Weed infused gummy bears

How to Make Weed Gummy Bears

Some of the most popular cannabis edibles out there are weed gummy bears. This is because of the simplicity of the recipe and how quickly they can be made.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make cannabis edibles, but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to cover every aspect of making weed gummy bears.

This recipe is going to require around 40 – 55 minutes.

Gummy bears spread our artistically on a white surface. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and white.

What You’re Going to Need

Before we get into the ingredients and directions, we’re going to need a few things:

We use organic refined coconut oil when we make our infusion. Here’s a link to the refined coconut oil that we use.

If you don’t have cannabis-infused coconut oil, we have a comprehensive guide to making it here.

Potency Guide

The strength of gummy bears will depend on the potency of your cannabis-infused coconut oil. It’s also important to remember that gummy bear moulds are all different shapes and sizes so it is going to be difficult to accurately find your potency. Luckily, we have a calculator here to help you find your potency per serving.

Gummy bears piled on top of each other

Potency Guide to Weed Gummy Bears

When it comes to the potency of your homemade edibles, it’s hard to determine just how potent they really are. We have created a dosage calculator to help estimate the potency of the homemade weed gummy bears. To get an accurate measurement, you will need to know the potency of the cannabis-infused coconut oil first. You can find the dosage calculator for the coconut oil at the bottom of that recipe – click here to find that calculator.

Once you know the potency of your cannabis-infused coconut oil, you can input it into this dosage calculator below. Keep in mind, this is just a rough estimate. Also if you make an error in the calculation at the start, it will carry through until the end.

cannabis infused gummy bears.

Weed Gummy Bears

Quick and simple weed-infused recipe for gummy bears. Perfect infused snack!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cannabis edibles, gummy bears, weed gummy bears
Servings: 12 Servings

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Cooking Pot
  • Whisk
  • Gummy Bear Moulds
  • Dropper
  • Freezer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil (Refined coconut oil, solid at room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water
  • 85 Grams Packet of Flavoured Gelatine *One Jell-o Pack
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Unflavoured Gelatine (20 Grams)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sunflower / Soy Lecithin (liquid lecithin) (Optional)

Instructions

  • Turn your stove on low heat. In a pot, add water, the cannabis-infused coconut oil, and the sunflower/soy lecithin.
  • Continue stirring the mixture until it has a consistent texture and the coconut oil has completely melted. Now, add in the flavoured gelatin and the unflavoured gelatin while continuing to stir throughout this process.
  • Whisk extensively on low heat for 10-15 minutes until the gelatine is completely dissolved. Make sure it does not come to a boil. But, you need to make sure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. (Don't stop stirring this mixture for the entire 15 minutes)
  • While leaving the pot on the element, start filling up the gummy bear moulds with a dropper (a dropper is a mini turkey baster that comes with most gummy bear moulds). Make sure to move quickly. If your liquid starts to separate, it's because the mixture has started to cool. It's critical that you move fast otherwise the oil may separate in the pot. You need to continue whisking throughout the pouring process otherwise the mixture may start to harden and stop binding. (The secret to making great infused gummy bears is pouring the mixture into the moulds as fast as possible.)
  • Put the gummy bear moulds into the freezer for 20-25 minutes. (Pro tip:  lift the mould 2 inches off the table and drop it. This will let the mixture fill any air pockets.)
  • Bon Appetite!

Notes

Optional: Sprinkle a pinch of citric acid overtop of the finished gummy bears to make them sour! Don’t go overboard as citric acid is a preservative. 
Store in the refrigerator for best results. 
 
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If those directions were hard to follow, check out this video. We have our own video for gummy bears being filmed right now, so stay tuned for an in-depth recipe video in the near future.

If you’re looking for more awesome cannabis recipes and content, check out our cook cannabis category. These include a variety of comprehensive recipes such as desserts, dinners, snacks, vegan recipes, and much more! Click here to learn more!

102 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I don’t cure my gummies in the freezer. I cure them at room temperature overnight & they work better

  2. 5 stars
    Does the coconut oil mix with the water.? I already have RSO oil so can I mix it with the solid coconut oil? It melts very fast but not a liquid state?

  3. Made way too many gummy’s, therefore they were very weak. I filled my 200 1ml gummy molds in no time and had a ton left over. Everything worked fine just made too many weak gummy’s.

  4. Might oil keep separating from my gelatin mixture how do I keep that from happening

  5. How do you test the potency of your coconut oil

    • It will be quite a challenge to test the potency of your coconut oil if you’ve already made it. We have a guide here to making infused coconut oil, and if you use the dosage calculator near the bottom it should help you estimate.

    • If anybody needs a taster just let me know!!!! 😉
      By the way thanks for the info

  6. Does anyone have a good ratio of weed flour to oil ratio

  7. Water is crossed off a beginning of recipe then added in video. Do I use the water or not?
    Cannabis oil when to add?

  8. I am allergic to coconut. Will olive oil work?

  9. Brett Jurgens

    So when dillitimg the infused oil with the water, does that not also dilute the ratio for thc per gummy?

    • Yes, it will. But the calculator’s function is:

      Total mg of THC/Amount of gummy bears

      So it will still be the same THC/gummy if you input your values.

  10. can you add a teaspoon of citric acid to preserve?

  11. Either I’m missing something or this reciped doesn’t make sense. Or, at least the calculator does’t. The recipe is only for a certain amount of gummies. It doesn’t matter of you’re oil is strong or weak, it’s the same amount of gummies as you use the specified amount of oil but the strength is up to you.

    • Hey Dan, it’s depending on the moulds you use. Not all moulds hold the same amount of liquid. The calculator is just so people that are using different moulds can estimate the potency of their gummy bears too. Furthermore, the calculator is just there as a guideline. You need to precisely know the potency of your oil to accurately know the potency of your gummy bears.

      Hope this helped 🙂

  12. Elaine Thornton

    Ryan, after the cannabis oil has been made, do you refrigerate it?

  13. where do you get the cannabis infused coconut oil ? THC

  14. Can I use just straight THC oil and pour it into the jello that I have dissolved?

  15. I absolutely love how these turned out. Great recipe!!!! Great texture great taste and of course they make you feel great! I’m so happy I tried this recipe.

  16. Trudy Knighg

    This recipe worked perfectly!!! Thx for sharing.

  17. I used half a cup of orange juice instead of water and than of course orange jello. Great, absolutely tasty!

  18. do you use flavoured JELLO mix(85 mg box) or flavoured GELATIN. I heard Jello mix is different than GELATIN. I have unflavoured GELATIN but where do you get flavoured GELATIN from? I’m a little confused with the part of the recipe that says: “Plain unflavored gelatine
    1 pack of flavoured gelatin/JELLO MIX(85g)”. Thanks.

  19. How many gummy bears does this recipe make ?

  20. What’s with the unflavored gelatin ? Can I just use jello instead ?

    • Hi Ron,
      when making gummies you do use one pack of jello. If you don’t have unflavoured gelatin you can buy it for relatively cheap from a bulk barn or other wholesale ingredient store.

  21. My oil / jello separated in the freezing process. What did I do wrong?

  22. When the gummies set, the edges were a different colour/texture than the areas that set properly. It’s like the coconut oil separated and ended up with a greasy gummy texture. Any tips on avoiding this next time?

    • Hi Angie,
      Make sure that you’re continuously stirring for the 10 minutes that the gummies are on the heat. Then, store them in either the fridge or freezer. If you leave them out they will soften up.

  23. Did you use liquid if powder Lecithin?

  24. What’s the shelf life on gummy edibles? I typically freeze premade edibles but those are cookies, brownies, baked goods, etc. I’m looking to big batch gummies but want them to last 1-2 months. Any info on perishability, storing tips, etc. would be welcomed.

    • Hi Craig,
      The shelf life on gummies is not as good as some other edibles out there. I store mine in a container in the fridge but I try to eat them within 1 week.

  25. Any tips for not having the oil separate at the top? I can pick the coconut oil right off the top of the hardened gummies…

  26. Michelle h.

    5 stars
    I made this and my gummies tasted super herby. Can I use juice in place of water to try to.cover some of the herb flavor?

    • Hi Michelle,
      try this to help with the taste:

      add a 3/4 tsp of citric acid into the mixture, use lemonade instead of water, and once the gummies come out of the freezer coat them in sugar.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  27. louise campbell

    Hi. Mine seem to go moldy quickly. I’ve added citric acid and potassium sorbate to latest batch. Has anyone tried putting them in a dehydrator to increase shelf life? If so what temperature and how long ?

  28. Are you using liquid sunflower lecithin or powder?

  29. 5 stars
    How many gummies will this recipe produce?

  30. Would this recipe work with MCT oil? Thank you!

  31. Do these become slimy after they are out of the mold. I made some gummies and I froze them for 20 minutes and took them out and now they are slimy.

    • Hi Bex, If they’re slimy it’s probably because the gummies have not been left in the freezer long enough. If you leave them in warm environments they can also become a bit squishy so it’s better to keep them in the fridge until you eat them.

  32. Do you use liquid or granule Lecithin?

  33. My oil separated from the gummies and they did not work. What did I do wrong???

  34. Archie the alchemist

    5 stars
    Try
    1 cup 100% real Juice
    31/2tbs Gelatin
    2 tbs honey
    2000mg infused coconut oil (solid at room temperature)
    Mix with heat
    Put it in the moulds well it is still hot.
    Put it in a fridge for 20min.
    Makes 210ish gummy’s each gummy is 8-10mg approx enjoy. pace yourself.

  35. If you were to make sour gummies, how much citric acid would you add?

  36. I am making grape flavoured gummies. Can I use grape juice instead of water?

  37. So confused, I am going through cancer treatments and have prescription cannabis oil. Can I use this to make the gummies? The oil comes in a 30 ml.jar , 20.7 mg/ml THC. Also have a CBD/HTC combo. How do I use this for gummie recipe, don’t understand how much and what the dosage would be. Can’t stand the taste of the oil so thought I could make the gummies to make it easier to stomach. Any help would be appreciated, obviously I am very green on this subject.

    • Hi Ann,
      yes, you can use this oil. You can just add it instead of the coconut oil and it should work the same. Make sure to mix well when you’re heating. For the taste, try this:

      use lemonade or another type of juice in place of water
      add a tsp of citric acid into the mixture when heating
      After the gummies come out of the freezer, roll them in sugar

      You will still taste the oil but this will cover it up quite a bit. Wish you the best of luck with the cancer treatments

  38. Thank you for the reply but how much oil should I be using for the recipe. One 30 ml bottle or more ? Is it more concentrated compared to infused coconut oil ? So how do you figure how strong the gummies will be.

    • Can someone give me some guidance on how much oil I should use. See my above question? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      • Let me make sure I’ve got this right. Your 30ml of oil contains 20.7mg of THC in it, correct? If this is the case, this will give you a very low dosage. The 1/2 cup of coconut oil equals approximately 118ml. Even if you used 4 jars to make up the volume the potency would only be about 2.75mg THC per gummy. The average potency of gummies I get from the dispensaries is 10mg per gummy. Using the recipe calculator, it says if you have 300mg THC in the 1/2 cup of oil and it produces 30 gummies, then they will be 10mg per gummy. You would be better off buying flower or distillate to use in making your own oil, at approximately 600mg per cup of coconut oil. Hopefully, this makes sense and helps you out.
        https://www.thecannaschool.ca/how-to-make-cannabis-infused-cooking-oil/
        Follow the link to use the oil potency calculator on the page and you will be able to determine the potency of the oil you’re going to make.

        • Okay so the oil I am referring to is used just a few drops under the tongue. I don’t like the taste and now get it in capsules. I figured I could just use that oil straight up, not infused into any other oil such as coconut. That is why I thought it would be strong since the oil is not diluted per say. So that’s were the confusion comes in, knowing how strong they would be. I still have some of the oil so thought I could use that for the gummies?? When you have never used thus stuff before it’s very confusing on what is what LOL. I have seen other recipes that say just add a few teaspoons.

  39. 5 stars
    I really like the simplicity of this recipe, so quick and easy. So I followed the instructions from the written instructions, then I tried the instructions from video. By adding all the ingredients together then mixing it Like the video directions I found it creates a better smoother texture. The written instructions created small chunks.

  40. Followed your recipe and the gummy bears turned out great, although I don’t know the potency they are perfect for us. I think the secret in making them is to constantly stir them for 10-15 minutes and then the consistency is perfect. I have tiny moulds that hold 1.5ml and it made 232, I’d like to figure out how to stretch it to 265 so all the moulds are full. Set them up in the fridge overnight.
    I sprayed the moulds with cooking oil and I won’t do that again as they are kinda greasy, even after putting them on paper towels. So simple to make.

    • Hi Jenn,
      Glad you liked the recipe! The secret to making them is (you guessed it) to not stop stirring them the entire time they’re on the element. Without spraying the moulds the gummy bears will pop out with no issues. If you’re having trouble getting them out of the moulds it’s probably because they are not done cooling yet. 15 minutes in the freezer is usually all it takes.

      • Davin Ledbetter

        Ryan
        Awesome recipe. No separation issues at all. Made like 10 oz of gummies tho. Some didn’t want to come out of molds. Left in fridge over-night. Question: they seem a little ‘slime you. Is there a way to avoid that and make them more like store bought? Thanx

        • Hi David,
          Glad you enjoyed the recipe! What we do to stop them from being sticky is to roll the gummies in confectioner’s sugar. Them being sticky will work to your advantage because they will be 100% coated.

          For the gummies not coming out of the moulds easily, we’ve never had that problem. Are you using silicone moulds? If you aren’t these are the way to go. You can push the moulds inside out and they pop right out. Also, try putting the gummies in the freezer for just 20-30 minutes. This is what we do and they turn out great.

          Hope this helps!

  41. I don’t have enough molds to hold all the liquid I made… can I reheat this and fill the molds later?

    • Hi Jen!
      Yes, you can! I’ve seen that some people buy a pack of regular gummy bears & melt them down. Then they infuse them once they’re melted. As you reheat the gummies, you’re probably going to end up evaporating some more water. That being said, you might want to add some water or juice when you melt them down again. That will also make them easier to work with as your putting them into the moulds.

  42. 5 stars
    Tried the recipe and it works great thank you. I was wondering can you substituted the water for milk? Or yogurt? Is that even a thing, thanks for your time.

    • Hello! Glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 We haven’t tried making it with yogurt before but milk should work fine. If you do try it with yogurt, please let us know how they turn out!

  43. A good toss in a large bowl of confectioners sugar should help seal and de-gummy the surface of these….

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