An Easy + Healthy Cannabis Chocolate Bar Recipe (Vegan, Paleo, Keto-Friendly)

how to make cannabis chcolates

So guys… remember when I was in High Times last month?


Well, it happened.

The Wake + Bake recipe for the World’s Healthiest Pot Brownies was featured in the Psychadellicatessen section of the magazine and it was literally a dream come true.

In my earliest 20’s, I used read High Times while smoking weed in a walk in closet, in a shitty apartment, with my roommate in Fargo, ND.

I would joke about how I was going to write for them someday, or lose 60 lbs and become the classiest Miss High Times in history.

Well, I never became the first fully clothed Miss High Times, but I did lose that weight, start this killer cannabis blog, and got one of my recipes in the most famous cannabis publication of all time.

And… that’s the stuff fucking dreams are made of.

diy weed chocolate bars

I told my mom, who promptly went to Barnes & Nobles and picked up 5 copies. In your dreams, you never imagine that your mom is going to go to Barnes & Nobles to buy a stack of High Times, so that was just a bonus.   

It should have been one of those things that I couldn’t stop talking about.

But I didn’t even take a moment to enjoy it or even think about the fact that I’d reached one of my biggest goals since I started this whole Wake + Bake thing.

I was just way too busy trying to one up myself.

So I just kept on developing new recipes, working on Dazed + Infused, learning more about cannabis and health, and kept plugging away with my life without even stopping to let it sink in.

homeade healthy cannabis chocolate candy

And then I woke up this morning, and started brainstorming what to call these simple and delicious cannabis chocolates and came up with this super original title:

The Healthiest Cannabis Chocolate Recipe in the World

And I was like, “I think I did that already.”

And then I was like, “Oh yeah… for High Times.”

And THEN I was like, “HOLY SHIT… my recipe was in HIGH TIMES!”

And then I almost had a panic attack because I was so excited.

homemade weed chocolates

So this is one of those annoying self-indulgent self-realization blog posts (kind of like the Cannabis Grilled Cheese one), because I never want this to happen again.

I never want to miss out on the really exciting, “fuck yes that happened” moments because I feel like it’s still not good enough or it’s not serious enough. I never again want to feel like I’m too serious to get super nerdy excited about seeing my food porn in High Times.

I never want to keep using the same damn title for a recipe because I can’t slow down and take in what I’m actually doing here (aside from making bad jokes, cussing to make my mom mad, and taking too many pictures of weed food).

Because what I’m doing here… I mean, what I’m really trying to do here is…

Easy Vegan Cannabis Chocolates (paleo and vegan friendly)!

These weed chocolates are sweetened with maple syrup and contain some nutritional powerhouses- organic cocoa butter, cacao, and cannabis coconut oil. Chocolate has gotten a bad rap because of all the processed sugar, but these homemade cannabis chocolates are different.

Cacao, cocoa butter and coconut oil are loaded with macro and micronutrients which makes these incredibly satisfying and won’t detract from any weight loss plans as long as you indulge in moderation. If you’re avoiding all forms of sugar or have issues with blood sugar, swap the maple syrup for stevia or monk fruit (to taste).

They hit almost every dietary restriction that I know of. They’re vegan and gluten free. They’re also paleo, candida diet and keto friendly (skip the sweetener or use an alternative that feels good).

I can’t think of anyone who can’t eat these, unless you have the kinds of friends who don’t eat chocolate… In that case, you should get some new friends. 

You can add your favorite nuts seeds, dried fruit, coconut flakes, protein powder (for gainz), and organic CBD Oil if you are using a low CBD strain.

I love adding protein to this recipe to help stabilize blood sugar and prevent the peak and crash that can come with sweetened edibles.

Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy it and that they help you slow down, relax, pat yourself on the back and enjoy the fuck out of your own life.




  1. Melt Cocoa Butter in a double boiler or makeshift double boiler (glass or metal bowl on top of a small pot filled 1/4 full with water) over medium heat.
  2. Once Cocoa Butter is melted add Cannabis Coconut Oil and whisk to combine.
  3. Once the Cocoa Butter mixture is melted and thoroughly mixed, remove from heat and add maple syrup. Whisk well.
  4. Add Cacao Powder and Vanilla Extract.
  5. Pour chocolate into molds or into a parchment lined baking sheet. (I like these for chocolate bars and these for candies)
  6. Refrigerate for about an hour or until completely hard.
  7. Once solid, pop chocolates out of molds or break your giant cannabis candy bar into pieces (a little more difficult to dose, but just as fun to eat).
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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  • Reply
    April 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Where do you get your molds?

    • Reply
      June 7, 2017 at 8:39 am

      You can order them through Amazon.

  • Reply
    April 24, 2017 at 8:14 am

    have you ever made chocolates using an alcohol based tincture?

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    Debbie Franzino
    May 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Hi Corrine, I have a question, I don’t understand the ratio of cocoa butter to canna oil? It seems like a very low dose, 12 tsps, to an entire cup of cocoa butter plus the volume added from the other ingredients. Even with the 100 mg of cbd, which is technically 4-5 doses @ 25 mgs per 10 drops as of the Nuleaf instructions, so the cbd isn’t really enough for 24-48 doses (depending on if you choose a half tsp or a full tsp dose). Your recipe is exactly the same as mine, with the exception of the cbd amount and I use a full cup of canna oil, plus 2-4 tbls of cocoa butter (so that’s where its reversed in our recipes) I don’t want to mess around with what I’ve been doing, but I am certainly willing to try your method if you made it that way and it still maintains the same effect of the chocolate, that would save me a ton of money. I am using the medicated chocolate for extreme chronic pain, while I’m weaning off of oxycodone slowly,( well not to slow, I’ve dropped half my meds in less than 2 months, not bad I think), to permanently use cannabis for pain and get off these damn pills I’ve been on for 6 years since I was dx with BC, and a very botched reconstruction with a zillion infections from that surgery (they damaged my main intercostal brachial nerve, and pain is still ridiculous) my pain management Dr is fully supporting this transition, altho he can’t prescribe it. NJ is a very restrictive state, and having to see other drs is so stupid and expensive, and pain is not even recognized as qualifying for MM! So if this recipe works just as well, I haven’t seen any comments yet, it would be a life saver for me, and my rapidly depleting bank account, love to hear from you and anyone who’s tryed this. Thanks so much, Debbie. PS….the vanilla and pinch of sea salt is the absolute best addition to any chocolate, I agree that gives it an extra yum factor, and works wonderful with infused chocolate! Thanks again ??

  • Reply
    May 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Hello, the link to the cocoa butter you recommend on Amazon is a 1-pound bar. It doesn’t come in squares and is not easy to measure.

  • Reply
    Mai Mai
    June 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Links to molds are broken 🙁

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    Lois Stern
    July 8, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I purchased the Cocoa Butter you linked … mostly because you said it was easy to measure “2 squares…” but when I rec’d it, it is one very large brick. No squares to break. What did I miss??

    • Reply
      July 25, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Bugger. I just reordered it and it does come in one large brick now. I don’t know why they changed that…

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        Lois Stern
        July 27, 2017 at 10:44 am

        I have a wonderful KETO “mounds bar” recipe that I’d love to use my Green Monster in … how do I figure out the substitution? I’ll link it to you if you’d like. thanks!

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          September 23, 2017 at 7:09 am

          I’d love to try that!!!! Send over that link 🙂

          Much love,

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    October 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I love your comment, “In my dreams I’d never imagine…”

    I’ve had so many of those moments. I was very anti-drug, grew up in a very anti-drug household. Then I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage that left me with chronic daily migraines. My mom got cancer and was not eating, so when I visited her I brought her some marijuana to help with her pain and appetite. Not only am I now a daily user for pain, but never in my dreams did I think I’d be hanging with my mom, making edible, sharing a vape or joint, and chatting about weed. She started experimenting in her 70s, me in my 50s, and we laugh about it all the time.

    Thanks for the great website. You’re like the Martha Stewart of weed, only much more likeable!

    • Reply
      Kristina Etter
      October 20, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Awww, I’m so glad to hear you and your mom are enjoying your cannabis cooking experiences! What wonderful memories! Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    November 30, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    how many chocolates does this make?????

  • Reply
    February 27, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    These are the best! Made a batch for my dad who is having surgery. And myself/friends, of course. Thank you for the recipe.

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    September 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Many thanks for creating the effort to discuss this, You can also add CBD vape juice.

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