How to make THC candy corn

Published Oct 13, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET
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If you are looking for the perfect Halloween cannabis edibles recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. There are few candies on the market geared towards one specific holiday, but this one is a winner year after year.

Preparation Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Servings: 100 candy corn pieces


  • 1 ¼ cups of icing sugar
  • ½ cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of corn syrup
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of water
  • 6 ½ teaspoons of dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cannabutter
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 4 drops of food coloring (orange and yellow)


  • Food processor
  • Medium pot
  • Whisk
  • Parchment paper
  • Thermometer
  • Baking pan
  • Bowls


  1. Pour the icing sugar, salt and powdered milk into a food processor and blend the ingredients together on high for one minute.

  2. Place a medium-sized pot on a burner and add water, corn syrup and granulated sugar.

  3. Set the burner to medium heat, then cook the mixture between 4-5 minutes.

  4. Put the candy thermometer into the mix and bring the mixture up to 240°F for 2 minutes then remove it from the heat.

  5. Remove the thermometer from the candy mixture and add in the remaining ingredients (minus the food coloring).

  • Split the candy mixture into three chunks and set each one into its own bowl.

  • Add the orange drops to one, and the yellow to another before kneading the color into the dough by hand.

  • Roll each portion of candy into a long thick stand then lay them side by side.

  • Gently press the edges together and use a sharp knife to cut the pieces into 1-inch (or less) pieces.

  • leave the THC candy corn edibles to harden for 1 hour before serving.

  • How long do edibles take to kick in?

    Once you are through a few handfuls of candy corn, it might seem strange if you don’t feel the effects right away, but that is completely normal for this kind of marijuana product. When consumers choose smoking weed as their method of ingestion, the results are nearly instant, but that is because the THC is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through small vessels that line the lungs. Since it can take edibles up to 2 hours to be absorbed through the stomach, the effects can also take that long just to kick in.

    How long do edibles last?

    How long it takes for edibles to kick in is a good starting line to be aware of, but one that is even more important is how long the effects might last for. There is little else that equally compares to an overwhelming and intense edibles high, as the effects tend to be stronger than those from smoking weed, but that’s not all. The effects from edibles can last for an incredible 12 hours, which is the reason why it is so important to keep your consumption to moderate levels that are relatively easy to manage. That way, if you do end up experiencing a “green out” it’s not so horrible for the entire rest of the day.

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