Marijuana is a true gift from nature which can be consumed in a wide variety of methods. Many enjoy rolling up the dried herb into a joint and smoking it. Others prefer to inhale it with a vape or apply it as a topical cream. If you enjoy a delicious sweet treat, then incorporating marijuana into your baking might just be the best fit for you. When it comes to chocolatey finger licking goodness, few desserts beat out a soft, chewy brownie. That’s why marijuana brownies have been a go-to edible for many decades. It’s a must-have recipe for your marijuana cook book and a party favourite which will be sure to keep your friends coming back for more.
In this recipe we’ll utilize our homemade cannabis butter recipe which we showed you how to make in our “How to Make Cannabis Butter” post. If you haven’t already made your cannabis butter, follow this simple step by step recipe and then read on.
Do I Need a Special Brownie Recipe for Marijuana Brownies?
Absolutely not. While we have a fantastic recipe for you to try, you can use any brownie recipe that requires butter. The marijuana content in your brownies comes from the cannabis butter. The beauty of cannabis butter is that it can be incorporated into any of your favourite recipes, including brownies
How Much Marijuana is in Marijuana Brownies?
The marijuana quantity that’s in your marijuana brownies is directly correlated to the amount of marijuana in your cannabis butter and the amount of cannabis butter used. When making marijuana brownies, you don’t use dry herb on its own as an ingredient, but a decarboxylated cannabis cooked with butter to extract the cannabinoids and then strained to remove any chunks of herb. Our cannabis butter recipe contains a half ounce (14.17 grams) of marijuana per one cup and a quarter of butter. When making your marijuana brownies, in order to reduce the quantity of THC, you can always mix your cannabis butter with regular butter. Let’s say your mother’s infamous brownie recipe calls for one cup of butter. You could use one quarter of a cup cannabis butter and three quarters of a cup of regular butter. If you would like to strengthen the marijuana content you could up it to half a cup of cannabis butter and half a cup of regular butter. It’s very simple to customize the potency of your marijuana brownies
DIY Marijuana Brownie Recipe
OK, let’s get to it! We’ve borrowed a delicious brownie recipe from allrecipes.com and revised it to incorporate our homemade cannabis butter. First let’s list off the ingredients you’ll need for your marijuana brownies:
Brownie Mixture Ingredients
- ½ cup cannabis butter (or ¼ cup of cannabis butter and ¼ cup of regular butter for a milder dosage)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup all-purpose flower
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons butter (regular butter)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
Now that you have all of your ingredients ready, let’s get to making the marijuana brownie batter.
Marijuana Brownie Batter Recipe
Step 1 – First you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Step 2 – Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan
Step 3 – Melt your ½ cup of cannabis butter (or cannabis butter, regular butter mixture) in a saucepan. (This is the key component to marijuana brownies)
Step 4 – Once the butter is melted, remove it from the heat and mix in the sugar, eggs and vanilla
Step 5 – Beat in the cocoa, salt, flour and baking powder
Step 6 – Once the batter is mixed, spread it evenly into the 8-inch square pan and put in the oven on the middle rack
Step 7 – Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes
Step 8 – Once the brownies are cooked, remove them from the oven to let them cool
Now it’s time to make the icing for your tasty marijuana brownies.
Marijuana Brownie Icing Recipe
Step 1 – Combine the butter, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and confectioners sugar in a medium bowl
Step 2 – Stir until the icing mixture is nice and smooth
Step 3 – Ice your brownies while they are still warm so that the icing distributes evenly
That’s it! You have yourself some super tasty marijuana brownies ready to impress your friends with.
Can I Use Cannabis Butter in the Icing?
You most definitely can. You may find, however, that the marijuana flavour is much more predominant when used in the icing as it will not have been mixed in with a batter and baked. You may prefer this though so feel free to experiment. We would suggest reducing the cannabis butter in your marijuana brownie batter when adding cannabis butter to your icing so as not to make your marijuana brownies too strong.
How Long Will Marijuana Brownies Keep?
When stored properly, your marijuana brownies can last you for a good amount of time. Make sure you cover them and keep them in a cool, dark place and they should last 4-5 days. To store longer, place your marijuana brownies in an air tight container and place them in the freezer. When frozen, marijuana brownies can last two to three months. More than enough time to enjoy your chocolaty masterpiece.
There you have it, a very easy recipe and a new, tasty way to enjoy your marijuana. The beauty of baking with cannabis butter is there are endless possibilities to develop your own creation. As you change the strain of marijuana in your canna-butter, you’ll feel those traits in your marijuana brownies. We’ve shown you that you can substitute the butter in the icing for cannabis butter, and you can even try using our cannabis honey recipe in the icing too! Let your imagination run wild, and have fun creating your own marijuana brownies.