How to Make Weed Brownies
Ah, the pot brownie. A classic edible to tick two boxes: enjoying a nice chocolatey treat and getting hit with a ton of bricks. You know them, you love them, and now you want to make them for yourself. We got you covered.
Cannabis can be made into an oil or butter that goes right into your weed brownie. Consumers who don’t want to DIY their cannabutter or cannabis oil can often shop online for these products. If you have extra flower and want to make these ingredients yourself, go for it!
How to Make Cannabis Butter For Weed Brownies
Let’s start off by taking you through the process of making cannabis butter (also known as “cannabutter.” The process is easier than it seems, but you do have to decarboxylate your cannabis to feel the effects of THC.
You have to what?
Basically, this means have to heat it up before you mix it in with any edibles. You don’t want to go through the trouble of baking pot brownies and powering through the dank taste of bud just to stay sober, do you? We didn’t think so.
How to Decarboxylate your Bud
Grab 3.5 grams of finely ground cannabis trim and spread it evenly on a baking tray. Pop the tray in the oven for 50 minutes at 115° Celsius (240° Fahrenheit.)
…and that’s it!
Making Cannabis Butter With Decarboxylated Marijuana
Once you have your decarb flower, it’s time to make it into butter. A stick and a half of butter should be enough to make a great mix for your brownies.
Melt your butter in a saucepan on low heat. Once it has completely melted, add your decarb weed and leave it on simmer for 45 minutes. Remove it from the heat and strain it through a cheesecloth or similar sieve into a small bowl. There will be little bits of cannabis leftover…pop them in the compost pile or use them to make a dank tea later. Or just trash them.
Let the bowl cool and…ta-da! Cannabis butter ready for brownies!
How to Make Weed Brownies With Cannabis Butter
So you’ve got your cannabis butter ready to go. Before you get impatient and slather it on some toast, let’s make some brownies.
This recipe makes about 16 brownies. Here are the ingredients you need:
- 4 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate
- 3/4 cup cannabis butter
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 9×13-inch greased glass baking pan
(May we suggest greasing your baking pan with cannabis-infused olive oil? Just a thought.)
- Preheat your oven to 175° Celsius (350° Fahrenheit.)
- Mix melted chocolate and cannabis butter evenly in a large bowl. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Grab a mixer and add in your eggs one at a time.
- Finish by adding your flour. It is very important to mix your brownies thoroughly. If you don’t, you’ll end up with all of your weed in one piece and no weed in another. No one wants that.
- Pop the batter into your baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool, cut into 16 even pieces, and you’re done! Now the hard part: making sure your parents don’t eat them all before you do…
How to Make Weed Brownies With Cannabis Oil
If you prefer to stick to a plant-based diet, weed butter may not be the best option for you. Luckily, there are many ways to add weed into your favourite chocolate treats.
This method is certainly the easiest way to make weed brownies. If you’re not ready to decarb your weed or sign up for a baking competition, you can still enjoy some tasty treats and a nice high. All you need is brownie mix, cannabis oil, and a few other ingredients!
Consumers can make cannabis oil themselves, but they can also buy it online and be ready to make some brownies. From there, all you need to do is grab a brownie mix that requires olive oil or a different type of cooking oil. These mixes also usually require eggs and water. (If you prefer a plant-based diet, use bananas instead of eggs.)
Follow the instructions on the back of the box and make sure the batter is mixed well and spread evenly throughout your pan. This will ensure that you get an equal amount of cannabis oil in each piece.
Want more dank recipes? We show you how to make cannabis gummies in our Guide to Edibles for Newbies.
Extra Tips For Making Weed Brownies
Liked our tip about using cannabis-infused olive oil to grease the pan? So did we. Here are a few more tips and tricks we’ve used to make cannabis brownies more delicious:
- If you don’t have cannabis oil on hand, use coconut oil to grease your pan. You’ll get a nice touch of coconut flavour when you bite into your brownie.
- Add some mint extract or fresh mint leaves to your mix. This is one of the best ways to cover up the dank taste of the weed in your weed brownies.
- Garnish your weed brownies with melted chocolate, walnuts, or powdered sugar.
- Bake under a layer of cookie dough. (Be sure to leave some extra cookie dough in the fridge for when the munchies hit!)
A Note About Edibles
Cannabis that is digested, rather than smoked, offers different effects on the brain and the body. Consumers often report feeling a more intense high from edibles for a longer period of time. Why? We have the answers for you.
If this is your first time enjoying a weed brownie, enjoy with caution. Don’t eat the whole batch and remember to wait at least one hour for the THC to kick in. It is harder for consumers to gauge exactly how much THC is in each piece, so start small, be patient, and give yourself time to get to the high that you want.