As the seasons shift and things start to get more festive and cozy, cooking becomes one of the best ways to connect with others and enjoy some yummy treats. Rather than making sweets that simply taste good, why not add some CBD extract and boost the love and care?
Adding CBD to a classic chocolate bar recipe is a great way to add healing benefits to a unique and delicious treat!
The magical plant-based benefits of CBD and Chocolate
CBD has made its claim to fame as one of the most popular health ingredients available today, however chocolate may also have some health tricks you weren’t aware of.
Did you know that chocolate is rich in antioxidants, tryptophan, and theobromine? All amazing compounds with properties that support your physical and mental health; combatting stress and inflammation. In fact, even the fats in chocolate have been found to lengthen the effects of CBD.
How to make CBD chocolate
This recipe caters to CBD lovers that are looking for the most medicinal CBD edible, while also offering options for those that want something a little sweet and dessert-like too. This way you can pick the perfect ratios for your CBD chocolates.
What you’ll need to get started:
- CBD Oil
- Cacao powder
- Cacao butter (1:1 cacao powder)
- Nuts or fruit (optional)
- Sweetener (optional)
- Seal salt (optional)
- Double boiler
- Moulds for candies or chocolate bars
- Rubber spatula
Making CBD chocolates
1. Melt oil based ingredients
In a double boiler, melt down the cacao butter. Chop into smaller pieces for a shorter melting time.
2. Mix in the cacao powder and sugar
Sift the cacao powder into the fully melted butter, carefully stirring and folding it in. Once fully blended, remove the bowl from the double boiler to add sugar in (optional), mixing until silky and smooth.
4. Finally, add your CBD oil
While the chocolate is still liquid but not steaming hot, mix in the CBD oil. You want to minimize the amount of heat the CBD is exposed to so it maintains its molecular structure.
5. Add any optional toppings for extra flavor and texture
Last, add any additional toppings like nuts, fruit, salt, caramel etc.
6. Store untempered chocolates in the refrigerator
Once ready, pour chocolate into your moulds and allow them to sit overnight in the refrigerator until firm. Since these chocolates will be untempered, it is important to store them in a cool dry place even after they are broken free of their moulds. This chocolate will remain fresh for enjoyment for up to three weeks.