CBD Chocolate Recipe : CBD chocolate may become more popular than CBD gummies as the favorite treat of health-conscious consumers.
When you hear the name “CBD chocolate,” you’re probably drooling. But does hemp pair well with chocolate? Is it a good idea to combine the two ingredients, or are they just some shady trick to lure more people with a sweet tooth?
Can it still taste like chocolate, or will it have an unpleasant hemp aftertaste?
We will answer all these questions in today’s article. If you love chocolate, we will also share our CBD chocolate recipe.
Okay, drooling is over for now. Let’s take a bite of some theory first.
What is CBD Chocolate?
As the name suggests, CBD chocolate is simply chocolate that contains CBD (cannabidiol).
It is entirely non-intoxicating and highly concentrated in hemp plants, the industrial variety of cannabis. It is claimed that CBD helps promote general wellness and that it is a versatile tool for the treatment of a broad range of health problems.
Sublingual administration, also called sublingual administration, is one of the most popular ways to take CBD because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system in order to reach the bloodstream.
However, there are several other ways to consume CBD, all of which offer slightly different benefits as well as the onset and duration of effects.
Food infused with CBD can mask the earthy and bitter taste of hemp, which many people dislike, which makes them more enjoyable to consume. Gummy bears are the most widely known type right now, but CBD chocolate is fast on the trail.
The CBD chocolate industry offers a wide variety of products, ranging from pralines, bars, and chunks, to milk and dark chocolate, and white CBD chocolate, made by craft companies and packaged beautifully. Whatever your mood is, CBD chocolate is likely to match your preferences.
Is CBD Chocolate Legal?
The CBD chocolate market is largely unregulated, so be sure to always check out lab reports from third party testing for any product that you want to buy. These reports will ensure that the THC content in your CBD chocolate is well within the legal range.
Despite the FDA warning against CBD edibles, most states have allowed companies to sell CBD edibles such as gummies and chocolate in their jurisdiction regardless of whether CBD is federally legal.
Only Ohio, Maine, North Carolina, and South Carolina followed the FDA’s recommendations. CBD edibles are also illegal in New York City.
You should check your individual state regulations before you buy CBD products because laws surrounding CBD are always a little cloudy.
How to Take CBD Chocolate
We understand the tendency to want to finish a whole bar at once, but this is not the point with CBD chocolate.
CBD chocolate is a healthy supplement, just like CBD gummies. A chocolate bar is divided into squares; each square carries a measured dose of CBD.
Here’s a simple calculation:
Let’s say your chocolate bar contains 100 mg of CBD, with 10 squares per bar. Each square will contain 10 mg, so if you need 20 mg of CBD daily, you need 2 squares a day.
As we said, the most difficult part about dosing CBD chocolate is resisting the temptation of going all-in with your sweet tooth.
CBD users often complain that edible consumption methods are inferior to other methods such as oils or vape juice. A lot of the CBD can be lost in your digestive system, not to mention that oral consumption methods takes longer for the CBD to reach your endocannabinoid system.
On the other hand, CBD from edibles is released gradually into the bloodstream, meaning longer-lasting effects.
To avoid some of the first-pass liver effects, you can also place a chocolate square under your tongue and let it dissolve there.
It might not have the bioavailability of tinctures or vapes, but it will still deliver a little higher amount of CBD than if you chewed and swallowed it.
How to Make CBD Chocolate At Home (RECIPE)
The idea of making your own CBD chocolate sounds exciting to me if you’re the adventurous type in the kitchen. Not only will homemade CBD chocolate be cheaper than the store-bought counterpart, but you can make it your own by adding other healthy ingredients (more on that later).
Fortunately, CBD chocolate making is a straightforward process. All you need is some basic kitchen utensils, some chocolate molds, and a little bit of sugar or natural sweetener to better disguise the distinct taste of CBD oil.
Follow our CBD chocolate recipe:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup chocolate of your choice (broken up)
- ½ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extracts
- CBD oil (added according to your dosage)
We’ll make the chocolate using a baking pan that is cut into pieces by you so you can easily control how much CBD goes into each portion. When choosing the CBD oil, you’ll need to calculate how much CBD you need based on your normal daily dosage.
How to Make CBD Chocolate (Step-by-Step):
- Fill a large pot or saucepan with water, then place a heatproof dish on top, avoiding direct contact between water and the dish. This is how you create a DIY double boiler.
- Turn heat to low and pour the butter into the dish, stirring frequently to allow it to melt without burning.
- Once you’ve melted half of the butter, add the chocolate to your double boiler. Keep stirring to prevent burning.
- When everything is well combined, take the pan off the heat and let it cool. Keep in mind not to let it harden though.
- Once cooled, stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and CBD oil.
- Pour the CBD chocolate into a mold, then even it out using a spatula.
How Can I Make My CBD Chocolate Recipe More Exciting?
It is sure to please your taste buds. However, if you’re a bit of a perfectionist, you can add some extra ingredients to make your chocolate bar even more appealing.
To add a little crunch and some nutrition, feel free to add some toasted hemp seeds or your favorite types of nuts. You can also add orange zest to add more zest to the flavors. Sea salt, on the other hand, will give it even more savory notes.
What Other CBD Edibles Can I Make at Home?
When it comes to CBD edibles, the options are endless. You can make everything from CBD chocolate to gummies, dried fruit, protein bars, and more. Not only that, but you can infuse your meals with CBD oil unless you expose it to excessive heat.
It is highly advised that you do not make your own CBD edibles, if you cannot find time to do so. You can purchase THC-free CBD gummies online or in one of our locations near you.
Each gummy contains 10 mg or 25 mg of pure CBD, sourced from organic, non-GMO hemp, and is tested in a certified laboratory to ensure potency and safety.
Key Takeaways on CBD Chocolate
CBD chocolate could soon become a favorite treat for all edible lovers. After all, who doesn’t love a square of chocolate every once in a while? If you wish to benefit from CBD but dislike gummies, chocolate is an excellent option.
If you’re unfortunate and CBD edibles aren’t allowed in your state, there are plenty of online businesses offering them. Or you could make your own with this recipe.