How to make THC infused hard candy with cannabutter

Published Mar 5, 2019 12:50 p.m. ET

Making hard candy with cannabutter is one of the easiest ways to indulge in THC infused edibles. THC candies are fun, colorful, versatile, small portioned, and a great addition to any party or get together. To get you started, we will include two weed hard candy edibles recipes that can be adjusted to your personal preference. No cannabutter on hand? No problem! Check out our super easy cannabutter recipes to make your own.

Butterscotch THC infused hard candy recipe

Time to make: 40 minutes          

Makes: 3 pounds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cannabutter
  • 2 teaspoons of cannabutter
  • 5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rum extract

Tools

  • 1 oven
  • 1 large deep-frying pan or wok
  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 1 mixing spoon

Step 1 - Grease two baking pans with 1 teaspoon of cannabutter each.
Step 2 - Add water, sugar, and corn syrup to a large frying pan. Stir and cover before setting the burner temperature to medium heat.
Step 3 - Bring mixture to a bowl stirring occasionally. Begin testing the temperature of the liquid every few minutes and boil until your thermometer reads 270 F.
Step 4 - Once a temperature of 270 F has been reached, uncover the pan and add the salt, cannabutter, and honey. Continue cooking mixing on occasion until the candy mixture reaches 300 F.
Step 5 - Remove from heat and add the rum extract. Mix well.
Step 6 - Pour into the pre-greased baking pans. Just dump it as quickly as possible. Spreading it will make a mess of both you and the end product.
Step 7 - Cool for five minutes.
Step 8 - Cut into one-inch cubes and store in a sealed container until ready to serve.

THC infused hard candy cherry lollipops

Time to make: 30 minutes

Makes: 40 lollipops

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of cannabutter
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 2 boxes of cherry jello
  • 1 tablespoon of regular butter
  • parchment paper
  • 1 saucepan

Tools

  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 2-3 cookie sheets
  • 40 lollipop sticks
  • 1 tablespoon

Step 1 - Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2 - Grease cookie sheets using regular butter or a vegetable cooking spray.
Step 3 - Place all 40 lollipop sticks evenly spaced out on top of the greased parchment paper.
Step 4 - Mix cannabutter, corn syrup, and sugar together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat constantly mixing until all granules are completely dissolved, and slowly bring the mixture to a boil.
Step 5 - Once the mixture begins to boil you will need to place your candy thermometer in the saucepan to get a reading. Once it reaches 300 F you can remove it from the heat.
Step 6 - Add both packs of cherry jello to the mixture and stir until dissolved.
Step 7 - Use a tablespoon to shovel scoops of the mixture one at a time at the end of each prepared lollipop stick. You will need to do this quickly before the mixture sets. Try to make sure none of them are touching for the best results.
Step 8 - Allow lollipops to cool to room temperature. To store wrap each one in a baggie or saran wrap and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.

Dosing

Weed hard candy should be eaten with caution. Each recipe explains the servings that it should be divided into. It is recommended to being with one candy and wait two hours to fully gauge its effects before consuming more. Edibles will produce an intense long-lasting high that can be uncomfortable to wait out if you over consume, so it’s best to stay cautious.

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