The Kitchen - Recipes
3 Major Tips for Creating Killer Cannabutter Brownies
February 27, 2018 - The Kitchen - Recipes
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 350⁰F
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!
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.