It’s time to get holiday treats made and frozen or stored. Canna Trading Co. CBD tinctures can be used in holiday candy recipes. We’ll suggest a specific tincture for each recipe. We’ll also provide some variations for some of the recipes. You might have a few new recipes to add to your holiday candy making list.
Chocolate Covered CBD Pretzel Rods
Chocolate covered pretzels are one of the easiest candies to make. They also fall into the snack category. They make a great addition to snack mix or by themselves for guests to enjoy. If you make gift baskets for your friends for the holidays – toss a few of these in the baskets along with other holiday candy favorites.
20 Pretzel rods
1 cup dark chocolate
½ cup white chocolate
½ cup milk chocolate
2 droppers Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture
2/3 cup coconut oil minus 1 teaspoon
4 tablespoons heavy cream
Holiday themed sprinkles
Crushed dry roasted peanuts
For this recipe, all you have to do is make the chocolate sauces. For the dipping sauce, you’ll simply microwave the dark chocolate and coconut oil in 30 second increments until the chocolate melts when stirred. Add the 2 droppers of Vanilla CBD tincture to this chocolate mixture.
Melt the white chocolate and milk chocolate with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream each. You’ll want this one to be thick like a ganache. It works best if your chocolate is at room temperature and you heat the cream first and just pour it over the chocolate.
When your chocolates are ready, start rolling the pretzel rods in the dark chocolate first. Place each dipped rod onto a parchment lined and sprayed baking sheet. When you’ve completed all 20, add another layer and then place them in the fridge for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, warm the white and milk chocolate in the microwave for just 20 – 30 seconds to loosen it up. Drizzle a little of each, or just 1, onto each pretzel rod. Garnish with sprinkles or crushed roasted peanuts and return to the fridge for 2 hours.
Chocolate Covered CBD Marshmallows
This is a fun recipe that you can do a lot with. A plain marshmallow isn’t really candy, but once you dip it in chocolate and add some texture, it’s a sweet treat that you’ll crave. We’ve got several options to change the flavor and garnishes so that you have options. These are great for snacking, sharing and gift giving.
If you don’t have a candy thermometer, pick one up before attempting this recipe. Temperature is important.
2 droppers Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
¾ cup sugar or sugar substitute
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
½ cup cold water
4 teaspoons powdered gelatin
Start by placing the gelatin and ¼ cup of cold water in your stand mixer’s bowl. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray, line it with parchment paper and lightly spray it again.
In a saucepan, add the remaining ¼ cup water, sugar, salt and corn syrup. Do not stir. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture up to exactly 240 degrees. Remove from the heat and pour it into the stand mixer.
Turn the speed on to medium low and dissolve the gelatin completely. Add the vanilla bean paste and once the mixture starts to turn white, add the Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture.
Continue to mix the marshmallow mixture with the whisk attachment until it is a thick, stiff, shiny white texture.
Pour it into your prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Dust the top with powdered sugar and leave it at room temperature, uncovered, on your counter for 4 hours.
Add just a little bit of the powdered sugar to your work space. Turn the marshmallows out onto the powdered sugar and cut small squares. Make sure your knife is clean for each cut.
Place the remaining powdered sugar into a bowl and add the squares of marshmallow. Toss them until they’re coated.
Coating the Marshmallows in Chocolate
For this application, you’re going to use the same technique as you did above with the dark chocolate for the pretzel rods. 1 cup of dark chocolate, ½ cup coconut oil and 2 droppers of Canna Trading Co. Peppermint tincture. This recipe is a little different, but it’s made the same. We want the chocolate a little thicker for the marshmallows.
Once the chocolate is ready, roll each marshmallow piece in the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment lined and sprayed sheet.
You can double dip them if you wish.
Dressing Up your Marshmallows
Now we’ll give you some suggestions for turning your plain chocolate covered CBD marshmallows into something special.
Try these garnishes:
- Flaky sea salt
- Crushed dry roasted nuts
- Toasted coconut
- Crushed peppermint
- Minced candied ginger
- Crushed potato chips
You can also use just sprinkles or little edible decorations if you wish. The idea is to make them festive.
Choosing Different Flavor Combinations for your CBD Marshmallows
A plain vanilla marshmallow can get boring, so we’re going to help you make a marshmallow exciting and get a little bit of CBD in the process. The flavorings will go into your mixture in the stand mixer.
Try these suggestions:
- Spicy – ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, replace vanilla tincture with Alchemy
- Sweet and Warm – ¼ cup chopped candied ginger, ½ teaspoon ground clove, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Fall – ½ cup chopped dried cranberries, zest of 1 orange
- Cool Mint – 2 – 4 drops green food gel, 1 teaspoon pure peppermint oil, use all Peppermint CBD tincture
- S’mores – ½ cup crumbled graham crackers, hit the marshmallows with a torch, coat with chocolate
- Hot Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ¼ cup crushed cinnamon candy
- Chocolate Orange – ¼ cup Dutch cocoa powder, zest of 1 orange
These are fun variations on a simple CBD marshmallow. Get creative and make them fun for you and your guests.
These are two simple base recipes for CBD holiday candies that you can make several different ways. The versatility of these two options allows you to give each guest or friend something that they enjoy – and you won’t get bored eating them either. Make sure that guests are informed that these items contain CBD. It’s a good idea to make a batch of non-CBD pretzels and marshmallows for those that just don’t want to or can’t consume broad spectrum CBD oil that does contain a small amount of THC (0.3% or less THC).