One in around every 330 people in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 uses psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. Such people seek out new ways of taking mushrooms to help them enjoy the experience and try new things. So, what are some excellent options for turning mushrooms into something more delicious and fun?
Below we discuss methods of preparing magic mushrooms into mushroom chocolate bars. These are good to enjoy as part of a larger experience, or even as snacks if you want a solo trip. We also offer a few things you can do with these bars once you have made them, so read on for more information.
What Are Mushroom Chocolate Bars?
Mushroom chocolate is a sweet delicacy that contains an infusion of magic mushrooms. People often use these cultivated mushrooms in cooking because of their psychoactive effects. These come from a compound called psilocybin which has a strong hallucinogenic effect.
People create food with these ingredients as it allows them to have a unique experience after eating something palatable. On top of this, some people might want to change up their experiences with mushrooms after taking them a few times.
Some people even add them to food as part of a religious or spiritual experience. These events can help them to internalize and work through their life experiences in many different ways.
There is also nothing wrong with having a little bit of chocolate now and then, especially if you plan to stay close to home over the summer and relax.
The following are some of the benefits of mushroom chocolate:
Mushroom chocolate contains many different antioxidants. These can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Antioxidants can also help to boost a person’s immune system by protecting your cells against free radicals. Thus, you can have the assurance of a healthier body and a freer mind.
While mushrooms have a strong and distinct flavor, they do this without resorting to a high level of sodium. This is a more healthy way of strengthening the flavor of the chocolate bars.
Mushrooms are one of the very few ways to get Vitamin B other than sunlight. You can ingest these to make sure you get your daily dose of everything you need to keep your body at its peak efficiency.
On top of this, they also contain many different types of vitamin B. These help your body to take in energy from the food you eat, and they also help you to make red blood cells. With this info, you can now enjoy the experience while knowing you are getting a nutritious boost to your diet.
Disclaimer: Where to Get Magic Mushrooms
It is important to note this information is for the Magic Mushroom Store in the USA. You should note the location you are in and whether your local laws prevent you from buying Magic Mushrooms or other psychedelics.
Use this information to judge whether you should partake of mushroom chocolate bars yourself. This is especially true if you plan to do so on holiday in another state.
How to Make Mushroom Chocolate Bars
This recipe works best if you dry the magic mushrooms beforehand. We would recommend you use some you have bought from a reputable retailer. For the purposes of shipping and storage, these are often dried beforehand to preserve their flavor and effectiveness.
- Dried magic mushrooms (amount detailed below)
- Vanilla extract
- Cacao butter
- 14 oz chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
First of all, take the mushrooms and blend them until they become finely powdered. Any you do not use in this recipe you can save to use in future edibles or other recipes.
Create a double-boiler to melt the chocolate. You can create a homemade boiler by half-filling a saucepan with water. You then place a heatproof glass bowl into it without touching the bowl with the water.
With the saucepan simmering, place the coconut oil and chocolate chips into the bowl. Over time, this will start to melt. Make sure you keep stirring it to allow the chocolate to melt fast and to check if any blocks still remain.
When the chocolate and oil have melted remove them from the heat and remove the bowl from the saucepan. Then, put around two tablespoons of your new mushroom powder into the mix. Also mix in the cacao and honey.
Add a few drops, or half a teaspoon, of vanilla extract for taste and mix these ingredients together as well as you can. You can also add other dry items here, such as raisins or nuts. These can enhance the flavor of the resulting chocolate bar.
Once you have the completed mixture, pour it all into a mold which must be large enough to accept the ingredients. If no mold is big enough, you may use more than one mold or make several runs at completing the process. If you want to make a flat bar, you can instead pour the combination onto a piece of baking paper and smooth it with a palette knife or spatula.
Once you have the molds or bar, place them into the fridge for several hours. During this time, the chocolate will cool down and harden into its final form.
How to Store and Eat Mushroom Chocolate
There are many options for what to eat with mushroom chocolate. Often, you may see recommendations to eat them with tea, especially mushroom tea. Although, by combining different doses you may have a harder time keeping track of what you have taken.
In general, chocolate is good as a dessert or a snack. It rarely works as a meal on its own, although we have offered a series of recipes you could try below.
Remember to store mushroom chocolate in a cool, dry place. You want to avoid it getting too warm or it will start to melt. Aim for below 70°F and above 65°F to keep it perfect, although there is no judgment if you prefer your chocolate to be chilled at all times.
You should take precautions with the smell of the area as cocoa tends to pick up the smells of the area around it. Thus, if you place the chocolate in your larder it may end up picking up a taste of the spices around it. There is a chance this might turn out well, but it is not recommended that you risk it.
On top of this, try to keep its container free from the air. If you want to break the chocolate up and put it in a jar, this is effective. Or, a sealed sheet of baking paper should also work, which you could even decorate if you wanted to beautify the bar for any reason.
If you store the chocolate with care, you should be able to enjoy it anywhere up to a year from when you create the bar. After this, it will start to degrade in quality. Of course, your best option would be to eat it as fresh as possible to keep its flavor and potency.
Effects of Mushroom Chocolate Bars
The effects of psilocybin can sometimes differ. This can depend on what you take them alongside or the source of the active ingredient itself. In general, though, you can expect to feel a sense of euphoria or peace along with hallucinogenic effects.
Some people who have taken the substance report undergoing a spiritual awakening. Others mention engaging in dramatic introspection while they undergo a trip. This can sometimes have a long-term effect on the individual in question, although by no means always.
Other effects of mushroom chocolate might include no longer believing in the reality they are experiencing. Those who eat it might also see halos of light and more vivid colors.
Of course, if you have a bad trip then there are any number of negative side effects. For this reason, it is important you engage in the practice in a safe and sensible manner, with others there to help you.
These effects can vary depending on the person, the amount taken, and the person’s current mental state. Their personality and the place where they eat the chocolate can also have a large impact on a person’s experience.
If you, or anyone eating the chocolate, has poor mental health or feels especially anxious, they should pause. Mushroom chocolate could exacerbate these conditions and may trigger other side-effects.
How to Dose Psilocybin Chocolate
If you have a high level of experience with dosing mushrooms, you should follow the steps you always take. Although as always be careful.
The above recipe calls for you to blend the mushrooms. Because of this, we suggest you reduce the amount you would put in your chocolate. Consider your regular dose, calculate it per square of chocolate you plan to make, then reduce this by one-third.
Because you are blending the mushrooms, you will increase their surface area. This means your body will absorb them much faster, causing them to affect your body at a higher rate. This can have a large impact on its effects, so you will want to be careful.
If you would like some example doses we would recommend, then read the following:
Please note the following are dependent on serving sizes. Depending on how large your serving size is, this could be anything from one cube of chocolate to a whole bar. Be careful you follow this serving size when both preparing and eating the edible.
Low dose. If you only want a low dose, try to use one gram of mushrooms per serving. This will still give you some noticeable effects but is a good starting dose for first-time users.
Medium dose. 1.5 grams should be enough for anyone who wants a good, strong experience. This is likely to result in visual changes and euphoria.
Strong dose. This would be around 3 grams of mushrooms.
With a strong psilocybin chocolate dose, you can expect to experience a full psychedelic experience. This includes significant distortions of reality.
You should have people with you if you plan on taking a strong dose or if it is your first time.
Recipes for Mushroom Chocolate Bars
There are many ways you can use the mushroom chocolate you make in place of regular chocolate. This allows you to create a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy evenings with a new recipe that gives you a buzz long into the evening.
Mushroom Hot Chocolate
Find yourself a hot chocolate recipe that uses milk or dark chocolate. As you go through it, replace the regular chocolate with mushroom chocolate.
Make sure you dose it right, and you could even make small chocolate treats. You can then drop these into hot milk at the end of a long day to turn the warm drink into a mushroom delight.
Mushroom Brownie in a Mug
If you do not want to prepare too much, you can always invest in mug brownies. These only involve putting the ingredients in a single mug and microwaving it for a set period of time. You can then sit down in your most comfortable chair with a spoon to dig into your new mushroom mug brownie.
Again, this recipe uses grated or chopped chocolate, allowing you to replace it with your new concoction.
Mushroom Chocolate Chip Cookies
The classic option for creating edibles is always the simple cookie. This is no different. The recipe might sometimes call for chocolate chips, but there is no reason you cannot finely chop up your own chocolate and use it instead.
Where to Buy Mushroom Chocolate Bars
You should now understand a lot more about the “hows and whys” of mushroom chocolate bars. With all this information, you likely have a good set of ideas with which to start crafting your own psilocybin chocolate concoctions.
Still, if you want to grab some premade ingredients, or even look into the mushrooms themselves, we have everything you need. Our store has everything from A+ Magic Mushrooms to Z-Strain Magic Mushrooms. So, check out our shop now and place your first order today.