Weed candy recipe

Published Jan 25, 2019 04:22 p.m. ET

 If you’re wondering how to make edibles and like candy, consider making some marijuana candy instead! Some of the best edibles to make are THC infused candies. Right now, the most popular edibles available on the market consist mostly of gummies, chocolate bars, and suckers alongside more traditional baked goods like brownies and cookies.  With prices to reflect the THC or CBD content, they can get expensive. While most assume that is because of the amount of work required to make them, they are quite simple to recreate on your own with the end cost being a mere fraction of what any dispensary charges.

To begin, you will need to either purchase or create your own tincture. Using dry herbs alongside fancy accessories like the Magical Butter Machine or made at home using only a few essentials. Most folks will already have all the materials they need lying around the house.

How to make tincture

While there are several different methods that can be used, for this weed candy recipe we recommend the most straightforward method which begins with decarboxylating your weed in an oven.

Approximate time to make: three weeks

Materials needed

  • 2 clean glass jars
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 3.5 grams or more of dried bud
  • Oven
  • Cheesecloth
  • Alcohol-based solvent like Everclear

Instructions

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 255 Fahrenheit. Grind your bud (at least 3.5g) by either pulling it apart by hand or with scissors. Do not use a grinder. That will make it too fine which will cause it to burn.

Step 2 - Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then sprinkle the ground buds evenly away from the edges. You don’t want any touching the metal. Bake ground bud on cookie sheet for 30 minutes.

Step 3 - Remove from oven and allow to cool to a safe handling temperature. Once cool, empty decarboxylated bud into a clean glass jar, and completely saturate it with an alcohol solvent like Everclear.

Step 4 - Seal the jar and store in a cool dark place for 3 weeks.

Step 5 - Cover a clean jar with cheesecloth and pour the aged mixture slowly through the cheesecloth filter, straining out all the plant material. What you are left with is completed tincture. You can allow the solution time to evaporate if you would like it to be more potent. Otherwise, seal jar and store until you are ready to use it.

How to Make Pot Candy Suckers

Materials Needed

  • Mold and sticks for suckers
  • Stovetop
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Tincture
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Flavoring (for this one citrus is recommended but feel free to experiment)
  • 1 frying pan or saucepan (as deep as possible)
  • Metal stirring utensil

Instructions

Step 1 - Mix one cup of white sugar with ¼ cup of corn syrup and ¼ cup of water in a frying pan or saucepan.

Step 2 - Set stovetop to medium heat. Stir frequently until sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 3 - Bring mixture to a boil and 300 Fahrenheit. Test this using a cooking thermometer.

Step 4 - Once the mixture reaches 300 Fahrenheit remove it from the burner. Allow cooling to approximately 260 Fahrenheit.

Step 5 - Add cannabis tincture and flavoring and mix well. Now, this mixture is ready to fill the molds. Carefully fill all molds. If there is excess, it will set before the first batch is done, so it’s best to have enough molds to hold all of it at once.

Step 6 - Allowing suckers to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Step 7 - Enjoy!

Remember, these suckers, as with any edible with be as potent as the tincture you use to make it. Be cautious if it is your first-time consuming edibles. It is recommended to begin with one sucker and wait at least four hours for it to take effect before deciding to eat more. If you are interested in learning more about how to make pot edibles, YouTube and Google are great resources. With a million different possibilities, all beginning with some form of THC liquid. Once you learn the basic recipes to use as a base and how they translate into and can be substituted for other ingredients, you will be able to freely and confidently use your cannabis-infused oils or butter to make any of your family’s secret recipes into cannabis-infused edibles.

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