How to Make Cannabis-Infused Gummy Bears

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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.

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What You’re Going to Need

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

Organic Refined Coconut Oil

We use refined organic coconut oil when we make our infusion. That is because it does not have any distinct coconut taste or aroma, making it a good cooking medium. 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. We also have a comprehensive guide in our cannabis cookbook, along with over 130 other edible recipes, you can learn more about our cookbook here!

Infusion Machines Make Edibles For You!

Instead of making cannabis-infused coconut oil, let this machine do the work for you! Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. You’ll have perfectly infused cannabis coconut oil in only a few clicks, which will make these tasty weed gummy bears even better!

We recommend LEVO Infusion Machines and Ardent Cannabis Infusion Machines, which are two of the most widely used devices on the market. Our audience can use code “CANNASCHOOL” at checkout for 10% OFF!

Cannabis-Infused Gummy Bears Recipe

cannabis infused gummy bears.

Cannabis-Infused Gummy Bears

Ryan Mogk
Quick and simple cannabis-infused recipe for gummy bears. Perfect infused snack!
4.66 from 49 votes
Author: Ryan Mogk
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 109 kcal

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Cooking Pot
  • Whisk
  • Gummy Bear Moulds
  • Dropper
  • Freezer
  • Infusion Machine (optional)

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!

Video

Watch this video on YouTube.

Notes

Optional:
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. If you’re using potent cannabis oil, this should help with the taste.
Store in the refrigerator for best results. 
 

Nutrition

Sodium: 36mgSugar: 6gFiber: 1gCalories: 109kcalSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 9gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 7g
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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 Cannabis-Infused 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.

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!

323 thoughts on “How to Make Cannabis-Infused Gummy Bears”

  1. We are having extreme problems with separation issues in our gummies and they are melting when you take one too. We’re using Coconut cannabis oil it is around half a cup we are mixing that with 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin and 42.5 g of flavored gelatin along with two tablets of sunflower Lethasin. A quarter cup of cold water and then we let that simmer for about 10 minutes. And then we can pour that into our moles put them in the fridge raider and that’s where our separation issue is. They are also melting very easily out of the fridge. Any Input would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!! I’ve used it several times and each time the gummies came out amazing!! No separation problems at all for me. Do you have the conversion for a large box of jello at 111.8g?

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    • Hi Sharon, we’re happy you enjoyed the recipe! The easiest way to find out how much of each ingredient you will need if you’re using 111.8g of gelatin is by multiplying the amount of every other ingredient by 1.3. I reached this number by dividing 111 by 85 since the original recipe calls for one 85-gram packet.

      So here is how much you will need of each ingredient:

      154 ml Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil (Refined coconut oil, solid at room temperature)
      154 ml of Cold Water
      111 Grams Packet of Flavoured Gelatine *One Jell-o Pack
      38 ml Plain Unflavoured Gelatine (26 Grams)
      3.12 ml Sunflower / Soy Lecithin (liquid lecithin) (Optional)

      Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Thank you Ryan,
      I had the math, but was unsure about conversion!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Do you have a page I can follow for recipes?

  3. If I wanted to stretch the recipe out for a high potency infused coconut oil, could i triple the water and gelatin portions or will that screw up the finished product?

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  4. Hi Ryan,

    I followed your recipes for both the canna infused coconut oil and these gummies. The flavor is good but they didn’t set up fully. I used liquid sunflower lecthicin And both the flavored jello brand gelatin and for the unflavored gelatin I used the Jel brand (vegan version). I even left them in the freezer longer to just try and get them to freeze solid and they won’t do that either. They’re the consistency of like a spread or dip… but they’re molded in little gummy molds and I waste as little as possible… thoughts? I’m
    Super bummed.

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  5. Hi there,
    Great simple recipe. Thank you! But you say they are better preserved in the refrigerator. So how do I pass them along to friends? Do they also have to keep them in the fridge? What do you suggest?
    Thank you, Marsha

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  6. I just tried making these. Followed the Measurements & directions exactly. I never stopped whisking but Before the 15 mins was up it was already too Thick & gummy to use the plastic dropper (came w the molds), tried using a larger metal dropper, same issue. Ended up Just pouring from the pot. Tastes awesome, but I wasted a lot of mixture and my bears are a hot mess lol. Please help…any ideas what I did wrong??? Thanks!

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    • Hi Lauren, you may have heated the mixture too hot. If it starts to thicken too much, this is because the water is starting to evaporate. You can add some more water while mixing to make it easier to work with when you’re putting it into the moulds. Hope this helps 🙂

  7. 4 stars
    Hi, I just made these and they didn’t come out jelly like, they got way too hard. What could i have done wrong? First time i made them they were fine. This time, too hard. Any suggestions?

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    • Hi Jeanette, the gummies can sometimes come out hard if you leave them in the freezer too long. If you allow them to sit at room temperature, they should return to a gummy-like texture and firmness.

  8. Hey! I’ve tried this recipe twice and both times worked great. Just one thing – after the freeser, mine come out like a solid colour instead of translucent like your images. I didn’t use lecithin, could it be that? Or something else perhaps?

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  9. 5 stars
    I followed this coconut oil recipe exactly but added 1/2 tsp of citric acid to the gelatin mix for sourness and preservation. The final mixture (ready to go into the gummy molds) was really thick and difficult to pull into the dropper. It took so long to fill the molds, that by the time I got to the last 12 gummies or so, the remaining mixture in the pot had separated. I had expected about 90 3.5 ml gummies but only got 75.

    Would it be okay to pour the whole mixture into one warm pyrex baking dish, cool the gummies in the refrigerator, and then cut the rectangular slab into 85 squares with a pizza cutter? Will the gummies stick to the pyrex dish? Seems like this would be much faster and avoid separation? Thanks for your advice.

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    • Hi Ian, I would recommend pouring the mixture onto parchment paper. Then, when you cut them into cubes make sure to weigh the pieces individually to calculate potency. Since not every piece is the same weight, the potency calculation is going to be a bit more complex. Here’s how you could do it:

      Find the total mg of THC for the entire recipe. Next, find the total weight of all of the gummies. Then, weigh each cube individually.

      This is how you would calculate it:

      Individual cube weight ÷ Total weight of all gummies = %total of weight

      Next,

      %total of weight X total mg of THC for entire recipe = mg of THC in the gummy cube

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  10. I just finished infusing my coconut oil and I realized I only have about 50 grams of flavored jello, but I have all of the other ingredients. Can i just use 50 grams of jello with the recipe as is or will that be disastrous?

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  11. 5 stars
    Great recipe, super easy.
    I used my already liquid oil with lecithin, I was worried but they turned out awesome, no separation. Thanks for posting recipe.

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  12. 4 stars
    This recipe worked okay for me, but I think 85 grams might be too much Jell-O mix to use. I ended up with a ton of relatively weak gummies, and I feel like I need to eat an obscene amount of gelatin, sugar and food coloring compared to the amount of marijuana I’m consuming.

    Initially I used only 17 grams of Jell-O because I didn’t thoroughly read the directions (I read “one box” and used one 17gram box). Despite following all other directions correctly, including powdered sunflower lecithin and gelatin as directed, the coconut oil and gelatin totally separated. Not surprising, I messed up.

    So I tried again as directed — after combining the coconut oil, water, and lecithin thoroughly, I added the 2tbsp of gelatin, and then began adding the 85grams of Jell-O — after 51 grams (three of the 17gram boxes), the mix was like pasty cement and extremely grainy looking. That was probably a sufficient amount of Jell-O, maybe even a dozen grams too much. But I kept adding the rest of the Jell-O until I had 85 grams, as directed, and it was horrible: a big clumpy mess, way too dry to combine and stir. I left it to cook on low heat to see if it would dissolve, but it didn’t. Eventually I added another ~1/2 cup of water, and it did melt and combine, but it was extremely thick.

    After cutting them, they are an extremely thick and sticky consistency, and the volume is way too much for the amount of THC that’s in them (though obviously exacerbated by the extra half cup of water I added). I need to eat ~3 or 4 big gummies for any effect, and they are really sweet.

    Anyway, your mileage may vary, and maybe I just messed it up with the extra water, mayve the recipe is perfect as-is. I haven’t tried it with less Jell-O myself, but I think it’d be better.

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  13. Anyone used cannabis distillate? If so, would you want infuse coconut oil with it first so it would not separate when mixing with water?

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  14. 4 stars
    Hi,
    I only found soy lecithin granules, how would I incorporate the granules into the recipe? Would I just heat the jello mixture and allow it to dissolve or would it have to be a separate process to dissolve it?

    Thanks

    Reply

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