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How to Make Magic Mushroom Chocolate

Magic mushrooms are increasingly being used in different researches and therapies. However, their unpleasant texture and flavor may be a problem when consuming them. An easier way to eat them while having their medical benefit consists of mixing them with chocolate. See below for more details about the magic mushroom chocolate that is becoming popular among psychonauts from all over the world.

Health benefits of cocoa

Chocolate has some properties that provide a sense of well-being. Thus, pure cocoa stands out for producing a different state of mind. But, why?

Pure cocoa affects the serotonin system in a similar way as magic mushrooms or truffles would do, but at lower levels. This way, chocolate may have several effects in our bodies, including:

  • Lowering stress levels while providing a greater sense of tranquility.
  • Acting as a natural antidepressant, activating oxytocin, the ‘love hormone’. Commonly used after a bad day.
  • Stimulating the central nervous system and muscles.
  • Having a slight stimulating effect as it contains theobromine.

Can I mix chocolate with magic mushrooms?

All these pure cocoa benefits make the chocolate a mild monoamine oxidase inhibitor, known as MAOIs. This means that mixing it with magic mushrooms prolong and boost the effects a bit, while if they are mixed with stronger MAOIs, the result would be unpleasant. That’s why cocoa is often used.

We must take into account that most of the chocolates that we can buy nowadays are made with refined cocoa, so in order to prepare it the ancient Aztecs’ way, it’s better to get some raw cocoa.

The Aztec Combo: chocolate and mushrooms throughout history

Cocoa has been one of the most growing leading products for thousands of years in Central America. It was very important for indigenous Aztecs, especially for priests and the highest spheres who consumed it as it was an entheogen.

This delicious compound was considered a gift from god Quetzalcoatl, which explains why it was consumed in religious rites and, in some cases, with the Psilocybe cubensis, resulting in the so-called ‘Aztec Combo’.

How is magic mushrooms chocolate made?

Today, we can buy magic mushroom chocolate in some countries like Canada, where companies have developed it to offer its therapeutic benefits. However, it’s quite easy to prepare it at home.
Please note that from 70 ºC (158 ºF) onwards, psilocybin suffers from degradation, so during the process, we must control the temperature. That’s why it’s recommended to melt first the chocolate and add the mushrooms once it’s removed from the fire.

Ingredients and materials

  • Dried magic mushrooms
  • Chocolate bar of your choice
  • Large pot
  • Raw cocoa
  • Glass/metal bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Coffee grinder or sharpen knife
  • Chocolate molds or a non-stick baking tray
  • Candy thermometer (optional)

Preparing your magic mushroom chocolate step by step

  • Before we get started, we must check that our magic mushrooms are completely dry. Then, we’ll grind them or chop them into small chunks with the coffee grinder or a sharp knife.
  • Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a glass/metal bowl.
  • To melt the chocolate, bring the pot to boil on low heat and place the bowl on it with a 2 cm (0.78 in) separation. In this way, while the water is boiling, we heat the chocolate while stirring till it’s well melted. Another way is to melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals as it may get burnt.
  • Once it’s melted, let it cool for a minute. If you are using a thermometer, check that the temperature is lower than 70 ºC (158 ºF).
  • When the chocolate is cold, but liquid, add the chopped mushrooms. You can also add some raw cocoa powder if you want. Mix again.
  • Now, pour the mix into the molds and put them in the fridge.
  • In a few hours, when the chocolate is cold and solidified, it’s ready to use.

Chocolate dosage

Measuring the amount of mushrooms that we are going to consume with the chocolate is quite easy. Simply add to each serving the equivalent of a normal dosage, depending on each user’s tolerance. This way, we’ll use a portion of chocolate per serving. However, it may be hard to distribute the mushrooms, that’s why it’s recommended to try first the dosage to confirm that the portions have the desired amount of mushrooms.

How to store your magic mushroom chocolate

To make the chocolate last longer, we have to hermetically seal it and keep it in a cool, dark place. This way, the psychoactive properties could last a year, but it will always depend on the chocolate choice. As chocolate doesn’t spoil, it isn’t harmful, but it could have a funny taste.

GB has provided this article to expand our readers’ knowledge regarding magic mushrooms chocolate. We are not recommending nor inciting the consumption of mushrooms, this post is simply informative and educational. We are not accountable for misuse or misunderstandings taken from this information.

Erik Collado

With more than 10 years of background in the cannabis sector, his experience and knowledge are the base of GB The Green Brand’s success

Melissa Randalls
Melissa Randalls
Melissa Randalls, a celebrated author and cannabis enthusiast, shares her expertise in crafting tantalizing recipes that combine cannabis and psychedelics, elevating culinary experiences to new heights. Her accessible writing style breaks down stigmas and empowers readers to embark on their own culinary adventures, celebrating the benefits of these ingredients in the kitchen.

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