Posted December 17, 2018 by Jana Hepbun

Canna Chocolate Truffles

Read our DISCLAIMER

For more potent truffles, use all canna butter for less potent truffles, use a combination of canna butter and regular butter. Alternatively, you can use regular butter and add cannabis oil instead, simply calculating the dose by how much oil you want per truffle (there will be 30 in all).

Ingredients

1 ¾ cups of 60% or higher dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
7 tablespoons cold canna butter, cut into pieces (see recipe below)
Cocoa powder for rolling
Toppings of choice for rolling (see below)

Directions

1. In a small saucepan bring the cream to a low simmer. Add the butter and stir until melted.

2. Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth.

3. Remove from heat and transfer to an 8-inch, square baking dish or large bowl (or something fairly equivalent in size) and refrigerate for 2 hours.

4. With a 1-inch ice cream scoop, melon baller or a teaspoon, make 30 equal-sized balls. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Coat your hands in cocoa powder to prevent the chocolate from sticking and then roll the balls with your hands, making them as uniform as possible. If the chocolate gets too soft, place it back in the refrigerator to firm up a bit.

6. Roll your truffles in your chosen topping (see below). Try one, or make a variety of flavours.

Choose Your Truffle Toppings

Truffles get their name from their savory counterpart thanks to their similar appearance when rolled in cocoa powder. You can roll your truffles in traditional cocoa powder for an extra hit of healthy chocolate goodness. Or try using any of these options:

Matcha powder
Espresso powder
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Ground nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts

Even More Infused

Incorporate these sophisticated ingredients into your truffle base for even more luscious flavour.

Earl Grey

Add 1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea to your cream or coconut oil (before adding chocolate). Let the liquid simmer for 10 minutes, strain through a fine mesh sieve and then continue with the regular instructions. Roll truffles in cocoa powder.

Lavender

Add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds to your cream or coconut oil (before adding chocolate). Let the liquid simmer for 10 minutes, strain through a fine mesh sieve and then continue with the regular instructions. Roll truffles in cocoa powder.

Cardamom Coconut

Add 1 tablespoon of crushed cardamom pods to your cream or coconut oil (before adding chocolate). Let the liquid simmer for 10 minutes, strain through a fine mesh sieve and then continue with the regular instructions. Roll truffles in unsweetened coconut flakes.

Mexican Chocolate

After all of your ingredients have been fully melted and incorporated inside the saucepan, stir in 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ¼ of ground cayenne pepper to the mixture. You can adjust the amount depending on your preference for spicy flavours. Roll truffles in cocoa powder or a cocoa powder stirred with a bit of cinnamon.

 

CANNA BUTTER

 

Ingredients

1 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
½ ounce dried cannabis

Directions

1. Decarboxylate your cannabis (to release the active THC) by grinding it and then spreading the cannabis onto a baking sheet evenly. Bake it at 220-240 degrees Fahrenheit (104-116 degrees Celsius) for 30-45 minutes. This can be done ahead of time.

2. Add the butter to a saucepan and very carefully melt on low heat, slowly and gently simmering the butter. If overheated the butter will blacken and burn.

3. Add the cannabis and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour, or until the butter turns green and the top of the mixture turns from watery to glossy and thick.

4. Carefully strain your butter mixture using a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve.

5. Chill the canna butter in the fridge until solid, storing it in an airtight container that’s clearly marked.

 

DISCLAIMER: 

Dosing remains highly individualized and varies according to your symptoms and strength of the cannabis strain being used. As a general rule, try and maintain easily understood ratios between amounts of cannabis and butter or oil being infused. If your infused oil or butter is particularly strong, consider using only half infused and half non-infused, or whatever ratio works best for your specific needs. It’s incredibly important to keep your edibles out of reach of children or anyone else in your household who should not be using them. Make sure your edibles are properly marked and stashed safely away.

It is important to remember to always “start low and go slow.” 

Determining your optimal dose requires careful consideration and guidance from a healthcare professional. It is best to consult with your healthcare provider in order to determine your individual dose.

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