The Best Way To Make THC-Infused Caramels At HomeFor as long as I can remember, there has been an unjustified stigma against the standard caramel confection. Sure, the average candy enthusiast doesn’t mind it used as an ingredient in their favorite bar or what have you, but the actual caramel squares themselves have always been associated with, well, the elderly.These “blue hairs” routinely stuff their purses (and their faces) with mini-squares chock full of caramel sweetness. The reason being that their frail, aging, and most likely false teeth can only handle so much when it comes to chewing. Which makes caramels the ultimate “go-to” treat for the geriatric community.But why are they secluded to just the retirement homes and Carnival Cruise Ships? That just doesn’t seem fair, if you ask me. Just because our grandparents enjoy the reliable sweetness of a finely constructed caramel doesn’t make it “uncool.” In fact, I would say that if a person, with a lifetime of eating experience under their weathered, woven belt says that these are the best candies on the market, I am liable to believe them.
Honestly, I doubt that I am the only one to share such a sentiment about these iconic sweet treats. However, for one reason or another, the youth of today tends to lean more towards the overtly-sugary, sometimes cloyingly sour candies. Which is fine – I understand the appeal, but there is something charming about the satisfaction that a solid caramel square provides on a regular basis that makes it one of the best confectionary options on the market.How could these scrumptious squares of light brown greatness get even better? Why, with the infusion of cannabis, of course!While many have probably spotted a caramel edible or two on the shelves of their local dispensary, there is something about whipping up a batch at home that adds even more greatness to them. This is likely due to the sense of self-accomplishment that coincides with such a culinary achievement. Even though a recipe of this nature may seem daunting at first, they are actually incredibly easy to make. If you follow the steps correctly, you will be enjoying THC-infused bits of caramel confections with your friends in no time.
Before we launch into the relatively simple recipe, let’s make sure you have everything you will need to whip up a batch of your very own cannabis caramels.*The recipe and step-by-step guide on how to make your own cannabis-infused butter can be found in another piece of mine. A quick summation of the process is as follows: Decarboxylate your desired amount of cannabis, add in your preferred butter of choice, strain through cheesecloth, allow it to cool (via fridge or cold area), and use at your own leisure. It is really that simple. Once you have the cannabis-infused butter ready (either homemade or purchased), you will be ready to proceed onward with this tremendously tasty recipe.
Toffee has always been a great dessert. Today we are going to be making Almond Hash Toffee, one of the best tasting cannabis recipes we’ve found to date. We highly recommend you give this recipe a try if you haven’t, it’s easy to make and does not take a great deal of time. You are going to need the following:
- 200 g organic coconut oil butter
- 350 g dry roasted almonds
- ¼ cup 100 % maple syrup
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
- 150 g organic unsalted butter
- 2 pinches of salt flakes
- 1 kg raw sugar
- 12 ml hash oil
Tools to use:
1 x heavy based stainless steel saucepan
1 x stainless steel dessert spoon
1 x metal baking tray
First of all, grease the tray with about 25g of butter and place it aside. The greasing is so the toffee spread does not stick to the tray and the toffee has a smooth finish as well.
Then heat half of the organic coconut oil butter in a saucepan over a flame. Add the dry roasted almonds once the butter has melted and gradually brown off the almonds until it turns into a golden colour. Once the almonds turn golden brown empty the contents of the saucepan into a bowl and keep it aside.
Next, place the saucepan back on the heat and empty the remaining coconut oil butter into it. Also empty the organic butter into the sauce pan. Then add the vanilla extract,maple syrup, salt, raw sugar and the hash oil one after the other and allow these ingredients to melt and mix well. Allow the ingredients to cook gradually on a low flame. Make sure that the raw sugar has dissolved totally and there is no residue left over. During this process you need to be extra careful because the sugar can be very hot and if it splashes onto you it can be damaging! After everything mixes properly and reaches the right consistency, pour out the mixture into the tray that has been lined with butter. Spread it evenly across the tray. Once it settles and cools off, use a knife to cut it in into small squares and your Hash Toffee is now ready to eat!
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For THC Toffee, you will need to have the following:
- THC Tincture
- 2 Cups of Regular Non-Medicated Butter
- 2 Cups of Sugar
- ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
- 2 Cups of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup of Finely Chopped Almonds
- Large saucepan
- Large baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Airtight container for storage
I don’t know about you, but I am psyched to get into this THC Toffee, but as usual, we need to make sure you have all the right ingredients before getting too deep into this recipe.Impress Your Friends With This THC ToffeeSEE ALSO: Simple Recipe For Marijuana “Dirt Cup” Cookies
- To kick things off, you’ll want to grab a large saucepan, and place it over “Medium” heat on the stove top. In it, you will add in your butter, salt, and sugar. Keep stirring up all these contents, until the butter has fully melted, and everything is fully incorporated with one another.
- At this point, you will want everything to come to a boil. Keep cooking this mixture at this level, until the contents take on a much darker, almost amber color scheme. With the help of a thermometer, keep an eye on the temperature, as you will want to keep this heat level going until it hits 285°. As that warms up to that optimal temperature, you should be mindful to stir everything up occasionally.
- As that toffee is getting toasty on the stove, you can line a large baking sheet with some parchment paper. Then, as that toffee reaches our desired temperature, we can then stir in your preferred amount of THC tincture.
- Seeing as how one droplet is usually equivalent to a single dose, you’ll probably want to aim for anywhere between 4-7 drops, but it’s completely up to you, as there are no wrong answers when you’re making THC Toffee. So, go as “big” (or as “little”) as you’d like.
- Then, you will want to transfer that infused toffee onto the baking sheet. After that, strategically sprinkle your chocolate on top, and let it for a couple minutes. At this point, the heat from the toffee has melted the chocolate, so you can use a spatula to spread out the chocolate evenly as a delicious top layer.
- Following that, you can sprinkle your almonds on top for a finishing touch. And, as you do, be sure to press them down into the soft surface, as that will help fully incorporate them into the blend as the entire toffee hardens.
- Speaking of, once you’ve done all the aforementioned steps, you will want to place the entire baking sheet, covered in toffee, into the fridge, and keep it in there until everything firms up and sets in place.
- When you see that, take it out of the fridge, and break up the pieces however you see fit. You could try to slice it into even pieces, but given its sturdy demeanor at this point, you’re better off breaking pieces with your hands.
- Store all of those pieces in a trustworthy, airtight container, and keep them in a cool, dry place.
- Baking Sheets
Weed Toffee Recipe
- 1 (10 oz) package saltine crackers
- 1 cup cannabis butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 (12 oz) package semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet. Line baking sheet with saltine crackers.
- In a medium saucepan, combine cannabis butter and brown sugar and cook until mixture reaches 235 degrees F (112 degrees C). Pour mixture over crackers and spread evenly.
- Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot toffee. When chips turn glossy, spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle with almonds. Freeze 20 minutes before serving.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg