You can definitely enjoy magic mushrooms just the way they are. However, many people don’t like their flavour. That is why so many people like to add them to desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, this might be a perfect way to take a fun psychedelic trip.
Magic mushrooms and cooking are a great combination because you can enjoy a great taste and still get the desired effects from your shrooms. Turning your shrooms into dessert can help you make your experience that much more enjoyable.
Chocolate and magic mushrooms have been used together for many years. If you are interested in trying this combination for yourself, you might be looking for the best way to do so. Here are a few recipe ideas to help you.
Drying Magic Shrooms
If you have fresh shrooms, they will not stay fresh for a long time. Plus, these recipes all call for dried shrooms, so you will need to make sure that no moisture remains in them. You will need a desiccant to ensure that they are dry enough. You can make this yourself at home.
A desiccant will absorb water from the atmosphere, so humidity won’t affect your shrooms. But first, you will need to pre-dry the shrooms. That way, you can get out extra moisture from them and stop them from becoming mouldy.
All you need to do is put the shrooms on a plate and turn on a fan over them. Leave them until they start to feel dry when you touch them. You can store them for several weeks like this, but you might need to add an extra step.
Using a Desiccant
Now that you have removed the moisture from your shrooms, you want them to be “cracker dry.” The best way is by turning Epsom salt into a desiccant. You will also need a hammer, a baking tray, an oven, and an airtight container.
First, you will put about a centimetre-deep layer of Epsom salt on your baking tray. Then, you heat the oven to around 205 to 250 degrees Celsius. Leave the salt in the oven to cook for around two hours. That gets rid of the extra moisture.
As soon as you take it out of the oven, the Epsom salt will begin to absorb moisture in the air. You should act quickly and avoid letting the salt cool down. Everything will be in a big cake, so you can use the hammer to break it into pieces.
You should then place the pieces in your airtight container. This should be a short enough time that you do not need to worry about the salt absorbing too much moisture. But you will still want to act quickly.
Thoroughly Drying Magic Shrooms
The last step will involve drying your shrooms thoroughly. You will need to get out your Epsom salt desiccant, as well as a container that has an airtight seal (this can be the same container you put the salt in after baking it). This container should be large enough that it can easily hold the shrooms and salt. You will also want to have the pre-dried shrooms and a metal mesh.
First, place the desiccant in the airtight container in one layer. Then place a layer of paper towels over it. Now, place your metal mesh in the container around the sides. This will make a sort of platform to hold your magic shrooms above the towels. The reason this step is so important is that you do not want the shrooms to touch the desiccant, which is not edible.
Now, you can put the shrooms on top of your mesh and place the lid on your container. As soon as you do this step, your desiccant will begin to absorb the extra moisture from your shrooms. You want to make sure that the container is airtight, so the desiccant does not begin to absorb the moisture from the air outside the container.
Your shrooms will be ready to use when they are cracker dry. This just means that they should snap in half if you try to bend them. You will want to check on your mushrooms every few days to see how they are doing.
If you will not be using your shrooms right away, you may want to get a vacuum machine. That way, you can vacuum seal the shrooms to prevent any moisture from getting into them. You can also try sandwich bags with zipper seals, but these may not be completely airtight. Some people like to use glass canning jars with screw-top lids.
Dosage for Magic Shrooms
Dosing for each of these recipes is fairly easy. All you need to do is to put it in one normal dose for each portion. For example, if you are creating one chocolate bar for two people, then you can use two doses. Then, make sure that you distribute the shroom pieces evenly throughout your bar. For one dose, you would eat half of a bar.
Remember that the main psychoactive ingredient in your magic shrooms is psilocybin. When it is exposed to high heat, it can easily break down and become ineffective. It is a good idea to make sure that you do not put your magic shrooms in anything that is too hot.
Easy Magic Shroom Chocolate
If you are looking for something simple and quick, all you need to do is melt the chocolate and infuse it with your shrooms. To get started, you will need:
- A Glass Bowl
- Dried Magic Mushrooms
- Any Type of Chocolate You Like
- A Large Saucepan
- A Sharp Knife
- Chocolate Moulds or a Baking Tray
The first step is to double-check that the shrooms are completely dried. Then, you can use the sharp knife to cut the shrooms into tiny pieces.
Next, break up the chocolate and place it in the glass bowl. Now, you can place the bowl over a saucepan filled with water. Bring the water to a boil and allow it to heat the chocolate above it. That will let the chocolate melt. Make sure you stir the chocolate frequently to avoid burning it.
This is a better alternative to melting the chocolate in the microwave. You can put the chocolate in the microwave on reduced power if you cannot get the stovetop method to work. However, it is more likely to burn the chocolate. Only place it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time and stir it in between.
Once your chocolate is melted, you can let it cool for a few seconds. That way, you will not get the shrooms too warm. Add your magic mushrooms while the chocolate is still liquid. Stir it well, so that the shrooms are evenly distributed.
Now, pour the mixture into your moulds or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place it in your fridge to set. If you use moulds, the dosing will likely be easier. For example, if each mould holds enough chocolate to serve two people, then five chocolate-filled moulds will give you 10 servings.
Making Shroom Chocolate from Scratch
Is the easy method not cutting it for you? If you like to cook, why not make your own chocolate for your shrooms? To get started, you will need:
- Dried Magic Shrooms
- Thoroughly Dried Magic Mushrooms
- 255 Grams of Cocoa Powder
- 95 Grams of Butter
- 65 Grams of Sugar
- 85 Grams of Whole Milk
- 130 Grams of Water
- 30 Grams of Powdered Sugar
- 1.5 Grams of Salt
- Large Saucepan
- Sharp Knife
- Mixing Bowls
- Chocolate Moulds
To get started, fill your saucepan with the water and allow it to simmer. While this is heating, start cutting up the shrooms with your sharp knife. Form a paste with your butter and cocoa powder.
Now, add this mixture to your hot water. Mix everything together and allow it to simmer. Then, you can take it off the heat and put it in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, sift together your salt and sugar using your sieve. That can take out any lumps and prevent you from having areas that are saltier than others. Then, you can add this mixture to your butter and cocoa.
While you are stirring this, you can add your milk to it. When this is evenly mixed, add your magic shrooms. The mixture should not be too hot at this point. Make sure that you mix it well, so it is spread out evenly. That way, you will get around the same dose for each chocolate.
You can then pour everything into your moulds and put them in your refrigerator to set.
Magic Shroom Hot Chocolate
If you want a rich, chocolatey drink, then this is just the recipe for you. You will have to avoid having it too hot, so you can avoid damaging your shrooms. To start off, you will need to get:
- Completely Dry Magic Shrooms
- 450 Grams of Sugar
- 290 Grams of Cocoa
- 14 Grams of Salt
- 130 Grams of Whole Milk for Each Serving
- Large Bowl
- Sharp Knife
- Airtight Container
First, you will want to ensure that your shrooms are in small pieces. Next, place all of your dry ingredients, including the shrooms, in your mixing bowl. Make sure that you spend some time combining everything well. Now, place this in an airtight container. This is your magic shroom hot chocolate mix.
To make your hot chocolate, you can microwave the milk until it is warm. However, make sure that it is not boiling. Then, you can place about 30 grams of the mix in the mug and stir it well.
You will want to let your shrooms steep for around five minutes before you start to drink. That will make your hot chocolate as strong as possible. While you do not necessarily have to swallow pieces of your shrooms, it can make your trip more potent. This is not necessary, but it is recommended.
You can also add extras to your hot chocolate. For example, you might want to add marshmallows or some whipped cream. You could even try stirring it with a peppermint stick and eating that, as well.
Magic Shroom Brownies
If you want something a little more substantial than a bar or a cup of chocolate, you might want to try these brownies. The trick is to place the shrooms in the frosting instead of baking them in the brownies, like you might with cannabis. You will need these ingredients:
- 170 Grams of Butter
- 95 Grams of Cocoa Powder
- 4 Large Eggs at Room Temperature
- 255 Grams of Sugar
- 190 Grams of Flour
- 5 Grams of Baking Powder
- 5 Grams of Salt
- 5 Grams of Vanilla Extract
Start out by melting your butter in the saucepan. Now, stir in your cocoa and allow it to cool. Mix your sugar and eggs together until they are blended well. Combine the baking powder, salt, and flour separately and then add this mixture slowly to your egg and sugar mixture.
Finally, add your chocolate mixture and the vanilla and stir until blended well. Put everything in a 33-by-23-centimetre pan and bake at around 175 degrees Celsius for 25 to 28 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack to begin cooling. The next step is to make the frosting. For this, you will need:
- 85 Grams of Softened Butter
- 265 Grams of Confectioners’ Sugar
- 65 Grams of Baking Cocoa
- 5 Grams of Vanilla Extract
- 30 Grams of 2 Percent Milk
Cream the sugar and butter until it is fluffy, which will be around six minutes. Now, add the vanilla and your cocoa. Put in just enough milk so the icing can spread easily. Now, stir in your chopped dried shrooms. Blend the frosting well before spreading it over your brownies. Make sure that you cut them up evenly, so you can get equal doses.
Combining magic shrooms and chocolate is an old tradition that you will hopefully enjoy taking part in. Hopefully, these recipes will give you chocolatey treats that can make your shrooms a bit easier to swallow.