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Cannabis-infused Salted Coconut Caramels

Salted Coconut Caramels cannabis infused

cannabis infused caramelsCaramel is one of those classic candies almost everyone loves. Caramel is also an incredibly easy candy to make at home, although many folks hesitate. While monitoring a thermometer isn’t rocket science, there is a little intimidation factor about a recipe that requires monitoring.

Rest assured… as long as you can read a thermometer, this recipe is super simple to make!

The best part about making edible candies is the temperatures remain relatively low, so you don’t risk burning off valuable potency. Plus, bite-size edibles are easy for dosing and convenient for consuming.

Edibles in the legal market are wildly popular because they are simple and convenient, however, they can also be very expensive. Learning how to make these simple and delicious treats can save you a ton!

Before you get started, you’ll need to follow the recipe for making cannabis-infused coconut oil, as this is your base ingredient.

This recipe is versatile

Caramels are a versatile candy of which a whole host of flavors will work to enhance your recipe, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Try cacao to mimic the classic tootsie roll. I have also used 2 oz. of chopped dark chocolate melted in with the mixture for a rich, delicious twist. Orange, honey, and maple are among other flavors that could be easily blended into your caramel recipes.

Salted Coconut Caramels cannabis infused

Salted Coconut Caramels

This recipe had everyone sneaking into the fridge at all hours of the day and night for “just one more”. They’re delicious, easy to make and so satisfying. Pulling out a batch of tasty homemade cannabis caramels from the fridge may be the best feeling you can get in this lifetime.

You can make them more like tootsie rolls by adding a little cacao or make them more like taffy by removing them from the heat at about 230°F. The higher the temperature goes the more solid your caramel will be. So, feel free to make a small batch first and experiment to get your favorite consistency.

  1. Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, combine:
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Cannabis Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1/8 tsp Real Salt
  1. Once combined, increase heat med-high and watch the candy thermometer until it reads 240°F.
  2. Remove pot from heat and stir in:
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  1. Quickly pour into lined bread loaf pan and allow to cool in the fridge for at least an hour. The caramel should be sticky but hold together when rolled and molded.
  2. Cut caramel into 12 pieces and roll into parchment paper (for cuteness).

Cannabis-infused Salted Coconut Caramels

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Cannabis Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1/8 tsp Real Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Instructions

1

Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.

2

In a small pot over medium heat, combine coconut sugar, cannabis coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, filtered water, and real salt.

3

Once combined, increase heat med-high and watch the candy thermometer until it reads 240°F.

4

Remove pot from heat and stir in organic vanilla extract.

5

Quickly pour into lined bread loaf pan and allow to cool in the fridge for at least an hour.

6

The caramel should be sticky but hold together when rolled and molded.

7

Cut caramel into 12 pieces and roll into parchment paper (for cuteness).

18 thoughts on “Cannabis-infused Salted Coconut Caramels”

    1. While the “suggested temps” in the charts are always convenient, you just can’t beat your own test. My house sits between 8100 and 8200 ft. and my water boiled at 200. Not saying the charts are wrong, in fact, maybe my thermometer is off, but measuring the temp of boiling water myself took all the mystery out of it, and my caramels turned out great!

  1. Been in the kitchen all morning restocking my canna-cap supply, decarbing w/nova (love!!!), making a fresh batch of infused mini-chocolate bites, and decided to go ahead and make these caramels… holy shit!!!!!! They are aaaaahhhhhhmaaaaazzzzing!!!! Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised – all of your recipes I’ve tried have been delicious! Thanks for a great site, Corrine! 🙂

    1. Awwww, and thank YOU, Jeri for being a great reader! We appreciate you! So glad you enjoyed the caramels, they are definitely one our household favs, too!

  2. Hello- I’m wondering if you can make these using a cannabis tincture (aka Green Dragon)? If so, would it be the same amount, 1 tablespoon? Thanks for any additional thoughts you might have around this. I made Green Dragon and seeing if I can use in making treats.

  3. Tried this tonight…first recipe using my first batch of Cannabis coconut oil in my new MBM. So very delicious! I added the cacao, and wow! My hubby and I both love them. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Hello! My concoction keeps separating as soon as I put it in the fridge, with the canna oil rising to the top and solidifying separate from the caramel mixture. I’ve tried it twice and it keeps happening! Any advice?

  5. Hello! My concoction keeps separating when I put it in the fridge – with the canna oil coming to the top and solidifying separately from the caramel mixture. I’ve tried it twice and it has happened both times! Any advice or suggestions? Thank you!

  6. What type of parchment paper did you use to line your bread pan? Mine got super stuck to the paper. Do you think it would be alright to spray it with coconut oil before pouring in? .. Or is your paper is the non-stick type? Thank you!

  7. Hi there, I tried this recipe tonight. It came out a little too salty and a good portion of the salt kinda settled on the bottom. I used Sea Salt (still pink) and Coconut Palm Sugar. It was the closest stuff I could find to what is listed in the recipe at my local healthfood store.
    So, google answered my first question, which was that coconut sugar and coconut palm sugar are the same thing. So that’s good.
    My second question is about the salt. Does it have to be the brand Real Salt? Are there alternatives?
    My 3rd question, is if I want a more potent candy, can I go with 2 tbsp of infused oil and 2 of regular coconut oil, or will that ruin the texture/taste?
    Love your site! Thanks so much for all you do!

  8. Soo, good!!! Had to hide them in the garage, besides the man of the house..we got teen kiddos coming & going outta the fridge all day & nite!(I Definitely wasn’t about to let a few hundred dollars worth of merch for the shop, just go into the mouths of Non-Paying & Underage kids!)NOT GUNNA HAPPEN ON MY WATCH, its NOT that I Don’t condone it for medicinal OR recreational purposes.. I’d Rather hear that my daughter is experimenting w/a PLANT, then going w/a friend to find sumthang from “Big Pharma”..& have to Watch her fall into the dangerous game of “Enter the Dragon”. Which few seem to make it out of it alive. Old Chinese proverb…

    “Man takes a drink..Drink takes a drink..Drink takes the man..
    For now, it just has to do w/knowing what the strain is & the strengths..& just eat things in moderation..Only way to know what’ll work for ya..!
    Can’t Wait to try the other recipes, changing My name to Betty Crocker for the next few holiday weeks??????????????????????????????

  9. Soo, good!!! Had to hide them in the garage, besides the man of the house..we got teen kiddos coming & going outta the fridge all day & nite!(I Definitely wasn’t about to let a few hundred dollars worth of merch for the shop, just go into the mouths of Non-Paying & Underage kids!)NOT GUNNA HAPPEN ON MY WATCH, its NOT that I Don’t condone it for medicinal OR recreational purposes.. I’d Rather hear that my daughter is experimenting w/a PLANT, then going w/a friend to find sumthang from “Big Pharma”..& have to Watch her fall into the dangerous game of “Enter the Dragon”. Which few seem to make it out of it alive(I’ve always had this Old Chinese proverb imprinted in the back of my mind, when it comes to either prescription medication or street drugs…

    “Man takes a drink..Drink takes a drink..Drink takes the man..
    For now, it just has to do w/knowing what the strain is & the strengths..& just eat things in moderation..Only way to know what’ll work for ya..!
    Can’t Wait to try the other recipes, changing My name to Betty Crocker for the next few holiday weeks??????????????????????????????

  10. Followed the recipe and they came out really odd. More like sand than caramel. Really gritty and not chewy at all

  11. I’m curious as to whether or not the canna butter loses its potency while boiling the ingredients to the temperature needed to form semi-soft candy (aka caramels). I really can’t tell. Anybody?

    1. You can totally use conventional sugar for making caramels and it may be a lot easier since coconut sugar is temperamental when trying to make candies. Let me know how it goes!

      xo,
      Corinne

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