The festive season is pure magic on so many levels. Between the twinkling lights that decorate homes, the holiday parties and the cozy nights at home binge-watching your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, it’s almost as if the season was custom made for cannabis edibles. Whether it’s a treat that will really sizzle at your New Year’s Eve extravaganza or a sweet you can stuff in adults-only stockings, here are our picks for the best holiday edibles.
LOL Edibles THC-Infused Cereals And Chips
This company has done the inevitable by combining cannabis with traditional stoner foods like cereal and chips. THC-infused treats, including Frooty Loopys and Cap’n Munch, are the perfect edibles for when you’re back home visiting the family and catching up with high school pals. Just make sure to keep your Chronic Toast Crunch separate from your traditional breakfast cereal so you don’t accidentally overdo it.
LOL Edibles $20 for a 400mg THC cereal bowl
Peak Extracts Chocolate
If you’re looking for the perfect edible gift for your favorite cannabis connoisseur, look no further than these delicious, strain-specific chocolates from Peak Extracts. With such infused selections to choose from as Bright Sativa (for an energizing, euphoric high) and Heavy Indica (for a relaxing, calming outcome), Peak Extracts preserves the naturally present terpenes and flavonoids that make each strain unique. With the color-coded packaging and detailed descriptions of the desired effects of each strain, these chocolates are a cannabis snob’s dream come true.
Peak Extracts Chocolate $25 for a 100mg chocolate bar
Mellow Out Mama CBD
One of my favorite things to do around the festive season is get together with a few of my friends for a moms’ night out. After taking on a large part of the prep work for the holidays, having some quiet time with those who get me is an absolute necessity. Products from Mellow Out Mama, a CBD company that focuses on mothers, make those good times even more relaxing. Jill and Celia are the two moms behind Mellow Out Mama who used their own experiences to produce a tincture that helps with everything, from backaches to headaches, anxiety and depression. According to Jill and Celia, “We feel better when we take [CBD]. We’re more patient, more present with our kids and, well, less stabby toward everyone and everything else.” It truly is a Christmas miracle.
Mellow Out Mama CBD $30 for the Xylitol CBD Supplement
Based in Portland, Oregon, SDK Snacks has a variety of tasty treats, ready for you this festive season. These cookies are gluten-free, so they’re the perfect cannabis-filled treat to have on hand for your wheat-free friends visiting from out of town. Also, you can get them in as low a dose as 5mg per cookie, so the quantity of cannabis you’ll be ingesting is easy to keep tabs on, which can come in handy at a holiday soiree.
SDK Snacks $3–$20, depending on dosage
Mellows Cannabis-Infused Marshmallows
Gourmet, handcrafted, cannabis-infused marshmallows. I don’t think I need to add any more to that description, but just to be safe: These bite-size treats are perfect for a winter-themed shindig or for toasting s’mores in the backyard. At only 5mg per marshmallow, you and your guests can pace yourselves through the night. And if you feel like getting a little sticky in the kitchen, check out the Mellows cookbook Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, which will get you whipping up your own delectable sweets in no time.
Mellows $7 for a 5mg marshmallow
Sure, you can ring in the new year with champagne, but wouldn’t a flute of cannabis-infused soda be a little more fun? Check out the delicious array of sparkling drinkable delights from Olala Beverages, ranging from traditional favorites like Orange Cream and Cola, to more adventurous tastes like Honeydew and Spiced Cranapple. Whether it’s a toast before singing carols or getting ready for the countdown to midnight, why not try a different type of bubbly this year
Olala Beverages $12 for 50mg soda, $22 for 100mg
Coda Signature makes THC-infused chocolate that is out of this world. The truffles are like miniature works of art and the chocolate bars are pure bliss. Our friends at Coda Signatures are sharing some of their favorite recipes to help elevate your holiday party. Serve any of these treats at your next festive-season feast.
Coda Signature $20 for a 100mg chocolate bar
(1 cookie = 10mg THC)
Replace the jam in your favorite thumbprint cookie recipe with a 10mg single square of Coda Signature chocolate bars. Bon appétit!
Maple Chocolate-Covered Bacon
(Makes 10, at 10mg per serving)
You will need:
- 10 pieces of room-temperature cooked bacon
- 1 Coda Signature Maple & Pecan chocolate bar, 100mg THC
- In a heatproof glass bowl, gently melt the Maple & Pecan chocolate bar in the microwave in 15-second intervals until it’s melted and smooth.
- Once melted, evenly drizzle the melted chocolate over the bacon slices. Put in the refrigerator to solidify.
(Makes 4, at 10mg per serving)
You will need:
- 4 serves Chai Chocolate on a Spoon, each with 10mg THC
- 300g organic heavy cream, cold
- splash of vanilla
- cinnamon to sprinkle on top
- In a heatproof glass bowl, gently melt the Chai Chocolate on a Spoon in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth.
- Combine heavy cream and vanilla into a metal bowl. Whisk until soft peaks form.
- Add two spoonfuls of whipped cream into the melted Chai Chocolate. Stir to lighten the chocolate.
- Fold the remaining whipped cream into chocolate mixture.
- Evenly spoon the mixture between four bowls and chill in the refrigerator for one to two hours before serving. When ready to serve, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon.
Goldleaf Cooking Journal & Recipe Cards
While not an edible, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this delightful cannabis cooking journal and recipe card set from Goldleaf. This makes the perfect gift for your DIY edible friend. The recipe cards include cannabis-infused dishes from some accomplished chefs, including Cat Cora, Kyrious, Brandon Allen, Jason Eisner and Monica Lo. When you try out one of the recipes, you can write down in your journal your thoughts, the outcome you felt, plus any additional notes for next time. This is also a great way to help you remember dosing info for future kitchen adventures.
The Cooking Journal & recipe cards, Goldleaf, $18