SPOOKY EDIBLES FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

What would Halloween be without tasty treats and sweet surprises? This could be the perfect motivation to modify a favorite holiday recipe to create edibles, a delicious vehicle for medical marijuana. Most baked goods and treat recipes will come out fine when substituting butter or oil with an equal amount of room-temperature canna-butter, or you may choose to infuse your favorite cooking oil with cannabis.

Four spooky edibles for a hemp-happy Halloween are:

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1. Dark and Devilish Chocolate Bark

Make yourself and any other spooky stoners a dark bark that is devilishly good! Start by melting a bag of dark chocolate chips in the microwave for 15-second intervals until melted. Add a tablespoon of cannabis-infused coconut oil and stir until glossy and smooth. Now is the fun part: Stir in your favorite nuts, assorted candies, and sprinkles. If you happen to have any cannabis flower around, grind and sprinkle a bit of weed on the bark while still warm for a little extra THC. Think of it as whole-plant medicine... Plus, it looks cool.

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2. Monster Marshmallow Treats

What is better than a marshmallow treat? Maybe a monster marshmallow treats infused with medical cannabis. Melt ¼ cup canna-butter and add 4 cups mini-marshmallows, stirring until melted and smooth. For a ghastly green monster, add a drop of green food coloring to the canna-butter and marshmallow mixture.

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Fold in 5 cups crispy rice cereal and spread evenly in a baking pan to harden before cutting into large rectangular servings. Look for candy googly eyes and gently push a pair on each cut treat. Hey, is that monster looking at you?

Pro tip: Hemp-infused coconut oil has a long shelf life and can be kept un-refrigerated in an air-tight, glass container for up to two years — but don’t let good cannabis oil sit that long.

3. Frighteningly Fast Boogie Man Brownies

Can’t wait for brownies to bake in the oven when the munchies hit? Make this frighteningly fast microwave brownie in a coffee mug and combine:

  • ¼ cup brownie mix

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon of cannabis-infused coconut oil

Mix well and microwave for 90 seconds on high. Allow to sit in the microwave for a couple minutes after cooking to set before serving or eating. If you want to make it even more frighteningly fudgy, add a dollop of canna-butter cream frosting on top. Simply blend room-temperature canna-butter with powdered sugar and cocoa powder until fluffy. Add a drop or two of good vanilla extract and a dash of salt when mixing. This frosting is great on cakes and cookies and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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4. Coated Cannabis Corn

Popcorn is the perfect fall stoner snack when the munchies strike, but make yours a little bit salty and a little bit sweet. Microwave or pop some popcorn, a big bowl, usually four to six cups. Melt a half cup of canna-butter (yes, a half cup) in the microwave or on the stove; add a tablespoon of brown sugar, a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Toss the popcorn in the warm butter mixture to coat and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool and dry before serving. You can eat it sooner but expect sticky fingers.

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Pro Tip : Make extra canna-butter and store in the refrigerator to have on hand for more Halloween baking and clever cannabis concoctions.

Try baking up these hemp-friendly holiday treats, and skip the tricks this Halloween. Stay tune to Apothekare’s blog for more tips, tricks and trends.