Recipes: Cannabis-Infused Truffle Treats
Published on 6/20/22
If there is one thing in the world that we cannot get enough of, it is undoubtedly chocolate. What is great about chocolate gets even better once you pair it with cannabis, and cannabutter-infused chocolate treats are just about the best thing you can find on this good earth. Chocolate truffles are a fantastic dessert, and when you kick in a bit of marijuana, you'll have the best possible end to a great day. This cannabis truffles recipe shows you one great way to make a delicious treat that gets you as baked as a potato.
Edibles with Benefits
Walk into any dispensary, and you are sure to be able to see a large number of edibles on the shelves. Gummies and brownies are, of course, some of the most popular, while savory edibles are also making inroads in the form of chips, crackers, and even popcorn. Suppose your passion in life is making delicious food instead of just buying it. In that case, however, homemade infused chocolate truffles taste far better and let you get much higher than you could get from a dispensary treat. After all, homemade treats allow you to experiment with both the recipe and the weed by adjusting the levels of ingredients as well as the hitting power of the marijuana. One reason these cannabis truffles are so popular is that you have a lot of leeway to make them your own instead of just following a cannabis chocolate recipe by the letter. If you want to mix them up by, say, adding a bit of salt, or even a bit of chili salt, for a savory tang, there's nothing to stop you.
How do you want to get your marijuana chocolate recipe fix? For many, the easy solution is cannabutter, the simple combination of mary jane and regular butter. Since butter readily absorbs the THC in marijuana and is used for almost everything in the baking world, it's a simple and practical way to make pot treats. Depending on where you live, you can even buy pre-made cannabutter, although making it yourself is pretty straightforward. All you need is a stick of butter, a gram of good bud, and a pan to heat them on the stove. Other oil types, like coconut oil, are great substitutes if you want a vegan alternative. A canna oil chocolate recipe doesn't require changing any details compared to a cannabutter recipe.
The term "infusion" is one of many words in the cannabis lexicon that doesn't have a set meaning. Instead, infusing chocolate is basically adding marijuana to it in whatever fashion you please. Some people melt cannabutter into baking chocolate, while others merely sprinkle kief into the chocolate batter. Whatever you choose, make sure you're using good bud because, as any chef will tell you, the ingredients matter most.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Truffles
5 grams of good bud
1 stick of (non-canna) butter
1 pound chocolate
8 oz dipping chocolate (use white chocolate if you prefer white chocolate truffles)
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Any toppings (nuts, sprinkles, candy, etc)
Prepare the Cannabutter
You'll need to heat up the cannabis for it to decarboxylate, just as you need to smoke it to get high. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F, then put ground cannabis into the oven for 25 minutes.
Next, heat 1/2 cup of the butter on medium heat, skimming off the milk foam that comes to the top.
Add the decarbed cannabis into the butter, letting it cook in a double boiler for 1 hour.
Learn how to infuse your butter with this recipe. You can infuse the ganache itself, or you can infuse the chocolate coating.
Make the Ganache
Boil the heavy cream in a pan.
Pour the hot cream over the 1lb chocolate in a mixing bowl and stir until all chocolate has melted.
Add the infused butter and the vanilla flavoring and stir.
Whisk the ganache until smooth, then cover and freeze until firm, 1-2 hours.
Make the Truffles
Use an ice cream scoop to create one-inch balls from the ganache. Return the balls to the freezer until firm again.
Melt the dipping chocolate in the microwave and add cannabutter, stirring until smooth.
Once the chocolate balls are firm, use a fork to dip the balls in the melted chocolate, which you can also infuse with cannabutter. Let the chocolate drip off, then place on parchment paper. Finally, sprinkle on any toppings, like toasted nuts or sprinkles.
Place the balls in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Do you make any edibles of your own? How have you mixed and matched ingredients? Let us know in the comments below!