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If you’re an edibles fan, you know that there’s one go-to cannabis treat that everyone craves: marijuana brownies!



Most people shovel out the money for a great cannabutter brownie, but little do many people know, they are pretty simple to make at home, in your very own kitchen!

If you’re a regular smoker or would like to try your hand at homemade marijuana edible snacks, this article is for you!

We’re here to discuss the best tips and tricks to baking your best marijuana brownies yet.

The Secret is in the Butter!



If you’re thinking that making a bomb brownie that will have you baked is as simple as sprinkling a few nugs into your batter, you’re sadly mistaken.

The secret to making marijuana brownies that really deliver is extracting the cannabutter from your bud.

Not only will this help to reserve the yummy, chocolatey taste of the brownie mix, but you won’t have to chew on your cannabis to get that warm, fuzzy effect.

Where Can I Get Cannabutter for My Brownies?



There are many ways to craft your own cannabutter, but since this is a beginner’s guide, we’re going to make it simple for you to understand and execute.

You can cut out the hassle of separating the canna oil from your actual weed, by purchasing a batch of either the oil or the cannabutter from your local dispensary.

Either way, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your hands on this important ingredient for your marijuana brownies.

Get Your Ratios Right!



One thing that can really mess up your cannabutter brownies is your ratios and percentages being incorrect.

This can throw off the strength of your brownies, by either making them way too strong, or disappointingly weak.

For example, let’s say you’re using your grandma’s tried-and-true brownie recipe that calls for a third of a cup of oil. You might assume that it’s easy enough to swap that out with a third of a cup of canna oil.

However, if you do that without understanding the potency of canna oil, you won’t be able to measure how much THC is in each brownie.

  • Is it Easy to Understand THC Potency and Ratios?

When you’ve taken the time to throw on your chef hat and apron, you expect brownies fresh out the oven that are going to give you the results that you really want.

You can ensure your brownies are a hit – and that they hit you the 
right way – by following a simple dosage guideline.

If you’re neither a baker nor a cannabis connoisseur, this part of making your marijuana brownies may scare you off. There’s no need to be frightened, when you have the internet on your side!

You can easily calculate the potency of your potential recipe with an 
online calculator.

  • Don’t Cook Your Brownies Over 350F


If you’re reading a recipe online that suggests preheating your oven to 420⁰F (as ironic as that might be), you should bypass that advice.

Any recipe that calls for 350⁰F or more will throw off the potency of your brownies. Temperatures over 340⁰F begin to degrade the properties of THC.

After you’ve taken the time to measure your canna oil and its potency, the last thing you want to do is completely destroy its THC properties.

How Long Should I Bake My Brownies?


As with any other recipe that calls for basic baking and cooking skills, crafting the perfect cannabutter brownies takes a certain level of skill and science.

Depending on the size of your batch, your cooking times could vary.

Just remember, keep your temperature below 350⁰F; slow and steady wins the race!

Once your cannabutter brownies are finished, be sure to share the love (but only with those who want the effects of a marijuana brownie).

Learn more about how you can 
label your edibles here, to let everyone know how great of a baker you are!

 

Author Byline:

Maxine Samone, also known as The Curly Copywriter, spends her free time curating awesome articles, branding businesses, and documenting her journey on Instagram. Get daily news on everything hip and urban—including the best business practices for up and coming brands—by visiting www.maxinesamone.com.

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Making cannabutter is relatively easy, but it’s what you do with it afterward that really matters. Many people use cannabutter for medical reasons, similar to how CBD oil is used, but others enjoy it recreationally. For example, you can put it on top of pasta or add it to any meal that calls for butter. If you really want to get crafty in the kitchen, you can make your own edibles and use cannabutter as a substitute for the butter you would normally use. Follow the three easy cannabutter recipes below to ensure sure you get the best edibles possible without having to get too fancy or complicated in the process.

Classic Marijuana Brownies

Infused Eats supplied this cannabutter recipe for the classic marijuana brownies that come to mind when anyone mentions edibles. If you haven’t already made your cannabutter, this recipe will also cover that process, so fear not if you’re new to using cannabis in the kitchen. It’s a two-hour process to make cannabutter from their recipe, but you can get right to the brownie part if you already have the butter waiting.

This easy cannabutter recipe starts with heating the cannabutter and then mixing in all the ingredients while it’s still hot. Next, vigorously beat in the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating the mixture until it’s smooth. (It won’t be totally smooth with the nuts in there, but you get the gist.) After baking them for 30 minutes, take them out, and you’ll have 12 servings to share at a safe gathering of consenting adults who want to try your homemade edibles (in a state where it’s recreationally legal to do so).


Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The guys at Original Weed Recipes are responsible for this classic chocolate chip cookie that takes cannabutter cookies to a whole ‘nother level. This easy cannabutter recipe is also relatively simple to whip up.

For this gooey confection, begin by combining the soft white ingredients first, and then mix in the good stuff: the cannabutter, the sugar, and the brown sugar. For this recipe, it’s recommended to use a mixer, but if you’ve got a strong arm, which you might after beating that last recipe, you may be fine using a spoon. This recipe also comes with a helpful video, so you aren’t left in the dust if, for some reason, the words on the page don’t make sense to you or you’re just more of a visual person.

Smokin’ Mac ‘n Cheese

With this mac ‘n cheese recipe from the people at the Cannabist, we’re switching from sweet to savory. This recipe is a perfect entrée and provides some great leftovers, too. The process gets a bit more complicated than it was with the baked goods, but it’s easy to follow. And, it will give you an opportunity to make an impressive meal for you and your friends while cooking up a cannabutter recipe, which makes the home-dining experience a bit more entertaining.

Aside from the five tablespoons of cannabutter in the cheese sauce, the recipe is similar to your usual mac ‘n cheese recipe. Bake the cheesy mixture in the oven for about 30 minutes. While it’s in there, you’ve got another easy yet fancy task: make some small onion rings, to go on top. (This, in my opinion, pairs well with the cannabis flavor from the cannabutter in the sauce). Every ingredient here screams delicious, so this dish will be just as much about savoring flavors as it is about enjoying the effects.

Remember, if you have leftovers from these easy cannabutter recipes, you’ll want to keep them safe from unsuspecting fridge thieves. Brands that offer edibles label them to prevent an accidental overdose, so you might want to create a similar notation or marking on the container you keep your leftovers in. It might seem like fun and games when someone accidentally eats an edible, but it can be serious for those who have anxiety or panic disorders triggered by high amounts of THC.

Here’s to putting that cannabutter to good use with good food and good friends while still staying safe in the process.

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Edible cannabis recipes have significantly stepped up into valid gustatory delights. Many packaged creations are already at the forefront, from gummy candies to infused smoothies, offering multiple levels of effects. However, going beyond sweet treats and into delectable entrées is an easy addition to your elevated menu.

Now, you can create gourmet edibles recipes you never knew you could make. Read on for some simple formulas you can prepare at home that will certainly impress.

Make the Oil First

Many gourmet edibles recipes require some type of olive or vegetable oil. These oils have fat molecules that readily absorb the marijuana THC. This is why some edible recipes with coconut oil have become popular, as this oil is higher in fat (good fat that is).

So, before you get up to your elbows in Rachel Ray or Bobby Flay creations, start by making your cannabis oil.

First, grind your herb down (the amount is up to you), spread it on a cookie sheet, and bake at 240°F for 30-40 minutes, before grinding it down in a food processor. Next, select olive, coconut, or canola oil, as your base. Once these first two steps are completed, combine the oil and herb (2 cups of oil: 1-1.5 ounces of ground herb). Carefully pour the mix into a slow cooker, making sure nothing sticks to the sides, and heat on low for 3 hours. Then, let the mix then cool for 5-8 hours. Place a cheesecloth over a glass bowl, and push an indent into the middle, while securing with a rubber band around the bowl edge. After the mix has cooled, slowly pour the cooking oil into the cheesecloth, to strain it. Squeeze the excess oil out of the cheesecloth and discard the cloth.

Your canna oil is now ready to cook with. Here are some delectable base recipes, beyond the realm of ganja brownies, to get you started:

Spaghetti Squash and Veggie Meatballs w/Cannabis Infused Marinara

This delightful take on Italian fare is easy on the digestive system while soothing the mind at the same time.

Squash Prep:

  1. Cut the squash into 4 or 5 thick rings, massage the insides with cannabis oil, and roast at 400°F for 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven, let cool, remove the skins, and extract the spaghetti-like strands from each ring into a bowl.

Sauce and Veggie Balls Prep:

  1. Combine 1/4 of a cup of cannabis oil with vegetarian meatballs (found at supermarkets or health food stores), diced garlic, basil, and salt and pepper (to taste) into a sauce pot/
  2. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add two cans of tomato paste and one can of tomato sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 45 minutes.
  5. Add additional spices to taste.

Pour the sauce and veggie balls over your spaghetti squash, and serve with grated cheese.

Cheddar Burgers with Sautéed Bacon and Shallots

This recipe is fast, simple, and gourmet (and can also be adapted for vegetarians). It is one of many savory edibles recipes that work quite well with coconut oil.

  1. Mix beef or vegetarian chop meat with 1 egg, ½ cup cheddar cheese, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and two tablespoons of cannabis oil.
  2. Form the mixture into palm-sized patties and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400°F for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Add to your favorite gourmet bread roll, then top with sautéed bacon or vegetarian bacon, shallots, and any other condiments you enjoy.

Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

Whether in the thick of winter or the start of spring, Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup is one of those hearty, gourmet edibles dishes that will transport you to another realm.

  • ¼ cup cannabis oil*
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 1 diced potato
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 2 cans white cannellini beans
  • 2 bunches kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 64 oz. good quality, low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground black pepper

*As far as edible recipes with coconut oil, using coconut oil in this particular recipe will yield a slightly sweeter taste.

In a soup pot, sautéé cannabis oil, garlic, carrots, onion, potatoes, carrots, kale, bay leaves and beans for 10 minutes. Add chicken or vegetable stock, bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 45 minutes, before serving. Voila!

Gourmet edibles recipes using infused cannabis oil may sound complex at first, but you will soon find that, not only are they easy to prepare, but they can also take your edibles experience to a new, dare we say more sophisticated, level. Using these recipes and beyond, you will no doubt impress guests seeking a delicious meal full of healthy ingredients, while still enjoying the benefits of marijuana edibles. Afterward, be sure to continue the feast with sweet desserts, to round out the night in a place of joy and relaxation.

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12 Days of Christmas Cannabis Recipes You Can’t Pass Up

The holidays are filled with fun, food, and sometimes stress. Rather than worrying about how you’re going to show everyone up with your white elephant gift at the holiday party, try wow-ing them with these stress-relieving treats. If you want your friends and family to sit back and truly enjoy the holidays (and probably get stuck in their seat for a while), you can gift them one of these 12 holiday edibles recipes!

12 Days of Christmas Cannabis Edibles!

Get into the holiday spirit with these creative, munchie-satisfying and inducing edible treats. Whether you’re just an edible connoisseur or you need a last-minute gift for your friends and family, you’ll love this complied list of Christmas cannabis edibles recipes.

Day 1: Peppermint Canna-Candy Cane Cookies

    Do your friends and colleagues love the crispness of a classic cookie combined with the minty feel of peppermint? Nothing says Christmas like the traditional peppermint cookie, but you can create a fun twist on this holiday’s traditions with these adorable, colorful cannabutter cookies from Jeff The 420 Chef.  

 

 

Day 2: Pot-Infused Puppy Chow

    Some quirky suburban moms call it “snowman poop” and some people know this tasty treat as puppy chow. It’s a delectable mix of crunch from classic Chex cereal and sweetness from the peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. In this case, your chef recommends adding a bit of cannabutter to make this wacky snack even more trippy. Learn more here!  

 

Day 3: The Great Ganjabread House

    Even your local ganjabread man needs a place to call home! Tap into your creative side this season. You’ll have the easiest experience getting roasted by the fire with little to no effort when you snack on your cannabis-infused gingerbread house.  

 

 

Day 4: Cream Cheese Molasses Filled Ganjabread Cupcakes

  Now that’s a mouthful—literally. Gingerbread recipes are plentiful this time of year, so we had to double-down on our ganjabread treats in this list. Learn how to craft this delicious desert here!

Day 5: Pot-Infused Pumpkin Pie

    Just like pumpkin pie isn’t limited to just Thanksgiving, pot infusion has no limits. Combine the two key holiday ingredients and you have a real Christmas Miracle. Share a slice with your favorite canna-buddy before 2018 starts!  

 

 

Day 6: Weed-Nog

    Must we say more? Eggnog is for those that know that there’s just not enough alcohol to cope with the holidays, so they decided to sneak it in this sweet beverage. Rather than risking a hangover, try this delightful drink recipe.

Day 7: Bud Banana Bread

  Do your friends and family a favor and stay away from the fruitcake this year. Even though they’re nice about it, they don’t want it. Try out this mouthwatering banana bread recipe that’ll knock them off their feet!  

 

 

Day 8: Raw Citrus Canna-Cake (Paleo-Friendly)

  We all have that one friend that still wants to be healthy during the holidays (most of us roll our eyes), but you can be supportive this year by gifting them this paleo friendly, cannabis-infused citrus cake with hints of cranberry! This treat breaks all holiday stereotypes, offering a fresh take on rich holiday desserts.

 

Day 9: Hash Hard Candies

  Do you know someone who just doesn’t enjoy chocolate too much? This hash hard candy recipe is perfect to help them feel just as rich this year. Check out MedicalEdibles.com’s top five edible cannabis candy picks of 2017!  

 

Day 10: Lemon Bud Bars

  Want to bring something different to the potluck? Try these zingers! Lemon bud bars will have everyone’s taste buds dancing at your friendly holiday party.

 

Day 11: Snap, Crackle, Pot! Holiday Rice Crispy Treats

  Everyone loves a crispy cannabis cereal treat glued together with sweet marshmallows. Add a fun holiday touch by turning your rice crispy treats green both inside and out.  

 

 

Day 12: The Infamous Pot Brownie

  We couldn’t conclude this list without mentioning the most notorious edible of them all: the pot brownie! Here’s a recipe for how to make the absolute best pot brownie—we’re talking brownies that Snoop Dogg would be proud to snack on. Throw holiday sprinkles on them and you’re good to go!       If you end up trying any of these recipes, let us know how it goes! Also, feel free to share all of your ganjified goodness in the comments below—especially your favorite recipes or reactions to our list of curated cannabis treats.

About the Author

Maxine Samone Parks spends her free time curating awesome articles, branding businesses, and documenting her journey on Instagram. Get daily news on everything hip and urban—including the best business practices for up and coming brands—by visiting www.maxinesamone.com.
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