How to Make and Bake Weed Brownies (Yep, We Went There)
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.
Not only will they taste better, but when you DIY, you’re also fully in charge of how much bud actually ends up in the brownies. This recipe calls for a full 1/8 ounce of cannabis, yet the process still works if you decide to use less.
BTW, if you go by this spice conversions chart, 1/8 ounce of parsley (the closest cannabis comparison we could find), is equal to about 3 tablespoons. So, roughly 3 tablespoons of weed is about what you need. You’re welcome.
We made the full batch of the cannabutter recipe below, used our preferred amount in the brownies, and stored the excess in the fridge in a clearly marked container (emphasis on “clearly marked”).
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. Brunt TM, et al. (2014). Therapeutic satisfaction and subjective effects of different strains of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis. DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000129 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. Barrus DG, et al. (2017). Tasty THC: Promises and challenges of cannabis edibles. DOI: 10.3768/rtipress.2016.op.0035.1611 You don’t want to be that guy (or girl, or unicorn, or whatever). So please, only eat a little 👏at 👏 a 👏time.
Yep, we went there. Tips, tricks, and a detailed recipe for making pretty darn delicious, homemade magic brownies.
How to make marijuana brownie in just 5 minutes
It is one of the most classic desserts to make with cannabis, but that’s not why they are outdated. Today we give you a simple, easy-to-make pot brownie recipe and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about it.
I’ll confess one thing: Just seeing a chocolate brownie my mouth begins watering…and I can’t help it!?
Chocolate brownie is one of those desserts that goes well at any time of the day and, of course, if it’s well done, it is equally liked by children and adults, by the sweet tooths of sugar and by those who move more for the delicious flavor of cocoa; and of course, the brownie (with marijuana star ingredient) is one of the favorite desserts for marijuana lovers, because its simplicity in the combination of sweet chocolate with our universal medicine.
Thus, it is not surprising that this sweet of American origin is one of the classics among the recipes made with marijuana, and for this reason, today we want to give you one of the hundreds of versions that exist about it.
By the way, did you know that brownie came up by chance in 1987 because the cook forgot to pour yeast while preparing it? Blessed forgetfulness!
⭐ Marijuana Cooking Tips
All right. I had told you that I was going to give you the recipe for Marijuana Brownie, promised, I’ll do it soon, but before that, and if you think it’s okay, I think it’s not superfluous to remember some concepts or aspects to keep in mind, not only for this recipe, but whenever you’re going to cook with marijuana.
Maybe you already know, or maybe it’s the first time you’ve ever got your “hands on”. Whatever your case may be, I’m sure it never hurts to read the following tips for cooking with marijuana again:
–Be meticulous with the amounts of plant: There is not a recommended average dose per person, and the truth is that none of us react in the same way when using cannabis, and you know that the effect between smoking or eating it is very different, mainly because the former is much faster and less durable than the latter.
So, if it’s the first time you’re going to cook and consume it, or someone who’s going to share this brownie with you for the first time, it’s best to go little by little, both in its preparation and at the time of eating it, and wait to see what effect it produces. It usually takes about an hour to take effect, so if you’ve thought about smoking a joint during that time… big mistake!
I Recommend to start with a half gram of marijuana (20% THC) for every 20 g of Brownie if it is in bud form and 2 grams if you use the remains of the manicured buds, but do not use more.
Another thing you have to take into account, if you’re going to accompany this recipe with another one that also contains marijuana, let pass one or two hours between them.
-How to use marijuana: If what you want is that, in addition to eating a delicious brownie, enjoy the effect of cannabis, you have to take into account that for THC has an effect, whenever you mix it with food you will have to mix it and heat it with some fat; the most typical is usually butter, in fact, will be the fat that we use to make this recipe.
Previously, the buds and leaves of marijuana will have to be pulverized in a grinder, and collect the resin stuck with a little extra virgin olive oil, and then mix everything with butter and chocolate.
You can use a grinder to shred your marijuana.
-Control the temperature: The ideal temperature for cooking cannabis in the oven is always the lowest possible. It’s better to cook more slowly, in this way, the cannabis should not lose much of its cannabinoids and terpenes. Cook the Brownie in the oven at 120ºC for a minimum of one hour, until the dough is compact.
–No alcohol: okay, I know it doesn’t sound very good, but if smoked marijuana and alcohol aren’t good companions, they are less so when you eat. So, if you can avoid a bad trip, it would be better doing it.
And if you or one of your guests are in the mood, have a glass of wine and satisfy your desire.
-Be patient: As I’ve told you before, the effect takes a lot longer to reach, but when it does, it stays for a long time, so be patient, and wait for the high.
⛳ Recipe of marijuana brownie, step by step
And now, we’ll pass to the recipe of an easy chocolate brownie, step by step and in only 5 minutes. That is to say, the time it will take you to prepare it, later, of course, you will have to wait until it is cooked in the oven, but in the meantime… it occurs to me that you can go doing a thousand and one things, like preparing the lounge or the table where you and your friends are going to eat it.
You won’t even notice!
What ingredients do you need to make marijuana brownie?
Write these down for a brownie for 8 people:
- 100 grams of butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- Half a cup flour
- 200 grams of chocolate to melt, if possible, special for desserts
- 4 grams of marijuana (0.5 g per person)
Ingredients for making this cannabis brownie
Now that you’ve got everything, the next steps are as follows:
1-First we put the oven to heat to 120ºC (it won’t cost us anything to make the dough, so the ideal thing is to be ready to put our mixture as soon as we finish preparing it).
we put the oven to heat to 120ºC
2-Next, heat a frying pan, to which we will add the butter and chocolate that we are going to mix little by little.
we will add the butter and chocolate
3-While this is being done, in a bowl, add the eggs, sugar, flour and stir. You can do it with a fork or, the easiest thing (even if it’s not, gastronomically speaking, the most professional thing) is to take the mixer and in half a second it’s all mixed without unpleasant lumps.
in a bowl, add the eggs, sugar, flour
4-Finally, add the chocolate and marijuana that will have to be very well crushed and put it in the oven.. How long? It depends on how patient you are. At 120 degrees, in 60 minutes you have it. To check it out, just open the oven after that time, prick the brownie with the tip of a knife and if comes out clean, it’s ready.
add the chocolate and marijuana
At 120 degrees, in 60 minutes you have it
What about the marijuana brownie smell while it’s being cooked in the oven? The truth is, yes, it smells pretty good. Maybe not as much as when you smoke it, but yes.
When you take it out, unless you’re in a hurry or want to eat it, the ideal thing is to wait for it to cool down a bit so that it doesn’t bad like a pump in your stomach, but if you feel like eating it inmediatly, you can also accompany it with an ice-cream ball, which will make the contrast your stomach needs.
You can accompany brownie with strawberries, as well as cream.
And… you just have to enjoy the trip! Ah! I forgot to tell you! If you want to make a nice presentation, add some almonds cut into small pieces or a little icing sugar. Everything to your taste! There are also people who add even more chocolate, whether in shavings or melted, even some fresh fruit (strawberry, for example, is great), as well as some cream.
✨ Effects of marijuana brownie
In this case, just like when you smoke a joint, it all depends on your physical and psychological state, your body weight, if you drink liquids, and also, of course, the amount of cannabis edibles you have ingested.
We recommend not to take marijuana edibles in case of taking any pharmacological treatment as rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and St. John’s wort.
That’s why it’s recommended not to take more than one serving or, at least, not to take it until one or two hours have passed by and you’ve seen the effect it has on you. In fact, if it’s the first time you do it, try only one piece and once that time has elapsed, you decide whether or not you want to finish the portion. But remember that the effect always takes longer to reach than if you smoke it, but also lasts much longer.
Once this is explained, the effect also has a lot to do with the strain and quality of cannabis you have used.
For example, if you prepare brownie with an indica or hybrid cultivar with a high CBD content and caryophyllene diterpenes, the effects will be narcotic or relaxing.
On the other hand, if you use sativa marijuana with low CBD content and high monoterpenic composition, it is normal for you to become active or be more cheerful and happy.
So, what do you say? Would you like to try it? ??? The truth is that marijuana brownie is one of those recipes you always get it fine. That’s right, be careful not to put it within reach of children! Don’t be scared out of your mind.
Otherwise, you’ve already seen that it’s very easy to make, as the ingredients are basic, so much so that you don’t even have to go out to the supermarket for shopping, because you have everything at home, which always frees you from more than a trouble, and you don’t need to be a chef specialist. The effects are the same as if you smoked cannabis, only that they take longer to arrive and last longer.
If you liked this article, I’d love for you to leave a comment or add things that have happened to you by making this recipe. And please, share with us if you have other tricks to improve it.
Ah! And if you share it in networks… I’ll be even more grateful! Have a nice day and enjoy your cannabis brownie! ??
Par Noelia Jiménez, Équipe de PevGrow
Today we give you a simple, easy-to-make pot brownie recipe and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about it.