An Easy Cannabis Chocolate Recipe

cannabis chocolate bars crumbled on a table with mint leaves

If you’ve ever walked into a dispensary or simply shopped for hemp-derived products online, you already know that cannabis and sweets are a match made in heaven. The cannabis edible world is full of sugary concoctions. Gummies are great, of course, but with a little bit of know-how, it’s also shockingly simple to create your own infused chocolate treats right at home.

Weed In Chocolate

While most dispensaries offer a pretty expansive collection of options, creating your own cannabis chocolate lets you specifically tailor your confection to your liking.

That means any and every combination of flavors, cannabinoids, potency, and more are at your fingertips. If you’ve ever wondered how to make weed chocolate, rest assured. Cannabis chocolate is one of the easiest edibles to make at home.

Before You Get Started

When it comes to the cannabis itself, you have a number of options. Our recipe is written for cannabis oil or tincture, which can be made at home, purchased at a dispensary, or online. This is the simplest way to make cannabis chocolate, but edibles can also be made at home with concentrates or decarboxylated cannabis flower.

The rest is up to you! If you’re looking for a high-CBD edible, simply seek out a high-CBD oil or tincture. There are a number of other options, like a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio, perfect to enjoy the benefits of both cannabinoids, or you can go straight for THC.

Be sure to read the label, as it will outline the potency and dose. For this chocolate cannabis recipe, the dose is up to you. One solid way to determine your ideal dose is through the size of your mold. For example, if you’re working with a 25-piece mold and want to stick with around 5 mg of THC per piece of canna chocolate, use 125 mg of THC in the entire recipe.

Cannabis oils and tinctures will indicate how many milligrams of THC and/or CBD is in a serving, often a single dropper of oil, on the package.

How To Make Chocolate Edibles


  • Large pot or saucepan
  • Heat-proof dish with sides (for covering the pot or saucepan)
  • Silicone baking mold for chocolate
  • Spatula

Cannabis Chocolate Recipe

Now, let’s get to the fun: making some delectable cannabis chocolate! Luckily, this cannabis chocolate recipe is incredibly simple and only requires four ingredients.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (vegan butter, margarine, or coconut oil are good plant-based alternatives)
  • 1 cup of broken up chocolate (the type of chocolate is up to you)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Preferred dose of cannabis oil or tincture

Once you have your materials and ingredients, the actual chocolate-making process is easy breezy.

  1. Take the saucepan, fill it with water, and turn the heat on low. Place the heatproof dish on top. This will act as a DIY double boiler, and you’ll use the top dish to create your chocolate canna concoction.
  2. Pour butter, or plant-based substitute, into the top dish. Don’t let it burn!
  3. Consistently stir the butter until it’s about half-melted, then add chocolate. Continue mixing.
  4. Once the mixture is consistent, remove the pan from heat. Make sure it can cool down a bit, but don’t let the mixture harden.
  5. Once your mixture has cooled, add in the vanilla extract and cannabis oil. Thoroughly stir the mixture and combine all ingredients to ensure your oil is dispersed evenly throughout.
  6. Pour chocolate into a mold, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  7. Store cannabis infused chocolate in the refrigerator or freezer and leave until it’s fully solid.

That’s all there is to it. Of course, if you feel like getting fancy, you can always spruce up this weed chocolate recipe and add in additional flavors, like a caramel or a touch of citrus, nuts, wafers, dried fruit. It’s your cannabis chocolate — have some fun with it!

Wrapping Up

There are plenty of benefits to starting your own cannabis cooking journey. When learning how to make chocolate edibles, you’ll also see this is just one of many approaches.

Sure, there are more options out there now more than ever, but DIY edibles allow for infinite customization, from flavors, to specific cannabinoids, dosing, and more. Edibles tend to give cannabinoids the most bang for their buck, so many consumers find making their own edibles is also a money saver in the long run.

This is an admittedly simple infused chocolate recipe that can help anyone — from the novice to the experienced cannabis consumer — open the door to crafting edibles at home and witness the possibilities of bringing cannabis into the kitchen.

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