Looking for a good CBD Gummy Bears recipe? Here’s one we like a lot. The original recipe is from Top Secret Recipes website AKA the Food Hacker–we adapted it for infusion of your own CBD extract. They taste great–so go light on the extract because people tend to enjoy the taste from this CBD Gummy Bears Recipe.
CBD Gummy Bears Recipe, Step One: Have your preferred CBD extract on hand, ie tincture, RSO, BHO, vegetable glycerin, etc. How much you add is up to you. A high quality CBD extract, ie BHO can have around 65%+ CBD, so adding one gram (1000 milligrams) of high quality CBD extract of that description is like adding roughly 650+ milligrams of CBD–spread that out over the final volume of gummy candy, which in this case yields around 200 ml of candy syrup, and that’s roughly 3.25 milligrams of CBD per one millilitre of syrup. If each bear in your mold is 1.5 millilitres, each bear should be near 5 milligrams of CBD.
NOTE: these are approximations–offered as a guideline until you find the right amount for your needs or regulations using further testing and adjusting the amount of CBD extract you will add in the recipe.
CBD Gummy Bears Recipe, Step Two: Using a slow cooker on the “warm” setting, place a wet towel on the bottom of the slow cooker. In a pyrex measuring cup, add 1/4 cup of honey and place the pyrex cup snuggled into the wet towel. Cover the slow cooker (on warm setting) and let the honey warm up for an hour or so. Add your desired amount of CBD extract into the honey, stir until dissolved with a stainless steel kitchen fork. Cover the slow cooker back up and let this heat on the warm setting for another hour, stirring once or twice–make sure the extract is completely dissolved into the honey.
CBD Gummy Bears Recipe, Step Three: From here, you can follow the original recipe from Top Secret Recipes, substituting the CBD infused honey for corn syrup.
1 3-ounce box Jell-O Gelatin Dessert powder (Raspberry, lemon, orange, pineapple, lime or strawberry)
1 pkg. Knox unflavored gelatin (7.2g)
1/4 teaspoon citric acid
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water (room temperature)
You will also need:
2 1-inch silicone bear candy molds
Oil cooking spray
Combine Jell-O, unflavored gelatin and citric acid in a medium microwave-safe bowl and stir to combine.
Add the corn syrup and water, and stir gently with a soup spoon until all of the ingredients are blended together. Stirring too fast may add air bubbles to the mixture, so keep it slow and sweeping. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes so that the gelatin can bloom.
Stir the candy syrup gently again, then microwave it on high for 30 seconds. Stir it again, then zap it for another 15 seconds. Repeat heating it for 15 seconds 3 more times for a total heating time of 1 1/2 minutes. If air bubbles begin to form on the surface of the gelatin, stop heating and stir gently. You don’t want any bubbles in the syrup if you can help it. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Give the solution a gentle stir every couple of minutes and you should see it become clearer over time.
Spray the bear molds lightly with oil spray.
Pour the candy syrup into a measuring cup with a spout, then carefully pour the liquid into the bear molds. Don’t fill each bear all of the way to the top. Leave a little room in each mold.
Let the candy sit for 30 minutes, then put the molds into your refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
When the candy is firm push each piece out of the molds and arrange them on a baking sheet or in a large storage container so that they are each standing upright. Let them sit this way for 48 hours, then lay them on their backs for 24 hours. This process will help the bears dehydrate so that they are chewy like the originals. Depending on your climate, your gummy bears may have shrunken enough after 72 hours. If not, leave them out for another day or two, until they are chewy. Toss them around every so often as they dry out. When they are chewy enough for you, seal them up in an air-tight covered container or zip-top bag. Keep them stored in a sealed container and they should last for a couple weeks.