Cannabis chocolate is surprisingly easy to make at home and can be enjoyed in less than 90 minutes.
Interestingly, scientists in 1996 discovered that three separate substances in chocolate can mimic cannabinoids and activate cannabinoid receptors within the body. Additionally, chocolate may increase anandamide which is a beneficial fatty acid neurotransmitter in the body. This study also came to the conclusion that less cannabis may be needed in a medicinal sense if it is paired with chocolate.
Consuming cannabis as an edible substance is becoming increasingly popular across North America and the world. Cannabis edibles have been used for hundreds of years within Hindu, Asian, and Arabian cultures, among others.
The human endocannabinoid system is responsible for bodily reactions to cannabis, whether eaten or smoked. Cannabis will affect every individual in a different way and it is important to know an appropriate tolerance and dosage.
Learn how to make your own infused chocolate using canna coconut oil below.
Equipment to Make Cannabis Chocolate
This great chocolate can be made with equipment that is easily found in most kitchens.
- Small saucepan
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- Silicone Spatula or a wooden spoon
- Candy mould
Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour
Servings: Depend entirely on the size of the candy moulds
Ingredients to Make Cannabis Chocolate
In order to make cannabis chocolate, you will need cannabis-infused coconut oil. These chocolate treats are delicious, gluten-free, and can also be made as a vegan item.
- 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder
- 125ml cannabis-infused coconut oil (click for our recipe)
- 3 tablespoons of raw honey/maple syrup/another natural sweetener
- 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract
Learning how to make cannabis oil is a foundational piece of knowledge for any experienced cannabis consumer.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Chocolate
If cannabis-coconut oil has been stored in the fridge it will have solidified. Melt cannabis coconut oil on a low heat in the small saucepan if this is the case.
This is perhaps the easiest recipe you will find for cannabis-infused chocolate:
- Once the cannabis coconut oil has melted, begin adding cocoa powder and stir well
- Now, add raw honey, maple syrup, or other sweetener and mix together
- Ensure these ingredients are mixed together well
- From the small saucepan, pour into measuring jug and then transfer into candy moulds
- Refrigerate until solid, enjoy responsibly
- Cannabis chocolate takes about 1 hour to solidify in the refrigerator
Adding other ingredients to this infused chocolate recipe is highly encouraged once the methodology is perfected, here are some examples:
- Raspberry & Blackberry Infused Chocolate: Add 1/4 cup of chopped raspberry and blackberry to the mixture just prior to removing from heat.
- Fruit & Nut Infused Chocolate: Add 1/8 cup chopped nuts and 1/4 cup of chopped fruit pieces to the chocolate after mixing other ingredients thoroughly
- Marshmallow Infused Chocolate: Chop mini marshmallows into small pieces and add to chocolate prior to removing from heat.
- Sea Salt & Caramel Infused Chocolate: After heating the ingredients together, pour the chocolate into the moulds until it reaches halfway up the mould. Then, pour a small amount of caramel into the mould and top with the remaining chocolate. Top with sea salt and then refrigerate.
The strength of this cannabis chocolate will depend entirely on the flower to oil ratio with your cannabis coconut oil. Finding an appropriate dosage with regards to cannabis edibles is incredibly important for any cannabis consumer.
What Kinds of Edibles Can I Make With Infused Chocolate?
Cannabis chocolate can be enjoyed by itself quite easily, however, more ambitious cannabis chefs may want to add this chocolate to other cannabis dishes such as:
- Chocolate icing for cupcakes
- Chocolate covered bananas
- Infused ice-cream topping
- Cannabis-infused chocolate covered bacon
- A topping for hot chocolate
- Cannabis-infused chocolate fondue
- Infused chocolate-dipped strawberries
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