How to Make Chocolate Edibles

19 Jun 2023
How To Make Chocolate Edibles

Both marijuana and chocolate go well with a lot of our favorite meals, snacks, and treats. It’s a good idea to learn how to flavor your chocolate so you can use it in many different recipes. When you know how to make your cannabis chocolate, you have more control over the potency, the ratio of cannabinoids, taste combinations, and the look of your edibles.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to find a 1:1 edible with high amounts of both CBD and THC or perhaps you just want your weed to come in the shape of a dinosaur. You can do anything once you know how to make weed candies at home. Learning how to make cannabis-infused chocolate, which is one of the easiest things to make, will definitely change your life. With the help of infusion recipes, it won’t be long before you’re making your food at home.

Why Should You Make Cannabis Chocolates?

If the simple idea of making chocolate better by mixing it with your favorite herb is not enough, here are some other reasons why you should buy or better yet, try making your own weed chocolates.


Chocolate treats are easy to make because you don’t need much to make them and you don’t need an oven or baking skills. The hardest step to learn is tempering the chocolate, which we’ll talk about in a minute, but there are some tried-and-true ways to do it.

Consistent Dose

When compared to other homemade foods that need to be mixed exactly evenly to make sure the doses are the same, chocolates are almost impossible to mess up. With the recipe we’re giving you, all you need is a cannabis tincture you like and the ability to read the dose instructions on the bottle. By adding the tincture to each chocolate individually instead of mixing a certain amount into the whole batch, you can make sure that each chocolate has the exact amount of strength you want.

Chemicals That Go Well Together

Cacao is a plant, just like a weed. But that’s not the only similarity that stands out. The effects of eating chocolate are similar to those of smoking marijuana, though they are much less noticeable. This is because cocoa beans contain anandamide, a chemical that has the same effect on the brain as THC and makes people feel happy. It makes sense that chocolate and marijuana go well together.

Cooking Your Chocolate Edibles

By far the best way is to mix it with cannabis butter or oil if you already have some. But you could also use decarbed flowers or kief to make chocolate, or you could add powders or concentrates to it. Find out more about these ways, and then choose the one that works best for you.

But first, the ingredients. You can start with 3 to 5 grams of high-quality bud and 100 grams of chocolate. For cooking tools, you will need a baking sheet, glass bowl, medium size pot, parchment paper, and herb grinder.

You can use any type of chocolate you like. You can use dark, milk, or even white chocolate in this recipe. But we DO suggest that you use chocolate with a lot of cocoa in it. This recipe works best with chocolate that has 70% cocoa or more.

Also, make sure that the glass bowl you want to use can sit on top of the pot without hitting the water below. To make a double pot, you will need these two tools. You can use a double boiler instead of the glass bowl and pot if you already have one.

Before adding your favorite bud to the chocolate, you’ll need to decarboxylate it. This may sound like a big, hard word, but it’s very easy to do. When you decarboxylate weed, you turn on its THC and CBD. If you skipped this step and just added raw marijuana to the chocolate, the effects of your treat would be at best mild.

If you already have everything you need, here are the steps to cooking your weed chocolate:

  1. Set your oven to 240°F (115°C), which is warm but not too hot. While the oven heats up, use this time to put parchment paper on your baking sheet.
  2. Next, spread your marijuana out on the baking sheet that has been lined. Put the tray in the oven once the oven is done preheating. For about 30–45 minutes, bake. After 30 minutes, check on your bud to see if it’s done toasting. You want the weed to look dry and a little toasted, but not burnt. If you touch it (with a spoon or something else, not your hand), you will hear a dry biting sound. Take the tray out of the oven when it’s done baking and let it cool.
  3. Get some water and fill your pot halfway up with it. Put your glass bowl over the pot and put it on the stove. Your glass bowl’s bottom shouldn’t touch the water below it.
  4. Put the chocolate in the glass bowl and turn the stove to medium-low heat. The steam from the water will slowly heat the chocolate, melting it without burning it.
  5. You can grind up your decarboxylated bud while the chocolate is melted. Don’t forget that it needs to be ground as finely as possible. When you’re done, it should be so dry that it almost looks like powder. For this step, you can get the right consistency by using a hand grinder, a food mixer, or a coffee grinder.
  6. Once your chocolate is fully smooth and melted (no chunks should be left in the bowl), take it off the heat and stir in your finely ground cannabis.

Your weed needs to be finely ground so that there are no big chunks of weed in the chocolate.

Ways of Infusing Your Chocolate with Cannabis

Each has good and bad points, depending on your situation and the materials you’re using.

The Cannabutter Method

This is the easiest way to make THC chocolate that tastes great. When your cup of chocolate is melted, add two tablespoons of cannabutter or canna oil. It’s important to remember this number of 1 cup to 2 tablespoons because if you forget it, your chocolate won’t taste, feel, or look good in the end.

Because of this, this method works best for microdosing or making low-dose candies. If you want a bigger dose of cannabis in your chocolate, you might not be able to add as much THC butter or oil as you would like. With this method, the chocolate needs to be kept in the fridge or freezer because the added oil or butter will cause it to melt at room temperature.

For the best results, you could use cocoa butter that has been mixed with weed. The cocoa butter improves the natural taste of the chocolate and makes it easier to mix into the chocolate mix. This makes the chocolate smoother and better when it hardens.

The Decarbed Flower/Kief Method

If your weed has already been stripped of its leaves, this method is very easy. If you have a vape that removes the carbs from your flower, you’re all set. Now that your chocolate is melted, all you have to do to make it infused is add your decarbed flower or kief and stir it in. For the best taste, kief should be used.

The nice thing about this method is that the chocolate you make doesn’t have to be stored in a refrigerator or freezer. They can live just fine at room temperature. You can also add as much weed as you want because there is no butter to think about.

This can lead to stronger edibles, which should not be a problem if that’s what you want. The biggest problem with this method, though, would be the way the food would feel in your mouth. Some people may not like chocolate that has bits of plants in it. This could also make it hard to temper the chocolate.

The Method of Concentration

If you can get cannabis extracts at a dispensary, this method should be easy for you. Products like distillate or cheap shatter in Canada can be used as concentrates. All you have to do is add the amount of concentrate you want in your chocolate and stir it in.

The only thing you have to be careful about with this method is how much extract you pour in. With this method, it’s easy to make some really strong edibles. Since most of the plant pieces were taken out during the concentration process, the texture is also very good.

How to Use Your Cannabis Chocolate

Your creativity is the only limit to the countless applications of melted chocolate. Here are three suggestions for enjoying your homemade cannabis chocolate.

As Homemade Candy

The melted mixture can be poured into molds for later use. You can use any candy mold you choose; there’s a huge selection of cute options. Use an ice cube tray in place of a chocolate mold if you don’t have one. Keep in mind that the chocolate cubes you get out of an ice cube tray will be bigger.

You can make this fancier by inserting a caramel cube, cherry, or other little delicacies into the center before pouring the chocolate into the mold. Cool in the fridge or freezer until firm, then serve to your visitors and watch their faces light up when they take their first mouthful of your homemade chocolate.

As Chocolate Coating

You can coat your favorite snacks with your liquid chocolate. Two popular ways to do this are to completely cover the treat in chocolate or to only cover half of it, making a “half and half” effect. You can coat cookies, pretzels, potato chips, crackers, strawberries, cherries, and a lot more.

After putting them in chocolate, put them on wax paper and put them in the fridge to set. Once the chocolate sets, you’ll have chocolate-covered snacks with cannabis in them.

As a Baking Ingredient

If you have a tool that lets you make chocolate chips, you can make more kinds of baked goods. After making chocolate chips with weed, you can use them just like any other chips. You can put them in muffins, cookies, or cakes. You can use your flavored chocolate anywhere that you would use melted chocolate.

As a Chocolate Drizzle

When melted, chocolate is fun because it can be drizzled over almost anything, from cookies to popcorn to potato chips.


There are two steps to making weed chocolate: tempering and candy-making. Tempering chocolate might sound hard, but all you have to do is make sure that your chocolate melts properly without getting too hot. There is a real science behind this involving crystal structures and exact temperatures. Some will tell you to use a double boiler, but all you need is a plastic bowl and some time to get perfectly tempered chocolate.

What’s the difference between chocolate that hasn’t been tempered and chocolate that has been tempered? How can you tell if you’ve done it right? When the chocolate cools and sets, it will be shiny and break when you try to break it. If you don’t temper chocolate right, or if you use emulsifiers instead of cocoa butter to make fake chocolate, it will look dull when it’s cool and may melt more easily at room temperature.

Working with dark chocolate is recommended because it’s the easiest to melt and shape. White chocolate, on the other hand, is the hardest to melt. If the chocolate chips don’t have real cocoa butter, you shouldn’t use them to make chocolate. In short, make sure cocoa butter is on the list of ingredients and warm the chocolate slowly so it doesn’t get too hot.

How to Store Your Chocolate Cannabis

No matter how good your edibles are, you simply can’t eat everything in one sitting. So how do you store your chocolate edibles and ensure they don’t melt or spoil?

Keep Them Away From Heat

Your chocolate treats will melt if they get too hot. But we’re not just talking about being near a fire or your home’s heating system. We’re also talking about the warmth of the room as a whole. The heat in a room can make any chocolate bar go bad, especially if it’s been in that heat for hours.

So, keep your high-end candies in a dark, cool place. Temperatures between 60-70 F degrees are best. So, don’t put them in the fridge! It’s best to keep it in a cool closet. Chocolate should be kept in a place with less than 50% humidity because if it’s in a place with more humidity, the bar will sweat (like when you store food in the fridge) and go bad.

Keep Chocolates Away From Too Much Light

Light and warmth go together. When candies are exposed to too much light, they usually start to get warmer. Again, this will only melt them. So, you need to find a place to store them that is cool and dark.

Seal Them Off From Oxygen

We’ve talked about light and heat. Now we need to think about air. When edible weed is exposed to air, it can quickly go bad. The same is true for chocolate. The air will change the color of your chocolate and make it go bad in a few days. Even if you keep your chocolate somewhere cool, it will go bad in a few days if you don’t store it right.

Try this with one square of chocolate. Keep one out of the package so it can get air, and put the rest in a container that won’t let air in. The one that was left out in the open will feel different, look strange, and taste off. So put your chocolate treats in a small plastic tub or maybe even a small plastic bag. At the very least, try to wrap up the rest of the chocolate.


How do you keep chocolate edibles from melting?

Chocolate should be stored somewhere cool and dark, like a pantry or cupboard. This helps keep it from getting too soft or melting. To keep cannabis-infused sweets fresh, you should store them in a container that doesn’t let air in.

How long do homemade chocolate edibles last?

Because there are other (perishable) food ingredients, edibles can go bad just like any other brownie, gummy, or chocolate from the store can, and shelf life is always a worry with natural food products.

Many edibles, like gummies and chocolate, will have a long shelf life of about one to two years. Other things, like baked goods, may go bad faster, but they would have gone bad even without the weed.

Look for natural foods that don’t have any fillers or preservatives, but still have ingredients that can keep their quality for at least two years before they start to dry out.

How long do chocolate edibles take to set in?

Compared to smoking, edibles take longer to work, but they last longer as well. This is because, unlike when you smoke, the cannabis in food has to go through your digestive system before it can get into your bloodstream and spread quickly through your brain. One study shows that it takes 30–90 minutes for the effects of THC to start after it is taken by mouth. After 2–3 hours, these effects are at their strongest.

What happens when chocolate edibles expire?

You can tell if something edible has gone bad in the same way you can tell if food has gone bad. Gummies could get hard and lose their flavor, and baked things could get stale and grow mold. Chocolate won’t grow mold, but it might change color or get waxy.

And, of course, you should always check the expiration date on store-bought treats.

If you don’t have a THC testing kit, you won’t be able to tell when your treats are no longer as potent as they once were. The only easy way to tell is how long it’s been. If the food is less than a year old, it’s likely to still work as well as it did when it was first made.

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