Chocolate and cannabis are the two best things in the history of mankind…period. You’d therefore be forgiven for thinking that chocolate cannabis strains are pretty much the epitome of all things epic. And they are, but there’s one thing that takes the lead over even the best chocolate cannabis strains out there:
Worldwide, cannabis chocolate has become one of the most popular and sought after edibles in the commercial cannabis era. As you’d expect, quality standards vary significantly from one brand and product to the next. Some make nothing but velvety smooth cannabis chocolate that’s to die for, while others put out grainy and unpleasant stuff that tastes like grass.
In addition, THC indications on commercial cannabis chocolate can be surprisingly inaccurate. Then again, when they’re producing hundreds of thousands of bars with mass-production technology, it’s not a huge shock.
Why Not Make Your Own?
If chocolate and cannabis rock your world, the solution is simple - make your own. For one thing, making your own cannabis chocolate opens the door to a world of experimentation. In addition, it means being able to take complete control of potency, flavours, quality and so on.
It could also save you a small fortune on the costs of top-shelf cannabis chocolate, which has a tendency to be horrendously overpriced.
So, for those who’ve missed any of our previous posts celebrating the gift of cannabis chocolate, we’ll now be taking a closer look at one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever try out.
Ingredients You’ll Need
All you’ll need to get busy with your own chocolate factory is as follows:
- 100g of premium quality chocolate
- Up to 5g of your favourite cannabis
- A glass bowl and a saucepan
- Something to mould the chocolate
At this point, it’s worth noting that one of the best things you can use to mould the melted chocolate as it cools is an ice tray. It works like a treat, it’s easy to remove the stuff afterwards and it automatically separates your chocolate into individual treats.
Dark chocolate is the preferred choice for many, but feel free to experiment with pretty much any type of chocolate you prefer. The combination of white chocolate and cannabis can be quite exquisite.
Actually putting all the pieces together couldn’t be easier and looks a little like this:
- You’ll first need to activate the THC in your weed by way of decarboxylation, which means gently heating it in an oven for around 30 minutes at 110°.
- In the meantime, boil some water in the pan and place the glass bowl over it as it simmers to melt the chocolate. Give it a good stir from time to time.
- Put your THC activated cannabis through a grinder until it is as fine as you can possibly get it. If it comes out practically like dust, you’re onto a winner.
- Stir the mixture into the melted chocolate and mix it vigorously for at least a few minutes. This also gives you time to add any other ingredients or flavours - orange oil, mint, M&Ms or anything else you like.
- Pour the mixture into your mould immediately after giving it one final and thorough stir. This will help ensure the THC is distributed as evenly as possible throughout.
- Place the mould in a cool place to harden, before placing it in the fridge to finish it off.
It’s then a case of putting your patience to the test and giving it at least an hour or two, before putting it to the test.
Best of all, your homemade cannabis chocolate cubes can then also be used as ingredients in any number of other recipes. Smash them, grind them, grate them, melt them or just eat them and enjoy!