Marijuana edibles are one of the best ways to enjoy the effects of cannabis. Unlike other methods of consumption, edibles actually give you a much stronger high. When you digest marijuana edibles, your body converts the THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, an even stronger form of THC that gives you intense effects. While you can buy edibles online, it can be even more fun to make your own edibles with the most popular marijuana edible recipes.
There are a few different ways you can create your own marijuana edibles. For one, you can create your own cannabis butter using any of your favorite strains. It’s a fairly quick process and you can use your homemade cannabutter in all kinds of fun recipes. Alternatively, you can simply add some cannabis tinctures to your cooking. Either way, there are all kinds of foods and drinks you can create with cannabis.
If you don’t mind the preparation involved, making homemade marijuana edibles can be very rewarding. Plus, due to the strong high they give you, they can make your weed last you even longer. Whether you prefer brownies, gummies, chocolates or other kinds of food, there are all kinds of cannabis edibles you can create. Here are some of the most popular marijuana edible recipes and how to make them.
1. How to Make Cannabutter
Before you start cooking with cannabis, it helps to know how to make your own cannabutter. Cannabis butter can be made using any kind of cannabis strain. Those who want more stimulating effects should use a sativa strain whereas those who want more relaxing effects should opt for indica strains. You can also use hybrid strains for a mix of both.
You’ll also need a cup of butter for every cup of cannabis you use (around 7-10 grams of weed). When you cook cannabis with butter or another fat-based substance, the butter absorbs the THC and other cannabinoids so you can use it in recipes. Here’s how to make your own cannabutter.
- 7-10 grams of decarboxylated weed
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of water
Step 1: Before cooking your cannabis butter, you’ll need to decarboxylate your weed. Preheat your oven to 245ºF and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread your weed evenly across the paper so that none is overlapping. You can now place your baking tray in the oven for around 30-45 minutes. You may want to shake it occasionally to heat the weed evenly.
Step 2: You can now start cooking your butter. Heat a saucepan to medium heat and add one cup of butter and one cup of water for each cup of cannabis (7-10 grams) you plan to use. Allow this to melt before adding your cannabis.
Step 3: Grind up your decarboxylated weed and add it to the saucepan along with the melted butter. Allow it to simmer for around two to three hours on low heat (160ºF – 180ºF) without letting it boil. Stir occasionally.
Step 4: After this, you can strain your cannabis butter using a cheesecloth. Cover a container or jar with a cheesecloth and pour the mixture through. Give it time for the cannabis butter to separate from the buds and strain through.
Step 5: You now have your container full of fresh cannabis butter. Cover the container and refrigerate it for an hour or two. Your butter will solidify and you can now push it aside with a knife and pour out the excess moisture. Your cannabis butter is now ready to use in all kinds of marijuana edible recipes.
2. Marijuana Brownies Recipe
One of the most popular marijuana edible recipes is weed brownies. You can enjoy the delicious, chocolatey taste of brownies with the added effects of THC. You can infuse all kinds of brownies with cannabis, but here’s a straightforward weed brownies recipe that anyone can follow.
- ½ cup of cannabutter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ cup of cocoa powder
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350ºF. Apply cooking spray or oil to a baking tray to avoid sticking.
Step 2: Mix together your flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Now, melt down your cannabis butter into a liquid using a saucepan. Once ready, mix it into another bowl along with sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients of both bowls together and add your eggs and flour. Whisk together until you’re left with thick brownie batter.
Step 3: Pour the brownie mix into your baking tray until smooth and even. Now, put your baking tray in the oven for around 30 minutes.
Step 4: After around 30 minutes, your brownies should be fully cooked. Chop them into small squares to avoid high doses. You can also apply frosting and toppings if you wish. Give them time to cool down before serving. Voila, your weed brownies are ready!
3. Marijuana Cookies Recipe
As delicious as weed brownies are, another simple and tasty baked marijuana edibles recipe is cannabis cookies. You have a lot of freedom when it comes to creating marijuana cookies- you can choose any kind of flavor and chips that you like. Here’s another simple recipe to create chocolate chip marijuana cookies.
- ½ cup of cannabutter
- 1 ⅓ cup of flour
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ cup of sugar
- Chocolate chips
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 375ºF. Apply cooking spray or oil to a baking tray to avoid sticking.
Step 2: Mix your cannabis butter, sugars, and egg into a bowl. Once it’s all mixed together add flour and slowly mix together.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, mix together baking powder, flour, and salt. Now, pour the ingredients of both bowls together and add chocolate chips (and any other toppings you want). Mix together until you’re left with cookie dough.
Step 4: Make dough balls of around 1 by 1 inch on your baking sheet. Spread them out evenly to avoid them clashing. Now, put the baking tray in the oven and allow them to cook for around 10-12 minutes. Give them time to cool down after taking them out before serving, then enjoy your cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookies.
4. Marijuana Ice Cream Recipe
Want a nice, sweet treat that’s packed with THC? Try weed ice cream. It’s a less common kind of edible, but it’s a delicious way to get high. Plus, you can always eat a little at a time and put your tub back in the freezer to use again and again. You can do this with any kind of ice cream, so pick your favorite flavor and prepare.
- 500ml of ice cream
- ¼ cup of cannabutter
- ⅓ cup of sugar
- Any additional toppings and fillings you want
Step 1: Take 500ml of your favorite ice cream and add it to a saucepan. Heat up your ice cream until it melts and simmers.
Step 2: Now, use a separate saucepan to melt down your cannabis butter. Add sugar and any other flavorings you like to this mixing bowl.
Step 3: Combine these two melted mixtures together into one tub or container. You can also add toppings and fillings such as fruit, chocolate chips, and nuts if you’d like.
Step 4: Once your ice cream mixture is ready, put your container in the freezer. Allow it at least a few hours to fully freeze. You may want to leave it overnight. Once it’s frozen, your cannabis ice cream is ready.
5. Marijuana Gummies Recipe
Weed gummies are another one of the most popular marijuana edible recipes. You can make these with all kinds of fruit flavors in any shape you want. You’ll need a mold for the gummies, such as a gummy bear mold, and you’ll also need to use cannabis oil instead of cannabis butter.
You can buy cannabis tincture online for use in this marijuana gummies recipe. You can also make your own cannabis-infused oil in a similar way to making cannabis butter- cook your favorite strain into some kind of cooking oil (coconut oil is best) and strain the oil. Here’s how to make marijuana gummies.
- ¼ cup of cannabis tincture/oil
- 1 large pack of jelly cubes (choose any flavor you like)
- 1 ½ cups of juice or fruit puree (choose a flavor to go with your jelly)
- ½ cup of honey
- 4 sachets of gelatine
Step 1: Heat up a saucepan to low heat and add your jelly cubes along with one cup of juice or puree, your honey, and your cannabis oil. Stir this mixture occasionally while it heats up.
Step 2: Take a bowl and add your gelatine and ½ a cup of your juice or puree. Mix this together until it’s smooth.
Step 3: Once your gelatine mixture is smooth, add it into your saucepan and whisk all of the ingredients together. Give this around 5 minutes to cook on low heat.
Step 4: After around 5 minutes, you can start to pour your mixture into your jelly molds. You can buy silicon molds for gummy bears, gummy worms or whatever kind of gummies you want. Wait for the jelly to cool to room temperature.
Step 5: Once cooled, put your molds in the fridge and give them time to set. Once they’ve set, your tasty weed gummies are ready to eat. Don’t eat them all at once!
6. Marijuana Chocolate Bar Recipe
If you want an easy and mouth-watering marijuana edible recipe, try making marijuana chocolate bars. This is another recipe that gives you a ton of freedom- you can add whatever fillings and toppings you’d like. Plus, you can eat it in small square dosages or melt it down again to use as a chocolate sauce for any dessert.
The best thing about making marijuana chocolate is how straightforward it is. You only really need two ingredients and a bowl, and it doesn’t take a lot of time either. Here’s how to make your own marijuana chocolate bar.
- ¼ cup of cannabis butter
- 4 cups of chocolate
Step 1: Melt your chocolate by applying it to a bowl and setting it over a pan of boiling water. A glass bowl is best for this. Once it’s melted, add in your cannabis butter, allow the mixture to melt, and whisk it together.
Step 2: Once melted, take the bowl away from the boiling water and dry the bottom. Now, apply your chocolate mixture to any kind of mold you want. You can find chocolate bar molds or even make chocolate shapes. Leave your chocolate molds on the side and stir gently if you need to remove any air bubbles.
Step 3: You can use this opportunity to add any chocolate fillings you want. For instance, you can add raisins, Rice Krispies, chopped nuts, banana pieces or any other flavoring that you like in your chocolate.
Step 4: Now, put your molded chocolate bars into the fridge to allow them to set. It should only take around 5 minutes for your chocolate to become firm and ready to serve. You can now split it into pieces and enjoy your homemade cannabis chocolate.
7. Marijuana Tea Recipe
As many great marijuana food recipes as there are, you can also make your own marijuana drinks. One of the most popular is marijuana tea. It’s a quick and easy recipe and there are many ways to make it. You can also add extra ingredients such as honey and lemon depending on how you like your tea. Here’s how to make marijuana tea.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tea bag
- 15mg of cannabis tincture
Step 1: Boil your water and add your tea bag. Allow it to infuse together as you would a normal cup of tea.
Step 2: You can now add your cannabis tincture or oil. While using cannabis oil is the easiest way to make this, you can add a small amount of cannabis butter instead for the same effects.
Step 3: Add in any other ingredients you want such as honey and lemon, stir together, and your cannabis tea is ready!
With a little bit of cannabis butter or cannabis oil, you can make all kinds of fun edibles. These are seven of the most popular marijuana edible recipes, but you can get as creative as you want. For instance, you could spread cannabis butter with garlic on your steak for a delicious cannabis dinner. You can also add cannabis tincture to any cocktail to add the effects of THC. Remember to use these wisely- marijuana edibles are extremely potent. Enjoy!