How to Make Weed Brownies

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Coffee shops in Amsterdam have been selling them for ages under a few different names such as weed brownies, space cakes, magic bites, and so they quickly became the preferred way of getting high for those that don’t enjoy smoking weed.

Infused brownies are one of the oldest edibles in the cannabis cookbook. Brownies pop up first when people talk about edibles, and it’s no wonder why. Their sweet, chocolatey goodness satisfies those with a sweet tooth as well as those searching for a potent alternative to smoking weed.

The first pot brownies on record were created by the famous cannabis activist Mary Jane Rathburn, who came to be known as “Brownie Mary” for her invention. Rathburn wanted to provide much-needed cannabis medicine to hospitalized AIDS patients in the LGBTQ community. To do so, she baked cannabis into her delicious homemade brownie recipe and snuck her pastries into hospitals in the 1980s. Rathburn later was arrested for whipping up the brownies in a historic bust that catalyzed media attention around California’s cannabis legalization movement.

Today, Brownie Mary’s recipe is lost to history, but her legacy lives on. Thousands of consumers, cannabis chefs, and DIY enthusiasts have tried their hand at whipping up the deliciously infused, chocolatey desserts. Cannabis brownies are almost a right of passage in stoner culture. Read on to learn how to make your own pot brownies at home.

The “special brownie” needs less introduction than most baked goods, but you’ll find no sloppily constructed, slightly burnt bars here.

For those who don’t live near a dispensary (or a group of friendly college kids), here’s a low-key way to get your hands on safe, tasty edibles: Go homemade.

The “special brownie” needs less introduction than most baked goods, but you’ll find no sloppily constructed, slightly burnt bars here.

For those who don’t live near a dispensary (or a group of friendly college kids), here’s a low-key way to get your hands on safe, tasty edibles: Go homemade.

Weed Brownies

Must-know tips

Before you dump the contents of your grinder into a box of Duncan Hines Double Fudge, hang on a sec. To draw out cannabis’s full potential in edibles, it must be decarboxylated.

Decarba-what? Decarboxylation is basically a fancy way of saying that the herb needs to be heated to fully activate it to its psychoactive form. Think: A joint won’t get anyone high unless it’s lit on fire.

This recipe makes 16 potent brownies. While they’re delicious, we don’t recommend you eat more than one at a time. If you’re new to all this, eat a small one. And be patient. It could take up to 90 minutes for the brownie to digest and the high to hit you.

Also, different strains of marijuana have varying levels of THC, so they can impact each person differently.Trusted Source That, combined with how long it takes for the effects to kick in, and it’s easy to take more than intended.

We don’t mean to kill your buzz, but some adverse side effects of ingesting too much THC include motor impairment, extreme sedation, agitation, anxiety, cardiac stress, vomiting and, in rare cases, psychosis.

In fact, edibles are responsible for the majority of doctor visits related to cannabis intoxication.Trusted Source You don’t want to be that guy (or girl, or unicorn, or whatever). So please, only eat a little 👏at 👏 a 👏time.

CANNABIS OIL OR CANNABUTTER

The easiest and most palatable option for making cannabis brownies is to make either cannabis coconut oil or cannabutter first.

Cannabis-infused coconut oil, or cannabutter, is an important staple for many cannabis recipes.

Mastering just one of these recipes will help you make more recipes beyond just brownies.

Making your own oil or butter at home allows you to choose what type of cannabis flower you want to use.

THC dominant cannabis flower is the most preferred starting material, but you can also use CBD flower, or even leaves, trim, shake, or kief.

Once you have your cannabis-infused oil or butter prepared, you can use it anywhere fat is called for in a recipe.

That means you can then use this recipe or your Grandma’s sacred brownie recipe as is and swap regular oil or butter for infused oil or butter.

Should You Use Butter or Oil For Your Brownies?

Choosing between using cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter is a personal taste preference.

I prefer the coconut oil while my husband prefers cannabutter.

Learning how to discover your own personal cannabis preferences is something I teach inside my Cannabis Compass Online Course.

Either way, they perform nearly the same when baking and can be made the same way following the same methods and used interchangeably in many recipes.

Recipe

You can find out about Cannabis Infused Beef Jerky here!

Weed Brownies


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12 ServingsQuarter (3 Servings)Half (6 Servings)Default (12 Servings)Double (24 Servings)Triple (36 Servings)PREP TIME2 hrs 30 minsCOOK TIME30 minsTOTAL TIME3 hrsCannabutter Ingredients 1/2 oz (14 grams) marijuana bud, trim, shake, broken up ground course 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch piecesBrownie Ingredients 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/2 cup or more chopped, toasted nuts (optional)Cannabutter Recipe1

Make a sachet with cheesecloth for the marijuana and tie it off securely.2

Melt butter in double boiler add 1 cup water and the sachet of marijuana.3

Keep heat high and water filled in boiler for [timer length=120]2 Hours[/timer] turning the sachet in the hot butter.4

After two hours remove heat and using tongs carefully remove sachet of marijuana and squeeze as much butter from the pouch as possible. (a pair of large slotted spoons or a masher can be helpful)5

Put filtered marijuana in container in refrigerator for about 1 hour until butter oil has solidified on top of the water, sediment and milk solids.6

Strain water off of the canna butter carefully.Marijuana Brownie Recipe7

Melt cannabutter in medium saucepan over medium heat.8

Preheat to 325°F. Line 8 x 8 x 2-inch metal baking pan with foil, pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray.9

Once butter is melted and hot, remove from heat; immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot).

Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Stir in nuts.11

Beat vigorously 60 strokes.12

Transfer batter to prepared pan.13

Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean, about [timer length=30]30 Minutes[/timer] minutes.14

Cool in pan on rack. Using foil, lift brownies from pan. Cut into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 3 brownies for 12 servings.

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