This tried and true, no-fail recipe for cannabis gummies made with oil is the perfect recipe for delicious CBD or THC gummies that do not sweat or separate. This guide includes options for different infused oils, flavorings, sugar-free options, and more.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

With so many cannabis gummy recipes available online with different instructions and methods, it can get overwhelming to pick the perfect one.

Luckily, I have tried them all and worked to put together this no-fail guide on making the perfect cannabis gummies made with oil or butter.

By following these easy directions, you can create a delicious cannabis gummy with perfect texture and consistency, with no separation or sweating.

However, gummy taste and texture preferences are subjective, so I recommend you first try this recipe with *non* cannabis-infused oil.

That way, you know you like the taste and texture of this recipe before adding in your hard-earned cannabis products.

If you would prefer to skip the cooking process and purchase gummies, I have delicious THC Bliss, CBD Revive, CBN Sleep, and CBG Focus gummies available for purchase in my online shop.

If you don’t have cannabis-infused oil available or are looking for a gummy alternative, I also have these different gummy recipes available:


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Ingredients Notes

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  • 1 cup water or juice – juice adds more flavor, but it is also more susceptible to mold
  • ¾-1¼ ounces unflavored gelatin – For this recipe, we will be using ¾-1¼ ounces of gelatin, equivalent to 3-5 Knox packs. See notes below to decide how much to use. This recipe will not work without adding gelatin
  • ½ cup of cannabis-infused oil – I’ve covered every type of cannabis-infused oil or butter you can use below. Just pick your preference and get cooking.
  • 2 teaspoons lecithinLecithin is used as a binder to keep the oil and water together. You can use liquid, granulated, or powdered form. If you skip this ingredient, your gummy’s will separate and leave a hard film of oil on the bottom
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice – or ¼ teaspoon of alternative mold inhibitors like Lorann mold inhibitor or potassium sorbate
  • 3 ounces flavored gelatin – Any flavor you want! Note that flavored gelatin typically comes in two different package sizes, a 3-ounce and 6-ounce package. For this recipe, we will be using one 3-ounce package
  • 5-10 drops of flavoring oils – Available in a wide variety of flavors, these oils can help mask the cannabis taste and make the flavor pop

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  • Step 1 – Prepare your workstation. Gather your equipment and measure out your ingredients.
  • Step 2 – In a small bowl, add ½ cup of water or juice. Stir the unflavored gelatin into the liquid. Set aside to bloom.
  • Step 3 – Prepare a double boiler. Once near boiling, turn to low and simmer.
  • Step 4 – Add the oil and lecithin, allow to melt, and whisk. Leave over low heat while working on the next step.
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  • Step 5 – Bring the remaining water or juice to a boil in a separate pan.
  • Step 6 – Add the mold inhibitor and the flavored gelatin. Mix well to dissolve, then turn off the heat.
  • Step 7 – Pour the flavored gelatin mixture into the double boiler containing the oil and lecithin. Whisk well.
  • Step 8 – Add the reserved bowl of bloomed gelatin to the double boiler. 
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  • Step 9 – Add the flavoring oil drops.
  • Step 10 – Whisk consistently for 10 minutes. This step is very important!
  • Step 11 – Add the gummy mixture to your molds of choice.
  • Step 12 – Allow the molds to sit and set for at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies from the wells.
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  • Step 13 -Remove the gummies from the molds.
  • Step 14 – If air drying, place the gummies in a single layer on a wire baking rack. Allow the gummies to dry at room temperature for 12-72 hours. *See air drying notes below.
  • Step 15 – If you plan to add sugar or citric acid to your gummies, do so after they have been fully air-dried. Do not try to do this immediately after they come out of the molds, they will melt.
  • Step 16 – Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

Storage Instructions

Once removed from the gummy molds, you can either air-dry these gummies or simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

How To Air Dry Cannabis Gummies

Cannabis Gummies With Oil By Emily Kyle

While it’s an extra step, many people prefer to air dry their gummies for enhanced texture, less moisture, and better shelf stability.

To successfully air dry, or cure, the cannabis gummies, you first need to remove them from the molds.

Once free from the molds, you can place them on a wire baking rack, parchment paper, or a paper towel. Allow these gummies to dry at room temperature for 2-48 hours.

The time frame is your choice based on your preferred texture and consistency. Try one every few hours to find what you like best.

Many people will drape a piece of cheesecloth over the gummies to prevent any contaminants from falling on them. If you do this, ensure you are using a breathable fabric.

If you have a food dehydrator available, you can place the gummies to speed up the process.

Note: If you use a food dehydrator to dry your gummies, you must ensure it does not use heat. Low-temperature dehydrators (~90°) will cause your gummies to melt. 

Finally, some people prefer to lightly dust their air-dried gummies with a small amount of cornstarch to remove any last bits of moisture.

A Word of Caution When Air Drying

Humidity will cause an issue of oil sweating if you air-dry your gummies, especially if they are made with MCT oil. 

If it is humid where you live, you must air dry your gummies in the refrigerator, where the temperature and humidity are better controlled. 

If you use a food dehydrator to dry your gummies, you must ensure it does not use heat. Low-temperature dehydrators (~90°) will cause your gummies to melt. 

Alternate Oil Infusion Options

Cannabis Oil Gummies

As you can see from the visual above, your gummies’ final texture and appearance will vary slightly depending on what type of ingredients you use.

Below I will go over all the infusion options that will work with this recipe in detail, including the pros and cons of each option.

Infused MCT Oil

Cannabis Oil Gummies

Our favorite option for making these gummies is to use a cannabis-infused MCT oil.

Many people prefer liquid MCT oil for infusions because it is tasteless, remains liquid at room temperature, is completely clear with no color, and has no flavor.

Using infused MCT oil for your infusion will result in a more clear gummy that is less dense and more ‘jiggly’ than a gummy infused with traditional coconut oil.

If you haven’t made MCT cannabis oil yet, click here for full instructions. You will need to have this ready before starting the gummy-making process.

Infused Coconut Oil

Cannabis Oil Gummies

Our next favorite option for making infused gummies is traditional cannabis-infused coconut oil.

Coconut oil remains solid at room temperature, is opaque in color, and has two primary options: unrefined and refined.

Many people prefer refined coconut oil because it has a less prominent coconut taste.

As noted in the image above, when gummies are made with traditional coconut oil, they tend to be more opaque in appearance, are slightly more dense in texture, and have an almost creamy texture and mouthfeel.

Gummies Made with Cannabutter

Cannabis Gummies Made With Cannabutter

These gummies work perfectly when made with cannabutter in place of MCT or coconut oil.

However, they had a much noticeably strong cannabis taste compared to the previous two options. They also had a creamier mouthfeel, similar to the coconut oil gummies.

I paired them with lime-flavored gelatin, which worked well for color and taste. If you’re interested in making cannabutter, I have a step-by-step crockpot recipe or Instant Pot recipe.

Other Cannabis-Infused Oils

Cannabis Oil Gummies

Whether allergic to coconuts or simply looking for a different oil to infuse, this recipe will work with just about any cannabis oil you desire.

The only caveat is that you risk absorbing any flavors from your oil, especially with stronger oils like hemp seed oil or olive oil.

You can try the following cooking oils to experiment with: avocado oil, sunflower seed oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, soybean oil, safflower oil

Notes & Expert Tips

  • Test batch: As always, I recommend you make one *non-infused* test batch of gummies before trying with your actual product to ensure you like the taste, consistency, and process. This means using regular coconut oil instead of cannabis coconut oil, etc.
  • Unflavored gelatin: Using butter or solid coconut oil, use ¾ ounce (3 packs) of Knox gelatin. If you use liquid oil, such as MCT oil, use 1 ounce (4 packs) of Knox gelatin.
  • Mold inhibitors: You can also use ¼ teaspoon of LorAnn Mold Inhibitor or potassium sorbate instead of the lemon juice if you need a longer shelf life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most important frequently asked cannabis gummy questions that I get from my Well With Cannabis Community.

Can you freeze these gummies?

Yes, you can easily freeze them. Freezing gummies does not alter the potency and may even help preserve potency.

Can you make cannabis gummies with sugar-free gelatin?

Yes! We made these gummies with sugar-free flavored gelatin, which was fine. Simply swap a 0.3oz packet of sugar-free gelatin for the traditional 3oz packet of regular flavored gelatin. The weight difference comes from the lack of regular sugar.

Can I toss these gummies in sugar?

Yes, but only after they have been cured or air-dried for at least 24 hours. If you try to coat them in sugar before air drying, they will melt and turn into a wet soupy mess.

What kind of lecithin should I use?

I prefer liquid sunflower lecithin because I feel it mixes in better. Many members of my Well With Cannabis Community report that powdered lecithin works great in this recipe.

Can I make these without flavored gelatin?

If you want to skip the flavored gelatin, add a sweetener.

Can I make these without gelatin?

No. Gelatin is a colorless, flavorless, protein-based ingredient that helps to create the gummy texture we are looking for in this recipe. It can easily be found in the baking section of your local grocery store or purchased on Amazon.

Do I need to use the flavoring oils?

They’re not 100% necessary, but for those who want the extra flavor boost to help cover the taste of the cannabis in the gummies, these super-strength flavoring oils are the perfect addition.

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This no-fail recipe for cannabis gummies made with oil is the perfect recipe for delicious cannabis-infused gummies that do not sweat or separate once prepared.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 fluid ounces

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Prepare your workstation before getting started; this recipe moves quickly. Gather your equipment and measure out your ingredients. Place your gummy molds on baking trays, so they don't flop when being moved.
  • In a small bowl, add ½ cup of water or juice. Stir the unflavored gelatin into the liquid. This is called blooming the gelatin. The mixture will become very thick. Set aside.
  • Next, prepare a double boiler by putting one cup of water in the bottom pan. Add the top pan and place over medium-high heat. Once near boiling, turn the heat to low and let simmer.
  • Add the cannabis oil (or cannabutter) and lecithin to the top of the double boiler. Allow butter or oil to melt as needed, and then whisk to incorporate. Leave over low heat while working on the next step.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of water or juice to a separate small saucepan on the stove. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the lemon juice or mold inhibitor and the flavored gelatin packet to the hot liquid. Whisk well to dissolve. Turn off the heat.
  • Carefully and slowly, pour the flavored gelatin mixture into the double boiler that contains the melted oil (or cannabutter) and lecithin. Whisk consistently until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Take the reserved bowl of bloomed gelatin and add it to the double boiler. 
  • Add your desired amount for flavoring oil drops.
  • Whisk consistently for 10 minutes, ensuring no clumps form. This step is very important! You can use an immersion blender to speed up the process if desired.
  • Working quickly, using a squeeze bottle, pipette, or piston funnel, add the gummy mixture to your gummy molds of choice.
  • Allow the filled molds to sit and set for at least 30 minutes at room temperature or in the refrigerator before attempting to remove the gummies from the molds.
  • Carefully remove the gummies from the molds. Decide whether you want to store them in the fridge immediately or allow them to air dry.
  • If air drying, place the gummies in a single layer on a wire baking rack. Allow the gummies to dry at room temperature for 12-72 hours, depending on your texture preferences. *See air drying notes below.
  • If you plan to add sugar or citric acid to your gummies, do so after they have been fully air-dried. Do not try to do this immediately after they come out of the molds, they will melt.
  • Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Notes

  • Run a test batch first: I recommend you make one *non-infused* test batch of gummies before trying with your actual infusion to ensure you like the process, taste, and consistency of the final product. This ensures no good stuff gets wasted.
  • Unflavored gelatin: If you are using butter or solid coconut oil, use 3/4 ounce (3 Knox packs) of gelatin. If you are using a liquid oil, such as MCT oil, use 1 ounce (4 Knox packs) of gelatin. If you want an extra firm gummy, use 1¼ ounce (5 Knox packs) of gelatin.
  • Lecithin: You can use powdered or liquid lecithin in the exact same amount. If your infused oil was already made with lecithin, you should still add the additional lecithin called for in this recipe.
  • Mold inhibitors: You can also use a ¼ teaspoon of LorAnn Mold Inhibitor or potassium sorbate in place of the lemon juice for longer shelf stability.
  • When air drying:  Humidity will cause an issue of oil sweating if you are air-drying your gummies, especially if they are made with MCT oil. If you use a food dehydrator to dry your gummies, you must ensure it does not use heat. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gummy, Calories: 29kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 10mg, Sugar: 2g

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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  1. Hi Lala. It’s wonderful to hear you’re looking to try out this recipe for cannabis gummies! If you only have Knox unflavored gelatin available, don’t worry–you can absolutely still make delicious, flavorful gummies. Here’s how you can modify the recipe:

    Use the Knox Gelatin: The recipe calls for flavored gelatin like Jello, which is both a flavoring and a gelling agent. Since you’re using Knox unflavored gelatin, you’ll use this as your primary gelling agent.

    Add a Sweetener: Flavored gelatin like Jello comes pre-sweetened, so you’ll need to add a sweetener to your gummy mixture. You could use sugar, honey, agave nectar, or any other sweetener that suits your taste. Start with about 1/4 cup, then adjust to your liking.

    Add Flavoring: Since the Knox gelatin doesn’t come with flavoring, you’ll need to add this separately. You can use flavored oils, extracts, or even fruit juice to give your gummies a tasty twist. Start with about 1 teaspoon of flavoring or 1/2 cup of fruit juice, then adjust to your liking.

    Experiment: Feel free to play around with different flavors and amounts of gelatin and sweeteners until you find a combination that you love. Making your own gummies gives you the freedom to create a treat that’s perfectly tailored to your taste buds!

    We recommend making a non-infused batch first to ensure you are pleased with the final product and you’re not wasting any cannabis along the way!

    I hope this was helpful! Let us know what you try and how they turn out! We’re always interested in how our readers cooking experiences go!

  2. I have made this recipe quite a few times with mct oil, lecithin granules. I have had issues with separating, lecithin granules not melting, takes a long time and heat to melt. I found that if i put the lecithin granules in a spice grinder first it helps alot and heat oil before adding powder in double boiler. I used the extra non flavoured gelatin for the mct oil as in notes. also you cannot wisk too much or too little and the temperature is key. When adding the jello and bloom dont let temp get higher than 160 deg. it is quite a process but i think i have it now finally after 4 times. thanks for support and hope this helps others?

  3. Hi Sherri. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with the recipe! It sounds like you’ve been on quite a journey perfecting it, and I’m thrilled to hear that you’ve found strategies that work for you. Your tips will undoubtedly be helpful to others trying out this recipe. We appreciate you taking the time to share them. Keep experimenting and happy cooking!

  4. Hi Larry. We have not experimented with coating the gummies in critic acid/sugar,s o we don’t have an exact answer. We do know that it is vital to ensure the gummies are 100% air-dried before adding the citric acid or sugar, or else they will melt.

  5. what is the yield of the recipe? Most of the recipes I see online make no mention of how many gummies you can expect to make. I know that different gummy molds have different volume, so knowing the total finished volume would help. I just want to make sure that I don’t have too few molds and end up with a bunch of leftover mixture.

  6. Hi Jeremy. This recipe makes 12 fluid ounces of gummy mixture, which is roughly 355ml’s. I hope this helps!

  7. Hi Emily,

    I just asked a question and I’m back already🫣…Your cannabis gummie recipe call for 1/2 cup of infused oil and 1 cup of water. When using the calculator to determine the strength for gummies should I input 1 1/2 cups of liquid or does the added water not affect the strength? My THC goes from 16.5% without the water to 5.5% with the water. Its a big difference!

    Thanks again,

    Eoghan