CBD can help alleviate pain, improve sleep, and even reduce anxiety. People buy tea, lotion, lube, butter, soda, water, and gummies, all containing CBD.
But with the cost of CBD products soaring, many of us are turning our attention to simple home recipes, such as CBD-infused candy or CBD gummies.
Making your own CBD candy is so easy, that by the end of this article you’ll feel like Willy Wonka!
So, if you’re ready to make your own CBD sweets, read on and discover two straightforward recipes that anybody can follow!
If you’re new to CBD or CBD-infused candy, start with a low-level strength. Somewhere between 3 and 7% would be recommended.
To calculate the dosage of each gummy, divide the number of milligrams used by the number of gummies being made. For example, if you make 20 gummies and used 40mg of CBD, then each contains 2mg.
You only need three or four ingredients to get started:
- CBD Drops
- Fruit Juice (1.5 cups/250ml)
- Flavoured Gelatin (2.5tbsp)
- Unflavored Gelatin (2.5tbsp) and a Sweetener e.g. Honey (1-2tbsp)
Pour the fruit juice into a saucepan on low-medium heat. Don’t let it boil!
Let the juice simmer for a couple of minutes, and then add the gelatin and sweetener. Whisk together and leave to simmer for another minute or two.
Pour the mix into a pitcher or bowl, and add in the CBD. Mix THOROUGHLY – You want the CBD evenly distributed.
Pour the mixture into your choice of gummy mould and place them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. You can place them in the freezer to set quicker.
You can keep your gummies in the fridge for up to 10 days. Research shows that CBD can help with a wide range of physical and psychological issues. Some people benefit from as little as 10mg per day. Keep this in mind when making your CBD-infused candy.
When it comes to CBD-infused candies, you’re not limited to gummies. CBD hard candy is just as simple to make and only requires a few extra ingredients.
If you’re apprehensive about CBD, you could try hemp oil instead! There is little to no cbd in hemp oil, but as far as making candy goes, they work in the same way.
You only need six ingredients for this type of CBD-infused candy, but the final 2 are optional:
- CBD Oil
- 2 cups of sugar
- ¼ Cup of Water
- 2/3 Cup of Corn Syrup
- Food Coloring
- ½ tsp of Flavored Extract
Mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Allow it to come to a boil.
Using a candy thermometer, check the temperature. You need to stir the mixture until it reaches 250F/120C. Once it does, stop stirring and allow the mixture to reach 350F/175C before removing it from the heat.
Add your flavouring, colouring, and CBD oil and mix them all. Pour it into a mould and leave it on a sheet of baking paper to cool.
Remove from mould and enjoy! Store your candies in an air-tight container to keep them edible.
Your CBD-Infused Candy Kingdom Awaits
Who knew that creating CBD candy could be so simple? The great thing about these recipes is that you can customize them to your liking. Try experimenting with different flavoured fruit juice, or get creative with different colourings.
Use these recipes as a guide as you create your unique style and flavour of CBD-infused candy. The only limit is your imagination!