How to Make Cannabis Candy with This Simple Recipe

How to Make Cannabis Candy with This Simple Recipe

Cannabis candy is one of the simplest recipes to make weed edibles. With our weed candy recipe, you can revel in the benefits of the herb without having to smoke it — not to mention the amazing experience for your taste buds.

It’s like getting the best of both worlds.

In this article, we’ve mapped out all the essentials for making cannabis candy at home. You’ll also learn how to prepare the perfect base for weed edibles — a cannabis tincture. Once you know how to make the tincture, our recipe for the cannabis candy will be easy to follow.

We know you’re excited about having plenty of DIY weed-infused treats at home, so without further ado, let’s jump into the world of cooking with cannabis.

How to Make Cannabis Candy at Home

If you don’t know where to start with cannabis candy, let us give you a good piece of advice — it all begins with choosing the right THC source for your recipe.

1. Selecting the Right Strain

Different strains have different concentrations of THC, ranging from 10% to 30%. Each strain also has its own terpenes, which are volatile plant compounds responsible for the aroma and flavor profile of the strain and its unique set of effects.

It’s important that you choose a flower that has the THC content, the flavors, and the medical benefits that you’re looking for. For making cannabis candy, you can use some of the fruity-flavored strains, such as Fruity Pebbles, White Widow, or Cotton Candy.

If your tolerance to THC is high (that pun, though!), you might want to pick the powerful OG Kush, which boasts as much as 30% of THC. However, new cannabis users are advised to stick to less potent strains — like Northern Lights, whose THC content clocks at around 16% on average.

Selecting the Right Strain for Cannabis Candy

2. Preparing the Tincture for Your Cannabis Candy

The tincture is a remarkably potent extract of cannabinoids and other therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis plant. It calls for grinding your decarboxylated weed and covering it with a solvent like high-proof alcohol to strip all the precious compounds from the plant material.

The end product is a concentrated, liquid cannabis solution. Below we show you how to make the tincture using two different methods.

A. The Traditional Method

This is the classic way to make a cannabis tincture. It’s fairly simple but can take up to one month until the end product is ready for use.

  1. Grind your cannabis into small pieces. While you might be tempted to grind it to a powdery consistency to maximize the heating surface, this can lead to burning your cannabinoids and brings out the bitter taste.
  2. Decarboxylate the weed by heating it in the oven at around 250 F for 30 minutes to activate the cannabinoids.
  3. Transfer your weed into a jar and soak it in high-proof alcohol like ethanol. The tincture should stay like this for about 2 to 4 weeks depending on the desired potency.
  4. Strain out the plant material through a sieve or cheesecloth and save your concentrated cannabis liquid. You can evaporate some of the alcohol to pump up the tincture’s potency according to your needs.

B. The Magical Butter Machine

You can save plenty of time making the tinctures by using some technology, namely the Magical Butter Machine.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Place your cannabis in the machine.
  2. Pour the alcohol inside so it covers the weed.
  3. Set the 4-hour tincture mode and off you go! The Magical Butter Machine will grind, decarb, and extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material in just 4 hours.
  4. After that time, pour the mixture through a coffee filter. It will be dark-green in color.
  5. Transfer the tincture into a heat-resistant container. The liquid will be hot but the time you’ll need to wait for it to cool down is nothing compared to those 2-4 weeks required by the traditional method.

The Magical weed Butter

Make Your Own Cannabis Candy With This Simple Recipe

Now that you know how to make the base for your cannabis candy, it’s time to get down to the real work.

Below we show you how to make cannabis candies, or to be more specific — cannabis gummy bears.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. of cannabis tincture
  • 3 tbsp. of honey
  • 5 tbsp. of gelatin
  • 1 cup of fruit juice (choose the one you like the most)
  • Pinch of salt

Hardware:

  • Gummy bear molds
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring glass
  • Whisk

Instructions:

  1. Place the fruit juice, honey, and a pinch of salt in the saucepan, then bring to a boil.
  2. Whisk in the gelatin and stir constantly for around 5 minutes so everything blends well together.
  3. Add the tincture and stir it in.
  4. Using a spoon or other tool, transfer the hot liquid into the gummy bear molds.
  5. Transfer the molds into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or until they have hardened a little bit.
  6. When the gummies have hardened enough, place them in an air-tight container.
  7. Test the potency by trying one gummy and waiting for the effects over 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Taking Extra Caution When Dosing Cannabis Candies

Taking Extra Caution When Dosing Cannabis Candies

Keeping your cannabis candy dosage in moderation is paramount if you don’t want to overdose on them and have an awful trip ahead of you.

Always pay attention to how much weed you infuse into your candies. It’s a good practice to label your tinctures with their THC content.

The main thing to keep in mind when eating cannabis candies is how much weed you used overall, and then how many candies you spread that over — that will always give you an idea of the potency of your weed-infused treats.

Nothing beats a good old trial and error, though. Eat just one small candy to determine the strength. If at 45 minutes, the high is strong, don’t take another piece until it wears off. Then you will know how strong each edible is and how long you should wait before taking another one.

Do you make your own cannabis candies? What’s your favorite recipe?

1 Comment

  1. Dantheman says:

    Great article will be helpful too lots! CW AAA Trim is Great for making liquid lego blocks, Very gummy & you cant taste the THC I ike 18% 25mg block like eat 4. Strains I love to use are Mango Haze (flavor & nice haze/skunk 17% THC punch) Fred Flippin Stone ( Power) 28% THC Majic Beans 80 IND Dom
    I will try Lavender, power plant BUT NO Cheese & Diesel Yuk lol Flavor only Love smoking The HIGh ANY BLUE STrain! Berry Good!