This easy, no-fail recipe for cannabis gummies made with tincture is the perfect recipe for delicious CBD or THC gummies that can be made with an alcohol-based tincture, full-extract cannabis oil (FECO or RSO), or other cannabis concentrates like distillate, shatter, or wax.

Cannabis Gummies with Tincture

Features

  • A tried and true recipe with over 150+ 5-star reviews
  • An easily customizable recipe that can feature any color or flavor you want
  • Infusion options include an alcohol-based tincture, FECO, RSO, or other concentrates

Why You Will Love This Recipe

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

It’s most important for most people to choose a recipe based on what cannabis products they already have to work with.

If you have an alcohol-based cannabis tincture like the Green Dragon or Golden Dragon (QWET) tincture, FECO or RSO, or any other type of cannabis concentrate, this is the recipe for you!

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

It is important to note that gummy taste and texture preferences are subjective, which is why I recommend you try this recipe with *non* cannabis-infused products first.

That way, you know if you like the taste and texture of the final product before incorporating your hard-earned cannabis.

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 tincture, QWET tincture, FECO/RSO, or other cannabis concentrates available or are looking for a gummy alternative, I also have these different gummy recipes available:

Ingredients needed to make cannabis gummies

Ingredients Notes

  • 1 cup water – Divided into two ½ cups. You can use water or juice. Just know that when you use juice, you increase the opportunity for the gummies to mold.
  • ¾ ounces unflavored gelatin – For this recipe, we will use ¾ ounces of gelatin, equivalent to 3 Knox packs. This recipe will not work without the addition of gelatin
  • ½ cup tincture or 1mL concentrate – An alcohol-based tincture, FECO/RSO, or other cannabis concentrates like distillate. If starting with an alcohol tincture, you will want to evaporate the alcohol first.
  • ½ teaspoon lecithin – Optional, as these gummies don’t separate like the oil-based ones. If you have it, you can use liquid lecithin. If you skip this ingredient, your gummies will be fine, as we only use a small bit of concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice – or mold inhibitor; see notes below.
  • 3 ounces flavored gelatin – This is equivalent to one small box. Any flavor you want. Note that flavored gelatin typically comes in a few different package sizes, 0.3 ounces, 3-ounce, and 6-ounce. For this recipe, we will be using one 3-ounce package
  • 10 drops 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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Evaporate the alcohol from your tincture, if needed. Prepare your workstation. Gather your equipment and measure out your ingredients.
  • Step 2 – In a small bowl, add ½ cup of the 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 FECO or concentrate and lecithin (if using). Allow the oil to melt. Turn off the heat and set it aside 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 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 vigorously for 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 11 – With a pipette or squeeze bottle, 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 later on a wire baking rack. Allow the gummies to dry at room temperature for 24-72 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 choose to either air-dry these gummies or simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

A visual showing how to air dry cannabis gummies with gummies on a wire baking rack

How To Air Dry Cannabis Gummies

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 12-72 hours.

The time frame is your choice and is 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. Any 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.

Alternate Infusion Options

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

Cannabis Tincture Gummies by Emily Kyle

Gummies Made with Alcohol-Based Tincture

A favorite option for making these gummies is to use a cannabis-infused alcohol tincture.

Using a tincture for your infusion will result in a more clear gummy that is less dense and more jiggly than a gummy made with coconut oil.

Making a cannabis tincture is fairly straightforward and requires just decarbed cannabis and high-proof grain alcohol.

If you haven’t made a cannabis tincture yet, get my Green dragon instructions or Golden dragon instructions.

You will need to have this ready before starting the gummy-making process.

You will then want to evaporate the alcohol in your tincture, leaving you with FECO or full-extract cannabis oil.

Gummies Made with FECO or RSO

Full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO or RSO, is the tincture mentioned above that has had all of the alcohol already evaporated off.

Yes, you can safely evaporate the alcohol off of an alcohol tincture to make full-extract cannabis oil.

It does not matter if you start this process with a tincture or FECO.

Just remember that already-made FECO is more concentrated and potent than a cannabis tincture that still contains alcohol.

Gummies Made with Cannabis Concentrates

Just like FECO or RSO is a cannabis concentrate, there are many other types of cannabis concentrates on the market today.

From distillate or CO2 oil to shatter or wax, all can be used in place of FECO for this recipe.

You will want to ensure that your concentrate is decarbed first if needed. If you’re unsure, you can first check out my concentrate guide here.

How much you will add is up to you and your personal tolerance and dosage preferences. 1mL or 1 gram is a good place to start.

Frequently Asked Cannabis Gummy Questions

Below are answers to some of the most important frequently asked cannabis gummy questions from my Well With Cannabis Facebook Community that have not been addressed above.

How much FECO/RSO to use?

You can add as much or as little FECO or RSO as you’d like depending on your tolerance and preferences. Remember, FECO/RSO can be very potent; even just 1mL may be a lot to start with, so be sure to taste-test carefully and slowly. If you want them super strong, you can add more, up to 5mL. The mL volume is so small it doesn’t make a difference in the recipe’s texture.

How should I store these gummies?

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

Can I freeze these gummies?

If you don’t plan on air drying or consuming your gummies within two weeks, you can easily freeze them. Freezing gummies does not alter the potency of the gummies and, in fact, may even help preserve potency over time.

Can I make these gummies with sugar-free gelatin?

Yes! We made these gummies with sugar-free flavored gelatin, and they turned out just fine. Simply swap a 0.3oz packet of sugar-free gelatin for the traditional 3-ounce packet of regular gelatin.

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.

Cannabis Gummies with Tincture

Cannabis Gummies Made with Tincture or FECO/RSO

4.82 from 217 votes
This no-fail recipe for CBD or THC gummies made with tincture is the perfect recipe for delicious cannabis gummies that are made with an alcohol-based tincture, full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO/RSO, or other cannabis concentrates.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 fluid ounces

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • If you haven't already, evaporate the alcohol from your cannabis tincture. Directions below, if needed. While doing this, 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 over medium-high heat.  Once boiling, turn the heat to low and let simmer.
  • Add the reduced tincture, prepared FECO/RSO, or other concentrate and the lecithin (if using) to the top of the double boiler. Allow the mixture to warm slightly. Turn off the heat while working on the next step.
  • In a separate small saucepan on the stove, add the remaining ½ cup of water or juice. 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 mix into the double boiler with the reduced tincture/FECO 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 vigirously for 3-5 minutes. 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 later on a wire baking rack. Allow the gummies to dry at room temperature for 24-72 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.
  • Evaporate the alcohol: Take extreme caution when evaporating the alcohol from a tincture as the fumes are flammable. Ensure proper ventilation and common-sense safety measures are in place. If you are using a gas stove, check out these alternative safe evaporation options. Be sure to sway from an open flame. Allow at least 75% of the alcohol to evaporate from the tincture before using in this recipe. The tincture will significantly reduce in volume, leaving a sticky black oil known as FECO.
  • Using other concentrates: If you are using cannabis concentrates instead of FECO/RSO, check this guide first to see if the concentrate needs to be decarbed.
  • Unflavored gelatin: If you want an extra firm gummy, use 1¼ ounce (5 Knox packs) of gelatin.
  • Lecithin: Optional, as these gummies don’t separate like the oil-based ones. If you have it, you can use liquid lecithin. If you skip this ingredient, your gummies will be fine as we are only using a small bit of concentrate.
  • Mold inhibitors: You can also use 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: 12kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sodium: 10mg, Sugar: 2g

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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104 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My first go at making gummies was a great success !
    Made strawberry flavored hearts and skull shapes ! Used green dragon tincture !
    Got really really high cause I think I ate too many. Lost count after about 6 !
    Passed out in my chair around 7:30 or so and slept till 5:30 without waking once ! Best night sleep I had in years !!
    I’m type two and pushin 64 soon !
    Lots of health issues in past !
    Post cancer surgery survivor !
    I actually liked that more than smoking !
    Effects last way longer and can be extremely strong so all please BEWARE !!
    And by all means enjoy !!

  2. Hi Darrell. Wow, it sounds like your first attempt at making gummies was a smashing success! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the effects of the gummies. Many people find that edibles provide a longer-lasting and more potent experience compared to smoking. Plus, it’s fantastic that you had a restful night’s sleep! Keep enjoying your cannabis journey and feel free to share more of your adventures!

  3. I am excited to give this a try but I am unclear of one aspect. If the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of tincture or 1 ml of FECO and I use the concentrated version do you need to add the 1/2 of fluid in some other way? Or is there only 1 cup of liquid total?
    Thank you

  4. Hi Kris. The alcohol is evaporated off from the tincture at the start of the recipe, so there is no need for the difference in liquid if FECO is used. I hope this helps! Happy gummy making!

  5. 5 stars
    Looks easy enough to follow. Look forward to advancing to the next stage.
    Friends have uesd it and they came out very well.

  6. Hi Fred. It’s great to hear that our recipe seems easy to follow and we’re looking forward to you progressing to the next stage! It’s even better to know that your friends have made these gummies and achieved excellent results. If you need any help along the way, don’t hesitate to email us for a quicker response. Happy gummy-making!

  7. 4 stars
    I’ve used this recipe twice and both times I end up getting a thin result before adding to the molds and they never setup very well and even shrink up when drying over night. I feel like I’m following the recipe to a T, any advice?

  8. Hi Corey. Thank you for trying out our recipe and reaching out for help. I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing some difficulties, but we’re here to help! There could be a few reasons why your gummies are turning out thin and not setting up well. Here are some pointers that might help:

    Gelatin Quantity: Make sure you’re using the correct amount of gelatin. For this recipe, we use ¾ ounces unflavored gelatin and 3 ounces flavored gelatin. If you’re using different brands or types of gelatin, the ratio might vary.

    Bloom Time: It’s crucial to give the unflavored gelatin enough time to bloom in the water or juice before you add it to the hot mixture. This process helps to ensure a proper set.

    Mixing: Whisk the mixture well to ensure all the gelatin is fully dissolved. Any undissolved gelatin can lead to a less firm gummy.

    Setting Time: Allow the gummies to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before removing from the molds. If they’re still soft, you can leave them in a bit longer.

    Drying: If your gummies are shrinking when drying, it might be due to excess moisture. Try patting the gummies dry with a paper towel before air drying. Also, ensure they are completely cool before starting the drying process.

    It’s important to remember that making gummies can take a bit of trial and error to get them just right. Don’t get discouraged if the first few batches aren’t perfect. With a little patience and practice, you’ll get there!

    I hope these tips help improve your next batch. Let me know how it goes, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have more questions. We’re here to support you in your cannabis cooking journey!

  9. 3 stars
    Hello,
    Is there a vegan gummy recipe alternative to gelatin ingredients, and how to make them?

    Thank you.

  10. Hi Marisol. We’ve tried (and failed) so many times with vegan gummies 🙁 We just can’t find a recipe that feels “right.” If you come across a good one, please let us know!