The marijuana market is filled with delicious weed-infused treats, including drinks, gummies, chocolate, and more. Weed chocolate is a delicious and fun way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. Combining chocolate and weed can create an enjoyable experience for people who like to consume marijuana for recreational purposes.
Chocolate goes quite well with marijuana, as some of its elements mimic cannabinoids. If you want to make your own weed chocolate, you are in the right place. Here is an easy recipe for melt-in-the-mouth weed chocolate that you can easily make at home:
Step-by-Step Guide to Make Weed Chocolate
Making delicious weed chocolate is an easy process. With just a few ingredients, you can make a tasty snack that will also help you relax your mind and body. Here is how you can make weed chocolate in a few easy steps:
To make weed chocolate, you will need the following:
- 1 cup chocolate chips of your preference
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup cannabis
- A double boiler
- A silicone chocolate mold
You can make weed chocolate at home with these eight easy-to-follow steps:
Step #1: Decarboxylate Your Cannabis
To make weed-infused coconut oil, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis. The carboxyl group is removed during this process, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2). In simple terms, it will activate the weed to make the flavors stronger and the effects more potent.
This process will also activate the THC in cannabis to give you a euphoric feeling after consumption. To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240°F. Next, spread the cannabis evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Step #2: Make Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you will start smelling its aroma all over your house. It shows that the cannabis is activated and is ready to use. At this point, you can infuse your cannabis with coconut oil.
In a double boiler, melt coconut oil and take it out into a glass or ceramic pot. Add the cannabis to the hot oil and allow it to infuse. Mix the oil after every 15 to 20 minutes to make sure it is properly infused.
Step #3: Strain the Coconut Oil
If the coconut oil starts to solidify, melt it in the double boiler again so it is easy to strain. The solid chunks of cannabis can be bothersome in a bar of chocolate. Therefore, it is necessary to strain the oil to have a smooth base that you can add to the recipe.
Strain the coconut oil using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer. Press out as much oil as possible to get the most potent infusion. Next, dispose of the cannabis in the cheesecloth properly according to your state law.
Step #4: Melt the Chocolate
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips on low heat. You can use white, milk, or dark chocolate to suit your preference. Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat.
Allow the chocolate to cool down to room temperature. This process is called chocolate tempering. It is important to make your chocolate look shinier and smoother.
Step #5: Add Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil
Once your chocolate is at room temperature, it might feel a bit thicker than before. Put the chocolate on a double boiler again on low heat and add the cannabis-infused coconut oil. Mix both ingredients well until the chocolate looks smooth and glossy.
Proper mixing will also ensure an even distribution of THC in the mixture. At this stage, you can also add the flavoring of your choice. Even though coconut oil has a flavor of its own, you can also add orange, mint, or any other flavor you like.
Step #6: Pour the Mixture into a Mold
Next, you need to carefully pour the mixture into the mold while it is still in a liquid stage. Pour the mixture into your silicone chocolate bar or bite-sized pieces using a spoon. The spoon will prevent the chocolate from splashing while pouring.
Make sure to fill each mold only about halfway to avoid spillage. Once the molds are filled, lightly tap them on the counter to release air bubbles. It will also help set the chocolate mixture to settle into any ridges and grooves of the mold, if there are any.
Step #7: Allow it to Cool and Harden
Allow the chocolate to cool down to room temperature on the counter. Do not put warm chocolate into the freezer to prevent the oils from surfacing on the top. Once the chocolate cools to room temperature, pop it into the freezer overnight.
You can also put it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours if you don’t want your chocolate to be hard to bite into. If you do not like your chocolate cold, leave it on your counter for a few hours to harden. However, you will not get the same results by leaving it on the counter during the summer.
Step #8: Enjoy the Delicious Weed Chocolate
Lastly, enjoy your weed chocolate with your friends or by yourself. This chocolate will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also give you an elated feeling. It will help you relax after a long day at work without compromising the flavor.
Make sure to start with a small dose to check your tolerance if you are a beginner. You can also store any remaining weed chocolate in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Follow Your Local Cannabis Laws
It is important to follow your local laws and regulations regarding the use and possession of cannabis. Marijuana is federally legal in the US, but the local rules and regulations vary from state to state.
Make sure to understand your local laws regarding weed to stay out of legal trouble. Regardless of where you live, the THC content in your weed extract should be less than 0.3%.
Moreover, if you’re new to cannabis, starting with a small dose is recommended to gauge your tolerance level. So, enjoy this DIY weed chocolate and reap the benefits of marijuana without compromising on your sweet tooth!