Marijuana candies are as easy to make as weed cakes. But, there’s still a misconception that they’re tougher to perfect than brownies. That’s not true though. Just like you need to make cannabutter for making weed brownies, similarly, you need to make cannabis tincture to make marijuana candies.
How To Make Cannabis Tincture?
The first step to making cannabis candies is perfecting the art of making cannabis tincture. It’s not an amateur’s job, but, if you have some sort of experience in making cannabutter, you should be good. For first-timers, it’s better you make the tincture under the guidance of someone who has done it before. That said, you only need the following ingredients to make Cannabis tincture.
- High-quality Weed strain
Steps to Make Weed Tincture
Remember, you can always buy edible weed tincture, but if you’re making it at home, follow the steps below.
- Ground the weed strain you’ve picked.
- Heat the strain in an oven at 255° F for about 30 minutes.
- Let it cool down and keep it inside an airtight jar full of alcohol.
- Let the mixture settle in the jar for about 2 weeks before you can open it.
- Use a cheesecloth to filter the liquid from the residue.
The liquid you get is your homemade cannabis tincture.
And, now that you have the tincture, it’s time to learn how to make marijuana candies – primarily lollipops and gummy candies.
Steps To Make Marijuana Lollipop Candies
You’ll need the following ingredients and equipment.
- 1 cup of grounded sugar
- ½ cup of corn syrup
- ½ – ¼ cup of water
- 2 tbsp of cannabis tincture
- Candy thermometer
- Candy mold
- Candy sticks
Now, follow the below-listed steps in sequence.
- Take a pan and put water and sugar in it. Keep stirring the mixture on a hot flame.
- Put a candy thermometer to check the temperature and let the pan heat up until 300° F.
- Remove the pan when you reach the desired temperature and then let the mixture cool down to 250° F.
- Now add all the other ingredients in the water sugar syrup and mix them. Ensure there are no lumps.
- Take the candy molds and pour the mixture in them. Place a candy stick on top of each mold.
- Let the candies cool down and then refrigerate them for a few hours.
Now comes the process of making Marijuana Gummy Bear Candies.
You’ll need the following ingredients and equipment for the recipe.
- 1 cup of filtered fresh fruit juice of your choice. Ensure there is no residue, just the liquid.
- ¼ cup of cold water
- 1 tsp of gelatine
- 1 tbsp of cannabis tincture
- Powdered sugar according to taste
- Gummy molds
Steps To Make Marijuana Gummy Candies
- Take a pan and add fruit juice in it. Cook it on medium flame till it starts boiling.
- Mix gelatin in cold water while the fruit juice is still cooking.
- Add the gelatin and water mixture and some sugar in the pan once the juice starts boiling.
- Keep stirring the mixture for 3 minutes before removing the pan from the flame.
- Let it cool down for about 5-10 minutes, then add cannabis tincture and mix well.
- Let the solution cool down for 20-30 minutes.
- Start pouring the mixture in the silicone molds.
- Refrigerate for a few hours and enjoy.