Making cannabis infused edibles with coconut oil

Published Jan 25, 2019 04:15 p.m. ET

 While it is not currently legal to purchase edibles in Canada, it is entirely legal to make your own to enjoy. Not only can edibles be delicious, but they can also provide a long-lasting high without any of the adverse side effects associated with smoking or vaping. While edibles seem to be most frequently recommended for medical use, they can offer a tremendous recreational buzz that will last for several hours. Below you will find a recipe called Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Brownies that requires coconut oil tincture, along with step by step instructions on how to make your own cannabis coconut oil recipe to perfection!

Edible recipes with coconut oil

You can make almost any kind of edible you can imagine with just a little cannabis coconut oil. It can be made various strengths according to personal preference and has the least “dirt” aftertaste that is common across all edibles. Here are two easy to follow DIY recipes for making your own coconut oil tincture.

Method 1 - Oven

To Make this one you will need:

  • Oven-safe bowl
  • Heat Resistant Container
  • Cheesecloth
  • Elastic or twine

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ oz of bud (this amount is optional and can be raised or lowered according to preference)
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It will need to stay set at this temperature for the remainder of this recipe.

  2. Grind your bud either by pulling apart with your hands or with scissors. Remove all stems and pour into an oven safe bowl.

  3. Once the oven is preheated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, bake the bud in the oven-safe bowl for 25 minutes. This step converts THC A (acid) into THC so that it’s hallucinogenic effects are maximized.

  4. Remove bowl from oven and carefully pour in ¼ cup coconut oil. Stir.
    Return mixture to the oven and bake for another 45 mins. This is the first stage of extraction.

  5. After 45 minutes have passed, remove the bowl with the mixture from the oven and allow it to cool enough to handle.

  6. Fasten your cheesecloth to a heat safe container with elastic or twine. (A fine mesh metal strainer can make this step easier but is not necessary.) Strain the mixture slowly through the cheesecloth ensuring to remove all plant matter from the mixture. Set aside heat safe container of oil to cool.

  7. Place plant material left in the cheesecloth back into the oven-safe bowl and pour the remaining ¼ oil over it. Stir.

  8. Put the bowl back into the oven for another 45 minutes.
    Strain the second batch of mixture using cheesecloth.

Now your second batch will not be as strong as the first, so at this point, you can mix them or store them separately. Now it’s ready to cook with!

Method 2- Crockpot Method

This one can be handy for those who don’t have access to a full kitchen. The crockpot method is a little slower but tends to yield the best results as far as potency.

To make this one you will need:

  • 1 knife
  • Elastic or twine
  • 1 metal spoon
  • 1 large Funnel
  • 1 crockpot
  • 1 pack of 3 cheesecloth
  • Heat resistant container

Ingredients:

  •    1 oz. of dried bud
    
  •    3 drops of vanilla extract
    
  •    1 cup of coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Turn your crockpot on and set to the highest setting.

  2. Put vanilla extract and coconut oil into the crockpot. Wait approx. 10 minutes for the solution to heat mixing constantly.

  3. Pull apart buds by hand or with scissors and add your bud to the crockpot.

  4. Cover and leave for 8 hours. There is no mixing required.

  5. Once 8 hours has passed, turn off the crockpot. Allow to cool until the pot feels a safe enough temperature to handle.

  6. Use an elastic to secure the cheesecloth over the open mouth of the funnel. Then you can slowly strain the mixture into your heat resistant container. You want to remove all residual plant matter. (I use heat-safe glass jars so that my funnel rests on the mouth of the jar to make this step easier.)

  7. Cover container and allow to cool to room temperature before using.

Finally, enjoy your cannabis infused coconut oil!

Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Brownies Recipe

These chocolate morsels will melt in your mouth and make you tingle.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup of cannabis-infused oil tincture
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • ¾ cups of brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Tools:

  • 1 brownie pan
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 large microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Mixing tool
  • Measuring cups

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit

  2. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper allowing it to drape over two sides.

  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix chocolate and cannabis-infused coconut oil, and then melt them in a microwave until there are no clumps.

  4. Allow to cool for one minute. Then add one cup of white sugar, one cup of brown sugar, and 4 eggs into the bowl. Mix well.

  5. Now add ¾ cups of flour, one cup of cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until evenly blended.

  6. Pour batter into the baking pan. Bake for 30 mins.

  7. Allow to cool completely before serving.

It is recommended to divide one batch of brownies into 12 even doses for safe consumption especially if it’s your first time trying edibles. Remember, edibles can take up to 6 hours for the effects to be fully felt. Stay safe and enjoy responsibly.

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