Cannabis Hard Candy and Lollipops

Learn how to make marijuana hard candies and pops! Our first candy weed recipe.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 ounces marijuana tincture
  • Candy or Lollipop molds
  • Your choice of food coloring and flavoring


  1. Add sugar, syrup, and water to a pot on the stove over medium-heat. Stir until all ingredients have dissolved and bring to a boil.
  2. Bring to 300 degrees (F) and slowly stir in color and flavorings.
  3. Turn off heat and as quickly as possible stir in marijuana tincture.*
  4. Pour into candy or lollipop molds.*

*The liquid will very quickly turn into solid form so you must as well move very quickly! Don’t get high before hand :)

Enjoy, experiment and get creative!

For other unique cannabis recipes (that work!) see The Cannabis Cookbook: Over 35 Tasty Recipes for Meals, Munchies, and More

39 comments… add one

  • Daisy February 9, 2013, 6:59 pm

    I need help, I made these but when I took them out they didn’t get hard, help me please

  • wanderingwacky December 29, 2013, 7:04 pm

    invest in a candy thermometer. remove from heat at 300 f EXACTLY. if you’re in a very humid environment, let it get to 302 before removing from heat.

  • Penny H. December 31, 2013, 8:39 am

    I found that after you have pulverized the dry bud through a sieve into a glass container using the bowl of a spoon you can put the mixture into an old clean pantyhose piece tied with thread at the top. Roll the stuff in the sock till it will fit through the neck of the jar. Fill jar with 1 cup high proof vodka;not under 100 proof–, replace jar lid. Shake jar frequently and keep it in freezer for 5 days. (I take it out and give it poke with a spoon handle then shake it repeating this 3 times a day. 5 days later you should have a darkish green tincture; No cleanup either–all the plant parts stay inside the sock which you can wring out back into the glass container when done. I used 12 grams to make this; it’s easier to swallow in a drink for me instead of cannabutter which tastes weird. It really helps relieve nerve pain.

  • Katie March 11, 2014, 6:09 am

    My mother has MS and the only way she will get high is off of weed suckers. She doesn’t like smoking. MS (if you don’t know) is a type of never damage problem. Id like to talk to you more about this for help!

    Thanks. -Katie

  • justwondering March 2, 2013, 3:10 am

    How many lollipops do you get in the end? How strong wood you say each lollipop is with one ounce of tonic and then two ounces of tonic?

  • M April 21, 2013, 3:38 am

    Hey there Cannachef~
    I made these for 420! Happy 420 everyone! :)
    I made mine extra special by pouring in some homemade blackberry syrup at the end for color and flavoring. I took the mix up to 300 degrees, but that wasn’t enough, because they came out soft. Also, I was stoned when I made them and forgot to add the dang cannabis tincture! Haha! Doh!
    So I put the whole batch back into the pot with a bit of water and just kept stirring until it was dissolved. Then I let it get up to 325 degrees this time, and they turned out superb! I also added plenty of tincture,and they are just right.
    The other thing is: I didn’t have sucker molds. I put foil onto cookie sheets and then rubbed them down with coconut oil. (any oil will do) Then I poured the suckers out into weird shapes and put popsicle sticks in them. Then I poured a bit more over the popsicle stick to cover it. When they were hard I wrapped them in wax paper and plastic wrap.
    Off to celebrate this amazing herb we’ve been blessed with!
    Party On! ;)

  • raechelle beals November 30, 2014, 8:42 pm

    You’re hilarious!

  • tammy April 27, 2013, 11:14 pm

    How do you make the marijuana tincture???

  • bob April 18, 2014, 8:10 pm (:

  • Ben Dover June 17, 2013, 5:18 pm

    Will they get you high?

  • Red Beard July 31, 2013, 11:53 pm

    As long as you have a good Tincture this recipe is solid!!

  • Red Beard July 31, 2013, 11:48 pm

    How Many candies does this recipe yield?

  • Red Beard July 31, 2013, 11:51 pm

    Does Cannabis Tincture made from Vegetable Glycerin work well with this recipe ?

  • connie August 13, 2013, 2:45 pm

    Help me how do I pull the thx for mixture in suckers? How many does your receipe make? When do I put flavoring in

  • Robin August 21, 2013, 8:10 pm

    is there a sugar mixture that could be used in place of the corn syrup? i prefer making candies with organic sugar

  • Kitty August 30, 2013, 9:54 pm

    I would suggest agave nectar as a substitute. Use 1/2 cup agave nectar and add another 1/2 cup of water.

  • snady September 2, 2013, 3:36 am

    I followed the directions to the letter the candy didn’t harden. It was like thick syrup. When this happen we drained the molds & re-heated the ingredients cooking it at a boil for an hour or so.It still like thick syrup. I’m waiting till tomorrow to see if it hardens over night.I’ll let you know if it works.

  • Steph September 7, 2013, 1:18 am

    theres too much liquid!! if u reduce the corn syrup to 2/3 c and the water to 3/4c you will get much better results. Stir until all is dissolved. then do not stir again. add food coloring aroung 260, it will mix on its own. take off heat add flavoring n tincture. mix well n pour

  • Papa Rocks September 13, 2013, 9:16 am

    just picked up a large amount of hard candies and want to preserve them the best way possible. Is it possible to reheat the finished candies and not hurt the effectiveness of thc/cbd? some of them are sticking together and I would like remold them

  • wanderingwacky December 29, 2013, 7:07 pm

    put a light film of corn starch on your hands and roll each candy until it is no longer sticky. store in bottom of fridge or in freezer

  • Mary October 19, 2013, 6:36 am

    This is what I do for the perfect molds. Take a cookie sheet and completely fill it with powdered sugar. Spread it across the cookie sheet and pack it Find something to make the shape you want, I use lots of things. A round teaspoon makes a good sucker shape. Press your shape into the powdered sugar deep enough to fill with sucker mixture, Repeat the print across the sheet. If you are using sticks just press them in half deep in the mold. The sucker mixture hardens quickly and the pressed powdered sugar holds it in place. Works really well.. Once you try it you will find yourself looking for all kinds of cool shapes for suckers and hard candy….

  • Ren November 9, 2013, 6:49 am

    I made mine Cherry Cola Flavour! Recipe turned out great though they happened to be a bit bitter, any remedies for this? Did anyone else have the same issue? (I used white rum for the tincture.)

  • artemisia November 21, 2013, 11:28 pm

    i have never understood this: i was told that your body doesn’t like to absorb THC unless its encapsulated in fat or alcohol, which is the point of the tincture. But the alcohol boils off at 300F, so what is left to help your body absorb the THC? And for that matter, since the alcohol boils off, what difference does it make how far you reduce or concentrate

    also, in my experience, when you pour the alcohol in at 300F it just makes a big glob in the middle doesn’t mix with the other ingredients.

    Please help me understand?

  • Chris December 5, 2013, 3:00 pm

    I made the mixture and it never hardened what do I do now I have lollipop molds that are syrup and a bowl full of liquid still

  • Lee December 6, 2013, 9:48 pm

    I tried this recipe but the lollypops didn’t keep their shape. After a few hours they flattened out. What did I do wrong?

  • Syd Clark December 21, 2013, 10:55 pm

    Great batch, a healthy squeeze of red food coloring at 290 and they look like Christmas candy. Followed some of the above advice…a little less water and corn syrup, heated to 320, poured out into the confectioner shugar mold ( 30 candies larger than silver dollar) and a little residue to serve cracked…am checking dosage now and music sounds great!

  • Britt January 2, 2014, 11:29 pm

    I have never made these candys with the tincture. However, I have done a lot of cooking and baking in my day. This recipe dosnt leave much to be desired or room for error if you follow directions. In my experience with cooking and baking you must have the proper utensils when making candy. A must have is a candy thermometer. Some good practice would be to make regular candy and get that down pat, then once that is easy peasy lemon squeezy then adventure to this adding tincture and whatnots….good luck my friends! Just remember trial and error, and practice makes perfect!

  • kiera January 6, 2014, 5:09 pm

    Could i use weed butter instead of the tincture ?

  • Charleigh February 6, 2014, 2:23 am

    The ignition point of the high proof alcohol used to make tincture is well below the 300• temp for the candy. So how do you not end up with combustion risk when throwing the tincture into hot sugar?

  • EZ February 25, 2014, 12:16 am

    The tincture is made with alcohol, but all the alcohol is evaporated – this leaves a THC oil (THC is oil based) and that is what the tincture is. The essence of the bud in a tiny concentrated form. Depending on the process you use to make the tincture, it can be dangerous as alcohol, fumes, and open flames are often used, but once in tincture forms, no worries.

  • carla March 9, 2014, 8:34 pm

    I’m getting the candy making down pat but I need some tips on cleaning up the pans, the candy gets hard so fast I cant get my pans clean

  • DMJ April 4, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Hey Carla, immediately put your pans and things into HOT water and let soak. Like candy disolves in your mouth it will in water. If its still present, remove cool water and soak in hot water again.

  • Valadia M. Hunt April 30, 2014, 1:08 am

    keep a teapot or a pan of boiling water handy. as soon as you finish pouring your candy pour boiling water into the pan put your utensils in it and if need be add more hot water. it will melt away in a matter of a few minutes!

  • Maureen March 11, 2014, 5:04 pm

    Do you think you can citric acid for flavoring

  • Sam March 21, 2014, 4:45 am

    How many candies do I get and how much tincture should I use I just made a huge batch

  • kully April 13, 2014, 10:48 pm

    I done these steps exacally and my oil tentecure keeps separating from the candy what do i do??? please help!!!!

  • Ike Okparaeke April 30, 2014, 3:07 pm

    This is going to pay my way through college, thankyou. LOL

  • High Hopes June 9, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I tried this last night. For my tincture, I used 3.5g of AVB and 3.5g of fresh bud along with all the kief I had which was a pretty decent amount. I soaked that in 2 oz of everclear for 1 week, mixing a couple times a day. Strained thoroughly (pantyhose work great).

    I cut down the corn syrup to just over 3/4c and water to 3/4c as I didn’t want it to gel like others reported. But I think it would have been fine at 1c 1c and I will try that next time.

    I accidentally let my mix get up to 315 deg f and then added my color, flavor & tincture. The color didn’t take (no biggie), I could have used a bit more flavoring but it’s a lesson learned depending on the flavor oil you choose. The tincture solidified the top layer and about killed me as it instantly evaporated into a massive alcohol cloud which I managed to inhale (not good).

    I had to heat it and stir more to get that top layer melted back in. From there everything was perfect. Made 30 pieces of candy in these molds:

    These are pretty sizable pieces of candy. A smaller mold would be ideal. Instead I poured them between 1/2 and 3/4 full which works great. Good recipe, good times!

  • LJ November 19, 2014, 9:35 pm

    I’ve tried two different batches. Had to re-cook both batches because they didn’t harden but I think I finally got it. I re-cooked this last batch to about 315 degrees then poured onto a cookie sheet covered with a layer of powdered sugar. I used spiced rum for the tincture and cinnamon flavoring. I’ve let the tincture steep for about 5 weeks now and it seems fairly potent.


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