Theobroma cacao is the main ingredient of chocolate and means „food of the gods“. Naturally, this goes well with another gift from the gods: cannabis. Here is a recipe for true celestial pleasure – cannabis chocolate.
Apart from both starting with C and both being very desirable, chocolate and cannabis share some other characteristics. They have both been used as medicines and aphrodisiacs for centuries in a number of cultures. They are also both consumed just for the sheer pleasure of it. Both contain compounds that act on the nervous system to bring about feelings of well being. It just seems logical to combine them together for medicine, for pleasure and for fun.
The combination works well for those in need of intensive doses of CBD or THC for therapeutic and analgesic purposes. If smoking or vaping isn’t your thing, edibles could be the way to go. Chocolate is the perfect ingredient when making cannabis edibles, for both recreational and medical consumers alike. Medicine has never tasted this good, and chocolate edibles make for a delicious way to get really, really high! There are plenty of ways to combine weed and chocolate, but keeping it simple has its benefits! this recipe for cannabis-infused chocolate fits the bill perfectly.
This is a very simple recipe that will guarantee satisfying results even for the novice cannabis cook. However, it is important to understand that unless cannabis is decarboxylated (“heated“) at some point in a recipe, it will not be psychoactive when consumed.
Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis so that the raw THCA in the cannabis is turned into psychoactive THC. This happens naturally when cannabis is smoked or vaporized, but needs to be done manually when following certain recipes that do not involve much or any baking.
To decarboxylate cannabis, heat your oven to as close to 115 degrees Celsius as it can get, and place your cannabis in there for at least 30 minutes. This will surely activate the THC and make sure the bud delivers. You may smell your cannabis as it bakes, but do not worry – the cannabinoids are not getting damaged.
To make cannabis chocolate you will need:
- 3-5 grams of finely ground cannabis (adjust as desired)
- 100 grams of dark chocolate (regular bar or chocolate chips)
- Glass bowl
- Chocolate mould
1. While your cannabis is decarboxylating (see above), you can start melting you chocolate.
To do this gently without burning it, it‘s best to melt the chocolate by steam. Don‘t worry, it‘s easy to improvise:
Place your glass bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure it does not come into contact with the water. To accomplish this, the glass bowl must be big enough to rest on the rim of the sauce pan. This will ensure that the chocolate is heated gently by steam, not by direct contact with boiling water.
2. Place your chocolate into the glass bowl and allow it to melt, stirring occasionally.
3. Mix your decarboxylated cannabis into the melted chocolate. Make sure the bud is ground as finely as you can get it.
4. Once it‘s all nicely mixed, pour the liquid chocolate into moulds to harden out. If you do not have any moulds, ice cube trays work just as well.
5. Once the mould is full, gently lift it about 10cm off the table and carefully let drop it back down. This will help to dislodge and remove any air bubbles that are trapped within the chocolate.
6. Put the moulds in the fridge until they have hardened.
Now you have successfully created cannabis chocolate, which can be eaten as it is, or used further for other recipes. As always with edibles, adjust the amount of cannabis as you desire, and wait at least 45 minutes for the effects to come on.
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