Today, we are going to make THC gummies! You know, those Haribo bears, but not for children. This recipe is meant for experienced blowers or if you want to try other edibles than space cake. The 115 or so gummi bears you will make with this recipe are all nice and strong. One weed gummy bear per person is enough to chill with friends or to relax after a day's work.

Ingredients and Supplies to make THC Gummies

For approximately 115 gummy bears of 3.5 ml ~ THC content: 4 mg per bear.

Supplies

  • One or more silicone rubber moulds / shapes
  • Grinder
  • Pipette (5 ml)
  • Fine-mesh cheesecloth
  • Kitchen twine (e.g. cotton, sisal or hemp)
  • Large pan
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 6 grams of weed with 15% THC
  • 80 ml coconut oil (solid at room temperature)
  • 120 grams of jelly pudding (jell-o)
  • 7 grams of gelatine powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon soy lecithin
  • 3 drops of concentrated weed terpenes
  • 200 ml fruit juice (without pulp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid

Step 1: Decarboxylating weed

Grind the weed completely. Before we can make weed edible, it is necessary to activate it. When you put a bud in your mouth and chew it firmly, you get little effect apart from a nasty grassy flavour. This is because the substance that makes you high, THC, is still locked up in an inactive form called THCA. By separating the "A" from THC, you can get high by eating weed. This separation is called decarboxylation. So the question is: how do you do that?

This is roughly how much weed (6 grams) you need for this recipe.

Simple. With heat and time. In a previous blog about making space cake we discussed decarboxylation in detail. So if you want to learn more about that, we strongly recommend you to read that article. Now we quickly move on to the usual method of making your weed active.

One gummy bear eventually contains 4 mg THC. That is a considerable amount!

Decarboxylating weed in the oven

Remove the baking tray from the oven and preheat the oven to 115 degrees. Place a sheet of baking paper on the baking tray and spread out the crumbled weed as evenly as possible. Let the weed decarboxylate for 45 minutes.

Step 2: Making Infused Coconut Oil

Take the cheesecloth and fold it in half a few times until you have a square of about 20 x 20 cm. Sprinkle the now activated weed in the middle of the cheesecloth. Fold two ends of the cheesecloth and roll it up so that it is impossible for anything to fall out. Now tie the cheesecloth closed with the kitchen twine.

Place the saucepan in the large pan. Fill the large pan with water until the rim, without overflowing it and place them on the stove together. Bring the water to a boil. The water prevents the temperature of the oil from rising above 100 degrees.

Put 80 grams of coconut oil in the saucepan and place the cheesecloth filled with weed in the oil as soon as the oil is liquid. Let the oil soak for 3 hours, stirring regularly. Also check the water level and top it up as soon as enough has evaporated. Keep the water level high, but make sure it does not run over into the oil.

After three hours you can use a spoon to take the cheese cloth with the weed out of the oil. Be careful it does not open up when draining. 

Step 3: Making the THC Gummies

Remove the saucepan from the large pan of water. You can put the large pan on the side. Put the saucepan on low heat. Immediately add 200 ml of fruit juice and half a teaspoon of soy lecithin to the oil. When it is liquid and even, add 120 grams of jelly pudding, 3 drops of terpenes, 7 grams of gelatine powder and half a teaspoon of citric acid. Stir for 10 to 15 minutes until you have a nice smooth mixture.

Important: the gelatine mixture should not boil!

Lower the heat as low as possible and keep stirring occasionally. Now take the pipette and fill the rubber molds one by one. Work quickly and efficiently. The faster, the better the result. 

Tip: after filling the THC Gummies, lift the moulds or shapes briefly by 5 cm and let them fall on the counter. This will get rid of the air bubbles.

Now put the rubber bears in the freezer to harden. 20-25 minutes is enough. You can also keep them there. Let the rubber bears come to room temperature before use.

The final result depends on the colour of the jelly pudding.

Eating Weed Gummy Bears

If you have followed the recipe correctly, the THC gummies from this recipe contain 4 mg THC per bear. At least, if a mould is 3.5 ml. That means that one gummy bear is strong enough for a whole night! 5 mg THC per dose is quite normal for beginners trying edibles. 10 mg THC is considered a strong dose. And since you can make at least a hundred THC gummies with this recipe, you're good to go! By the way, that is what the citric acid in the recipe is for: you can keep them in the fridge for a month. Want to store them longer? Leave them in the freezer and they will stay just as potent for years.

Super strong THC Gummies

You can increase the potency of the gummy bears by using more weed. In that case twice as much weed means twice as strong bears. Do you want 10 mg THC per bear? Then use 15 grams of weed with 15% THC. Do you use stronger weed like our Girl Scout Cookies with 28% THC? Then your Gummy bears will of course be stronger too. You can also use only kief to make your edibles. But then the THC percentage is very difficult to determine. Kief is the finest bits from the grinder - ideally just the trichome heads. The THC percentage of kief lies between 25 and 75%, because there is still some plant material mixed in. That's quite a difference. That is why we prefer to recommend weed. Then the THC percentages are not so dependent on your grinder and technique.

Would you rather make THC gummies that are more suitable for beginners? Then you can take less strong weed such as CBD Critical Mass (6% THC) or Auto CBD New York City Diesel (10% THC). You can also cut the amount of weed in half.

Warning: THC gummies are in any case very highly concentrated. Always take only one gummy bear at a time. Do not combine with a joint or a puff from a vaporizer within 2 hours after ingestion. Do not combine with alcohol and certainly do not participate in traffic.

It can take up to two hours before you feel the first effects of the Gummy bear. On the other hand, the effects can last for four to ten hours.

Enjoy!