January 20, 2021 – By Angela Laufer
Using the versatile ingredient that is cannabis infused coconut oil, this peanut butter fudge recipe is a quite simple and incredibly tasty way to medicate. It only takes 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes to put together, and the rest is freezing time. It makes a wonderful treat for the holidays, or a late night, sweet snack!
Step 1: Prep Your Pan
To start this recipe process, you’re going to want to line whatever pan you are using with parchment paper. To make thicker fudge bars, use a small loaf pan. For thinner bars, an 8×8 pan is better suited.
Step 2: Melting & Mixing Your Fudge
To make your fudge, fill your double boiler partly with water, and heat it on low heat. Once the heat starts to warm your boiler, add in 1 cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of cannabis infused coconut oil, 1.5 T of maple syrup, and 1/8 tsp salt. Mix all these ingredients until smooth and pour into your prepped pan.
Step 3: Melting & Making Your Marbled Top
Once again with your double boiler partly filled with water, it’s time to make the marbled chocolate topping. Add the remaining 1 tsp of cannabis infused coconut oil and ¼ cup dark chocolate chips. Mix until smooth.
Drizzle your dark chocolate topping mixture over the previously poured peanut butter fudge in whichever pattern or fashion you would like. After the chocolate is all poured, take our toothpick and lightly drag and swirl around the fudge bars to create marbling. There is no right or wrong way to do this, so have fun with the process. (:
Step 4: Freeze & Store
After your fudge has the marbled look that you desire, freeze covered for at least an hour, perhaps more depending on the size of pan and thickness of your bars. Once your fudge has hardened enough to cut, use a cake knife to cut into even pieces. Store in the freezer until ready to consume, as they will start to melt in room temperature.
Cooking with Cannabis Coconut Oil:
A good starting point for ingesting cannabis edibles is to limit yourself to <5mg THC; even less if you are new to THC-infused food. It can have the tendency to be a lot stronger, more intense, and can differ drastically from smoking it. For one, the effects can take anywhere from a half hour to 3 hours to fully metabolize, depending on an individual’s unique body and metabolic rate. In addition, because the THC is digested through your liver, and can therefore more readily cross the body’s blood-brain barrier, the high can be stronger and last longer.
With that said, your edible’s potency depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked, to the potency of your starting product, as well as taking into consideration if your strain was indica or sativa leaning. To test the potency and effect of your finished product, try a small amount to begin with, and see how that dose affects you after an hour or so. Titrate your dose as desired, and you can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes.