Craving something rich and decadent with a tinge of sparkle for the holidays? Add this elevated luxurious treat to your arsenal of cannabis-infused recipes for a delightful pick-me-up during those long winter nights.

Dazzling peppermint and smooth cannabutter help accent the dark chocolate for a refreshing twist on a classic delicacy. You can find simple step-by-step instructions for making your cannabutter or canna-oil on our blog, plus a formula to determine the potency of your finished butter for accurately dosed edibles. We recommend using Ace Weidman’s session pouches for easy measuring when making any cannabis-infused food recipe.

Need one more reason to whip up these scrumptious fudge bars and treat yourself? There’s no oven time necessary! Just a regular old microwave will do the trick.

Now for the ingredients, you’ll need:

  • 510 grams of dark chocolate chips
  • 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cannabutter or a blend of cannabutter and non-infused butter for your desired potency
  • ½ cup or 85 grams white chocolate chips — substitute with dark or milk chocolate if you prefer (this is the edible “glue” that will hold the candy-cane bits in place)
  • A handful of candy canes or starlight mints

And with that, let’s get into it!


Making the fudge


First, add the sweetened condensed milk and cannabis butter into a small microwave-safe bowl or mug. Microwave for 45 seconds at 50% power, then remove and stir. Repeat twice more, stirring thoroughly to incorporate the butter into the condensed milk. This process allows for even distribution of the cannabinoids and reduces the potential of the fudge splitting (no one wants clumpy chocolate!).




Next, place the dark chocolate chips into a separate microwave-safe bowl and drizzle the blended sweetened condensed milk and cannabis butter mixture over it. Microwave for one and a half minutes at 50% power, then remove from the microwave and fold the ingredients together gently. If the chocolate isn’t entirely melted, heat for an additional 30 to 45 seconds at 50% power — avoid the temptation to heat it up longer or at a higher heat, which can scorch the chocolate or cause the fudge to split (again, clumpy chocolate equals sad cannabis fudge).




Once your liquid fudge is nicely mixed, you can pour it into a lightly greased, parchment-lined 8-inch x 8-inch pan. Spread evenly for a uniform slab of gooey goodness. Allow it to cool in the fridge for one to two hours, then remove and place uncovered in a cool location away from excessive humidity (in other words: keep it away from your stove area or sink. Think high shelves in a quiet part of your home). For optimal storage-friendly fudge, let it sit for an hour or two.



As soon as your cannabis fudge hits room temperature, it’s time to have a little fun with some candy-crushing. Break up your candy canes or starlight mints using a rolling pin or kitchen mallet — in the photos, we’re using a chocolate-smashing mallet. You could also use a food processor. Either way, you’ll want to smash these candies into little pieces that are comfortable to bite into.

Next, take your white chocolate chips (or your preferred chocolate chips) and put them in a microwave-safe bowl or mug. Heat the white chocolate at 50% power for 30-second intervals, stirring it well between sessions until it’s nicely melted. Drizzle and spread across your fudge, top it off with a sprinkle of peppermint candy pieces, and let it set before serving. This can take anywhere between 20-30 minutes, so resist the urge to sneak in a bite — otherwise, you’ll be left with a gloopy, sticky mess.




Et voila! You now have sweet, luscious, and cheery holiday cannabis edibles sure to make the season bright. As with all cannabis-infused recipes, take the time to ensure that your dosage is precise for responsible consumption.


Determining the dosage of your fudge


The best time to accurately measure how much THC is in your cannabis fudge recipe is before you add the melted white chocolate and crushed peppermint since these additions don’t have any cannabis butter in them. Take the total amount of THC in milligrams of the cannabutter you used in this recipe and divide that number by the weight, in grams, of your cooled fudge. You can find the grams of your fudge by placing the uncut block of cannabis fudge on a kitchen scale.

For example: if the fudge weighs a total of 1,050 grams and the amount of cannabutter you used contains 220 milligrams of THC, then your fudge will have approximately .21 milligrams of THC per gram of fudge (220 mg divided by 1,050 g = .2095 mg THC per gram of fudge).

From there, you can determine how large your portion size will be and how many pieces to divide your fudge into. In our hypothetical example, a 20-gram piece of fudge will contain 4.2 mg of THC (20 x .21). This math can also be used to determine how many pieces to cut — for example, if you want to make 21-gram portions with roughly 4.4 mg of THC each, simply divide the total weight of our fudge in grams (1,050 g) by our portion size (21 g) for 50 pieces of fudge.

The more you practice with homemade edibles, the easier it gets to hit your targeted doses. For beginners, have fun! Having a notebook handy makes it easy to keep track of your projects, equations, and doses.


Storing and serving your peppermint bedazzled cannabis fudge


Your delicious cannabis-infused peppermint fudge will keep best in an airtight container at room temperature, stored in a cool location away from excessive heat and humidity. It can also be stored in the freezer for longer, but don’t bite into it frozen — let it sit at room temperature to soften before enjoying.

And remember, always ensure your homemade edibles are clearly labeled, and keep them far away from the reach of children, minors, and pets at all times.

From our kitchen to yours, Rev wishes you a warm, safe, and happy holiday season!



This recipe was contributed by Rory Reiss, a chocolatier and kitchen technician here at Rev. When he’s not applying his creativity to our i am edible chocolate products, Rory experiments with a variety of cannabis-infused confections at home. With a background in culinary adventures — including nearly a decade of raw vegan chef work and writing — Rory makes everything from various herbal salves and tinctures to home-brewed fermented goodies. Rory enjoys sharing his creations and recipes via Instagram @rory_reiss, so check out his page for more recipes and inspiration for homemade edibles!