Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume marijuana. In fact, many new users prefer edibles to smoking. But some people would rather make their own concoctions than rely on pre-made ones. So what are the easiest edible recipes to make?
Butter is delicious. Cannabis is also great. So why not combine the two? All you have to do is start melting some butter and then add in a gram of marijuana that’s been decarboxylated until it melts into the butter as well. And you’re done.
I get a lot of questions about how to make really strong cannabutter and cannabis infused coconut oil from folks with high tolerances or who need stronger medicine in smaller doses.
Since I generally like to take microdoses of cannabis (about 10mg or less) throughout the day when I need to medicate, I’ve never really delved into the world of making ridiculously strong cannabis oil or butter. I realize that some people need stronger medicine, but those people aren’t me, and I don’t have the tolerance to test strong oil without getting really really really messed up, so I never did it.
But a few days ago when I started working on tomorrow’s post for a Cannabis Infused Grilled Cheese (because, yeah… that’s happening), I accidentally stumbled on a way to make incredibly potent, small batch cannabis oil and butter using decarboxylated hash.
With as little as 1 oz of butter or coconut oil and 1 gram of decarboxylated hash, you can make an approximately 150-300mg THC tablespoon of oil or butter in a snap. You don’t need a crockpot, cheesecloth or a strainer. And it makes no mess! It’s definitely the easiest and strongest cannabis-infused butter or oil I’ve ever made.
So yeah, testing this hash butter made me melt into the floor and feel like I just wasn’t going to make it to see another day. Let my mistake stand as a reminder that you really need to be conscious of dosing your edibles. Even an experienced edibles writer sometimes gets hungry and eats half of a grilled cheese without calculating dosage first and spends half of her afternoon asking the farmer to remind her that she’s not, in fact, dying.
On the upside, it was an incredibly cathartic experience that led to some revealing realizations… which I’ll be sharing in tomorrow’s cannabis infused grilled cheese post… AND I felt GREAT the next morning. You’ve got to love that weed hangovers aren’t a thing and overdosing on cannabis sometimes just feels like free therapy.
4. Cannabis Tea
Now that you’ve got that cannabutter, why not use it? Just brew yourself a cup of tea, add in a teaspoon of the cannabutter and you’ve got yourself a nice little potion!
- Preheat your oven to somewhere between 104°C and 113°C. Place your weed (grinded) in an oven safe container. Heat it in the oven for 30–40 minutes. This will decarboxylate your weed, meaning that all cannabinoids become bioavailable.
- Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Put your butter in a bowl and place it in the microwave for 20 seconds. You want it to melt into a gloopy, pasty consistency.
- Mix your freshly ground up cannabis into the butter.
- Add all of the sugar, flour, milk, cannabis butter, eggs, plus anything else you want to your mixing bowl. Mix everything together until you get a batter with a nice even consistency. This may take a few minutes, but it will ensure your cannabis is spread evenly as possible throughout the cake mix. Note: if the mix is a little bit too dry, add a splash of extra milk; if it is too wet, add some extra flour.
- Grease your cake tin with non-stick spray, or line it with non-stick baking paper.
- Carefully pour your cake batter into the tin, spreading it around so that it is evenly distributed.
- Place your tin in the oven and leave for 25 minutes to bake.
- After 25 minutes, stab the centre of the cake with a skewer. If it comes out clean, it is ready, if batter sticks to it, leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool for about 20 minutes in the tin; then place it upside down on the wire rack and remove the tin, allowing it to cool for a further 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, decorate the cake with anything you want.
3. Cannabis Brownies
Brownies are a classic edible. Here’s the easiest way to do it. Find a brownie mix that requires oil, heat ground up marijuana with the oil, then pour that oil into your brownie mix. Then just follow the instructions and you’ve got some simple brownies!
Purple Queen gets her name from the stunning purple shades that are displayed upon her flowers and sugar leaves. The lineage of this indica-dominant hybrid stems from the Hindu Kush mountains and was introduced to the cannabis world by exploring strain-hunters. She is the offspring of parent strains Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, and features a genetic makeup of 75% indica genetics and 25% sativa genetics. The powerful scents and tastes of citrus present within this variety add serious flavour to space cakes, giving them a fruity and zesty theme. Purple Queen produces THC levels of 22%, which makes for quite the experience when consumed in edible form. Her effects are primarily relaxing and euphoric, mellowing out into a full-body stone.
Purple Queen favours a mild to warm climate and performs great both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants yield between 450–500g/m² and grow to heights of 80–120cm. Plants cultivated outdoors within gardens will produce heavy yields of up to 700g/plant and grow to towering heights of 210cm. Purple Queen features an indoor flowering time of 7–8 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during October.
2. Kief Cookies
You know all that kief that’s left over in your grinder that you don’t know what to do with? Here’s something simple to do: put it in some cookie dough. You should probably heat the kief in an oven for a little bit first, but otherwise you just stick it in the dough, put the dough in the oven and you’ve got yourself some Kief Cookies!
Cooking With Kief Tips
- The amount of kief placed in each cookie determines the strength of the cookie.
- Kief is concentrated; it’s much stronger than cannabis flower.
- Orally ingesting cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking or vaporizing – use caution.
- Edibles can take an hour to begin working – wait at least an hour in between doses.
- Effects of edibles last longer than smoking. Learn more: How long does a weed high last?
How to Make Kief Cookies
Here’s how to make kief cookies, a potent edibles recipe.
Kief cookies are the easiest edible to make and they’re delicious. The weedy taste is hardly noticeable.
Cooking with kief is a lot easier than using ground cannabis bud.
The “Firecracker” requires only three ingredients, an oven and 30 minutes. All you need to do is spread peanut butter on top of a graham cracker, sprinkle ground up cannabis onto the cracker, place another cracker on top, wrap in foil and cook in an oven for 30 minutes. And you’re done! No actual cooking skills required!
Given that this is Foodbeast, I probably don’t need to explain why edibles are amazing, but I’m going to do it anyways. First of all, edibles give you a completely different high. It’s more like a really awesome, visceral body high. Secondly, they really come in handy if you’re looking to be buzzed for an extended period of time but don’t want to take your stash with you.
One downside to edibles, though, is that they usually take a while to make, not to mention some skill. I’m not sure about you, but ain’t nobody got time to make canna-butter or canna-oil. That’s why I present to you, the “Firecracker.” Some of you true stoners out there may have heard of this concoction before. If you haven’t, all you need to know is that the dish only requires three ingredients, 30 minutes, and an oven. Perfect for when you want that edible but didn’t plan far enough ahead for brownies.
One thing to note about Firecrackers is that I like to describe them as a “choose your own adventure” high. You have direct control over how much weed you’re putting onto the graham cracker, which means you can decide how high you’re going to get. One gram is standard per Firecracker, but if you have a low tolerance, you can customize to your preferences. Also, remember that edibles take a little while to kick in. Don’t be that noob who goes in for seconds 30 minutes later because you don’t think the edible will work. Have faith.
Disclaimer: Since weed is illegal in most states, this recipe was photographed using oregano instead of weed. If you live in a state where weed is legal or if you have a med card (jealous), use the real stuff.
1 graham cracker sheet
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 gram of weed, if you wanna get hella hyphy