How to Make Weed Brownies
Cannabis is an incredibly versatile product because it can be consumed in many ways. One of our favorite ways to consume cannabis is also the most delicious way: whipping up some DIY weed brownies at home. Pot brownies are a fan favorite due to their gooey, chocolatey sweetness, but also because they give a strong high that can last over 6-8 hours. Rather than hitting you immediately, the effect of cannabis brownies works up slowly and then gradually takes over after 1-3 hours. Brownies are not only the OG edible, they’re also the most popular and are now sold in dispensaries across the country. However, you don’t need to go to a dispensary to buy pre-made pot brownies. Knowing how to make weed brownies yourself can make you a huge hit at parties and save you money, so here’s everything you need to know to be the star of your next social gathering.
Why Should You Learn How to Make Weed Brownies?
Learning how to make pot brownies isn’t just a tasty way to enjoy cannabis, it also comes with several health benefits (minus the sugar, of course). Here are some of the best reasons to learn how to whip up a storm in the kitchen.
Health Benefits of Marijuana Brownies
Edibles have taken the cannabis industry by storm, with various spinoffs from the pot brownie, such as cookies and gummies. Edibles work a little differently due to how they are made, but they still provide the same benefits:
Relaxation – Consuming a weed brownie will help you to relax due to the CBD within marijuana.
Anxiety/Depression – Do you suffer from a mental health condition? Evidence shows that pot brownies can help to alleviate many of your symptoms.
Insomnia – A growing body of evidence demonstrates that weed can reduce insomnia, allowing the body and mind to relax in order to fall asleep faster. (Just be sure to make sugar-free brownies to avoid a sugar rush before bed.)
Increased Appetite – Work up an appetite with the power of marijuana. Cannabis is proven to elevate appetite, so if you’re experiencing weight loss due to a medical condition, preheat that oven and get your “munchies” on.
Treating Pain – Sufferers of chronic pain often find themselves consuming a cocktail of pills. Medical marijuana is increasingly prescribed to those dealing with chronic pain to avoid the slippery slope of opioid use.
Moreover, pot brownies are simply enjoyable to eat. The relaxed, euphoric experience is reason enough to learn how to make weed brownies, even if you’re not suffering from any medical conditions or chronic pain.
Easy to Make
Depending on the weed brownie recipe you use, it can take as little as 30 minutes to whip up a batch of brownies. Sometimes, a marijuana brownie recipe may call for larger amounts of cannabis or more cooking time, but recipes are easy to follow. Even if you’re not an expert baker, the only thing you need to do in order to learn how to make weed brownies is follow the recipe.
Popular at Parties
Edibles are an old favorite at parties across legal cannabis states. Put a smile on your friends’ faces (and perhaps a fit of the giggles) with some delectable brownies at your next gathering. Alternatively, why not throw a party for it and make them together? You don’t need to have a party to make edibles, you can make them with a friend or enjoy a delicious pot brownie square all to yourself.
How to Incorporate Cannabis Into Baking
Cannabis brownie baking isn’t just throwing weed and chocolate together and hoping for the best. There are many ways to incorporate cannabis into baking. The most popular option is to make cannabutter and then incorporate it into the batter. Many pot brownie recipes will make this a central part of their concoctions, with some using cannabis coconut oil instead.
Another option is to create cannabis-infused sugar, known as cannasugar, for a stronger and sweeter batch of brownies. You can also incorporate cannabis concentrates, such as Shatterwax, into a weed brownie recipe. A less palatable option includes adding dried cannabis flower. Make sure it is decarboxylated first, or you may not get any effects of fully activated THC and CBD. Finally, consider using the leftover cannabis pulp to add to the batter. This may not be particularly tasty but it’s much less labor-intensive.
How Much Weed Do You Need?
For every pound of butter, you will add a half ounce of cannabis. However, keep in mind that the strain will affect the potency. So, when making classic weed brownies, you will be making cannabutter. For more potent brownies, you have the option of adjusting the ratio of cannabis flower. Remember, it’s not so much about the amount of cannabis used but the quality of the product.
Pot Brownie Recipe
While there are hundreds of variations on how to make pot brownies, let’s start simple. Here’s a weed brownie recipe for a classic batch of cannabis brownies to get started with. The prep time is three hours, the cooking time is two hours, and this recipe is for 16 brownies. Each brownie will contain 8 to 10 milligrams of THC. First, you’ll need the ingredients for cannabutter:
113 grams of unsalted butter
One gram of high-quality premium cannabis flower
Next, these are the ingredients you’ll need for the brownies themselves, which also include the cannabutter (you will make that first):
21 grams of natural cocoa powder
100 grams of dark chocolate (chopped)
250 grams of granulated sugar
One tablespoon of molasses
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
A quarter of a teaspoon of kosher salt
90 grams of all-purpose flour
Two large eggs
Instructions for How to Make Weed Brownies
Making the cannabutter is the easy part. After grinding your cannabis, simmer the butter on low heat. It should be between 160℉ and 200℉. Add the cannabis and stir occasionally over the next two hours. It should never come to a full boil. After it’s ready, strain and store in a jar. Now that you have your cannabutter; it’s time to make pot brownies:
Take an 8x8 pan and butter it. Dust it with cocoa powder.
Preheat the oven to 350℉.
Melt the cannabutter and dark chocolate together in a bain-marie or microwave.
Add sugar, vanilla, molasses, and salt to the mixture.
Add both eggs (one at a time) and mix well. After five minutes, you should see a ribbon of five seconds after lifting your whisk from the batter.
Stir in any nuts (if you want them) and sift the flour with the cocoa powder before adding in the chocolate mixture. Do this until the flour disappears.
Pour the batter into your pan and put it in the oven. Bake it for 25 minutes.
Let your brownies cool for around 25 minutes on a wire rack.
Cut and enjoy!
This classic weed brownie recipe offers the simplest way to make a delicious and fun treat for you and your friends. As you grow in confidence, you can begin adding other ingredients or changing up the potency.
Tips for Making Marijuana Brownies
Making brownies is not a science but an art. As you get better at making them, you’ll discover what yields the best results for you. Here are some tips for crafting a superior pot brownie:
Avoid Overheating – Never overheat the oven. 350℉ should be the max. Beyond these temperatures, the THC begins to degrade, which can decrease the potency of your brownies.
Understand THC Capacity – The THC capacity of your weed will determine the strength of your brownies. Make sure you check the THC content first or you may find your brownies to be too strong or weak.
Freeze and Microwave – These brownies can be stored for an extended period. If you want to store them, cut, and then freeze them. They can be warmed up in the microwave within ten minutes.
Temperature Shock – When taking your pan out of the oven, plunge it into cold water to achieve a hard crust and a gooey center. Never do this if using a glass pan.
Make Normal Brownies – Brownies tend to lead to the munchies. Avoid consuming too much of these by making some normal brownies to go alongside your weed brownies. Just make sure to label them correctly!
Learning how to make weed brownies opens up a culinary world of possibilities. With so many variations, you can enjoy creating lots of different types of brownies to impress your friends. Eventually, you can start delving into more complicated recipes or different types of cannabis-infused baked goods. Take it slow to start off with, edibles can hit hard if you’re not used to them. And remember, high-quality flower is crucial for the perfect pot brownie. Purchase your premier cannabis today by shopping with Amuse and get it delivered straight to your door.