Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cannabis-infused chocolates that are ready in just 30 minutes? Look no further than this guide for making quick and easy cannabis chocolates; three ways with your choice of infusion methods.

A completed batch of molded cannabis chocolates made in cannabis leaf shaped molds

Article Features

  • A two-ingredient recipe: melting chocolate & your infusion of choice
  • No tempering required – melt, infuse, mold, and enjoy
  • Want to make it easy? You can make this recipe with my Bliss Cooking Oil or Bliss Cannabutter. Order today to have them delivered straight to your door – now shipping to all 50 states!
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How to Make Cannabis Chocolate

Making cannabis-infused chocolate has been a hot topic for the members of my Well With Cannabis Community.

After getting asked so many questions about the process, I knew it was time to put together this easy step-by-step guide to making quick and easy cannabis-infused chocolates.

This in-depth guide offers three different infusion methods for you to choose from:

  1. Cannabutter or cannabis oil
  2. Decarbed flower or kief
  3. Concentrates

This way, no matter which option you have on hand, it will be easy to make your own cannabis chocolates quickly and easily.

Why You Will Love This Guide

I’ve heard from many of my community members that they are ‘lazy’ when making edibles, they want a quick and easy option, which is where this recipe comes in.

No, we are not making chocolate from scratch – that will be another guide for another day.

Instead, we are infusing premade chocolate options like chocolate chips and melting wafers for a super simple infusion that is easy to put together.

Of course, this method doesn’t result in the professional-looking, super shiny, snappy chocolate you may find at a chocolate shop because we are skipping the tempering process.

But if you want delicious, cannabis-infused chocolates that are ready in just 30 minutes, this method should be perfect for you.

This guide will focus on what types of melting chocolate to use and the best process for melting and include helpful tips and tricks to ensure your cannabis chocolate turns out perfect each time you make it.

Finished image of molded cannabis infused chocolates

What You’ll Need

A white countertop with the ingredients needed to make cannabis chocolate including chips, wafers, concentrates, cannabutter, and cannabis flower
  • Premade Melting Chocolate: Options that work include chocolate chips, melting chocolates, and bars of chocolate.
  • Cannabis-Infusion of Choice: this will depend on which method you pick. You should choose depending on what product you have access to.

Method One: Infused with Oil or Butter

Method Two: Infused With Decarbed Flower or Kief

Method Three: Infused With Concentrates

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

Method 1: Oil or Butter

This is because many people already have infused butter or oil already made or on hand.

If you don’t have any yet, you can purchase my Bliss Cannabutter or Bliss Cooking Oil from my online store and have it delivered directly to your door, we are proud to legally ship to all 50 states!

If you don’t already have these recipes prepared but want to use them, here are recipe guides to show you how to make them at home:

Step-by-Step With Photos

A 4 step collage showing how to infuse cannbutter into chocolate using a double boiler to melt the chocolate, stirring it smooth, and pouring into a mold
  • Step 1 – Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water. Fill the top with your choice of chocolate, like chips or wafers.
  • Step 2 – Allow the steam to melt the chocolate.
  • Step 3 – Add your cannabutter or cannaoil and stir in well.
  • Step 4 – Pour the chocolates into your mold of choice.

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

Pros & Cons

  • Pro – a quick & easy infusion method.
  • Pro – easy if you have cannabutter or cannaoil already made.
  • Pro – a perfect option for microdosing.
  • Con – the finished chocolates must stay refrigerated or frozen, they cannot be left at room temperature.
  • Con – you must stick with the 1 cup chocolate, 2 tablespoons (or less) butter, or oil, ratio

How to Determine The Dose

If you use my Bliss Cannabutter or Bliss Cooking Oil – accurate dosing couldn’t be easier!

My perfectly dosed Bliss Cannabutter contains 12.5mg of THC per teaspoon. There are three teaspoons in a tablespoon. If you used the full two tablespoons called for in this recipe, you would get the following:

12.5mg THC x 6 teaspoons = 75mg of THC for the entire batch. Divide this by the number of pieces you made, for example, 25 pieces of molded chocolate.

75mg of THC / 25 pieces = 3mg of THC per piece of chocolate.

The dosing is the same for my Bliss Cooking Oil. Each 1mL dropper contains 2.5mg of THC and 2.5mg of CBD.

If you use two tablespoons, your total batch will contain 75mg of THC. Divide this number by the number of chocolates you made to get the mg of THC per piece of chocolate.

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Method 2: Decarbed Flower or Kief

This is another popular method I’ve seen used inside my Well With Cannabis Community.

It is a great way to reap the benefits of the whole plant and increase the potency in a way that can’t be done with butter or oil.

Note that using decarbed kief will likely result in a stronger, more potent infusion than using decarbed flower or trim. Be sure to dose according to your own personal tolerance.

Step-by-Step With Photos

A 4 step collage showing how to infuse ground cannabis into chocolate using a double boiler to melt the chocolate, stirring it smooth, and pouring into a mold
  • Step 1 – Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water. Fill the top with your choice of chocolate, like chips or wafers.
  • Step 2 – Allow the steam to melt the chocolate.
  • Step 3 – Add your decarbed kief or decarbed flower and stir in well.
  • Step 4 – Pour the chocolates into your mold of choice.

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

Pros & Cons

  • Pro – the quickest & easiest method.
  • Pro – a perfect option if you do not have cannabutter or cannaoil.
  • Pro – you can easily increase the potency by adding more kief or flowers, resulting in stronger chocolates. You do not need to stick with a specific flower-to-chocolate ratio.
  • Pro – the finished chocolates do not need to stay refrigerated or frozen, it can be left at room temperature.
  • Con – adding actual plant material to the chocolates may create an unappealing taste or texture for some people.
  • Note – using kief will produce stronger and more palatable chocolate than the ground flower.

Method 3: Concentrates

This is the best way to infuse chocolates, in my opinion, if you have access to concentrates.

This method produces a great final taste and texture, as concentrates generally have most of the plant-material removed already.

For this method, you can use a homemade concentrate like FECO/RSO or a store-bought concentrate like distillate or shatter.

Step-by-Step With Photos

A 4 step collage showing how to infuse cannabis concentrates into chocolate using a double boiler to melt the chocolate, stirring it smooth, and pouring into a mold
  • Step 1 – Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water. Fill the top with your choice of chocolate, like chips or wafers.
  • Step 2 – Allow the steam to melt the chocolate.
  • Step 3 – Add your cannabis concentrates and stir them in well.
  • Step 4 – Pour the chocolates into your mold of choice.

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

Pros & Cons

  • Pro – a quick and easy infusion method.
  • Pro – a perfect option if you have access to cannabis concentrates like distillate or FECO.
  • Pro – you can easily create a very potent end product with concentrates. You do not need to stick with a concentrate-to-chocolate ratio; you can add several milliliters of concentrate without affecting texture or melting point.
  • Pro – finished chocolates do not need to stay refrigerated or frozen, and can be left at room temperature.
  • Con – cannabis concentrates may be hard to access, depending on where you live. If you don’t have access to a dispensary, you can make your own FECO at home.

Notes & Expert Tips

Here are a few of the most important notes and expert tips I want to share from my Well With Cannabis Community to help you make the best cannabis chocolates possible.

Follow The Ratio

The recommended ratio for making infused chocolates is 1 cup of melting chocolate to 2 tablespoons of infused butter or oil.

You could do less infused butter or oil here, but I would not recommend adding more. Adding any more butter or oil will cause your chocolates to be melty and not hold together.

Remain Patient

Even though we are just working with chocolate chips or melting chocolate, it is still important to be careful and patient when melting for the best possible outcome.

For the best final product, it is recommended to heat the chocolate “low and slow.”

By heating slowly over low heat, you have a better chance of having a better final outcome.

Avoid Moisture To Prevent Seizing

If the chocolate is melted too quickly, or if a water-based liquid is introduced, the chocolate can seize.

Seizing can turn the melting chocolate into a hard, clumpy mess with a concrete-like consistency.

It is for this reason that it is extremely important to keep any water away from your infusion.

Additionally, do not add any ingredient that may contain water, such as honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract.

Be Careful Of The Microwave

My method of melting chocolates involves using the double boiler, but a lot of people report liking to use their microwave to melt chocolate.

This is OK – BUT – do not microwave the chocolate if your infusion option is in it – very high heat could destroy your THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Instead, melt the chocolate in the microwave and THEN stir in your infusion option of choice.

Special Instructions For Infusing With Tincture

DO NOT try to infuse chocolates with an alcohol-based tincture without following the special instructions below.

An alcohol-based-tincture like the Green Dragon or Golden Dragon, contains alcohol which contains water.

If this comes in contact with your chocolate, it may cause it to seize up. If you want to infuse with tincture, you must evaporate off all of the alcohol first.

Follow these special instructions for making cannabis chocolates with alcohol-based tinctures:

Warning

Be Careful. Take extreme caution when using a gas stove to evaporate the alcohol from a tincture, as the fumes are flammable. Ensure proper ventilation and common-sense safety measures are in place.

  1. Fill the bottom portion of the double boiler with 1 cup of water. Place on the stove and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, turn the heat off.
  2. Away from the stove or open flame, add the tincture to the top pan of the double boiler. Place the top pan atop the bottom pan.
  3. Carefully and slowly turn the stove back on to medium heat and allow 100% of the alcohol to evaporate from the tincture, stirring occasionally. The tincture will reduce in volume, leaving a thick, sticky black oil. No visible liquid should remain.
  4. When you are certain no liquid remains, add the chocolate chips or wafers to the top portion of the double boiler. Steam from the bottom pan will heat the chocolate in the top pan, allowing the chocolate to melt slowly. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is mostly melted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Pick back up at step 5 in the instructions below and follow the rest of the directions.
Finished image of molded cannabis infused chocolates
A completed batch of molded cannabis chocolates made in cannabis leaf shaped molds

Quick and Easy Cannabis Chocolates

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Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cannabis-infused chocolates that are ready in just 30 minutes? Look no further than this guide for making quick and easy cannabis chocolates; three ways, using melting chocolates like chips and wafers with your choice of infusion methods including butter and oil, decarbed kief or flower, or cannabis concentrates like FECO.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 tablespoons

Ingredients  

Method 1: Infused with Oil or Butter

Method 2: Decarbed Flower or Kief

Method 3: Infused with Concentrates

Instructions 

  • Fill the bottom portion of the double boiler with 1 cup of water. Add the top pan and place on the stove and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Once simmering, add the chocolate chips or wafers.
  • Steam from the bottom pan will heat the chocolate in the top pan, allowing the chocolate to melt slowly. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is fully melted, about 5 minutes.
  • If following method one – stir in your butter or oil; if following method two – stir in your decarbed kief or ground flower; if following method three – stir in your cannabis concentrates. Stir the chocolate mixture until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Once everything is melted and combined, turn off the heat, remove the double boiler's top portion, and set it aside.
  • If you plan on pouring the chocolate into molds, use a spoon or other similar tool to get the hot chocolate into your desired mold cavities.
  • Gently tap the molds against the counter or other flat surfaces to release any remaining air bubbles.
  • Place the chocolate-filled molds in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes to set.
  • After 20 minutes, pop the chocolates out of the molds and place them in a ziplock bag or other air-tight storage container.
  • If you used method one, store your chocolates in the refrigerator or freezer. If you used method two or three, you could store it at room temperature for up to 1 week. If you don't plan on using them within a week, store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

Shop Now: If you don’t have anything prepared, you can purchase my Bliss Cannabutter or Bliss Cooking Oil from my online store and have it delivered directly to your door, we are proud to legally ship to all 50 states!
 
  • If you’re unable to measure 6 ounces, use 1 cup. 
  • Melting In The Microwave: This is OK – BUT – do not microwave the chocolate if your infusion option is in it – it could destroy your THC and other cannabinoids. Instead, melt the chocolate in the microwave and THEN stir in your infusion option of choice.
  • 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.
  • Using Alcohol-Based Tinctures: Find special instructions for working with alcohol-based tinctures in the post above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 49kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 1mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make CBD or CBG infused chocolates?

Absolutely, you will need to work with CBD flower, CBG flower, or CBD oil, or CBG oil as your infusion option.

Can I use white chocolate or dark chocolate?

Yes, you can use any melting chocolate or chocolate chips that you want, ranging from milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and more.

Do I need to add lecithin?

No, because we are working with chocolate chips and melting chocolates that already have lecithin as an ingredient. You can learn more in my lecithin for edibles guide here.

Why does my chocolate have white streaks?

Because we are not tempering the chocolate properly, the chocolate can dry with a white or gray-streaked appearance. This is not necessarily bad aside from visual appearances, and you can still consume the chocolates with no worries. I also have noticed this occurs more if the chocolate is allowed to set in the molds at room temperature vs. set in the refrigerator.

Why do my chocolate chips not melt completely?

Chocolate chips are not designed to melt completely, as the producers want them to retain their shape when making, for example, chocolate chip cookies. Therefore, you may notice the chips not melting completely in the double boiler, and that is OK; they will still set in the molds just fine.

Why do my chocolates appear to be ‘sweating’?

This is often due to humidity in the air. Ensure you are letting your chocolates set in a low-humidity environment. Additionally, you may notice this if you let your chocolates set in the refrigerator or freezer and then move them to room temperature.

Can I infuse with an alcohol-based tincture?

Please see the “Special Instructions For Infusing With Tincture” above.

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  1. Hi Waheeda. Absolutely, you can add food coloring or gel to the infused white chocolate, but make sure to use oil-based food coloring as water-based coloring can cause the chocolate to seize up. Happy Infusing!

  2. Hi Emily
    I made cannabutter from your recipe, which is amazing. Can I use that butter to make your chocolate edibles?

  3. Hi Lisa. I’m thrilled to hear that you made the cannabutter from our recipe and found it amazing! It’s fantastic to experiment with different ways to infuse cannabis into your edibles. And yes, you can absolutely use the cannabutter you made to make these chocolates. You can actually use the cannabutter is ANY recipe that calls for butter. Just replace 1:1. Happy baking!

  4. Hi Emily. I’ve been trying to make chocolate bars using distillate and compound chocolate. I know that compound chocolate doesn’t need to be tempered but I’m still get bloom in my finished product. I’m melting my chocolate in the microwave and then adding the distillate (for 150mg bars). I mix it well and then pour it into a clean, dry, plastic mold. When I pop chocolate bars out they have bloom. What can I do to prevent this? Thank you

  5. Hi Erin. One possibility could be the way you’re melting your chocolate. Even though microwaving is convenient, it can sometimes cause the chocolate to overheat, which can lead to bloom. Instead, try using a double boiler to gently melt your chocolate. This method provides more control over the temperature and ensures a more even heat distribution.

    When adding your distillate, make sure it’s evenly mixed into the chocolate. Uneven distribution might affect the chocolate’s consistency and lead to bloom.

    Lastly, after pouring the chocolate into the mold, consider placing it in the fridge to cool and set. This could help maintain a consistent temperature and prevent bloom from forming.

    Making chocolate is both an art and a science, so don’t get disheartened if it takes a few tries to get it perfect. Keep experimenting and tweaking your process, and I’m sure you’ll get there! Let us know how your next batch turns out. ☺️

  6. Hello, when making chocolate, and adding flower, how do you keep the flower from particles from being in the chocolate? You can’t possibly strain it.

  7. Hi Dherbster. When incorporating flower into chocolate, the key is to ensure it’s finely ground to prevent noticeable particles. Using a coffee grinder or a similar device can achieve this. Hope this helps! Happy chocolate-making!