The undeniable downside of magic mushrooms has always been that no matter how carefully they are grown, they will always taste terrible.
Of course, where there is a will to get high, there is always a way. Clearly, consumers have figured out how to get around the “yuck” factor inherent in chewing magic mushrooms. And, like stoners, psychonauts are just as inventive.
Now that we’re in an era of “cooking with cannabis,” however, inventive chefs continue to cultivate ways to make loaded toads palatable. Among the most succulent and successful of these popular new approaches is magic mushroom chocolate.
In this article we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to make mushroom chocolates.
Additionally, we provide information on the beneficial properties that cocoa can bring to your entheogenic psilocybin experience.
Cocoa and Psilocybin
The combination of cocoa and psilocybin mushrooms has a long history dating back thousands of years to the Aztecs . Traditionally, practitioners prepared a magical infusion of psilocybin and cocoa for ceremonies in South America.
The Aztecs called the magic mushroom teonanacátl, the Nahuatl word for “divine mushroom” (or “flesh of the gods”). Interestingly, the Latin genus/species for cocoa is Theobroma cacao, derived from the Greek for “food of the gods.”
Combining chocolate with mushrooms is beneficial for a number of reasons.
Making mushroom chocolates can be a useful way to preserve psilocybin , a plant substance that is notoriously difficult to store for long periods of time. In general, mushrooms tend to taste quite disgusting to many people.
However, the combination of chocolate can eliminate the nausea factor that can occur when trying to eat psilocybin alone.
Beyond cocoa’s nutritional values and high antioxidant levels, it is also a mood-enhancing stimulant. Additionally, cocoa contains low levels of monamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). With so many beneficial properties , it’s no wonder that the union of magic mushrooms and chocolate is a sacred marriage.
Magic Mushroom Chocolate Effects
The effects of mushroom chocolates may depend largely on the psilocybin chosen to make the treats. In general, psychoactive psilocybin gives a euphoric effect, with psychedelic fractal-like visuals.
Many describe the effects of magic mushrooms as extremely relaxing, while large doses can provide an ego-dead experience that one can typically experience with DMT .
Beyond the effects of ingesting psychedelic mushrooms, chocolate brings its own undeniable and beneficial properties. Cocoa has a high nutritional value , containing protein, healthy fats, fiber and beneficial minerals.
Additionally, it contains high levels of magnesium , which helps with muscle relaxation. Serotonin , a well-known mood enhancer found in cocoa and magnesium and tryptophan, is also found in cocoa . It adds an extra boost to the body’s production of new serotonin.
In addition to these beneficial nutrients, the low levels of MAOI found in cocoa may enhance the psychedelic experience. MAOIs prevent MAO enzymes from breaking down entheogenic compounds in your body. Ultimately, this slows down the body’s ability to eliminate these compounds from the system.
As if that wasn’t enough, the list goes on for the beneficial properties of cocoa. Phenylethylamine (PEA), an organic compound that the brain releases when an individual is in love, is also found in cocoa, creating feelings of love and happiness. Finally, cocoa provides a natural cannabinoid called Anandamide (ANA), similar to THC, providing a feeling of happiness and joy.
With everything it brings to the table, it’s no wonder chocolate has been used with psilocybin for thousands of years.
Mushroom chocolate recipe
You can embellish mushroom chocolates in many ways, as long as powdered psychedelic mushrooms are the base.
Combine it with chocolate that can melt (chips, bars, melting chocolate discs). Anything beyond these two ingredients can be added preferably. Also, if you like coconut or raisins, add a handful.
However, be aware that any desired flavorings must be oil-based and heated separately. Adding a cool substance to your hot chocolate will make it lumpy and difficult or impossible to work with.
The complexity of this recipe is strictly in the hands of the “chef”.
Below you’ll find a very simple, crowd-pleasing mushroom chocolate recipe that you can easily adjust to suit your preferences. The recipe will make 28 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-sized chocolates, with 1 gram of mushrooms per chocolate.
Ingredients for Magic Mushroom Chocolate
The quantities and proportions in this recipe are for reference. The amount you make depends only on how much shrooms and chocolate you have on hand and how many servings you want to make. The quantities in this recipe are for reference only.
Here’s what you’ll need:
> A 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips or 12 ounces of your favorite melted chocolate
> One ounce of entheogenic (dried) mushrooms ( which you can buy here or grow yourself )
> 4 tablespoons crushed honey roasted cashews
> 2 tablespoons grated coconut
> 2 tablespoons crushed caramel
> big saucepan
> Sharp knife / Grinder
> Non-stick baking tray or, for more fun, chocolate molds.
Determine your dose
Once you have your ingredients, think about how strong you want each piece of magical chocolate to be.
We advise you to make chocolate in low doses.
Having a ladder will be helpful here. This way, you can measure out enough mushrooms to reach 1 gram – it’s the perfect microdose .
But don’t hesitate to use less if you don’t know how a gram feels. Obviously, don’t hesitate to add more than a gram if you are an experienced shroomer.
Either way, note how much goes into your chocolate. This way you can tell people that a piece of chocolate contains 1 gram (or 0.5 grams or 1.5 grams) of ground magic mushrooms.
So if you’re making a bar to share with a friend, each half of the bar should contain one serving. If you are making ten castings, use ten doses evenly in each serving .
- Select your favorite mushrooms
- Grind your well-dried mushrooms into a fine powder with a coffee grinder. Make sure it’s evenly ground (you can grind a few batches separately to turn the entire ounce into powder).
- Select the chocolate of your choice.
- Melt your chocolate by double boiling.
- (To boil twice: First, fill a saucepan halfway with water. Next, place a metal or Pyrex bowl slightly larger than the mouth of the saucepan over the saucepan so that half bottom of the bowl is in the water, DO NOT overfill with water, or it will get into the chocolate. Although microwaving chocolate is an option, there is a high risk of burning the chocolate.)
- Let the chocolate cool slightly to the touch without hardening. (Note: Burning hot substances can damage mushrooms.)
- Mix the powdered mushrooms with the melted chocolate. Make sure to mix well and break up any clumps of mushroom powder to evenly distribute the psilocybin.
- Add additional ingredients if desired.
- Pour the mixture into molds, small paper cups or a pan lined with waxed paper (for molds and paper cups, pour 28 cups or compartments evenly distributed).
- Let cool until the chocolate is hardened. Additionally, a saucepan with ice water – or placing the poured mixture in the refrigerator – can speed up the cooling process.
- If chocolate was poured into a pan, cut the chocolate into 28 pieces (adjust portions 1:1 per gram of mushrooms used).
Traditional infusion simplified with xocolatl (Aztec chocolate)
Since the infusion must be ingested within a day, this recipe is intended to allow two people to add their own dose of entheogenic mushrooms.
Ingredients + instructions
- Four cups of water
- 1/4 cup ground cocoa nibs (preferably ground in a coffee grinder)
- 4 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
- Desired dosage of mushroom(s), finely ground
- Bring the water to a boil and add the cocoa nibs; stir for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add vanilla
- Remove from the heat and wait until the infusion is cool to the touch before adding the mushroom powder
- Mix well
- Pour two glasses
What is the right amount of chocolate mushrooms?
Generally, it’s best to measure mushroom chocolates in grams. One gram of psilocybin is a great base to build on and, for many, the dosage is more than enough. Increasing the dosage up to 3.5 grams can provide a heightened psychedelic experience, to the point of possible ego death, and this is only for the most experienced users. Many brands of mushroom chocolate sold on the Black marketers divide their dosage into one-gram squares into a larger bar of chocolate, while others pour molds or cut bricks of chocolate into one-gram squares. Always ask what variety of mushrooms are in the chocolate you eat. Additionally, do your research on the strain to best know the dosage needed.
How long does it take for mushroom chocolate to kick in?
The effects of mushroom chocolates vary depending on the strain of psilocybin and the individual ingesting the substance. Likewise, the same goes for the time it takes for effects to kick in. On average, most effects should be fully activated within 30 minutes. However, some mushrooms may take longer to take effect. Therefore, it is wise to wait 45 minutes to 1 hour before deciding whether you want to ingest more psilocybin.
How long does mushroom chocolate last?
Again, the length of a trip on mushroom chocolates varies depending on the variety of psilocybin and the amount ingested. Typically, one gram of mushrooms can provide up to 3 hours or more of entertainment. If you are in the mood for a psychedelic psilocybin experience, mushroom chocolates are a highly preferred option and will definitely not disappoint.
Warning: Chocolate mushrooms are potentially classified as an illegal drug. Cannabis at Home does not encourage the use or manufacture of this medicine where it is prohibited. However, we believe that providing information is imperative for the safety of those who choose to explore this substance. This guide is intended to provide educational content and should in no way be considered a medical recommendation.
Some final thoughts before you head out on your trip
Also be aware that the inherently bad taste of mushrooms usually prevents people from eating tons of mushrooms at once. Mixing it with chocolate, however, will probably taste delicious. So be careful!
We all know what it’s like to eat too many delicious weed edibles – it’s not great. But eating too many mushrooms can sometimes test your mental health.
In short, be gentle when consuming magic mushroom chocolate and the energy will be returned to you tenfold.