconut oil are two different infusion methods. If you use a Fat such as coconut oil, than yes it floats on the candy. Therefore, the recipe calls for Tincture, which is alcohol based. Not fat based.

Will this recipe work if I substitute lemon juice for the water?

Can I pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle to get it into the molds or will it harden too quickly? I just feel like I’ll make a mess trying to pour out of the pot.

How do you find out how strong your thc is?

Learn how to make a simple cannabis hard candy using cannabis tincture. This candy recipe never fails so you don't waste your weed edibles.

Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe

This is one of those recipes where I’m just going to come out and say it… “If I can do it. You can do it.”

I’m not a candy maker at heart. So the idea of having to figure out hard crack temperatures, just to land myself in the ER with 3rd degree burns, only to have to clean up after a hard candy mess… Well, it was intimidating.

It was so intimidating that even though I’ve gotten 1234987 requests from you guys to make these and share the experience, I put it off for almost a year.

I’ll admit it… I was actually scared at the thought of making cannabis lollipops.

Because these homemade marijuana lollipops are so quick and easy to make, you will wonder why you’ve never done it before (and if you have made them before, you’ll wonder why you don’t make them more often).

When all was said and done, these organic cannabis infused lollipops yielded 20 pretty and delicious infused candies (some were prettier than others), with no burns and no crazy clean up.

I’m going to go ahead and say my first candy making experience was completely painless and made a delicious cannabis candy that helps me stay pain free. Yeeee!

Homemade Marijuana Lollipops

The key to making cannabis infused lollipops is temperature. While this is a very simple edibles recipe, requiring only 5 ingredients, it’s not something you can set and forget. You have to be present and keep a close eye on your thermometer throughout the process.

There’s a thing in candy making called “Hard Crack Stage” and it simply means that you have to heat your organic sugar, corn syrup and water up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit before removing it from the heat source. Getting it to this temperature, makes your candy hard. Makes sense, right?

The tricky part with making marijuana infused lollipops is that you have to let it cool down to about 250 degrees Fehrenheit so you don’t lose out on all of the incredible healing compounds in your cannabis tincture. This makes it a little messier to deal with since the liquid candy has already cooled and gets a bit sticky around this temperature.

You’ll probably have little hard candy trails all over your molds and counter when all is said and done. The upside is that you can just wait until it hardens and eat it. I didn’t have any issues with stubborn hard candy that I couldn’t pry off, but you’ll want to make sure that you work on non-stick surfaces. It all popped off and went right into my mouth. Which is a clean up process I can really get behind.

If you’re worried about making a mess, just lay down a sheet of parchment paper underneath your candy or lollipop molds.

You’ll have to make a cannabis tincture first or use decarboxylated hash (I haven’t tried this yet, but will update this post as soon as I do). Be careful when using alcohol-based tincture and make sure you are far away from your heat source when stirring it into your candy mixture. Because… Booze + Heat = Fire.

DIY Organic Cannabis Hard Candy

This exact recipe can be used to make cannabis hard candy.

It’s all in the mold. You can use your gummy bear molds from making Cannabis Gummies, or you can find molds specifically for hard candy making here. I prefer working with silicon since it’s reusable and it’s easy to remove your candy from silicon molds, but player’s choice!

Just follow the steps exactly and skip the sticks 🙂

Cannabis Candy Making Materials

There are a few things you’re going to need ahead of time to make this recipe:

  • A good candy thermometer (I use this one… it’s cheap and it works great!)
  • Lollipop or hard candy molds (I use these for lollipops and these for hard candy)
  • Lollipop sticks (These ones are solid)
  • Cannabis tincture or decarboxylated cannabis concentrate (hash, CO2 extract, etc.)

Cannabis Lollipop Recipe

  1. Combine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat:
    • 1 Cup Organic Sugar
    • 1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup
    • 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
  2. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer. Don’t stir after your magic concoction starts to boil.
  4. When your thermometer reads 300 • Fahrenheit, immediately remove from heat. Keep your thermometer in the pot.
  5. When the temperature drops to 250• Fahrenheit, stir in:
    • 1 tsp Organic Orange or Lemon Flavor
    • 2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture
  6. Carefully pour into lollipop molds or candy molds.
  7. Allow to cool completely at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Questions? Comments… Leave ’em below!

Much love,

Corinne

Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m also not a lawyer and can’t defend you if you get busted trying to make this recipe in a state that still considers possession or cultivation of cannabis a criminal act. I don’t agree with this law, but I’d never advocate that you break it. Jail would suck. Instead, I strongly advise that you work to change the law in your state or nation by supporting and being active in grassroots organizations that are trying to legalize cannabis in your area (they’re everywhere). This recipe is heretofore only intended for people who live in states or countries where medical or recreational use of cannabis is legal, who are 21 and older, of sound mind and who understand that operating heavy machinery (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) under the influence of any intoxicant, including marijuana, is incredibly dangerous, immature, and wholly stupid. Please don’t ever eat and drive. Support public transportation or use the two legs that evolution gave you and walk your sweet ass wherever it is that you need to go.

Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Organic Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1 tsp Organic Orange or Lemon Flavor
  • 2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture

Instructions

Combine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat organic sugar, organic light corn syrup, and filtered water.

Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer; don’t stir after your magic concoction starts to boil.

When your thermometer reads 300 • Fahrenheit, immediately remove from heat; keep your thermometer in the pot.

When the temperature drops to 250• Fahrenheit, stir in organic orange or lemon flavor, and cannabis tincture

Carefully pour into lollipop molds or candy molds.

Allow to cool completely at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.

You can make these organic cannabis lollipops or hard candies at home. With just 5 ingredients and cannabis tincture, you'll be on your way to being a cannabis candy maker! ]]>