I think most of us have a sweet tooth and love our chocolate, at the same time, we like to enjoy and relax with a magical hit now and again. But what if I say to you that you can combine the two? Wouldn’t it seem like a dream come true?
Well, the dream has come true and you can have the best of both worlds because you can now make your weed-infused chocolate.
How to make cannabis-infused chocolate
Don’t worry anyone can make it and you don’t need to go out to buy special equipment and ingredients, the basics will do.
There are different ways that you can mix your weed and chocolate, maybe making brownies or hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night, but if you are looking for a great recipe, you will need the following:
- Parchment paper and a baking sheet
- 100g of dark chocolate that is broken into small pieces
- A saucepan
- A bowl
- A mold or anything similar to a mold
- Anywhere between 3to 5g of a high-quality bud
Now that you know what you will need let us look at the process:
This is the first step you will need to do before you start making your cannabis chocolate. Yes, it might sound like a lot of work, but it will be worth it in the end. THCA and CBDA is converted into more active forms that are known as THC and CBD.
Grind your weed and then place it on the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Now put it in the oven that has been preheated to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and then leave it to bake for 30 minutes. You can heat it for another 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary. It is ready when it is dried out. You can now move on to Step 2.
- Melt the chocolate
You will need to find a bowl that will fit into the top of the saucepan that you are using without it touching the bottom. Now pour hot water into the saucepan to cover the base but that it does not reach as high as the base.
You need to take the pieces of chocolate and place it in the bowl and then set it over your saucepan. Turn it to medium heat this will ensure that the water is simmering, and your chocolate will not burn. Keep on stirring the chocolate until it is melted into a liquid form. You can now turn off the heat.
- You can now mix in the cannabis
Add the cannabis and make sure to stir it well.
- Time for the molds
You can now pour the chocolate into the molds or anything similar to a mold.
- Get rid of any air bubbles
You can gently drop the molds on the counter this will ensure that the air bubbles are released.
Now leave your cannabis chocolate in the fridge to set. The time it takes depends on the cholate you use. It can take 10 to 15 minutes if the right chocolate is used.
- The last step is to remove your cannabis chocolate from the molds and now you can enjoy it. Remember to go slow because they take up to 2 hours to start feeling the effects.
If you don’t want to get high but still want to feel relaxed while eating your chocolate, why not try CBD chocolate?
How to use CBD chocolate?
You need to keep in mind that each bar will contain a different concentration of CBD, so it is very important that you know how much each piece of CBD chocolate contains. The amount will depend on the following factors:
- The level of exposure
Always start your dosage off low you can always increase it gradually if you need to.
What are the advantages of CBD chocolate and dark chocolate?
CBD and chocolate have many health benefits, and no I’m not just saying that for the chocolate lovers out there to feel less guilty. But for the results to be beneficial you need to take them in an appropriate amount.
When it comes to choosing your chocolate and CBD chocolate, choose dark chocolate that has a high content of cocoa. Well, you are probably wondering what the advantages of CBD chocolate are, here they are:
- Anti-ischemic and more
Wow! With these advantages, I want to eat CBD chocolate every day. Yes, I know, appropriate amounts! (*sigh*)
Now we get to the advantages of dark chocolate:
1. It can help improve your memory
Research has shown that giving specially prepared cocoa extracts to elderly people improved their cognitive function greatly. But the problem is when you eat the chocolate, the cocoa flavanols percentage is reduced a great deal because of the processing and adding things like milk, sugar, and eggs.
2. It can put you in a better mood
Give me chocolate anytime and you will see how I get happy instantly. You know what I’m talking about, it can be the worse day ever, but chocolate always saves the day. Okay, but on a serious note, it can put you in a better mood. How?
Well, the University of Swinburne in Australia targeted the cocoa polyphenols and what did they find?
They found that chocolate had a beneficial effect on the participants’ mood, and they were happier and calmer.
3. It can help lower your blood pressure
Having the correct amount of Nitric Oxide in your body can help relax your arteries. The result is you will have lower blood pressure.
4. It may help reduce your cravings
You may be asking how is chocolate going to help reduce my food cravings? Well, instead of having something unhealthy for a snack, why not have a piece of dark chocolate, not only will it fill you up quicker, but it will reduce that feeling of having something sweet.
5. It may help with blood circulation
Usually, you will take an aspirin to prevent blood clots from happening, but studies have shown that chocolate can deliver the same effect, amazing right?
6. It can help you see better
You are instantly thinking bye-bye carrots. The University of Reading Researchers did a small experiment and gave two groups of volunteers white and dark chocolate. And guess what? The dark chocolate groups were doing better on the vision tests afterward.
7. May help reduce fatigue
A study was done on a group that suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. They were given a daily dose of chocolate for two months. The results were that they were less tired, and they did not even pick up any extra weight.
There you have it guys, it's easy as pie or in this case, as easy as chocolate!
Now you can impress your friends with your cannabis-infused chocolate or impress them with your knowledge on CBD chocolate and motivate them to try some. Just remember, when taking Cannabis-infused chocolate to start off slow. Now all that is left for you to do is try it and enjoy. Happy eating!