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How To Make Cannabis Hard Candy With THC Or CBD

Cannabis hard candy recipe

Making cannabis hard candy is an easy thing to do at home. You only need a couple tools, basic ingredients and some patience. The advantage of infusing THC or CBD into hard candies is that you can dose your edibles very easily. It might also help if you are looking to take weed edibles discreetly.

The basic ingredients for making cannabis hard candies

The only ingredients you require to start making cannabis hard candies are sugar, water, corn syrup and cannabis tincture.

The first thing you will need to decide on, is if you want to make THC hard candy or CBD hard candy. Simply use a THC tincture If you are looking for THC edibles or a CBD tincture for CBD edibles. You can also use both, it is all up to you!

You will be able to put in any flavor extract or coloring you want to customize your cannabis edibles. In turn, this is where you can experiment and get creative with your weed edibles.

Start to cook cannabis hard candy

Follow this recipe and use creativity to start experimenting with new flavors, colors, and shapes. Once you have a good grasp on how to make hard candies, you can start experimenting even further with different colors and shapes. Remember that cannabis candy is cooked at a very high temperature and it sticks, so never touch the hard candy with your hands.

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Cannabis hard candy recipe
A simple cannabis candy recipe that is easy to follow and never fails. These THC hard candies only require 4 basic ingredients.
4.71 from 57 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keyword: cannabis candy, cannabis tincture, hard candies, hard candy, weed edibles
Servings: 50 Candies
Calories: 44kcal
THC: 10mg per candy
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • candy molds or baking tray
  • candy thermometer


  • 2 – 3 Tbsp cannabis tincture 500mg THC
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Flavored extract optional
  • Food coloring optional


  • In a medium sauce pan mix together the sugar, syrup and water.
  • Let it come to a boil and slowly stir mixture untill around 250F.
  • Once it reaches 250F, you need to stop stirring and let it come to approximately 305F. ( this happends quick)
  • Once your hard candy mixture is at around 305F, remove it from the heat.
  • Add cannabis tincture, flavor extract and food coloring. Stir it up and poor into your candy mold or baking sheet.
  • Let the cannabis candies cool down and harden before removing it from the mold.
  • Enjoy your canna candies!



Tip!  If the hard candies are cloudy or foamy looking: once the mixture is taken off the heat, let it sit for 30 second untill all foam has gone down, before pouring into molds.


Serving: 1Candy | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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78 Responses

  1. Bluewizard2 says:

    5 stars
    I gave this a top rating because it is a very simple recipe that even a beginner can make great candy. I have been making hard candies for about a year now. I followed this recipe for the first time and I made the best batch of candy ever!
    There was little waste. It was easy to pour into molds and it was delicious!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m interested in making your cannabis lollies, and I want to make them with tincture (alcohol) so that their shelf life is basically indefinite. However, I am a total wimp when it comes to alcohol and I would strongly prefer not to taste it in my final product. I was wondering if by adding tincture after taking the liquid off the heat, if the alcohol taste will be prominent? Or if it would be better to make cannasugar, and cannasyrup and use that instead? I’m not sure if 300°F will ‘cook off’ the goodness of the cannabis/make it less potent. Sorry for the long question, and thanks in advance! 🙂

  3. Random guy says:

    I have been making candy for years…. Just started adding special tinctures I make myself. I have been making Taffy recently but have been interested in hard candy. When making candy it is important to decarboxylate the herb before making the tincture. I make an alcohol tincture with everclear and about an ounce of flour. I then cook down the alcohol in a saucepan on low heat until it is pure green oil. It’s real sticky and so dark green it looks black… I add this to the candy when I am adding the flavoring. It works out every time… I’m going to try it with hard candy the next time I make it… So far it works great with my regular Taffy recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    excellent recipe and instructions. it’s been a decade or more since i made hard candy and this recipe made it easy. thank you!

  5. Carol Kapp says:

    i made this with alcohol based tincture. When i make it, after it set it turn out nice. The taste is fantastic and you don’t taste the alcohol. My only problem is that after a couple of days, the candy becomes soft and kinda gummie. Am i not cooking it long enough or is it the alcohol?

  6. 3 stars
    I don’t know why, I followed the recipe exactly, and this was a HUGE sticky mess. Is there anything you can add that explains how you are supposed to get this into a mold successfully?

    1. Random guy says:

      Use a spoon or a glass dropper works too. I don’t have any experience making this exact recipe but that’s what I do for hard candy. I’ve been making hard candy for years. Just recently started experimenting adding stuff to it

  7. What are the risks of combining alcohol with THC in candy?
    Will a lot of the alcohol in the tincture be stored inside the candy or will there only be alcohol traces?

    I have read some articles on healthline about combining alcohol with THC and they advised to be very careful. Also I don’t like getting half drunk/half stoned from candies. I would rather just get stoned.

    1. Random guy says:

      The alcohol burns off. I cook the alcohol off in a saucepan before I add it to the candy. I use about 750 mL of everclear to 1 oz of flower. I then cook the alcohol off until it is an oil and then add that to the candy. If there is any remaining alcohol, it is cooked off as soon as it hits the candy.

  8. Aleea Braden says:

    Why did my first batch of hard candy, come out liquidy? I used tincture. It was warm. All it did, was stain my brand new gummie molds. And does anyone know a better way of getting the candy into the molds ?because pouring it out of a pot is very messy.

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