What you will need:
cooking pot (preferably stainless steel)
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoon flavoring (or as desired)
2 teaspoon medicated oil**(tincture)
1/4 teaspoon coloring (optional)
Note: Measure your flavoring and food coloring before starting. These ingredients need to go in quickly, so having them prepared in advance will make things easier.
**For hard candy a oil infused with keef or hash makes a stronger candy**
Place cookie sheet upside down on counter top with the bottom facing up. The air underneath the sheet will help your candy cool.
Prepare cannabis candy molds with nonstick spray and place on the upside down cookie sheet. Or lay parchment paper on the cookie sheet and spray with nonstick spray if you aren’t using molds.
Over medium heat in your stainless steel pan, stir together the sugar, water, corn syrup, and cream of tartar. Stir with wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
Use your spoon or a pastry brush with a little water to remove sugar crystals from the sides of the pan if they form.
Continue stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.
Place a candy thermometer into mixture. Don’t let the thermometer touch the bottom of sides of the pan.
Continue to boil the mixture without stirring until the temperature reads 300 F.
Immediately remove the pan from heat.
When the temperature reaches 275 F, add flavoring, tincture, food coloring, and citric acid. If the mixture is too hot when these are added the heat will burn them off.
Working quickly, pour the mixture into candy molds or onto the parchment paper. If using parchment paper, you can shape your candies into circles, making them easier to store or make into lollipops.
Let candies cool for 10 minutes or until hard. Wrap them in plastic wrap or storage container of your choice.
Guidelines for candy temperatures
230 F to 233 F Thread stage (syrup)
244 F to 248 F Firm-ball stage (Caramels)
250 F to 266 F Hard-ball stage (Marshmallows)
270 F to 290 F Soft-crack stage (Popcorn balls)
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- April 3, 2020
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Making cannabis hard candy is an easy thing to do at home. You only need a couple tools, basic ingredients and some patience. The advantage of infusing THC or CBD into hard candies is that you can dose your edibles very easily. It might also help if you are looking to take weed edibles discreetly.
The basic ingredients for making cannabis hard candies
The only ingredients you require to start making cannabis hard candies are sugar, water, corn syrup and cannabis tincture.
The first thing you will need to decide on, is if you want to make THC hard candy or CBD hard candy. Simply use a THC tincture If you are looking for THC edibles or a CBD tincture for CBD edibles. You can also use both, it is all up to you!
You will be able to put in any flavor extract or coloring you want to customize your cannabis edibles. In turn, this is where you can experiment and get creative with your weed edibles.
Start to cook cannabis hard candy
Follow this recipe and use creativity to start experimenting with new flavors, colors, and shapes. Once you have a good grasp on how to make hard candies, you can start experimenting even further with different colors and shapes. Remember that cannabis candy is cooked at a very high temperature and it sticks, so never touch the hard candy with your hands.
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- 2 – 3 Tbsp cannabis tincture 500mg THC
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2/3 Cup corn syrup
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/2 Tsp Flavored extract optional
- Food coloring optional
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If i was to use only thc sugar, how does the recipe differ?
Everything will end out the same. I regularly make candy with cannasugar and coconut oil tincture, with no difference in product.
Ur just gonna have an extra powerful candy
I’m just wondering how many times it has to be said that oil infusions won’t work.
Today is October 11th I just did recipe with oil it made a semi hard semi hard soft chew not bad
Why do you say this ? I have used coconut oil extracts and made hard candy. They seem to be a winner according to friends and family. I am a newbie and learning by doing, I find adding food coloring, flavoring an canna oil at temperatures above 300* F to be risky. I have slightly burned a batch, called it “toffee” flavor and moved on. However, I am still looking for the sweet spot. I have had batches harden quickly when I have waited to for temperatures, below 250* F . Eating the errors is the only bright side. It’s been a learning process for sure and alcohol based tincture may be a better way to go but not available option for me. I have burned several batches of sugar along the way. The temperature moves quickly once the sugar hits 250. Pay attention is my best advice. I’m still fine tuning and probably need better equipment but, it’s just a hobby. We enjoy the low doses and stabality of the final product, shelf life, etc… I just worry about burning off all my oil and cannabis if added at too high a temperature. It’s a learning process that has a cost for sure. Any ideas readers .
I used the recipe using just tincture, and the oil came to the top.
I’ve made this kind of candy every year minus the THC for Christmas and its always been perfect. So….I’m a bit perplexed.
Put a teaspoon of sunflower/soy lecithin into the mix to help the oil infuse with the water in the mix.
This will help with the oil/water barrier and help meld the mixture together
I used an alcohol based tincture as is hyperlinked in Jacob’s recipe and did not have this issue. Candies came out stellar. Stop wasting your oil tincture on this process.
What kind of tincture did you use? Because tincture is not oily
If you are using a high dose tincture – it will be oily because the THC is an OIL. That’s the problem with people having medical issues, they need better and stronger recipes. May I suggest you as the writer, look into this? Honey is a beautiful thing to work with in making candies and bonding the thc to at higher doses.
Would glycerin tincture work?
I used an alcohol based tincture, reading that people are using oil tinctures with no success, I would just stick to the alcohol tincture that the author has linked in his recipe.
How do I get your book
You can get it here Pamela:
The last time I cooked candy, after it came to temp, I removed it from heat & added my tincture (1oz alcohol based). The room temp tincture mixing with the hot candy caused a lot of spitting and splattering of tincture all over my stove. At what temp can the candy be cooled enough before adding tincture to try to minimize this?
Thanks. I just decided to give it a go again & found your site.
You can just leave the candy for about 30 seconds of the heat, and than slowly pour in the tincture As showed in video.
It is important that the tincture is not cold, as the spattering than might happend. Try to warm up the tincture a bit next time and you will be fine.
If I want stronger candies, do I just add more tincture? Sorry if that’s a stupid question. 🙄🙂
Can i use cbd oil if so, how much should b used ? . Low dose. Use it to manage shoulder pain
Use alcohol based tinctures for this method. He has a recipe hyperlinked above.
Is there any reason why the tincture (coconut oil base) would not completely mix? It seemS like I’m wasting oil because it just sits on top on the candy, no matter how much I stir which I don’t want to do too much of. Will adding the tincture at a lower temperature help?
I believe liquid lecithin is necessary with the THC oil to emulsifi the oil. I am going to use lecithin when I am making a water-based product. Lecithin might help make the THC more bio-available too?
Tincture and Coconut oil are two different infusion methods. If you use a Fat such as coconut oil, than yes it floats on the candy. Therefore, the recipe calls for Tincture, which is alcohol based. Not fat based.
Will this recipe work if I substitute lemon juice for the water?
Can I pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle to get it into the molds or will it harden too quickly? I just feel like I’ll make a mess trying to pour out of the pot.
How do you find out how strong your thc is?
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