Infused gummies are sweet, delicious, convenient, and easy to keep stored, but they can be hard to prepare from scratch. Many people want to skip the hard work, which is why I'm teaching you how to easily infuse store-bought gummies with a cannabis tincture.
- A super simple way to infuse storebought gummies
- Just two ingredients needed: tincture and gummies
- No complicated steps and no messy processes
Why You Will Love This Method
My candy-addicted inner child loves anything sour or sweet, but sometimes I just don't have time to make gummies from scratch.
My Well With Cannabis Community has been talking about infusing store-bought gummies lately, and we are all in agreement that this helpful shortcut needs to be shared.
These gummies are made with an alcohol-based tincture and are easy to take with you on the go for any occasion or just to hang out at home.
In this post, we will explore how to infuse any store-bought gummies your heart desires for an easy, no-mess experience. Enjoy!
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- Alcohol-based cannabis tincture: You MUST use an alcohol-based tincture for this recipe, an oil-based tincture will not work the same. See the "Alternate Tincture Recipes" section below for different tincture recipes to try.
- Sugar-coated gummies: Sugar-coated gummies work best for this method. Some favorite options include sour patch kids, gumdrops, fruit slices, gummy worms, and more.
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 - Prepare your cannabis tincture.
- Step 2 - If you havent already, evaporate some of the alcohol from your tincture, if desired. This helps speed up the process and makes a stronger end product.
- Step 3 - Prepare your work station. Purchase your candies, line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, and top with a wire baking rack.
- Step 4 - Align all of the store-bought gummies you want to infuse in a single layer on top of the baking rack.
- Step 5 - Carefully place 1-5 drops of tincture on the top side of each gummy. Allow them to air-dry to ensure all of the alcohol has evaporated off.
- Step 6 - Flip the gummies and place another 1-5 drops of tincture on the top side of each gummy.
- Step 7 - Repeat the previous step as often as desired.
- Step 8 - Enjoy!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Ensure the gummies are completely dry before storing them or else you will end up with a sticky mess. Store the infused store-bought gummies in an airtight container. Store for 1-3 months.
Alternate Tincture Options
If you need to make an alcohol-based tincture for this recipe, I have many resources to help you out!
First, choose which tincture method you want to try. The two most popular remain the Green dragon long soak tincture and the Golden dragon freezer tincture.
You can learn more about the difference between the two here. If you want to make a non-intoxicating tincture, you can try a CBDA tincture or a THCA tincture.
Just remember to use an alcohol-based tincture for the best results. You can evaporate some of the alcohol before getting started if you want to speed up the drying process.
Notes and Expert Tips
- This recipe works because the alcohol evaporates into the air, leaving the cannabis behind. There should be no alcohol left at the end of the process that could intoxicate you.
- Do not attempt to make this recipe with an oil-based tincture. This recipe works because the alcohol evaporates at room temperature. Oil does not evaporate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learning to infuse store-bought gummies can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked from my Well With Cannabis Community.
Only if you fail to evaporate the alcohol and consume a lot of gummies with alcohol on them. If you evaporate all of the alcohol as recommended, you will not get drunk.
No, it is not recommended to try this process with an oil-based tincture. The oil does not evaporate and will just leave you with an oil-coated gummy.
The sugar crystals on the gummies help to soak in the tincture and hold onto the FECO that is left over once the alcohol has evaporated. Many people have asked if they could do the same process with non-sugar-coated gummies like Swedish fish, but I have not personally tried it yet.
If you're brand new to edibles, you should always follow the golden dosage rule of "start low and go slow" when working with THC. You can always go back and add more drops if you find they are not as strong as you want. If you have a higher tolerance, add more drops. Just be careful not to overdo it.
Yes! If you want my recipe on that, I'll leave it right here.
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Infuse Store-Bought Gummies with Cannabis Tinctures
- 1 ounce cannabis alcohol tincture
- 4 ounces sugar-coated gummies of choice*
- Prepare your cannabis tincture. See the section above for different recipes to try.
- Evaporate some of the alcohol from the tincture, if desired. This helps to speed up the process and make a stronger end product.
- Prepare your work station by placing parchment paper on a baking sheet, topped with a wire baking rack.
- Align all of the gummies in a single layer atop the baking rack.
- Carefully drop 1-5 drops of tincture on each gummy. Flip and repeat. Allow them to air-dry for 20-30 minutes to ensure all of the alcohol has evaporated off.
- Repeat the previous step as often as desired. Each application increases the potency.
- Ensure the gummies are completley dry before storing. Store the gummies in an airtight container.
- It is not recommended to use oil-based tinctures for this recipe.
- Sugar-coated gummies are the best choice for this recipe.
I love this idea! however the sugar isn't an option...is there a suggestion for gummies that are not coated in sugar? maybe poke a hole in the gummy and insert the tincture? Thank you for a lovely website and thank you for your reply.
Hey Linda, thank you for the kind words! That option should work, but I would evaporate off all of the alcohol first so you're just inserting FECO into the gummy 🙂
Can tincture be used with a gummy bear mix, if so when do you add the tincture
Hey Virginia, I'm not sure about a gummy bear mix, but I do have a Cannabis Gummy Recipe with Tincture you could try 🙂
Would this recipe work with alto if mints?
Hey Ringo, I haven't tried it myself, but I don't see why it wouldn't work 😀 It couldn't hurt to try just one and see. Let us know how it turns out for you!
I love the recipe. Once again, it's really simple. I've made gummies but for whatever reason, didn't like them at all. I tossed a lot and appear to be in the habit of doing that. So ... I'd like your help once again. I have 8g flower that's about 30% thc precarbed (10g to 8g). Will use the Green Dragon recipe again 🙂 . Starting with 6 oz alcohol and will reduce it to 3 oz.
How many drops do I use? I am used to higher thc levels but don't want to make me close to non-functional. I'll store them in an airtight container. = How long will they last?
Many thanks again.
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Barb. Based on your numbers, one teaspoon or 5ml has roughly 126mg of THC. One teaspoon, used on 5 gummies, is about 25mg a gummy. This is a good dosage for most with higher tolerances, but everyone is different. To store, ensure the gummies are completely dry before storing in an airtight container and they should last 1-3 months. I hope this helps!
This makes me think, I can infuse my alcohol-based tincture on anything.
Renée from Team EKN
Hi David. There are so many ways an alcohol-based tincture can be used, especially if it's evaporated down to FECO. Happy infusing! 🌿
I can't believe this was so simple! I poked a toothpick into sugar coated gummies. Dunked them into my jar. Just got them wet. Waited 30 minutes (the time it takes to watch a silly sitcom). Did it two more times. Awesome treat! Marshmallow Peeps doused in my tincture with a dropper are not for rookies! KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN!!
Renée from Team EKN
Hi David. This is awesome! 🤗 Thank you for sharing!
Omg! These are fab! 😋
Question! If I double dip them does the potency double ? 👀
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Dawn! This is quite the recipe, isn't it!? 🤗 You can continue adding as many drops of tincture as you'd like. Start low, and you can adjust accordingly. You can always add more, but you can't take it away. Glad you love it!