How to Make Infused Nerd Rope Gummies
Many people buy pre-made products because making edibles at home can be a messy and drawn-out affair. However, store-bought products, including gummies, can contain questionable ingredients, and are often more expensive.
If you want to have more control over what goes into your infused edibles but don’t want to go through the arduous process of infusing your own oil or butter, then the LĒVO II is the perfect device for you.
Manual infusions can take hours to complete, and the process often involves guesswork, which means the final product is rarely consistent. Back in 2011, our CEO, Chrissy Bellman, found herself bewildered that the infusion process was so time-consuming, complicated, and messy. She knew that there had to be a better method.
Over the next several years, Chrissy developed the first-generation LĒVO device, which has since morphed into the even more advanced second-generation LĒVO II. LĒVO’s purpose is to streamline the infusion process, which saves the user time, stress, and money in the long run.
LĒVO is designed to carry out three automated cycles as part of the infusion process: drying, activation, and infusion. LĒVO does all the work for you while you go about your business. Simply place your ingredients into a power pod (included with your LĒVO II), and begin drying or activating right away! No manual labor necessary. Once the herbs have been dried and activated, you simply add your infusion oil to the LĒVO, and LĒVO takes care of the rest!
The LĒVO II, which comes in a series of eye-popping new colors that will brighten up any kitchen.
The second-generation LĒVO machine allows users to concoct precise, consistent, stress-free infusions for medicinal flower edibles and gummies at the touch of a button. If you tend to craft the same infusions regularly, you can even save your time and temperature preferences for ease of use.
Gone are the days of wasting money on questionable store-bought gummies or spending hours crafting imprecise batches by hand. The first-of-its-kind LĒVO device simplifies the entire process for you so that all you have to do is add your infusion to your edibles recipe.
Check out our recipe for infused Nerd ropes with gummy bears below.
Nerd Rope with Gummy Bears Recipe
Coarsely ground dried herbs (hemp flower)
Coconut or MCT Oil
1 5oz Bag of Gummy Bears (roughly two cups) or 1 bag of LĒVO Gummy Mix
2 Theatre Boxes of Nerds
Use coarsely ground, decarbed flower and pack it into the LĒVO pod. Make sure that it is not ground too finely, or bits of herb might seep into your infusion.
Place the LĒVO herb pod into the reservoir or basin.
Pour in enough oil to cover the herb inside the herb pods. Close the lid or set the basin on the machine.
Set your LĒVO to 170°F and infuse for 5 hours. The time and temperature calculator can be used to make sure this part of the process is precise.
- Pour the infusion into an airtight container while the coconut oil is still warm. We recommend using a glass jar that can be reused. The Herb Press should be used to help with efficient dispensing.
- The coconut infusion can easily be stored in your pantry. For maximum freshness, we recommend keeping your infusions organized and accessible by keeping them in freezer-safe herb blocks.
Nerd Rope Edible with Gummy Bears Recipe
If using LĒVO Gummy Mix, follow the bag instructions.
To melt the gummy bears in the microwave: microwave the bears in 20-30 second intervals, stirring between each heat cycle.
To melt the bears on the stovetop, add to a pot and stir on low heat until melted. You can add a couple drops of water, too.
Once the bears are melted, turn off the heat and add 4 tablespoons of infused oil. Mix thoroughly for about 10 minutes to ensure the oil and gummy mix doesn’t separate when cooled. (If they do separate, you can always melt gummies back down and try again!)
Pour the gummy liquid into a squirt bottle, use included gummy droppers, or a turkey baster to create the ropes.
Use a silicone rope mold or create troughs by accordian-folding sheets of wax paper. Each trough should be filled with some of the Nerd candies as the first layer. (You can also use our LĒVO Herb Block tray to make Nerd Blocks.)
Next, use the squirt bottle to pour the liquid gummy mixture into the molds or troughs in a straight line.
Coat the gummy mixture with another layer of Nerds and continue to add desired layers of gummy bear mixture and nerds to the molds or troughs.
Allow the ropes to sit overnight or for at least 4 hours in the fridge, and enjoy!
* Any flavor of Nerds (Very Berry, Tropical, Rainbow, or a mix of your choice) can be used in this recipe.
The gummy Nerd ropes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 months. The gummy part of the treat will become extra chewy the longer it sits. This particular treat does not freeze well, so we don’t recommend storing it in the freezer.
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