How to Make Cannabis Hard Candy

cannabis infused hard candy recipe

To make cannabis hard candy, start by infusing cannabis into MCT oil, then use the infused oil to craft delectable treats. Grease candy molds for easy removal and maintaining intricate shapes. Boil syrup and sugar, monitoring the temperature closely for the perfect glossy finish. Reach 300 degrees, then add flavors and colors swiftly for a visually appealing final product. Pour the mixture into molds and let the candy harden. This method promises delicious cannabis-infused hard candy treats. Enjoy the flavorful adventure of making your own potent cannabis candies.

Key Takeaways

  • Activate cannabis in MCT oil
  • Grease candy molds for easy removal
  • Boil syrup and sugar without stirring
  • Reach 300°F for perfect candy texture
  • Add flavoring/color after hitting 300°F

Infuse Cannabis Into MCT Oil

Infusing cannabis into MCT oil begins with activating 7 grams of coarsely ground flower at 240°F for 40 minutes. This essential step awakens the cannabinoids for a potent infusion.

Once activated, I blend the flower with 1/2 cup of MCT oil at 170°F, starting a meticulous 5-hour infusion process. The marriage of cannabis and MCT oil is a delicate dance, ensuring every drop is infused with the essence of the flower.

This infusion is the heart of creating potent cannabis hard candy. The slow infusion allows the cannabinoids to meld with the oil, setting the stage for a sweet and elevated experience.

After this process, the infused oil is ready to be used in crafting delectable treats that promise to deliver an unforgettable journey.

Grease Candy Molds

In order to guarantee the seamless release of the hardened candy, the candy molds should be adequately greased using a non-stick spray or oil. Ensuring the molds are well-greased is essential for easy removal of the hardened candy without breakage. It helps maintain the intricate designs and shapes of the candies and contributes to the overall presentation of the final cannabis hard candy. Below is a table to guide you through greasing your candy molds effectively:

Grease Options Benefits
Non-stick spray Easy application
Oil Even coating
Butter Adds flavor
Shortening Great for intricate molds
Cannabis oil Infuses a hint of cannabis

Remember to cool the candies completely in the molds before attempting to remove them for the best results.

Boil Syrup and Sugar

To achieve the desired hard crack stage for cannabis hard candy, boiling the syrup and sugar mixture is an essential step in the candy-making process, ensuring complete sugar dissolution and a smooth candy texture. Using a candy thermometer for temperature monitoring is key to hitting the ideal range of 300-310°F.

Once the mixture starts boiling, it's important to resist the temptation to stir it; this helps prevent crystallization and guarantees a glossy finish on the candy. After boiling, allow the syrup and sugar mixture to cool slightly before pouring it into molds to set.

This process sets the foundation for delicious cannabis-infused hard candy, making sure every piece turns out perfect and potent.

Reach 300 Degrees

Boiling the sugar and syrup mixture until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit is crucial to achieve the desired hard crack stage for perfect cannabis hard candy making. To guarantee success, use a candy thermometer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Combine sugar, light corn syrup, and water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Avoid stirring once the mixture begins to boil to prevent crystallization. Add cannabis oil when the temperature reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maintain a constant heat source and carefully monitor the temperature. Once the candy reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from heat promptly to prevent scorching. Pour the mixture into hard candy molds, adding food coloring if desired.

This step sets the foundation for delicious cannabis-infused treats.

Add Flavoring and Color

For an extra burst of flavor and a pop of color in your cannabis hard candy, consider incorporating high-quality extracts and vibrant gel food coloring after reaching the ideal temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of light corn syrup, and Cannabis Coconut Oil to make the hard candy base. Once the mixture reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from heat and swiftly stir in your desired flavor extracts and gel food coloring. Think of popular candies like Jolly Ranchers for inspiration.

Ensuring the flavorings and colors are evenly distributed is key to achieving a visually appealing and delicious final product. This step is essential in enhancing the overall experience of your cannabis-infused hard candy.

Pour Into Molds

Quickly working to prevent premature hardening, pour the candy mixture into silicone molds to facilitate easy removal and guarantee consistent size and shape. Remember to tap the molds gently on the counter to release any trapped air bubbles. Fill the molds all the way to the top to make sure uniform candies. Allow the filled molds to cool completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator to set the cannabis candy perfectly.

Here are some tips for pouring into molds:

  • Fill molds to the top for consistent size and shape.
  • Tap molds gently to release air bubbles.
  • Allow the filled molds to cool completely.
  • Use silicone molds for easy removal.

Let Candy Harden

To guarantee the perfect hardening of the cannabis hard candy, it is essential to allow the candy to cool completely in the molds before attempting to remove them. Once the mixture is poured into the molds, patience is vital for the candy to set properly. Cooling the candy in the fridge can speed up the hardening process, but handling it too soon can ruin the consistency. Following the recommended cooling time will result in perfectly hardened cannabis-infused hard candy. For a quick reference, here's a table to help you remember the key ingredients and steps to make your hard candies:

Ingredients Instructions Tips
1/4 cup light corn syrup Heat in a medium saucepan over medium heat Helps candy harden
1/2 cup granulated sugar Mix with light corn syrup Provides sweetness
1 tsp cannabis Incorporate into the mixture Adjust for potency
Baking tray Pour the mixture into molds Ensures proper shape
Airtight container Store the hard candies Maintains freshness

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Hard Candy Be Edibles?

Hard candy can indeed be edibles, offering a discreet and enjoyable way to consume cannabis. With precise dosage control, customizable flavors, and convenient storage options, cannabis-infused hard candy provides a long-lasting and personalized experience.

Do Hard Candy Edibles Hit Harder?

Hard candy edibles hit harder due to sublingual absorption, leading to a sugar rush. The potency levels are intense, offering quick onset, precise dosing, and long-lasting effects. Flavor options cater to taste preferences, determining between sativa and indica strains.

What Makes Hard Candy Harden?

Reaching high temperatures when cooking sugar causes it to harden into candy. Cooling the syrup aligns sugar molecules, creating a solid structure. Corn syrup prevents crystal formation. Proper technique and timing are key for a satisfying crunch.

How Do You Put Hard Candy in a Mold?

To put hard candy in molds, grease silicone molds, control temperature, pour carefully, tap to remove bubbles, cool to harden, flex molds to release candies. Add flavors, lollipop sticks, and decorative designs for unique creations.


After following these simple steps, you'll have delicious cannabis hard candy that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a delightful buzz.

With the infusion of cannabis into MCT oil and the addition of flavorful ingredients, you can create a treat that's both tasty and potent.

So go ahead, make your own batch of cannabis hard candy and enjoy the sweet rewards!