How to Make Tasty RSO Gummies Recipe: The Ultimate Guide
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Tired of store-bought edibles? Learn how to make RSO gummies at home
This recipe was updated and revised fully in September 2023
Unleash your inner cannabis chef with our comprehensive guide to crafting delicious and potent RSO gummies.
Say goodbye to store-bought edibles and hello to a world of homemade goodness. Learn how to make RSO gummies that are tasty and long-lasting, thanks to our special mold inhibitor tip.
If you’ve made Infused Gummy Bears with “canna-oil” or cannabutter in the past, you may have been disappointed by the taste and texture.
My favorite texture and taste come from using RSO to infuse gummies.
Using Full Extract Cannabis Oil, also known as FECO or Rick Simpson Oil, which is RSO is the perfect way make stronger THC gummies as well.
You’ll see these acronyms used interchangeably, although the process of making them may differ.
FECO or RSO concentrates allow you to add a higher dose of THC or other cannabinoids without compromising all the yummy taste and texture of your FECO gummies.
Another pitfall of home cannabis-infused recipes is that your infused THC gummy bears will begin to mold if left at room temperature or if stored for too long in the refrigerator.
This updated recipe will solve these issues with the addition of a mold inhibitor, making RSO gummies last even longer.
Shelf stable RSO FECO gummies are a game changer!
As always, I have linked as many of the actual brands and products that I use in testing my recipes in my own kitchen as possible.
Grab your weed apron and get ready to cook!
Equipment Needed for Infused RSO Gummies Recipe
- Silicone Candy Mold of your choice
- Candy “dropper pipettes” or Silicone Squeeze Bottle (or whatever you find that works to fill the cavities)
- Cooking spray
- Measuring cups and measuring spoons
- Coffee cup warmer
- Silicone rubber spatulas
- Wire cooling/drying racks
Grab Your Equipment
- Gummy Molds (Squares)Gummy Molds (Squares)
- Cannabis Leaf MoldCannabis Leaf Mold
- Squeeze BottlesWide Mouth Squeeze Bottles
- Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking SprayCoconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Measuring CupsMeasuring Cups
- Measuring SpoonsStainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Saucepan With CoverSaucepan With Cover
- Silicone Spatula SetSilicone Spatula Set
- Liquid Droppers PipettesLiquid Droppers Pipettes
- Melting BottleMelting Bottle
- Mug WarmerMug Warmer
- Silicone Baking MatSilicone Baking Mat
- Wire RackStainless Steel Racks
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Shelf Stable RSO Gummies
Let’s look at the individual ingredients needed for cannabis infused Gummies and define some of the less common ones.
Bulk Unflavored Knox Gelatin: This is a clear, odorless protein derived from collagen found in animal bones, hides, and tissues.
It’s responsible for giving gummies their chewy, jelly-like consistency.
Jello Flavor: A popular gelatin dessert, it introduces both flavor and color to the recipe.
Available in a variety of flavors, it allows for customization of the final gummy taste.
Water: A universal solvent, it helps dissolve and mix various ingredients and plays a vital role in the gelatin blooming process.
Corn Syrup: A sweet syrup derived from cornstarch, it provides sweetness, enhances the gummy’s texture, and prevents sugar crystallization.
LorAnn Oil Flavoring: Highly concentrated, these are used to intensify or introduce additional flavors that complement the base Jello flavor.
You may use food-grade citrus essential oils instead. Essential oils are much stronger, though. I start with about 10 drops. I use the Vitality Dietary Culinary Oils from Young Living. (white labeled)
Sunflower Lecithin: A fatty substance extracted from sunflower seeds, it acts as an emulsifier.
It helps ingredients mix well together, especially in recipes where oil-based and water-based components are combined.
According to WebMD, “Lecithin is a mixture of fats that are essential to cells in the human body. It can be found in many foods, including soybeans and egg yolks.”
My go-to choice is the liquid lecithin sourced from sunflowers.
Some people steer clear of the soy-based lecithin due to allergy concerns.
Feel free to use granules or liquid interchangeably.
Food Grade Glycerin: A clear, odorless liquid, glycerin is sweet-tasting and viscous.
It helps with texture and can act as a solvent for certain ingredients.
As a beginner I would use a neutral oil such as MCT oil as a carrier to dissolve FECO and RSO in, but found glycerin to be far superior.
In addition, the added sweetness helps hide the unwanted taste of the oil.
RSO or Feco Syringe: RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) or FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) is a concentrated form of cannabis.
It contains a full profile of cannabinoids and can be sourced in various potencies and cannabinoid ratios. (Full-Spectrum)
Potassium Sorbate as a Mold Preventative
This ingredient has become indispensable for me, especially when it comes to enhancing the longevity of my gummies.
You can easily find it at a reasonable price from candy-making suppliers like LorAnn.
(I’ve included the exact one I use in the equipment links.)
Foods like cheese, yogurt, and dried fruits typically contain potassium sorbate not just for its preservation qualities but also for its neutral taste, which avoids leaving a lingering aftertaste.
Wondering how much LorAnn Mold Inhibitor (Potassium Sorbate) to use?
It’s essential to know the weight of your batch, which can vary based on your infusion method and mold size.
This recipe could yield anywhere between 95 to 140 pieces!
For more precision in determining the necessary quantity, consider the average weight of your completed batches.
The guideline from LorAnn Oils suggests 2 tsp for every 5 lbs of the total batch.
Take, for instance, a store-bought 10-ounce bag of Haribo gummies, which contains roughly 120 bears.
Based on this, I deduced that this recipe would require about ¼ tsp of the mold inhibitor.
Here’s a breakdown of LorAnn Oils Mold Inhibitor measurements:
- 2 tsp for every 5 lbs or 80 ounces
- 1 tsp for 40 ounces
- ½ tsp for 20 ounces
- ¼ tsp for 10 ounces
- ⅛ tsp for 5 ounces.
This ingredient helps in preserving the freshness and extending the shelf life of edibles by preventing mold and microbial growth.
Get Ingredients for RSO Gummy Recipe
- Knox Unflavored GelatinKnox Unflavored Gelatin
- Jell-O Variety PackJell-O Variety Pack
- Light Corn SyrupLight Corn Syrup
- Mold InhibitorLorAnn Mold Inhibitor
- Sunflower Lecithin LiquidSunflower Lecithin Liquid
- Vegetable GlycerinVegetable Glycerin
- Fruity FlavorsLorAnn Oils
- Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking SprayCoconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Lethicin GranulesLethicin Granules
How to Add RSO or FECO to Any Gummy Bear Recipe
Combine and warm:
⅛-¼ cup Glycerin or you can use additional corn syrup or honey in a pinch
1 tsp Sunflower or Soy Lecithin ( liquid or granules)
Add the desired amount of concentrated Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO/RSO). Choose THC, CBD, or any cannabinoid your dispensary offers. You can make your own combinations or ratios!
I mix these ingredients with a glass or metal measuring cup on an electric mug warmer. Heat and stir often until the mixture is well combined.
Do not boil. If you don’t have one of these handy warmers, you’ll need a very small saucepan and stir the mixture constantly until you’re satisfied.
I prefer to heat these ingredients separately to limit my cannabis from extra heat, and this step helps to emulsify the oils into the main candy mixture.
You don’t want to overheat and degrade any of the cannabinoids.
A mug warmer or candle warmer, as they are called, is amazingly handy for mixing cannabis oils at home.
They are inexpensive, and I can usually find them in thrift stores!
How to Make THC Gummy Bears
- Combine unflavored gelatin and water in a saucepan, allowing it to dissolve or “bloom.”
- Separately, mix lecithin, glycerin, and FECO, warming to emulsify. Set aside.
- Incorporate flavored jello and corn syrup into the gelatin mixture on low heat until blended.
- Once off the heat, add LorAnn Oil flavoring or food-grade essential oils, optional mold inhibitor, and your cannabis oil, ensuring thorough mixing.
- Prepare silicone molds on a tray, cleaning if new. Lightly condition molds with a neutral cooking spray, wiping any excess.
- Use a dropper or silicone bottle to fill molds and note the batch quantity for dosing calculations.
- Chill molds in the fridge or freezer until candies are set.
- Once set, pop candies out. Optionally, air dry for improved texture. (notes on air drying below)
- Store in labeled airtight containers or bags. If you skip the mold inhibitor, be sure to refrigerate. They freeze well, too. Clearly mark as medicated.
- Calculate dosage per candy piece for safe consumption. Always consume responsibly, start with a low dose, and be patient as edibles can take time to take effect. Remember, homemade gummies may have varied dosages.
Remember: Always keep away from children and inform adults they are medicated.Print Recipe
- Try making this recipe without cannabis first. Once you are confident, you can begin with the real THC gummy bears.
- Look into CBD concentrates and other lesser cannabinoids to infuse your gummies with. You can make your own ratio with THC or skip the THC. This works as a great CBD RSO recipe as well.
- Refrigerate or freeze your infused gummy bears to preserve potency and shelf life, especially if you choose to skip the potassium sorbate LorAnn mold inhibitor.
Achieving Gummy Greatness: Wrapping Up
I hope you find great success with this recipe.
I have been an edible fan for many years!
Making my own gummies has saved me money and allowed me to be in control of the ingredients.
I’m excited to share that I have a new favorite recipe to replace this one with.
Finding an alternative to artificially colored jello and corn syrup as a sweetener was high on my list for recipe development.
I did it! I’m very pleased with my new recipe for all-natural Fruit Juice Gummies! If you are fighting chronic pain and inflammation like I am, you’ll have to check it out!
Leave your comments and questions, and stay elevated naturally!
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Air Dry THC gummies
Drying is said to improve texture and make them more like store-bought candy.
Since drying removes moisture, this step will naturally extend the shelf life.
To air dry, individually place each piece on a drying rack or a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Cover the gummies with a flour-sack towel or other breathable lint-free cloth and allow them to dry for 24 to 72 hours.
Turn pieces as needed.
What are RSO Gummies?
RSO gummies are edible cannabis treats infused with Rick Simpson Oil, a potent cannabis extract. They offer a convenient and discreet way to consume cannabis, often with long-lasting effects.
What is in RSO Gummies?
RSO gummies typically contain a mixture of Rick Simpson Oil, gelatin or pectin, sweeteners, and flavorings. The RSO provides the active THC and/or CBD content.
What Does RSO Mean?
RSO stands for Rick Simpson Oil, a cannabis oil extract named after its creator, Rick Simpson. It is a highly concentrated form of cannabis oil that is often used for its potential therapeutic benefits.
What Kind of High Does RSO Give?
The high from RSO is often described as intense and long-lasting. It can produce both cerebral and physical effects, depending on the strain of cannabis used to make the oil.
How Long Does It Take for RSO to Get You High?
The onset time for RSO can vary, but it generally takes between 30 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects when consumed in edible form like gummies.
What is the Difference Between RSO and Concentrates?
While both are concentrated forms of cannabis, RSO is a full-spectrum extract that includes a range of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Concentrates like shatter or wax may be more refined and lack some of these compounds.
Does RSO Put You to Sleep?
RSO can have sedative effects, especially if made from indica-dominant strains. However, the effect can vary from person to person and depend on the dosage.
Does RSO Help with Pain?
Many users report that RSO provides relief from various types of pain, although scientific research is still ongoing. Its anti-inflammatory properties are often cited for pain relief.
How Long Does RSO Get You High For?
The duration of the high from RSO can vary but is generally long-lasting, often ranging from 4 to 8 hours, depending on individual tolerance and dosage.
What is the Recommended Dosage for RSO gummies?
If you are new to cannabis or have a low tolerance, we suggest starting with 1 or 2 milligrams of cannabis.
Otherwise, people typically take anywhere from 5mg of THC to 10mg of THC at a time, translating into about 1 or 2 gummies, depending on their strength.
Always start low and go slow!
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