420 CBD Chocolate Recipes!
Ever since I was little I have LOVED creating and experimenting. Mixing up my own science experiments, recipes, building wild inventions, taking things apart. This past weekend my passions aligned with the full moon the stars, and the stoner’s beloved holiday—420.
We hosted our first ever 420 event and it was incredible. We spent the first hour+ creating our own tea blends out of herbs and spices, added CBD flower to them from the awesome Blue Ridge Hemp Selects line. Learned a bit about blending, tastes, and CBD in general.
Next up for our 420 yogi posse was a sublingual hemp tincture from a local DEM Pure certified farm, Rising Moon Cannabis. We moved through a Yoga Nidra class to really bliss these yogi’s out complete with savasana assists by the awesome Abigail (@bad.abs) for everybody (17 savasana assists is A LOT!).
And then, the treats. I went back to my experimentation days and my love of recipes and tweaking things to be my own. I made CBD infused Rose Petal Dark Chocolates as well as CBD infused Peanut Butter Cups. The response to the chocolates has been overwhelming! I have had so many requests for my recipes, so, without further ado. Here you go folks!
CBD Infused Rose Petal Dark Chocolate Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes (unless you notice all the shiny things and have kids, or a phone or a life, then plan for an hour or so to be safe)
Servings: makes about 16 1½ x 1½” chocolate squares
I just want to take a sec to give a shout out to how incredible every single one of these ingredients are. If you’ve tried my chocolates before, you know the taste is amazing, but check-out all the beneficial ingredients packed into this little dessert bite!
Dark Chocolate – To get the full benefit of eating chocolate, make sure that it’s at least 70% cacao ( I use 100% cacao). Dark chocolate contains magnesium, fiber, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus. It’s full of antioxidants, can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and may improve brain function and heart health.
Blue Ridge Hemp CBD Infused Coconut Oil – Organic, cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats around. This CBD infused oil is one of my faves. Flavored only by the natural tastes of its coconut oil base, the CBD infusion brings along all the benefits of CBD, which may add therapeutic qualities to the nutritional and anti-inflammatory value of coconut oil. (250mg CBD (15mg per Tbsp)). Coconut oil is also used for hair and skin care, weight loss, heart health, immune health, and improved digestion, to name a few things.
Rose Petals – I really cannot say enough about rose petals and their benefits (or how much I love adding them to everything) Rose petals have astringent properties and can relieve headaches, nervousness, and insomnia just to name a few.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is good at stabilizing blood sugar levels-what a perfect addition to add to something sweet!
Raw Honey – Raw honey is full of living enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and many nutrients. Support local and try to find honey sold locally at your farmers market or supermarket.
Ingredients + Amounts:
½ cup cacao powder (100% cacao if you can!)
¼ tsp. cinnamon powder
3 tablespoons raw honey
½ tsp. vanilla
3-4 tablespoons dried rose petals (I save some extra to sprinkle on top)
Slowly melt the coconut oil over low heat (or be lazy like me and either drop your tightly sealed jar into hot water or microwave on low)--high heat or heating too fast will break down the CBD and we don’t want that!!
Stir in cacao powder, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Place mixture in fridge until it begins to solidify. This step is necessary so that the honey doesn't sink to the bottom below the coconut oil while hardening. Pro tip: every few minutes or so take a rubber spatula or spoon and scrape the sides and fold them into the mixture or you get this firm rim around the bowl and then when you stir it in you get a real chunky mixture). Once it’s more like the consistency of pudding, move to the next step.
Stir in honey.
Fold in rose petals (Pro tip: if you are a texture person, crushing these to be super tiny helps the chocolate stay really nice and smooth, and also, I like to keep some extra to sprinkle on-the-top before the chocolate fully hardens).
Pour into pan or molds.
Refrigerate until firm.
If you poured into a pan, cut to desired size and serve or store in a container in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!
Nutrition Facts per Serving (Recipe makes 16 Servings)
Calories: 87kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: .7g | Total Fat: 7.35g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | CBD 7.5mg
CBD Infused Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes (unless you notice all the shiny things and have kids, or a phone or a life, then plan for 40+ to be safe)
Ingredients + Amounts:
16 oz semi-sweet chocolate (I used Nestle Toll House Semi-sweet morsels)
1/2 cup JIF creamy peanut butter--yeah yeah, use your all natural PB if you want. #JIFforlife
2 tbsp butter softened (I use Land-O-Lakes unsalted)
1.75 oz confectioner's sugar, by weight (1/4 cup+2 tbsp, measured), sifted
NuLeaf Full Spectrum CBD oil, High Grade Hemp Extract (50mg/ml)
Line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper cupcake liners ( recipe makes 18 cups, so you know, make sure you have 2 muffin pans or a 12 and a 6).
Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave. I opt for the latter and do 30 seconds to 1 minute intervals, stirring in between until all melted and smooth.
Add 3 Droppers full of NuLeaf CBD oil to chocolate and stir (30 drops).
Distribute the melted chocolate into the 12 muffin tins (I use a cookie scoop to portion the chocolate), filling the bottom of each cup. If the chocolate does not lie flat, drop the pan repeatedly on the counter, and it will flatten and smooth itself out (or smooth out with a spoon or small rubber spatula). Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes (otherwise peanut butter mixture sinks into soft chocolate as it is heaver).
In the meantime, whip the peanut butter, butter, and confectioner’s sugar together with a hand mixer until mixed and light. Taste it and make sure the sweetness is to your liking.
Add one dropper of NuLeaf CBD oil to peanut butter mixture (10 drops) and mix until evenly distributed.
Place small tablespoons of peanut butter into each cup, then drop the pan repeatedly on the counter again or smooth with a spoon or rubber spatula, so the peanut butter layer is flattened out. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
You can either refrigerate them for a peanut butter cup with more bite, or leave them at room temperature for a softer, creamier bite. Just peel the wrapper off, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts per Serving (Recipe makes 18 Servings)
Calories: 186kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 6g | Fiber: .5g | Sugar: 5g | Protein: 2.1g | Total Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 3.3mg | Sodium: 29mg| CBD 5.3mg