Toffee might seem like a strange thing to make with cannabutter, but it’s a really tasty treat that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to turn on your oven or stovetop – everything happens in the microwave!
This blog post will teach you how to make toffee with cannabutter and give you some tips for making the perfect batch of weed-infused holiday goodies.
1. What is toffee with cannabutter?
Toffee is a sugary and buttery treat that’s often enjoyed as a dessert or snack. It typically consists of two ingredients: sugar and milk (or cream) cooked to the soft-ball stage, then mixed with butter for flavor. Cannabutter is made by cooking cannabis in butter on low heat until all of the weed has evaporated from the oil – this gives your favorite holiday treats an extra kick!
2. How to make it
To make toffee with cannabutter, you’ll need:
-a double boiler or microwave safe bowl and a pot
-cannabutter (at least ½ cup)
-granulated sugar in large chunks (½ cup)
-light corn syrup (¼ cup)
-pure vanilla extract (optional but recommended; ¾ tsp). You can also use imitation vanilla flavoring if desired. It won’t impart the same flavor as the pure vanilla extract will. But many people prefer this because it is cheaper than the real thing and has fewer calories. If you do not have an issue with either of these things, go ahead and grab some pure vanilla extract! 🙂 The recipe below calls for about two teaspoons.
-A candy thermometer (these can be found at most grocery stores and are usually not terribly expensive. Or you could just wing it.)
-Parchment paper or silicone baking mat to line your pan with, so the chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom of it when you’re done!
3. Why you should try it
-Cannabutter is healthier than other oils and fats that are traditionally used in toffee. It has more Omega-three fatty acids, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. These healthy fats also lower cholesterol levels, while increasing good HDL cholesterol levels. The THC in cannabis helps regulate blood sugar by slowing down your body’s production of glucose (blood sugar), which gives you a stable energy level for hours without crashing or craving sugars/carbs as much. Cannabinoids have been shown to kill cancer cells too! And it doesn’t hurt that this stuff tastes amazing too 😉
-You will feel stoned…lol but there’s no need to worry about overdoing it.
-You can make this with any kind of nut, candy bar, or chocolate that you want! Just be careful not to scorch the butter and sugar when they’re cooking together on the stovetop. It doesn’t take long at all for them to go from brown to burnt so keep a close eye on them when stirring 😉
A great way is by using cannabutter! Cannabutter has key health benefits such as boosting your immune system, aiding in digestion because of its anti-inflammatory properties, reducing chronic pain, and increasing mental clarity while providing relief from anxiety and depression.
4. Recipes for other desserts that are similar to toffee with cannabutter
Similar desserts to toffee with cannabutter are:
- Butter brittle with smoked salt and cinnamon. Recipe for Butter Brittle with smoked salt and cinnamon:
Coconut oil or butter (enough to coat the bottom of a pan). Sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, light corn syrup, and water. Mix together until combined then cook on medium heat stirring constantly while it cooks up into caramelized sugary goodness. Stir in your desired spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper as you go along! Be careful not to let this mixture boil over onto the stove. Remove from heat when ready to pour into silicone mold tray(s). Put any mix ins such as nuts or chocolate chips here before pouring out; they’ll be sandwiched between layers of brittle because there’s no mixing involved ) Note: This will harden quickly, so be sure to work quickly when adding mix ins.
Melt your desired butter or coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat until completely melted and bubbling gently. Add the cannabutter to the mixture stirring occasionally with a spatula as it heats up; keep an eye on it carefully! It should take about 20 minutes for this mixture to get hot enough that you can’t hold your finger in it without pain (250°F). If it starts smoking too much, turn down the temperature of the stove top.)* Remove from heat when ready to pour into silicone mold tray(s). Put any mix ins such as nuts or chocolate chips here before pouring out; they’ll be sandwiched between layers of toffee.
Pour the mixture into a silicone mold tray(s) and allow to cool for about an hour before removing from molds.* If not using silicone, lightly grease cooking sheets or baking pans with coconut oil or butter. Lightly sprinkle desired mix ins over cooled toffee on pan; place in the fridge until set up.)* Store finished pieces of this recipe in an airtight container at room temperature if eating within a week (or in refrigerator freezer if it will be longer than one week).
For another variation, try substituting maple syrup for part of the sugar. When you’re done making your treat, make sure to let it cool down thoroughly first! This will help prevent “crunchies” that can form when the toffee is still warm. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool on wire racks before breaking into pieces
2. Salted caramel sauce
3. Cranberry tarts
4. Chocolate orange bark (also called chocolate-dipped oranges)
5. FAQs about the recipe and ingredients used in making this recipe
To summarize, it’s really just caramelized sugar, typically made from brown sugar or white sugar mixed together with butter or margarine.
- To make toffee, you’ll need: sugar (brown is our favorite), unsalted butter, and water
- To make cannabutter, you’ll need: cinnamon sticks busted up into pieces by hand with a mortar and pestle; whole cloves from the jar; cannabis buds ground to a fine consistency in an electric coffee grinder; filtered cold water
- Bring some low heat to your pan on the stovetop when it’s time to cook! This will help maintain more accurate control over how fast the mixture heats up
The process for making cannobused toffee is very similar. You melt together sugar, butter, room temperature cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream all at once until they come to a boil.