The two most popular psychedelic drugs in the world, mushrooms and chocolate, are now being combined into a new kind of confection. Psychedelic mushroom chocolate bars are a delicious way to microdose mushrooms, and they’re becoming increasingly popular among both shroom enthusiasts and creative chocolate connoisseurs.
The Effects of Psychedelic Mushroom Chocolate Bars
Psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been associated with spiritual experiences, heightened states of awareness, and self-discovery. They also provide a distorted sense of reality and euphoria that can lead to a feeling of bliss. Often, people take magic mushrooms for their mind-bending effects alone or mixed with other substances to increase the strength and duration of the high.
Despite being one of the most famous and popular psychedelic drugs in the world, shrooms are also extremely dangerous. These hallucinogenic compounds can produce a variety of mental and physical side effects, including confusion, paranoia, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, and psychosis. They can even be fatal if taken incorrectly or at too high of a dose.
Although psilocybin is extremely powerful, it only has the capacity to alter your perception of reality by a few degrees. When you eat or drink anything that contains psilocybin, your brain metabolizes it into psilocin. This psilocin affects the activity of a range of neurotransmitters and can affect your mood, energy levels, focus, creativity, and other mental and physical functions.
Because psilocybin is so powerful, it’s important to consume mushrooms in moderation. You should only eat a few pieces of shrooms each day, and you’ll need to do so carefully in a safe environment.
It’s also important to remember that psilocybin breaks down at around 70degC, so you need to keep your heat below this point when making any edibles that contain shrooms. Whether you’re boiling water to make tea or heating up chocolate to make truffles, the temperature needs to be below this to avoid destroying the psilocybin in your food.
Getting Started with Psychedelic Mushroom Chocolate Bars
The first thing you’ll need to do to get started with making psychedelic mushroom chocolate bars is to acquire your psilocybin-containing mushrooms. You can find these mushrooms at many online retailers and medical marijuana dispensaries.
Next, you’ll need to cut or grind your psilocybin-containing shrooms into small pieces. This can be done using a knife, a coffee grinder, or a powder grinder. The smaller the pieces, the more effective they’ll be at delivering the psychedelic effects.
After chopping or grinding your mushrooms, place them in a glass bowl or a metal bowl. You can also use a heatproof plastic container that fits on top of your saucepan to create a DIY bain-marie.
Add the psilocybin-containing mushroom to the chocolate and mix it all together until it’s evenly distributed. Then, pour the mixture into your molds and let it cool until set.
If you don’t have a mold, you can also simply mix the mushroom and chocolate together until it’s evenly distributed and then pour it into a container. Once the chocolate is set, you can then remove it from the container and store it in the fridge or freezer.