Yo, check it, we all know that Paris back in the day was lit. Hemingway, Picasso, and all them cats were doing their thing. It was a time of mad experimentation and excitement. Now, let me tell you about this chick named Alice B. Toklas. She was Gertrude Stein’s ride or die and a regular at the Paris salon scene. This chick was writing a cookbook in the 1950s, but get this, it wasn’t your average cookbook. Nah, it was an autobiography mixed with some dope recipes from her bohemian crew.
Now, one of her homies, Brion Gysin, decided to submit a recipe for something called “Hashish Fudge.” This ain’t your regular fudge with chocolate and all that jazz. Nah, this was a mix of spices, nuts, and dried fruit mashed up into little balls. But here’s the catch, these little treats weren’t just for munching on. They had some special effects, if you know what I mean.
Toklas didn’t even bother testing out the recipe before she included it in her manuscript. So when that joint got printed over in Britain, people went wild. It caused a straight-up uproar. Toklas played dumb, saying she didn’t even know what the Latin name meant. But yo, once something’s out there, you can’t take it back. From that day on, Alice B. Toklas would forever be known as the queen of cannabis baking.
Now, I’m about to drop some knowledge on you with a recipe inspired by Brion Gysin’s craziness. These Canna-Balls may look innocent enough, but they pack a punch that’ll send you soaring to different planes of existence.
Here’s what you need:
– 1 cup dried figs
– ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
– 1 cup toasted nuts (I used a mix of pecans and walnuts)
– ¼ teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 ½ tablespoons of that good ol’ cannabutter, melted
Now, here’s how you do it:
1. Grab a baking sheet and lay down some parchment paper. We don’t want these balls sticking to anything, you feel me?
2. Get all your ingredients together, except for the cannabutter, and throw them in a powerful blender or food processor. Give it a good blend until everything’s all mixed up and looking like a coarse meal. You want it to be loose, but when you squish it together, it should stick.
3. Transfer the mixture to a big ol’ bowl. Now, pour in that melted cannabutter and gently mix it all together with your hands. You want that good stuff to be spread out evenly.
4. Time to get those hands dirty. Grab a small handful of the mixture and squish it together into a ball. Pop that bad boy on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
5. Keep going until you’ve used up all the mixture. I ended up with about 14 balls, but you do you.
6. Stick those balls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even freeze ’em for up to 6 months.
Now, listen up, my friends. I got some important info for you. These balls are gluten-free, so no worries if you got those dietary restrictions. And if you’re vegan, just use some cannabutter made with coconut oil or non-dairy butter substitute. But here’s the thing: these little treats ain’t no joke. It can take up to 2 hours before you start feeling the effects of the cannabis-infused goodness, and trust me, those effects can last for hours. So enjoy responsibly and in moderation, my friends.
Stay high, stay fly, and keep experimenting like those cats in Paris. Peace out!