This recipe’s rich, chocolatey fudge is brightened by peppermint candy and made extra special with the addition of cannabis-infused butter! You can find simple step-by-step instructions for making your own cannabutter or canna-oil on our blog, plus a formula to determine the potency of your finished butter for more accurately dosed edibles. To make things even easier, pick up one of our Ace Weidman’s Cooking Ounces — because it’s already been decarboxylated, you’ll save loads of time and effort when making edibles.
This Peppermint Bedazzled Fudge is a delicious, uplifting treat for those long winter nights. It’s also a super easy recipe that you can make in your very own microwave, no special tools necessary. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 510 grams of dark chocolate chips
- One 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons 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 like (this is the edible “glue” that will hold the candy-cane bits in place)
- Candy canes or starlight mints, broken into tiny bits. Use as much or little as you want, and sprinkle any leftovers into hot cocoa!
Making the fudge
First, place the sweetened condensed milk and cannabutter 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 step makes for a more reliable and even distribution of the cannabinoids and reduces the potential of the fudge splitting.
Next, place your 510 grams of dark chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and drizzle the blended sweetened condensed milk and butter 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.
Once your liquid fudge is nicely mixed together, you can pour and spread it into a lightly greased, parchment-lined 8-inch x 8-inch pan. 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. I put my fudge on a high shelf in my dining room). For optimal storage-friendly fudge, let it sit for an hour or two.
As soon as your fudge is room temperature, it’s time to crush the candy! Break up your candy canes or starlight mints using a rolling pin or kitchen mallet — in the photos, I’m using a chocolate-smashing mallet. You could also use a food processor. Now, take your 85 grams of white chocolate and put them in a microwave-safe bowl or mug. Heat the white chocolate at 50% power for 30-second intervals, stirring it well in between until it’s nicely melted. Drizzle and spread across your fudge, sprinkle with peppermint candy pieces, and let it set before serving!
Determining the dosage of your fudge
While you’re waiting for the chocolate and candy topping to set, take this time to figure out the potency of your fudge. Take the total THC milligrams of the cannabutter you used in this recipe, and divide that number by the weight in grams of your finished fudge. You can find the grams of your fudge by placing the uncut block of finished fudge on a kitchen scale.
For example: if the fudge weighs a total of 1,050 grams and the amount of cannabutter you used contained 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, just have fun! Having a notebook handy makes it easy to keep track of your projects, equations, and doses.
Storing and serving your peppermint bedazzled 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.
Always ensure your homemade edibles are clearly labeled, and keep them far out of the reach of children and minors. Happy edible-crafting and enjoying, and Happy Holidays from Rev!
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!