Marijuana candy: how to make cannabis lollipops?
If you’re eager to experiment and try something new, then weed edibles are worthy of your attention. In this article, we provide you with a fast and easy THC lollipops recipe. So, if you wish to know how to make delicious weed lollipops to get high, then read the post to the end.
What should I know before cooking cannabis-infused candy?
If you’re a newbie with any weed lollipops recipe then you should consider that the effect of edibles is quite different from smoking or vaping marijuana. The biggest disadvantage is that you’re to wait for the effects much longer in comparison with smoking weed, for instance. Yet, when eating weed, the high lasts much longer compared to any other way of cannabis consumption.
Besides that, when it comes to edible lollipop recipes, you should check if all the needed ingredients are at your hand prior to starting cooking. Thus, the major of cannabis lollipop recipes require decarboxylated cannabis concentrate (CO2 extract, hash, etc.) and/or cannabis tincture. The latter is needed for this weed lollipops recipe by the way.
|How to make cannabis tincture? Read full article|
Mind that the process of cooking the cannabis tincture just like cannabutter, cannabis oil and flour is quite time-consuming. That’s why it’s strongly recommended to check this guide with the step-by-step instructions applied.
THC lollipops recipe: how much weed do you need?
It’s difficult to calculate the potency of any homemade weed edibles. And weed lollipops are no exception. The strain and dosage of cannabis materials used for cannabis hard candies do matter. Here we are with our table with the optimal THC dosage suggested for cannabis lollipop recipes based on your user experience and the desired effects to get.
Being aware of the nuances, it’s high time to get started with the yummy part of the guide — the recipe. So, let’s cook your weed lollipops for getting high! Herewith, let’s check out what ingredients and equipment are required to make marijuana-infused hard candies.
The 5-step marijuana lollipop recipe
Step 1. Take a saucepan/pot and place there water, syrup, and sugar. Mix that all and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 2. Stir the ingredients constantly until the mixture becomes uniform and sugar is dissolved. Once it happens and the blend starts boiling, put the thermometer, and monitor until the temperature reaches 150°C.
Step 3. Once the temperature reaches the needed point, turn off the heat and take away the pot/saucepan with the mixture. Leave the thermometer in the pot/saucepan and wait until the temperature drops to 120°C.
Step 4. Once it happens, add the flavor along with the cannabis tincture/oil. Stir all that until the compounds combine.
Step 5. Take the molds and fill them with the blend. If you wish, you can put sticks to easily remove the candies from the forms. Besides that, lollipops with sticks are more comfortable to lick. Leave the lollipops to cool down. 15-20 minutes will be enough. That’s all!
Caution! It’s highly important to monitor the temperature during all stages of the process of cooking the marijuana lollipops for getting “hard and crack” candies.
Just 30 minutes of your time and tasty homemade marijuana lollipops are ready to gladden you! However, be careful and don’t eat too many candies to get enjoyable time only.
Looking for a weed lollipops recipe? Here is a detailed guide on how to make weed lollipops with all the crucial aspects as THC dosage and key ingredients described.
How to make weed suckers
The flavor of a lollipop comes from whatever flavor you add. LorAnn oils are perfect for flavoring suckers.
I love to play with color, so I have a rainbow supply of food coloring. Add food coloring one drop at a time.
Once you have all of your supplies and tools, get everything ready before you start boiling sugar. Once the syrup hits 300 degrees, you have to work fast.
Rose petals and other edible flowers make elegant, beautiful lollipops. Fill half of a sucker mold with syrup, then place a rose petal, lavender, carnation, honeysuckle, violets or candied lilacs in the mold and cover with enough syrup to finish filling the lollipop. Add cardamom to rose petal pops. Use ginger or mango flavoring with mint leaves.
Skip the coloring if you want to use flowers, but you can add a drop of coloring for a hint of color around the flower.
A gram of cannabis concentrate (like wax, shatter, live resin, etc) can have from 500-900 milligrams. This recipe makes 22-24 lollipops, so they should be between 30-40 mg THC. For strong pops, look for the highest THC potency you can find. For mild pops, try a half gram of concentrate.
Put the concentrate in a small glass dish, or the pyrex cup you plan to mix your syrup in, then place it in the oven for 30 minutes at 250 degrees to fully convert THCA to THC and CBDA to CBD.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (a Martha Stewart touch. You don’t have to, but the cream of tartar makes the finished sucker smoother and more professional looking)
1 gram cannabis concentrate
- Spray molds with nonstick cooking spray or spread parchment paper on the kitchen counter.
- Over high heat, mix sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy pot. Stir until all of the sugar dissolves. Use a small brush to wipe sugar from the sides of the pot and into the mixture.
- Add food coloring. Attach a candy thermometer to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Do not stir as the temperature rises.
- At 300 degrees, remove pot from heat and place in an a ice bath to stop the cooking process.
- When the syrup has stopped boiling, add flavoring and concentrate. Use a small silicone spatula and stir well.
- Pour syrup into lollipop molds or pour round dollops on parchment paper.
- Press and roll a small stick into each lollipop. Leave them for an hour to set.
- When the suckers have hardened, they will pop out of the molds. Wrap in plastic or sucker bags and store in a cool, dry place for several months.
I spent years making a mess of hard candy. When it comes off the stove the sugar mixture is a hot 300 degrees, and we’ve only got a few minutes before it cools down and hardens. In those few minutes we need to add the perfect amount of color and the right amount of cannabis concentrate, stir it well and pour out 24 perfectly shaped suckers. And then add edible flowers or a sprinkle of glitter for fun.
It can’t be done.
The syrup hardens up before all the suckers are evenly poured. The syrup hardens all over the pyrex cup so we waste a sucker or two. I had given up on hard candy when Martha Stewart offered a tip that saved my lollipops – the oven.
So now I can take my time and complete each step perfectly, which results in perfect pops. Since the oven is already at 250 degrees from the decarboxylation process, we can simply put the pyrex cup of syrup in the oven whenever it hardens. The heat in the oven will warm up and smooth out the syrup so it can be poured.
And remember, suckers can be made with honey instead of white sugar, too.
How to make weed suckers The flavor of a lollipop comes from whatever flavor you add. LorAnn oils are perfect for flavoring suckers. I love to play with color, so I have a rainbow supply of