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Recipe Hard candies

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
An easy way to make infused hard candies is to melt down existing candies. But there's a trick to this. The following is a tutorial showing easy ways to accomplish this. Just add your cannabis oil (or FECO) in with the melted candy mixture before hardening.

How to Melt Hard Candy

Melting hard candies in the oven or on the stovetop saves time versus making hard candy from scratch. This shortcut works well when you want to make stained glass sugar ornaments, windows for gingerbread houses, a windshield for a car cake, or to achieve the look of water. The oven method is best for retaining color detail in candy or to achieve a marbleized effect with multiple colors.


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Stovetop
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Divide the hard candy by color into separate zipper seal bags so you can melt each color separately.

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Set each bag on a hard work surface and lay a towel over it. Pound the candy with a mallet or roll over it with a rolling pin to crush it into smaller pieces. Crush the candy first so it melts faster and more evenly.


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Add the candy to a saucepan with a thick bottom; the thick bottom helps prevent burning. In the absence of a thick-bottomed pan, add the crushed candy to a double boiler with water in the bottom part of the boiler.


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Turn the burner to "low" and monitor the pan carefully. Boil the water on medium-low to medium heat if you use a double boiler.

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Stir the candy frequently at the first sign of melting -- the candy will begin to shift in the pan slightly as it melts. Remove the pan from the heat immediately after all bits of candy are melted, within about 5 minutes. Use immediately because the candy will cool and harden quickly. Hard candy melted in this way can be poured into molds to make lollipops, into metal cookie cutters to make candy shapes, or poured in a baking sheet lined with wax paper to make a sheet of candy.


Oven Method
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Preheat the oven to 300 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the presence of cookie dough in your process. A temperature of 300 F is actually best for melting the candies by themselves without scorching, but when you melt candy inside a cookie cutout, the recipe might require a 350 F setting.


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Line a baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil. Cut the paper or foil large enough to extend up the sides of the pan to keep the melted candy mess contained.


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Crush the candy on a hard work surface. Fill in the cutout of a cookie on the baking sheet, making a slight mound above the top of the cookie dough. For example, roll out sugar cookie dough and cut out a large star shape. Cut out a smaller star shape from the large star, filling in the small star with crushed candy for a glass-like effect. Another option is to place metal cookie cutters on the baking sheet, filling in the space with crushed candy to make glass-like candy shapes. Or instead of crushed candy, use whole candies in different colors to make a marbleized design. Alternatively, line up the candy in even rows and columns so it melts in a rectangular, tray-like form.

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Bake the candy for 5 to 7 minutes or until the candy is melted and completely flat. Monitor the candy constantly after about 5 minutes and remove it just before the hot candy begins bubbling so it doesn't scorch.


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Remove the pan from the oven and set it on a level surface to cool. Transfer the pan carefully, holding it perfectly flat, so the melted candy doesn't slide to one side of the pan. This is especially important when making a tray from hard mint candy when you want to retain the green or red stripe detail. Allow the candy to cool for 20 to 30 minutes or until completely cool and hard.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Found another hard candy recipe this morning that I thought I would share. I would imagine you could use canna oil in place of the canna butter:

How To Make Cannabis Hard Candy

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Here is a simple recipe to make cannabis hard candy. Hard candy is an easy way to administer a dose without actually smoking cannabis especially for children or the elderly. Hard candy is also a very discreet way to ingest cannabis, there will be no smoke or smell to hide, nobody will be the wiser.

Whether it is for others or for yourself, be mindful of the dosage in the candy for everybody’s sake. You can also use the recipe to make lollipops if you want to, just get the lollipop sticks.



You will need:

  • 1/4 cup Cannabutter/butter or 1-2 tablespoons of tincture. Please note, for this recipe you will need a butter component and a cannabis component. If you want a low cannabis dosage or this is your first foray into edibles, you can use regular butter and then add cannabis later through the tincture. If you can handle the potency, you may use cannabutter and later add tincture too.
  • 3/4 Cup sugar.
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup.
  • 1 Box (3 oz) Jello of any flavor you like.
  • Candy thermometer.
  • Small heavy sauce pan
  • 20 lollipop sticks or candy molds.


If you do not have mold, its ok there is a work around. Simply create a layer of icing sugar by spreading it on a pan. Create dents in the icing sugar the size that you would want to make the candy into, and you have your candy mold.

Directions:

  1. The process for creating hard candy is very time sensitive at the end, so you should have everything prepared before you start
  2. If you are making lollipops or using a candy mold, grease them before you start. You don’t want your candy sticking to the surfaces. If you are using the icing sugar mold, you don’t have to worry about this.
  3. In the pan, while on low heat, pour in the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
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  4. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Mind the mixture at all times, it is very hot and can burn you.
  5. You can now use the candy thermometer. Place it in the pot and let the mixture boil till it reaches 275 degrees. All the while stirring frequently.
  6. Remember, the final part of this recipe needs you to act swiftly.
  7. When it reaches 275 degrees you can remove the thermometer then pour in the Jello and tincture then stir rapidly till the whole mixture is smooth.
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  8. Remove the pan from the heat and use a metal spoon to collect the mixture from the sauce pan and pour it into the molds. Once again, be swift with pouring the mixture into the molds because it sets very quickly as it cools. Please be careful, the mixture is very hot.
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  9. Do not cool the candy in the fridge.
  10. Once the hard candy or lollipops have cooled, you can lightly coat them in icing sugar, this will prevent them from sticking to each other.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
And.... another recipe from RXleaf.com....... a bit of a repeat of the above recipe but with a bit more info.

@Tincandtoke could this be a good recipe for some of your simple syrup? Maybe as a substitution for the corn syrup?

How To Make Cannabis Hard Candy

How to make cannabis hard candy with ingredients you already have at home.​

  • Candy thermometer
  • Cannabis tincture (CBD or THC)
  • Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Powdered Jello
  • Candy Molds or Lollipop Sticks
These days, it seems like everyone loves edibles! And what used to be THC brownies or These are popular among just about every demographic. While everyone has their favorite edible, there is something to be said for convenience and ease of these sweet treats. Even more, you can add THC or CBD from mind-bending recreational treats with over a hundred milligrams of THC to tiny microdoses of 2.5 milligrams of CBD found in cannabis hard candy.

Patients, in particular, love edibles because they are simple to dose, easy to make, and avoid some of the lingering (if unwarranted) stigma associated with smoking. For patients new to the medical cannabis experience, they also represent a delicious introduction. When dosed right (low and slow), edibles ease patients into the therapeutic benefits carefully and gently.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis Hard Candies​

Cannabis hard candies, whether purchased from a dispensary or made at home, generally have a few properties in common: small dose, fast absorption, and discretion.

The goal of medical cannabis is to settle on a dose that delivers the most therapeutic benefit with the least adverse effects. Unlike a hard-hitting hundred milligram dose of THC, which may be useful for chronic issues before bed, small cannabis hard candies are excellent for daily maintenance doses.

Throughout the day, cannabis-infused candies help maintain a long-duration of benefits without having to take a large single dose. After taking their initial treatment in the morning, patients may feel the effects wear off after three or four hours. By consuming a small cannabis hard candy at intervals throughout the day, it’s possible to keep the therapeutic benefits going for longer.

Furthermore, the cannabinoids contained in hard candies absorb quickly — likely much faster then what patients might expect from an edible. So long as it’s sucked on (and not chewed and swallowed), the therapeutic value is absorbed sublingually and avoids the delays of the digestive tract.

For patients with zero experience with cannabis, especially with the intoxicating cannabinoid THC, it’s best to start experimenting with cannabis hard candies at the lowest dose possible. What does a low dose mean? Most would suggest under five milligrams. For those patients familiar with the effects of THC, a ten-milligram dose will likely be quite manageable.

How to Make Cannabis Hard Candy – Recipe​

The following is a simple recipe to make cannabis hard candy at home. Hard candies are an easy way to administer a dose of medical cannabis without smoking or vaping. Like all edibles, cannabis hard candy is a very discreet way to ingest cannabis, with no smell, vape cloud, or paraphernalia needed to consume. Keep a little container in your purse, pocket, or desk drawer and dose on the go.

Whether it is for others or yourself, be mindful of the dosage in the candy.

Ingredients:​

1-2 tablespoons of cannabis tincture

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 box (3 oz) Jello of any flavor you like

Equipment:​

Candy thermometer

Small heavy saucepan

20 lollipop sticks (or candy molds)

If you do not have mold, its ok there is a work around. Simply create a layer of icing sugar by spreading it on a pan. Create dents in the icing sugar the size that you would want to make the candy into, and you have your candy mold.

Directions:​

  1. Candy making is time-sensitive, gather all your equipment and ingredients before starting. If you need to make a powdered sugar mold, do so in advance.
  2. If you are making lollipops or using a proper candy mold, grease them before you start with coconut oil. This step does not apply to the powdered sugar mold.
  3. Over low heat, mix sugar and corn syrup in the saucepan. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  4. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Watch the mixture at all times. Stir frequently, and be extremely careful. Hot melted sugar can cause serious burns.
  5. Place the candy thermometer in the pot and let the mixture boil until it reaches 300°F to 310°F degrees. Keep stirring frequently.
  6. When it reaches 300°F to 310°F degrees, remove the thermometer. Pour in the jello and cannabis tincture and rapidly stir until combined. This is the heat range for hard crack.
  7. Remove from the heat. Using a metal spoon, pour the mixture into the candy molds. You have to move fast during this stage as it sets extremely quickly. Also, remember hot sugar burns. Be very careful.
  8. Allow the candy to cool at room temperature. Do not place the candy in the refrigerator or freezer. As the candy cools, it will harden.
  9. Once the hard candy or lollipops have cooled, you can lightly coat them in icing sugar. This will prevent them from sticking to each other when packaged.
  10. Store in a glass or metal container, in a cool dry place.

How to Dose with Cannabis Hard Candy​

Unlike the Jolly Ranchers stashed at the mechanics or the bowl of peppermints at the doctor’s office, don’t overindulge on these cannabis hard candies. The first dose of every batch should represent a taste test but also a dose test.

While it’s unlikely that cannabis-infused hard candies will knock you off your feet, there is always a chance. Maybe you made the candies larger than usual, or maybe it wasn’t evenly mixed. Try one hard candy, wait for the peak of effects at two hours, then reach for more if needed. The golden rule of medical cannabis is start low and go slow, and the same rule applies to cannabis hard candy.
 

Tincandtoke

Denny Crane!
Hard candy is a problem because the temps while cooking the candy mixture can exceed the 315f (157c) thc evaporation point if you are not careful
The higher temps make a better candy, I think
Was going to go up to 325f (163c)

My plan was to infuse during the cool down of the liquid candy to avoid any chance of thc evaporating
As you bring the temps down and either leave it in a pot or put the candy mixture on a mat you would work the warmed up infused syrup into the candy after it falls to 275f (135c)
Something like adding coloring to fondant
The infused coconut and peppermint patties were a sort of practice run for incorporating the syrup into a product
The distribution of the infused syrup and dosing were pretty spot on for my first try
There is actually an art to making hard candy, quite amazing watching these folks work sugar
My method only allows for a roll and cut before it begins to harden
As I get better at candy making ill attempt molds
The above is a readers digest version of what I do

My candies can easily green someone out
Most sugar hits at the 30-40 minute mark

Your recipe looks good, using the Jello as a binder will keep the mixture from separating as physics takes over

One thing we should be doing is addressing the math and dosing
Too many people avoid edibles after a bad experience of too many milligrams
 

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