Weed edibles can be effortless to make! Did you know cannabis can be added to almost any recipe? Concocting your own THC recipes can be an entertaining way to spice up the special days. The most important thing to keep in mind when cooking with weed is the THC potency. There are 3 main ways to add cannabis to your food, and each one can vary in cannabinoid ratio and THC strength.
Best Ways to Infuse Food with THC to make Weed Edibles
Infusing your holiday recipes? We’ve listed the best ways to add weed to your food, from easiest to most challenging. We want to hear which you like best!
How to Make Edibles with THC Chocolate or Gummies
The easiest way to make a holiday edible is to buy infused chocolate or gummies and add them to your creation. Making cookies? Stuff them with THC chocolate. Starting your gingerbread men? Edible gumdrop buttons. This hack for the efficient people out there could save you plenty of headaches when it comes to controlling doses when baking large batches of cannabis edibles.
How to Make Edibles with Cannabis Oil.
Cannabis Oil in tinctures will be a ready-to-consume cannabis product that has been processed to convert THCA content to active THC. They’re great for candy making, infusing drinks, or mixing in your condiments. Just add the appropriate dose, and mix into single servings in cool or warm temperatures. Do not use it for cooking, as the intense heat may burn off your THC oil. The downside to using cannabis oil is that it is not water-soluble, and many need to be taken sublingually to have the full impact. That means that you won’t feel the onset until 1-2 hours after you’ve consumed the oil and it will likely have reduced potency.
Edibles with Cannabis Nanoemulsion
THC nanoemulsion tinctures are a new breakthrough in cannabis processing technology. The process pulverizes larger cannabis lipids into nano molecules that can be suspended in water without separating. Nanoemulsions are great for candy making, infusing drinks, sauces, and dressings. Nano THC will have a lighter flavor and greater bioavailability than cannabis oils, making it an even better product for custom-making your edibles. Do not cook with nanoemulsion, as the THC may burn off, which will reduce potency.
Edibles with Kief and Distillates
Suppose you absolutely must bake your cannabis into a brownie or cookie. In that case, we recommend using a cannabutter or oil that can be bought at a dispensary. or made in your home with kief, flower, or distillates. These edibles have a slow onset and unpredictable dosing. Many people that report having bad experiences probably consumed too much THC.
If you’re baking edibles, be warned. You can’t just put your kief or distillate into the batter. To get the psychoactive effects, the cannabinoids need to go through decarbing. This process activates the THC-A, which creates the chemical that makes you feel high. When you’re smoking, vaping, or dabbing, direct access to heat activates the THC, but edibles require decarbing to get the same effects.
What is Decarbing?
Decarbing or decarboxylation is a process of heating cannabis, so the cannabinoids like THC and CBD are activated inside their molecules. Raw kief contains high amounts of cannabinoid acids, which are not active CBD or THC. While they still have some health benefits, they do not bring on psychoactive effects. In short, they won’t get you high.
Instead of sprinkling the kief directly into your food, we recommend pairing it with a fatty oil to enhance the cannabinoid bioavailability.
- Preheat the oven to 240° F.
- Portion out your dose of kief onto a piece of parchment paper in a thin, even layer
- Put the paper into an oven-safe baking dish with a lid. If you don’t have a cover, the tin foil will work.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the kief has a dark color and the THC crystals are melting.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely with the lid on.
- Onc it’s cool, you can use your decarbed kief in butter and oils for baking and cooking with indirect heat.
Easy Edible Holiday Cookies Recipe
- Pick out your favorite flavor of premade cookie dough. We recommend peanut butter.
- Choose your favorite THC- infused chocolate edibles from your local dispensary.
- Prepare the cookies as instructed.
- Let the cookies bake entirely and cool on a cookie sheet for a few moments. Then place your infused chocolate in the center of the cookies, pressing down gently. The chocolate should melt a little bit. Now you have delicious peanut butter blossom cookies infused with THC!
Easy Edible Jello Jigglers Recipe
- Get your Jello packets and mold.
- Follow the instructions for Jello Jigglers on the packaging.
- Divide Jello liquid into molds to cool. Then, drop in the appropriate dose of nanoemulsion into each serving. Mix them together inside the mold and then cool as normal.
Easy Edible Peppermint Bark Recipe
- Melt semi-sweet morsels in a double boiler.
- Spread parchment paper over your baking sheet, and pour semi-sweet chocolate in a thin layer across the baking sheet. Let it cool until hardened slightly. This may take up to 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Crush 3-4 candy canes into fine pieces and mix with your decarbed kief.
- Melt white chocolate morsels with a capful of peppermint extract over double boiler
- Pour an even layer of peppermint chocolate over top of the semi-sweet, making two separate layers.
- Before the peppermint chocolate has cooled, sprinkle the kief and candy cane mixture over white chocolate.
- Wait for everything to cool and enjoy!
Terrapin Care Station has everything you need to turn your favorite holiday treats into cannabis edibles. Check out the edibles we have in stock at a dispensary in your neighborhood. We can’t wait to see you there!