If there’s anything better than indulging in the pure joy of consuming a delicious, high-quality marijuana strain, then that’s definitely the luscious delight of combining marijuana and chocolate and sinking into a whole new dimension of cannablissfullness.
The decadent weed chocolate truffles recipes that we are about to share below are bound to blow your mind not merely because of their appetizing flavors and the smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture but also because of the ease of bringing these toothsome chocolate pot truffles to life.
Out of the numerous edible chocolate weed truffles recipes you may choose to try out, the ones that we have compiled are tried and tested by our team of fellow cannabisseurs to ensure that you’ll lay your hands on shamelessly delicious marijuana-infused choco truffles that will exceed even your bravest expectations.
Hooray to all the chocoholic bud buddies out there. We think it’s high time to skip the sweet talk and get down to mixing a flagrant batch of delectable pot chocolate truffles to enjoy all by yourself (we won’t judge you!) or share with your best 420 pals (psst, just keep in mind that your cannafriends will be surely back for more of these scrumptiously delicious cannachocotruffles, so act accordingly xoxo).
Did we mention our DIY weed-choco step-by-step recipes are super easy to follow and complete even by beginners? No more excuses, just keep reading and once you’re done make sure to light one up and get straight down to prepping a batch of these goodies with a wide smile on your face.
Cannabis and Chocolate What a Perfect Pair!
Being the crafty cannabis aficionados that we are, we decided to bring the classic chocolate weed truffles recipe to a whole new level of Master Chef exquisiteness by using our very own, homegrown stash of Chocolope strain.
Of course, you can opt for whatever strain you prefer, and it also doesn’t matter if you are about to use dispensary-bought or homegrown cannabis flowers.
However, we can’t help it but find it an utmost delight to work with homegrown cannabis strains because doing so adds an artisanal flair to just about any edibles one might choose to prepare. And it goes without saying that when introducing your batch of chocolate weed truffles made with top-quality homegrown marijuana buds makes your love, respect, and understanding of all things cannabis-related truly stand out.
We decided to give Chocolope strain a try for more than one reason.
Firstly, just like the name applies, Chocolope strain is simply born to be combined with chocolate. Not that it makes much of a difference in the flavor of your chocolate weed truffles but the mere idea of working with a strain that comes with such a mouthwatering name is more than alluring.
Secondly and more importantly, we like this strain because of its Sativa genetics which makes up for a more energetic, motivational, inspirational, giggly, super social type of high, especially when combined with chocolate since cocoa is a well-known aphrodisiac, mind-stimulator, and nonetheless, energy booster.
However, you can also choose to prep a batch of weed-infused choco truffles by adding the delicious buds of an Indica or Indica-dominant strain such as Northern Lights or White Widow.
By the way, if you haven’t tried the autoflowering version of the legendary, all-time favorite Northern Lights strain, we highly encourage you to make these cannabeauties part of your next marijuana grow operation. Super easy to grow, compactly-structured and with a short flowering phase, Northern Lights autos are a must-have in every cannabisseurs’ weed kit not merely because of the high medicinal value of this strain but also because of its extraordinary effects on the mind that can be best described as being able to experience the magic of the Northern Lights phenomenon without having to travel to the northern coast of Siberia.
Not the least, if you find that high-CBD strains work best for you or you simply want to mix a batch of cannabis-infused chocolate truffles that can be consumed during any time of the day or night without depriving you of your focus, you can go for a high-CBD strain such as CB Diesel or CB Dream.
Of course, it is also a fantastic idea to use a high-CBD strain and a high-THC strain when prepping your weed choco truffles to get the best of both worlds! Or you can always add an extra punch of CBD Oil once your truffles are just about to be refrigerated.
Interestingly, both cocoa trees and cannabis plants share something intriguing in common: they belong to the category of psychoactive plants.
While we are fairly used to discussing the psychoactive effects of cannabis (unfortunately, sometimes even in a negative connotation), the truth is, there is a very wide variety of psychoactive substances apart from cannabis, and all of these substances have invaluable applications in the treatment of various diseases, provided they are used correctly. Although many tend to think of psychoactive plants as something hazardous nowadays, the benefits of psychedelic plants have been praised and used in both ancient medicines, as well as in the most important ancient spiritual and religious rituals.
As a rule of thumb, the higher the cocoa content in chocolate (think in terms of at least 50+%), the higher the brain function-, good mood-, and immunity-enhancing benefits you can reap.
In fact, scientists are quite positive that cocoa may become the new brain drug of the future, so throw away any guilt-inducing thoughts that may be lingering in your consciousness or subconsciousness and let the weed choco truffles beautifully nurture your mind and body.
The journey from the cocoa tree to cocoa powder and all the way up to decadent chocolate treats is quite extraordinary, so it is worth to fully appreciate the pleasure of working with cocoa and cannabis by thoroughly enjoy every step of the making of your fantastic chocolate weed truffles.
Classic Chocolate Weed Truffles The Best Step-by-Step Recipe
Active Prep Time: 1 ½ – 2 hours
Inactive Prep Time: 3 hours
You’ll love these weed choco truffles because they will melt in your mouth, leaving all your worries far, far away as you get to sink deeper and deeper into the profound pleasure of letting your taste buds celebrate the beauty of life. Oh, and guess what, they are painfully easy and fun to make!
If you are new to dosing edibles, don’t panic. Just take it slow and do your research. Also, don’t become greedy and take a moderate dose of your cannabis-infused weed truffles in a safe, comfy environment so that you stay away from possibly getting overwhelmed and/or paranoid.
Remember, the high shall pass, so it is all about keeping a positive mindset. Anyone can become an edibles master but making peace of mind with the idea that you will go through some trials and errors when making your way into the mesmerizing world of cannabis-infused treats remains a must.
List of Ingredients
1.3 to 5 grams of marijuana buds
2. ½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3.8 oz. chocolate of your favorite flavor for dipping and coating
4.1 Ib. dark or semisweet chocolate (to balance out the sweetness of your weed choco truffles perfectly).
5. 1 cup heavy cream
6. ¼ tablespoon Vanilla extract
7. Any extra flavorings to the taste such as cayenne pepper, cinnamon, pumpkin spice mix, dried red cranberries, chopped nuts or whatever sparks your imagination (optional)
Quick Heads Up: If you stick with using about 4 grams of weed of 20% THC potency, this recipe can make up for 36 chocolate truffles loaded with 30 mg THC each, however, this is only a pinpoint since the potency of your weed choco truffles can vary depending on the number of truffles you make based on their size, as well as the potency and total quantity of weed you choose to work with.
Step 1: Grind the dry cannabis flowers or simply chop them down to even, small particles with a knife. Once the cannabis buds are manicured (remove stems and seeds to avoid getting a tint of a sharp, harsh taste upon consumption), place your chopped weed into a heat-proof bowl.
Step 2: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius). Place the bowl of chopped without inside the oven and let it decarboxylate for 25 minutes in order to activate THC. You can wrap the bowl with aluminum foil if you want to keep the marijuana smell at bay during the process of decarboxylation.
Step 3: While your weed is decarbing, get down to clarifying the butter for the base of your classic weed chocolate truffles. Turn the heat on low to medium and add a ½ cup of butter into a suitable pan. When the butter starts heating, it will release a foamy, skim-like substance that you want to remove using a spoon, which is the very essence of clarifying your butter. Doing so will make up for a perfectly smooth, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ganache base.
Step 4: Once clarified, you’ll get about ¾ cups of butter out of the ½ cup. Transfer the melted butter into a heat-proof bowl and add your decarbed weed. Add water into a suitable saucepan and place the heat-proof bowl over the saucepan as to achieve a double boiler effect. You want to keep the water just slightly bowling for an hour in order to get your cannabis-infused butter ready. Stir periodically and monitor carefully.
Step 5: Once an hour has passed, take the infused cannabis butter off the heat and strain the plant material with a strainer or cheesecloth. Don’t hurry to throw away the plant material yet. Instead, add 2 tablespoons of butter and the plant material left behind into a heat-proof bowl and proceed to extract some more of the good stuff without clarifying the butter as you did in the previous steps. Just put the cannabis plant material and butter mix to heat up for about 40 minutes, so that you get to extract as many cannabinoids as possible.
Step 6: For the ganache, bring heavy cream to a boil and take it off the heat. Next, pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate for the base of your ganache. This way, instead of bringing chocolate to the heat in order to melt it, you’ll bring the heat to the chocolate through the heavy cream. Add the first batch of cannabutter you made and start whisking. You want to avoid creating air bubbles when whisking because the perfect ganache should be silky smooth, and not bubbly. Just go with well-controlled, circular whisking movements. Don’t whisk too slow. Keep up the pace for about 3-4 minutes and you’ll be good to go.
Step 7: Now it’s time to let your ganache set in the freezer for about 2 hours. Once it is firm enough, you can start making equally-sized balls by rolling the ganache between your palms. Wet your hands a bit so that the ganache mixture does not feel too sticky to work with. This is the point when you can flavor your classic weed chocolate truffles just the way you like them: add crunchy nuts on top, roll them in coconut flakes and/or cocoa powder, coat with melted chocolate of your choice, or whatever your heart craves for! This is the point when you can further boost the potency of some or all of your weed chocolate truffles by adding the second batch of cannabutter (the one you made using the cannabis plant material leftovers along with 2 tablespoons of unclarified butter) to the freshly melted chocolate coating.
Step 8: Let your fantabulous classic weed chocolate truffles cool down in the freezer or the refrigerator for about an hour or so and enjoy!
Vegan Chocolate Weed Truffles: The Best Step-by-Step Recipe
You’ll love these vegan chocolate weed truffles if you’re into enjoying a luxurious, rich, super smooth chocolate treat. The center reminds that of the Swiss-made Lindt chocolate bites, smothered in dark chocolate and melt in the mouth for that sweep-me-off-my-feet, head to toe sensation of ultimate deliberation.
Active Prep Time: 40 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 3+ hours
List of Ingredients
1. 600 grams (21 oz.) vegan chocolate (or vegan chocolate chips). 300 grams (10.5 oz.) will be needed for the chocolate ganache and the rest will be needed for the chocolate coating.
2. 240 ml (1 cup) Coconut cream
3. 22 grams (3/4 cups) unsweetened cocoa powder (or why not sweetened if your sweet tooth is a nasty little villain).
4. 2 teaspoons cannabis-infused Coconut oil
5. 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
This recipe makes up for 20 equally-sized chocolate truffles of about 200 calories each. The potency of your batch will depend on the potency of the cannabutter you use.
If in a hurry, just like with the classic weed chocolate truffles, you can simply decarboxylate your cannabis flowers and sprinkle them straight onto your weed truffles. The intensity of the high will depend on the amount and potency of the weed you choose to sprinkle over your pot choco truffle bites.
Don’t hesitate to mix a batch of homemade vegan chocolate, bud buddies! It is such a rewarding experience, and if you do mix your very own vegan chocolate you can let your imagination run wild with so many palatable flavors you can choose to enjoy.
Step 1: Break up 300 grams (10.5 oz.) vegan chocolate or directly place the 300 grams (10.5 oz.) vegan chocolate chips in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Bring the coconut cream to a light simmer and pour it over the vegan chocolate/vegan chocolate chips. While the heated coconut cream helps the chocolate to melt before you get down to whisking it further into a smooth chocolate sauce, melt the cannabis-infused coconut oil and add it to the mixture.
Step 3: Mix all the ingredients well manually. Once the mixture has become silky smooth and uniform, place it in the refrigerator and let it set. You will know the chocolate ganache has cooled down thoroughly when you can stick a knife into it and feel it sliding all the way down through the solid, perfectly-set ganache. Typically, it takes about 2-3 hours for the ganache to set.
Step 4: Scoop out even amounts of chocolate ganache and form equally-sized balls using your hands. Before rolling each ball, put some cocoa powder on your hands to stop the chocolate ganache from feeling sticky when forming it into the perfect bites. Place the ready chocolate ganache balls onto a suitable tray lined with baking paper.
Step 5: Once you are done rolling all the chocolate ganache into balls and arranging the chocolate ganache balls on a tray, place the tray lined with baking paper along with your vegan cannachoco truffles in the freezer to let them harden.
Step 6: In about an hour or so your chocolate ganache balls will be ready to be covered in chocolate coating. Melt 300 grams (10.5 oz.) of vegan chocolate or vegan chocolate chips and stir in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Take the chocolate and coconut oil fusion away from the heat and start dropping the chocolate truffles into the chocolate coating one by one. For easy maneuvering, you can use 2 teaspoons to handle the chocolate balls in and out of the chocolate coating mix effortlessly.
Step 7: Keep placing every chocolate truffle on the tray lined with baking paper after taking it out from the chocolate coating mix. Drizzle with chocolate shavings, caramelized nuts, sugar-coated rose petals, dried fruits or whatever type of extra kick you want to indulge in.
Finally, place your plant-based chocolate masterpieces in the fridge for about an hour or so to let them turn into perfectly-set vegan cannatruffles.
Decadent Weed Chocolate Truffles: Final Notes
Can you guess what is it that we love the most about weed chocolate truffles?
Shortly put versatility!
You can make a batch of DIY premium-quality weed chocolate truffles infused with rum, weed chocolate truffles with a crispy raw almond center, weed chocolate truffles with a heart of sweet-sour raspberry or why not weed chocolate truffles with crunchy caramelized pretzels on top? The choices are simply limitless, so why don’t you embrace the beauty of cannachoco truffles’ versatility to the fullest? The recipes we shared above are the foundation of mixing a batch of top-notch pot chocotruffles yet the rest of the ingredients you may choose to add are all up to your imagination, woohoo!
We know there is nothing more inspiring than growing cannabis and experimenting with homemade edibles, so don’t delay indulging in a batch of decadent weed chocolate truffles because life is too short to skip on dessert. We wish you a shamelessly delicious cannajourney.