The demand for cannabis products has been on the rise as more and more states legalize recreational use. According to Statista, the spending on legal cannabis is anticipated to exceed 33 billion dollars globally by 2025. And while it’s easy enough to buy cannabis-infused products, we invite you to express some creativity in the kitchen. To help set you up for success, below are our top 10 tips for making chocolate edibles recipes. 

Tips for Making Chocolate Edibles

Working with chocolate is not as easy as it seems. It can be temperamental and take a lot of time and patience to master the techniques needed to create yummy chocolate edibles. But with practice and by following these tips, you’ll soon have your own delicious recipes for making chocolate bars and other cannabis-infused edibles that are sure to impress.

1.   Start with good quality chocolate

Using good quality chocolate is the key to making delicious chocolate edibles. Single-origin chocolate is preferred, as each growing region reflects unique, subtle flavors, along with the fact that in general, it’s more ethically sourced. Experiment with white, milk, and dark chocolates, along with varying cacao percentages.

2.   Use high-quality cannabis oil or butter

To get the most potent and flavorful results from your chocolate edibles recipes, you should use high-quality cannabis oil or cannabis-infused butter. This ensures that all of the terpenes and cannabinoids are preserved to get all of the wellness benefits you’re after when enjoying your homemade chocolates.

3.   Temper your chocolate properly

Tempering is an essential part of working with chocolate as it helps ensure that your final product has a smooth texture and shiny appearance, with no streaks or spots on its surface. Proper tempering also results in a nice snap when breaking up your chocolate, rather than the dull sound that would indicate it was not tempered correctly.

The two main ways of tempering chocolate are tabling and seeding. Seeding is the easiest method and involves simply melting your chocolate, then adding in a few chunks of untempered chocolate and stirring until it’s melted. This is the method commonly used when making things like chocolate bars or truffles. On the other hand, tabling involves a more precise placement and movement and is best used when making things like chocolate bark or decorations.

4.   Don’t skimp on the prep work

Whether you’re trying to make a simple chocolate sauce or complex multi-layer bonbons, you must take the time to properly prepare your ingredients and equipment. This means having all your ingredients measured out ahead of time, as well as making sure that your workstation is clean and free of any potential contaminants.

Also, ensure that you use a double boiler when melting your chocolate, as it will help prevent the chocolate from burning or clumping.

5.   Know your doses

One of the most important things to keep in mind when making chocolate edibles recipes is knowing how much THC is in each serving. Start with small doses and work your way up until you find the perfect amount for you. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to cannabis-infused edibles, as they can take up to 2 hours to take effect.

6.   Use a mold for consistent sizing

If you want your chocolate edibles to be a certain size or shape, then using a mold is the way to go. You can find molds specifically designed for making chocolates, or you can get creative and use molds for other types of foods, like candy or baked goods. The goal here is to have fun with your chocolates and express your creativity. 

7.   Be patient

This is especially important when tempering your chocolate. If you rush the process, your chocolate will be more likely to become unusable. The same goes for waiting for your chocolate edibles to set; don’t try to hasten the process by putting them in the fridge or freezer, as this could cause them to crack. 

As you melt the chocolate with a double boiler, make sure to stir gently with a rubber spatula. Be sure to work slowly, as overheating or stirring too hard can cause your chocolate to “seize” or become grainy. Pour the mixture into your mold and let it sit at room temperature.

8.   Store your chocolate edibles in a cool, dark place

Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dark location such as a pantry or cupboard. This helps to prevent it from melting or becoming too soft. When storing cannabis-infused edibles, it’s important to keep them in an airtight container to preserve freshness.

9.   Experiment with flavors

One of the fun aspects of working with edibles is that you have many different flavor options. Chocolate pairs well with a variety of flavors, so don’t be afraid to experiment when coming up with your own recipes. Some good flavor combinations to try include chocolate and mint, chocolate and raspberry, chocolate and orange, chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and salted caramel, etc.

10.   Have fun!

Making chocolate edibles recipes should be a fun and delicious experience, so don’t take it too seriously! Have fun experimenting with different flavors and textures, and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when you finally perfect your process.

Also, think outside the box when it comes to packaging and labeling your creations. You can even get fancy by adding decorations like edible gold leaves, chocolate chips, or colored sprinkles.

Sometimes you win, and sometimes your edibles don’t turn out quite as planned, but that’s all part of the learning process.

The Bottom Line

Chocolate edibles are a perfect way to elevate any dessert or even elevate your everyday mood! With their delicious flavor and potent effects, they are a perfect treat at any time. You can now have fun crafting these amazing delights in your kitchen with our easy tips. 

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