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
- No complicated steps or 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.
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 evaportes 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 off the alcohol and consume a lot of gummies with alcohol on them. If you evaporate off 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 leftover 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". 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.