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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles With 3 Flavoring Options

November 28, 2017
(Courtesy of Tilray)(Courtesy of Tilray)
Whip up a batch or two … or all three (we won’t judge) of these luscious chocolate truffles infused with smooth cannabis butter and your choice of three different filling options. Each recipe contains unique yet delectable ingredients so you can elevate while sinking into the luscious flavor possibilities of cocoa and cream.

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Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles With 3 Filling Options

Start to Finish: 4 hours 20 minutes (active: 20 minutes)

Yields: 15 truffles

Approximate Dosage: 20mg THC per truffle*

Ingredients for Truffle Base

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ⅔ cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup cannabis butter

Makes enough for one batch of truffles; double or triple the recipe to make two or all three of the versions below.

Truffle Fillings

Mexican Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Coating

  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder

Turkish Coffee Truffles

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur

Coating

  • ⅔ cup pistachios, chopped finely
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Chinese 5-Spice truffles

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey

Coating

  • ⅔ cup confectioner’s sugar

Directions

  1. To make the truffle base, combine the chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium heat, then remove from heat and pour directly over the chocolate and butter. Stir until both are thoroughly combined and melted, and a smooth consistency is reached.
  2. Combine the filling ingredients of your choice in a small bowl and stir until evenly mixed.
  3. Add filling ingredients to chocolate and pour the mixture into a container, making sure the mixture is poured at least three centimeters deep. Refrigerate for four hours.
  4. Using a melon baller, scoop out individual balls of chocolate. Shape by rolling between your palms if needed.
  5. Roll in the coating ingredient and store in a covered container.

This recipe was developed in partnership with Tilray. Tilray and Leafly are both owned by Privateer Holdings.

*Note: The amount of cannabis butter specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your cannabutter and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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  • Prospero

    Great recipe; easy to make. These chocolates have far less weed taste compared to cookies.

    I poured some ganache into a mini (~1x1x3/4″) ice-cube tray. After chilling, I set the tray in hot water briefly, then easily pried the little cubes out into cocoa powder. Easier and less messy than forming into balls. Total yield, about 40 bites.

    One of these feels stronger than two 10mg commercial edibles; the estimated dosage given here is obviously based on much weaker cannabutter than mine. My 1/4 cup (original volume) of butter was infused with 7+ grams of 20.5% THC flower.