Cannabis Edibles: One Gram Cannabis Chocolate
To make your Cannabis chocolate edibles you will require:
20 grams of cannabis buds
400 grams of dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
Glass bowl (Pyrex)
Coffee or a herb grinder
Chocolate mold (ice cube tray
Your cannabis chocolate strength depends on the amount of cannabis bud and chocolate you use and this will depend on how strong you want to make this delicious, healthy edible. Recent interest in the health benefits of chocolate was sparked by studies on the cocoa-drinking peoples of Central America.
Researchers observed that the Kuna Indians of Panama, who drank cocoa as their main beverage, had very low blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Chocolate is the processed and sweetened food produced from cocoa.
Cocoa is a good source of iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc. It also contains the antioxidants catechins and procyanidins. Studies recommend that organic dark chocolate has the most benefit.
Can eating chocolate prevent illness?
Some limited animal and laboratory research suggests a cocoa-rich diet could offer protection against bowel cancer. But it’s impossible to conclude from research carried out in a laboratory that cocoa is effective.
In a study from 2009, 30 healthy people who were given 40g of dark chocolate a day for 14 days experienced a reduction in stress hormones. Cocoa has also been shown to assist in lowering blood pressure and shows some effect in treating Venous leg ulcers as well as some evidence cocoa can help prevent strokes.
“A range of health benefits from the consumption of cocoa products have been investigated, particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease, with early results showing promise. However, the health benefit of compounds in chocolate have to be weighed against the fact that the cocoa is combined with sugar and fat.”
Whatever the evidence shows, chocolate high in cocoa content is a great addition to your cannabis medication and taste great! Cannabis chocolate edibles are easy and convenient way to take your medical marijuana. A seasoned cannabis consumer will prefer their chocolates to have a bit of a kick so this recipe makes chocolates that each contain a gram of Bud.
In this recipe we are using 400 grams of chocolate and 20 grams of Bud.
Simply divide the 20 grams of Bud by the 400 grams of chocolate to get a figure of 0.05 grams of Bud per chocolate.
The chocolate moulds used here produce a 20 gram chocolate chunk, each chunk contains 1 gram of bud, (20 grams x 0.05 = 1 gram).
If you want a stronger or weaker chocolate then the above calculation will enable you to measure the amount of cannabis in each piece.
Whenever you make a new batch of Cannabis chocolate always treat the first piece with respect, as cannabis strength varies from strain to strain your chocolate strength will vary from gram to gram. To maximize the effects you will need to decarboxylate by placing your cannabis in a preheated oven at 106°C, for 25 minutes, however there is no need to do this if you are using the vaped bud from your vaporizer.
While the Bud is in the oven you can make your double boiler, this ensures that the chocolate doesn’t get too hot, Place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan containing some simmering water.
Make sure that the water does not come into contact with the bowl as you want to use the steam from the simmering (NOT boiling) water to create a gentle heat which is perfect for melting the chocolate.
Break up your chocolate into pieces and place in the bowl. Allow the chocolate to melt and don’t be tempted to speed up the process by increasing the temperature as this will spoil the finished product.
While your chocolate is melting you can prepare your Bud. After allowing the Bud to cool for a few minutes place it between your fingers where it should feel dry and crisp,
it must now be ground to a fine dust in either a coffee or a herb grinder. It only takes a few seconds to grind the Bud into a fine dust, To ensure that your Bud if fine enough put it through a fine sieve and discard the small pieces of stem that are left behind.
When thoroughly mixed, remove the pan and spoon into your chocolate mold.
You can use an ice cube tray if you don’t have a chocolate mold.
When the tray is full gently raise it about 10 cm (4 inches) and drop it onto the work surface, this removes trapped air from the chocolate and gives a better product. Place the mold into a refrigerator and allow to set. IIf you follow this recipe exactly then please bear in mind that for most people one gram of chocolate is a very strong dose so its best to build up slowly, a quarter of one of these chocolates is a good starting point if you are new to ingestion or if you have a low tolerance.
Cannabis chocolate edibles are an excellent way to take your medical marijuana, however, the effects from eating cannabis can be very different to smoking on a vaporizer or pipe. When first experimenting with your Cannabis chocolate edibles it is advisable to start in the evening to begin with and remember that the effects can take up to one hour to be effective so do not be tempted to consume more until you are sure you have fully digested the first dose.
Cannabis oil chocolate
This is a rich, dark Cannabis chocolate recipe using cannabis oil to create your own marijuana edible candy bars, cookies and desserts.
1 Cup (240 ml) Coconut oil OR
1 Cup (240 ml) Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup (120 ml) Maple Syrup
1 tsp (5 ml) Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup (60 ml) Chopped Nuts (Optional)
10 grams cannabis Oil Concentrate*
1 pinch of sea salt.
*Dependent on dosage of cannabis oil you are using so it is best to experiment with smaller amounts if you have just started treatment. Always start with a small amount first and wait at least one hour before deciding to take any more.
- Melt the 1 cup of cacao butter over a double boiler. Once cacao butter has melted all the way down you can add in the vanilla extract.
- Now add in the cacao powder. To get accurate measure use a smaller spoon and scoop out to the measuring spoon little by little.
- Next pour in the sweetener. Maple syrup or any other liquid substitute. Avoid solid ones as they take a long time to melt and leave not so great consistency in the chocolate.
- Put the nuts on the burner to heat them up and toast a little bit. At the same time reduce the heat of the chocolate and leave it to cool down.
- Put all of the hash oil mixture in the chocolate.
- Add the nuts to the hash oil and chocolate, turn them into a mixture and let it cool
- Finally pour the liquid on a tray or any other container and let it cool for few hours to become solid. Or place it in the freezer to speed up the cooling..
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