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Delicious, Chewy Homemade Cannabis Caramels

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Learn how to make your very own delicious, chewy cannabis caramels at home with either cannabutter, cannabis sugar, or both for a sweet treat that makes it easy to enjoy your cannabis at home or on the go.

Delicious, Chewy Homemade Cannabis Caramels

How to Make Cannabis Caramels

This recipe comes by way of popular request by the members in my Well With Cannabis Facebook Community.

While not a traditional healthy cannabis recipe, these delicious melt-in-your-mouth cannabis caramels rank right up there with my cannabis brownies and cannabis chocolate chip cookies.

Made with your choice of either cannabutter or cannabis sugar – or both, you can choose how you want to infuse this recipe.

Perfect for a simple sweet treat that can be enjoyed at home or on the go, you can easily individually wrap these caramels for perfect portioning and easy portability.

Below I will go over all of the important things you need to do before preparing this recipe, including making your cannabutter or cannabis sugar at home.

I will also share some important tips and tricks to help you make the best, most delicious cannabis caramels possible.

Join nearly twenty thousand awesome members inside my Well With Cannabis Facebook Community if you have any questions about cooking with cannabis or want to share your creations!

Cannabis Caramel

Caramels Made with Cannabutter

Cannabutter, also known as cannabis butter, is one of the most common cannabis-infused staple recipes.

It is one of the best ways to infuse this recipe with cannabis, and it’s is also what gives this recipe its delicious, buttery taste.

If you don’t have your cannabutter prepared, you’re going to want to make sure you prepare it before diving into this recipe.

While it is a fairly simple process, it does need to undergo the process of decarboxylation followed by a 4 hour infusion time.

If you’ve never made cannabutter before, you can follow my easy step-by-step guide to making cannabutter at home.

If you plan on making your cannabis caramels with just cannabis infused sugar, and not cannabutter, you can simply use non-infused, unsalted butter in place of the cannabutter called for.

Caramels Made with Cannabis Sugar

Using homemade cannabis sugar is another delicious way to infuse this caramel recipe.

Cannabis sugar is a delicious, versatile cannabis recipe that is made using white sugar and a cannabis tincture.

It can be made with either a traditional ‘Green Dragon’ tincture or a QWET ‘Golden Dragon’ tincture.

In this method, the tincture is poured over the sugar and the alcohol is completely evaporated off, leaving behind the cannabinoids attached to the sugar crystals.

You will need to have your cannabis sugar prepared ahead of time for this recipe.

If you’ve never made it before, be sure to follow my complete guide to making cannabis sugar here.

It is totally up to you whether or not you want to use cannabutter, cannabis sugar, or both in this recipe.

Just remember to choose the option that is right for you and your own personal tolerance levels.

Caramels Made with Cannabis Concentrates or FECO

If you are an experienced cannabis consumer and know you have a high tolerance, you may want to consider making your cannabis caramels with cannabis concentrates or FECO for a more potent end product.

Using cannabis concentrates is great because it not only helps to create a more potent final end product, but it also has less of a prominent cannabis taste as compared to cannabutter.

When using concentrates to make your caramels, add them in step 5 when you add the vanilla extract.

Be sure to stir well to ensure even distribution throughout the candies.

Use An Infusion Machine For Your Edibles

If the process of decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles seems like too much work, a cannabis infusion machine is a perfect solution for you!

Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that do all the work for you by decarboxylating and infusing your butters, oils, and more.

The most popular machines on the market today include LEVO Infusion Machines and Ardent Cannabis Infusion Machines.

Use a LEVO Machine

The LEVO II machine can be used to decarboxylate, infuse, and make perfect small batches of butter or oil at home.

Want a discount on a LEVO machine? Be sure to use the discount code EMILY10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

Use an Ardent Cannabis Machine

The Ardent Cannabis FX Machine can be used to decarboxylate, infuse, and make perfect larger batches of butter or oil and more at home.

Want a discount on an Ardent Cannabis Machine? Be sure to use the coupon code EMILY30 at checkout for $30 off your order!

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Making caramel is not exactly a beginner friendly recipe.

Not to say you can’t do it, but just to let you know that it does take some time and patience to get this recipe to turn out right.

Below I will share some of my most helpful tips and tricks below to help ensure your process goes smoothly and successfully.

Run a Non-Infused Test Batch First

Depending on your skill level in the kitchen, I highly recommend running a *non* cannabis-infused batch of caramel first so you can get used to the process.

This ensures that you are able to get comfortable with the process, and can work out any potential kinks, before making a infused batch.

Just incase anything goes wrong the first time, you will be safe knowing you didn’t ‘ruin’ anything.

Maintain Proper Temperature Control

When making this recipe, it is extremely important to take your time and be patient.

It takes quite a bit if time to bring the mixture to temperature, upwards of thirty minutes.

While it may be tempting to blast the heat and try to get the temperature up fast, it is not the best approach.

A low and slow heating approach will ensure you have the best possible final product.

Too fast heating, or a lack of patience, may resort in a burned or scorched batch of caramel.

Does The Heat Destroy the Cannabinoids?

Many people get nervous about bringing the infused cannabutter or cannabis sugar to a high temperature like the 245°F required in this recipe.

Rest assured, this temperature is not too hot, and will not destroy all of the cannabinoids in this recipe.

Helpful Kitchen Items

Choosing the right kitchen items will help make this recipe process go much more smoothly.

The most important thing is to use a large enough saucepan.

As the caramel boils, it will boil up the sides of the pan.

If you use a pan that is too small, you will end up with a sticky mess all over your stove.

You can avoid this by starting with a large enough saucepan in the first place.

For this recipe, we recommend a 6-quart heavy bottomed saucepan.

It is also very important to use a thermometer to help track the temperature of this recipe.

We recommend a candy thermometer that can attach to the side of your saucepan for a hands-free way to easily monitor the temperature of the candy.

Cannabis Caramels

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Cannabis Caramel Emily Kyle

Chewy Homemade Cannabis Caramels

Learn how to make your very own delicious, chewy cannabis caramels at home with either cannabutter, cannabis sugar, or both for a sweet treat that makes it easy to enjoy your cannabis at home or on the go.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine Cannabis Recipe
Servings 80 pieces
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a 9×9 sized baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add the cannabutter, sugar, corn syrup, and kosher salt to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and stir well. Heat until the mixture begins to boil, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Slowly and gradually add the evaporated milk, making sure the mixture stays at a constant boil. This can take upwards of 10-15 minutes per can of milk.
  • Add a candy thermometer to the pan and secure it to the side. Constantly stir until the mixture reaches 245° F.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the caramel into your prepped pan and top with sea salt, if using.
  • Refrigerate the caramels for a few hours, overnight is ideal.
  • Once the caramels are cool and set, cut the caramel into bite-sized pieces and wrap it individually in wax paper if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 27mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

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