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Make a CBD Edible Hard Candy or a Lollipop With These Easy Recipes

Cannabis edibles are nothing unusual - today, you can find a plethora of different ready-made variations to satisfy your sweet tooth, ranging from THC gummies to cannabis hard candies to CBD-infused chocolate or ice cream and even cannabis cotton candy.

Sometimes, sweet hard candy is all you need to brighten up your day and give it a boost. And when you eat a CBD hard candy, you can enjoy not only its sweet taste but also its therapeutic effects without getting high - in contrast to consuming THC candies. This makes it a safer and more daytime-appropriate option to get your daily intake of CBD oil.

The great news is that CBD hard candies and even lollipops, just like other edibles, are extremely easy to make at home - and if you know a few tricks, you won't even need a candy thermometer! All you need to make a good cannabis candy are corn syrup, the food coloring of your choice, and a few additional ingredients combined with high-quality CBD oil.

Whether you're a dedicated baker or just a curious cannabis connoisseur, making candy at home can be a fun experiment in your kitchen. Below, you will find a couple of simple recipes and learn everything you need to know about making cannabis-infused treats at home!

Equipment Needed For Making Hard Candy At Home

When making hard candy at home, you'll need a few essential pieces of equipment.

First, you need a large pot to cook the candy mix in, as well as a bowl or another pan where you can pour the mix to cool and solidify. This is where the candy thermometer comes in handy - it will help you monitor the temperature of the candy mix and know when it's ready to be poured.

To make cannabis hard candy, you'll need the following tools:

  • a candy thermometer,

  • a medium-sized pot,

  • a large, heat-resistant bowl or another pan,

  • a rubber spatula,

  • a measuring cup,

  • baking tray lined with parchment paper,

  • candy molds,

  • lollipop sticks,

  • a wooden spoon,

  • a cookie cutter or a knife if you want to make different shapes (optional).

Pro Tip

If you don't own a candy thermometer, you can always check the temperature of the candy mixture yourself using the so-called "cold-water method":

  1. Place a spoon and a bowl of cold water beside your pot of boiling sugar.

  2. Pour a teaspoon of the candy mixture into a bowl of cold water every few minutes and see how it solidifies.

  3. You'll know when it's ready to be poured when you can shape it into a soft ball.

  4. If it's too runny, the mixture isn't ready yet. On the other hand, if it's too hard, you've overcooked the candy, and it won't be as tasty.

  5. Once the candy reaches the optimal stage (for example, the firm ball stage at 245-250 F for caramel candy-like texture or the hard crack stage at 300-310 F suitable for making brittles and lollipops), take the pot off the heat and proceed with the recipe.

Caution: Remember to stay cautious throughout the whole process, as melted sugar burns are especially dangerous. Pay due attention to the sugar solution at all times, and keep your hair and jewelry away from the pot.

Basic CBD Hard Candy Recipe

This is a simple recipe that can be modified to your taste and preferences, including a wide range of flavors and colors. It takes about 25 minutes to make it and yields around 12 hard candies.


  • 4 cups of sugar (can be switched to cannabis sugar),

  • 1 ¼ cup of corn syrup,

  • ½ cup 0f water,

  • 1 teaspoon of flavor extract of your choice (optional),

  • 60 mL Lifted Lime Organic Full-Spectrum CBD Oil or cannabis tincture of your choice.


  1. Mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large saucepan, and bring it to a boil.

  2. Using a candy thermometer, slowly stir the mixture until it reaches 250°F.

  3. Stop stirring and let the mixture reach 300°F.

  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and add your CBD oil, stirring. Add flavor extract if using and stir slowly to combine.

  5. Pour the mixture into your candy molds or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  6. Let the mixture harden and cool completely (it might take about an hour) before removing it from a mold or the baking sheet.

Voila! Now you have a handful of CBD treats to snack on after lunchtime and brighten your day!

Piña Colada CBD Lollipops

Now, we could give you a regular cannabis-infused lollipop recipe, but why not take it a step further? Prepare yourself for a tropical explosion!

Now, this recipe does contain the foolproof method of making classic lollipops, which means you can create your own flavor pairings later on and make a whole rainbow of lollipops!

To make 8 lollipops containing one dose of CBD each, you will need:


  • 1 cup of sugar,

  • ½ cup of light corn syrup,

  • ¼ of water,

  • ½ teaspoon of coconut extract,

  • 8 droppers full of Unbent Mint Organic Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil for that cocktail-like taste, or stick to a cannabis tincture of your choice,

  • a few drops of yellow food coloring (optional),


  1. Brush or spray the lollipop molds with flavorless cooking oil. Remove excess oil with a paper towel if there is any.

  2. Place the lollipop sticks in the molds.

  3. Mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan, put it on medium-high heat, and stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.

  4. Using a wet pastry brush, brush down the sides of the pan.

  5. Insert the candy thermometer when you spot the first signs of boiling and let the mixture boil until it reaches 300 ℉. Do NOT stir.

  6. Remove your lollipop mix from the heat and let it sit in the pan until all boiling stops. Do NOT disturb.

  7. Stir in the coconut extract and your CBD oil, and add food coloring if you're using one.

  8. Carefully fill the lollipop molds using a spoon. Make sure to cover the stick.

  9. Let your cannabis candies cool for at least 10 minutes or until hardened, then remove them from the molds.

If you're not planning to eat them all right away, make sure to place them in an airtight container or wrap them up in wax paper and twist the end around the stick. As such, you get a good old-fashioned lollipop with a twist!


Making CBD edibles is a fun and easy way to experiment with cannabis in the kitchen, which is especially true if you're already bored of marijuana brownies and are looking for more creative alternatives.

It's also an excellent way to make your own personalized cannabis candies and avoid spending a lot of money on store-bought ones. Besides, this approach allows you to get better control of both CBD and THC content as well as other ingredients you put in, so there won't be any unpleasant surprises.

So, what are you waiting for? Get creative and have fun!

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