how to make cannabis hard candy with cannabutter

How to make THC infused hard candy with cannabutter

Making hard candy with cannabutter is one of the easiest ways to indulge in THC infused edibles. THC candies are fun, colorful, versatile, small portioned, and a great addition to any party or get together. To get you started, we will include two weed hard candy edibles recipes that can be adjusted to your personal preference. No cannabutter on hand? No problem! Check out our super easy cannabutter recipes to make your own.

Butterscotch THC infused hard candy recipe

Time to make: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups of cannabutter
  • 2 teaspoons of cannabutter
  • 5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rum extract


  • 1 oven
  • 1 large deep-frying pan or wok
  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 1 mixing spoon

Step 1 – Grease two baking pans with 1 teaspoon of cannabutter each.
Step 2 – Add water, sugar, and corn syrup to a large frying pan. Stir and cover before setting the burner temperature to medium heat.
Step 3 – Bring mixture to a bowl stirring occasionally. Begin testing the temperature of the liquid every few minutes and boil until your thermometer reads 270 F.
Step 4 – Once a temperature of 270 F has been reached, uncover the pan and add the salt, cannabutter, and honey. Continue cooking mixing on occasion until the candy mixture reaches 300 F.
Step 5 – Remove from heat and add the rum extract. Mix well.
Step 6 – Pour into the pre-greased baking pans. Just dump it as quickly as possible. Spreading it will make a mess of both you and the end product.
Step 7 – Cool for five minutes.
Step 8 – Cut into one-inch cubes and store in a sealed container until ready to serve.

THC infused hard candy cherry lollipops

Time to make: 30 minutes

Makes: 40 lollipops


  • 1 ½ cups of white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of cannabutter
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 2 boxes of cherry jello
  • 1 tablespoon of regular butter
  • parchment paper
  • 1 saucepan


  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 2-3 cookie sheets
  • 40 lollipop sticks
  • 1 tablespoon

Step 1 – Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2 – Grease cookie sheets using regular butter or a vegetable cooking spray.
Step 3 – Place all 40 lollipop sticks evenly spaced out on top of the greased parchment paper.
Step 4 – Mix cannabutter, corn syrup, and sugar together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat constantly mixing until all granules are completely dissolved, and slowly bring the mixture to a boil.
Step 5 – Once the mixture begins to boil you will need to place your candy thermometer in the saucepan to get a reading. Once it reaches 300 F you can remove it from the heat.
Step 6 – Add both packs of cherry jello to the mixture and stir until dissolved.
Step 7 – Use a tablespoon to shovel scoops of the mixture one at a time at the end of each prepared lollipop stick. You will need to do this quickly before the mixture sets. Try to make sure none of them are touching for the best results.
Step 8 – Allow lollipops to cool to room temperature. To store wrap each one in a baggie or saran wrap and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.


Weed hard candy should be eaten with caution. Each recipe explains the servings that it should be divided into. It is recommended to being with one candy and wait two hours to fully gauge its effects before consuming more. Edibles will produce an intense long-lasting high that can be uncomfortable to wait out if you over consume, so it’s best to stay cautious.

Making hard candy with cannabutter is one of the easiest ways to indulge in THC infused edibles. THC candies are fun, colorful and small portioned.


  • April 3, 2020

Making cannabis hard candy is an easy thing to do at home. You only need a couple tools, basic ingredients and some patience. The advantage of infusing THC or CBD into hard candies is that you can dose your edibles very easily. It might also help if you are looking to take weed edibles discreetly.

The basic ingredients for making cannabis hard candies

The only ingredients you require to start making cannabis hard candies are sugar, water, corn syrup and cannabis tincture.

The first thing you will need to decide on, is if you want to make THC hard candy or CBD hard candy. Simply use a THC tincture If you are looking for THC edibles or a CBD tincture for CBD edibles. You can also use both, it is all up to you!

You will be able to put in any flavor extract or coloring you want to customize your cannabis edibles. In turn, this is where you can experiment and get creative with your weed edibles.

Start to cook cannabis hard candy

Follow this recipe and use creativity to start experimenting with new flavors, colors, and shapes. Once you have a good grasp on how to make hard candies, you can start experimenting even further with different colors and shapes. Remember that cannabis candy is cooked at a very high temperature and it sticks, so never touch the hard candy with your hands.

If you like more cannabis recipes. Checkout our cannabis cookbook, full of extraction methods and amazing canna recipes.



  • 2 – 3 Tbsp cannabis tincture 500mg THC
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Flavored extract optional
  • Food coloring optional





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Jacob Cildavul

41 Responses

If i was to use only thc sugar, how does the recipe differ?

Everything will end out the same. I regularly make candy with cannasugar and coconut oil tincture, with no difference in product.
Ur just gonna have an extra powerful candy

I’m just wondering how many times it has to be said that oil infusions won’t work.

Today is October 11th I just did recipe with oil it made a semi hard semi hard soft chew not bad

Why do you say this ? I have used coconut oil extracts and made hard candy. They seem to be a winner according to friends and family. I am a newbie and learning by doing, I find adding food coloring, flavoring an canna oil at temperatures above 300* F to be risky. I have slightly burned a batch, called it “toffee” flavor and moved on. However, I am still looking for the sweet spot. I have had batches harden quickly when I have waited to for temperatures, below 250* F . Eating the errors is the only bright side. It’s been a learning process for sure and alcohol based tincture may be a better way to go but not available option for me. I have burned several batches of sugar along the way. The temperature moves quickly once the sugar hits 250. Pay attention is my best advice. I’m still fine tuning and probably need better equipment but, it’s just a hobby. We enjoy the low doses and stabality of the final product, shelf life, etc… I just worry about burning off all my oil and cannabis if added at too high a temperature. It’s a learning process that has a cost for sure. Any ideas readers .

I used the recipe using just tincture, and the oil came to the top.
I’ve made this kind of candy every year minus the THC for Christmas and its always been perfect. So….I’m a bit perplexed.

Put a teaspoon of sunflower/soy lecithin into the mix to help the oil infuse with the water in the mix.
This will help with the oil/water barrier and help meld the mixture together

I used an alcohol based tincture as is hyperlinked in Jacob’s recipe and did not have this issue. Candies came out stellar. Stop wasting your oil tincture on this process.

What kind of tincture did you use? Because tincture is not oily

If you are using a high dose tincture – it will be oily because the THC is an OIL. That’s the problem with people having medical issues, they need better and stronger recipes. May I suggest you as the writer, look into this? Honey is a beautiful thing to work with in making candies and bonding the thc to at higher doses.

Would glycerin tincture work?

I used an alcohol based tincture, reading that people are using oil tinctures with no success, I would just stick to the alcohol tincture that the author has linked in his recipe.

How do I get your book

You can get it here Pamela:

The last time I cooked candy, after it came to temp, I removed it from heat & added my tincture (1oz alcohol based). The room temp tincture mixing with the hot candy caused a lot of spitting and splattering of tincture all over my stove. At what temp can the candy be cooled enough before adding tincture to try to minimize this?
Thanks. I just decided to give it a go again & found your site.

You can just leave the candy for about 30 seconds of the heat, and than slowly pour in the tincture As showed in video.

It is important that the tincture is not cold, as the spattering than might happend. Try to warm up the tincture a bit next time and you will be fine.

If I want stronger candies, do I just add more tincture? Sorry if that’s a stupid question. 🙄🙂

Can i use cbd oil if so, how much should b used ? . Low dose. Use it to manage shoulder pain

Use alcohol based tinctures for this method. He has a recipe hyperlinked above.

Is there any reason why the tincture (coconut oil base) would not completely mix? It seemS like I’m wasting oil because it just sits on top on the candy, no matter how much I stir which I don’t want to do too much of. Will adding the tincture at a lower temperature help?

I believe liquid lecithin is necessary with the THC oil to emulsifi the oil. I am going to use lecithin when I am making a water-based product. Lecithin might help make the THC more bio-available too?

Tincture and Coconut oil are two different infusion methods. If you use a Fat such as coconut oil, than yes it floats on the candy. Therefore, the recipe calls for Tincture, which is alcohol based. Not fat based.

Will this recipe work if I substitute lemon juice for the water?

Can I pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle to get it into the molds or will it harden too quickly? I just feel like I’ll make a mess trying to pour out of the pot.

How do you find out how strong your thc is?

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