Make Your Cannabis Chocolate for the Ultimate Indulgent Edible
Marijuana and chocolate are two of the most popular consumables in the world, but when consumed together they can result in a symphony of bliss. Not only is chocolate incredibly tasty in most forms, which helps to cover up any lingering strong weed flavors, but cocoa has been proven to enhance your high.
The sheer bliss of combining the ingredients in your kitchen is worth exploring. Making your cannabis-infused chocolate bars or cannabutter chocolate is easy and fun if you start with premade products like Chipits. All you have to do is melt them together!
Even with more complex recipes like how to infuse chocolate cannabutter chocolate truffles, the steps remain relatively simple. Get started with your kitchen prep—and your taste buds. We’ll explore why cannabis chocolates are so amazing and how to make a few at home.
Why Are Cannabis Chocolate Products So Popular?
Sugar is one of the most popular types of sweet or candy worldwide. Worldwide, people consume about 3 million metric tons of cocoa beans annually. The bitter bean is popular throughout Europe, North America.
Marijuana is universally loved, and that’s true no matter where you are in the world. A 2010 survey found that marijuana was the most widely consumed controversial drug on the planet. Alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine are not included in these figures.
So, why is chocolate so popular? So many people love it almost as much as a weed. One factor may be the THC in chocolate bars with canna-oil or grass brownies made with cannabutter.
Though they are different substances, chocolate and cannabis both contain anandamide. The molecule is aptly named after Sanskrit meaning “bliss.” Chocolate contains small amounts of tyramine and phenylethylamine, two stimulant-like substances, in addition to the stimulants theobromine and caffeine.
Eating chocolate releases endorphins, and people with a biological predisposition to addiction are more likely to be adversely impacted.
Weed can trigger our appetite, so most people crave foods that target more basic functions of the brain. You might associate eating a meal with making good choices. But when you’re dealing with the mid-afternoon slump, it can be hard to resist greasy foods or snacks full of sugar and salt. For some, the perfect pairing for dessert is chocolate—and not just because it tastes good. The chemical in cocoa beans called anandamide has been shown to make you feel more relaxed and happy.
It’s no surprise, then, why people love to buy, make, and eat these chocolates!
How to Make Cannabutter Infused Chocolate or Canna Oil Chocolate Bars
If you have cannabis oil or cannabutter on hand, homemade cannabis chocolate is relatively simple to make.
Every time you choose an infusion for your baked goods, if possible it should be coconut oil. This is because it doesn’t contain dairy or Lactaid. Peanut butter, being a type of fat, is solid at room temperature. But don’t stress! That doesn’t mean it’s as unhealthy as Crisco.
When crafting marijuana-infused chocolate, it is essential to maintain the right consistency. Despite being known for its strong, rich flavor and texture in candy bars and other chocolate products, chocolate is highly delicate. If this balance is broken, the sugar in the chocolate will crystallize and result in an unpleasant consistency. Your chocolate bar will melt much faster at room temperature.
Tempering is the process of preserving chocolate for safe handling during work. To temper chocolate, use a few un-melted chunks or morsels and mix them in once the melted chocolate reaches its ideal temperature.
For milk chocolate, the ideal temperature is 29-30 degrees Celsius while dark chocolate demands slightly higher temperatures, 31-32 degrees.
Some dark chocolate morsels will be better to get than others. Milk chocolate is dark chocolate that has been sweetened with condensed milk or milk fat. This milk chocolate mixture often becomes unbalanced when cannabutter or infused canna-oil is added. But adding infused oil or butter to dark chocolate can turn it into milk chocolate.
Once your cannabis-infused butter or oil is evenly mixed with the chocolate, you can pour the mixture into a mold for chocolates or bars and allow it to cool. We recommend adding foil for portability and protection.
Since they don’t have flour, cannabis chocolate treats can keep for a much longer time than regular brownies. Freezing them will make it last even longer without negatively changing the taste very much.
How to Infuse Chocolate Cannabutter Chocolate Truffles
Many people prefer to enjoy chocolate flavors through chocolate truffles that contain a variety of fillings, such as combinations of nuts and caramelized or raw sugar. The filling can be covered in a chocolate mixture which is infused with cannabis oil or cannabutter.
To prevent the filling from becoming too oily, you can prepare the mousse with less precision. However, since chocolate melts more quickly without added oil, be sure to pack it in a stable container that does not have an opening.
To prevent spilling or making a mess, start by mixing cannabutter with your filling of choice. Create the desired consistency your family prefers!
THIS RECIPE suggests combining your infused oil or butter with confectioners sugar. Then, you can fold in peanut butter, speculoos, cookie butter, Nutella, or whatever filling you want. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm then rolls into balls. Freeze these filling balls for around 30 minutes and melt chocolate to dip!
International travel can be a daunting task for anyone, but it is especially challenging when you have small children in tow. With this recipe, take your time and stir the mixture at a reasonable pace to create softer chocolate truffles with an international twist.
Note that using cannabis oil on the outside of the candy shell will make them more delicate.
Advice for Choosing the Right Cannabis Strain for Your Creations
Every time you make edibles, the type of marijuana used will produce a different effect. For example, an indica-dominant strain may give your brownies a sleepy or dreamy quality while Sativa is often said to provide more of a high.
For instance, when treating chronic migraines, you can choose a strain of weed known to help with headaches and other pains. Alternatively, if your recipe for chocolate calls for some kind of spice, you could make use of the more flavorful strains to add an extra kick.
If you want to get into making cannabis-infused chocolate, your best bet is to try and experiment as much as possible.