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Brownies are a classic dessert enjoyed by both children and adults. They are a rich, nutty, chocolatey goodness that every sweet tooth loves. It is no surprise that this classic dessert would be one of the staples for weed confections.
Brownies are one of the very first modern weed edibles. They are usually soft, moist, decadent and infused with good old marijuana. However, you find that most brownies being sold are hard, chunky, and overdosed. Some could give you a bad trip or don’t feel palatable because they are chock full of seeds.
If you are looking for an easy recipe showing you how to make weed brownies moist, this article is for you. So, keep reading!
Before You Start
Despite weed brownies having a recipe similar to regular brownies, there are a few things you need to do before you start.
Correct dosing is crucial with edibles. It is not the same as smoking a spliff because doing it wrong can cause a horrible trip. You want to be sure of the source and quality of your cannabis. You also want to know if your weed is THC or CBD dominant. What terpenes are present in your weed?
All the above come together to determine how a strain will affect you, so you should consider them. Do your stoner math right and determine what quantity of cannabutter, cannasugar or cannaoil to use for your brownies.
Every recipe teaching you how to make weed brownies or any edible will tell you that you need to decarb your weed. Why? Well, raw cannabis flowers or buds are not psychoactive because they do not contain THC or CBD. To activate psychoactivity, you need to heat it, thereby converting THCa and CBDa to THC and CBD. Once your weed is decarbed, you can use it to make your tasty edibles.
3. Infusion Agent
Now that you have decarbed your weed, you will need to decide which ingredient will be infused with cannabis and incorporated into your batter. The usual suspect is butter or oil, but you can also infuse the sugar with cannabis. Another infusion option is a cannabis concentrate.
i. Cannabutter or cannaoil
Most weed bakers prefer this option because it is pretty easy to whip up and store once you get the hang of it. It is also very palatable and easy to incorporate. You can buy these at your local licensed pharmacy or make yours.
For cannabutter, heat your butter-weed mix and let the weed infuse slowly for 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending on temperature and method used. Once prepared, you can swap the cannabutter for regular butter in any recipe.
Some persons prefer cannaoil to butter either because of taste or dietary restrictions. You can use either olive or coconut oil for this. Simply heat your weed-oil mix using a double boiler for 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the temperature used and desired potency.
This ingredient is another option for infusing your edible with cannabis. It is not easily accessible, so it is best to make yours. You can use cannasugar on its own or in combination with cannabutter/oil. You need to swap regular sugar for it in any recipe, and you’re good to go.
iii. Cannabis Concentrate
Of all the options listed, this is the most potent; however, it is pretty pricey. They make baking weed brownies very easy as they cut down work time. Be it wax, shatter, crumble or amber, warm it up to decarb and mix with your regular butter or oil.
iv. Decarbed Weed
This option is our least favourite because it yields a product with lots of debris in it. This debris makes an unpalatable brownie with a rough mouthfeel. However, all you need to do if you are in a hurry is shred decarbed weed flowers into your batter.
Edibles will take longer to kick in because of the digestion process. This kick can happen anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour after ingestion. Also, there isn’t a singular reaction because of individual physiology and unique body receptors. Hence, we suggest starting low and going slow.
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup cannabutter or cannaoil
- 1 cup white sugar or cannasugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon nuts or raisins (optional)
- A brownie premix
- Preheat the oven to 175°C.
- Grease and set aside an 8-inch baking pan.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl—sieve in the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
- In another medium-sized bowl, cream the melted cannabutter/oil, white sugar (or cannasugar), and brown sugar together. Using a mixer would be great.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract for about a minute till there are no lumps.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Keep mixing till you have a homogenous batter with no lumps.
- Pour your brownie batter into the greased baking pan. Shake and tap the pan on your countertop to get rid of air bubbles.
- Top your batter with nuts, raisins or both.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you can confirm the batter is ‘cooked’ using the toothpick method. PS: Brownies, unlike cakes and cookies, should be moist, so your toothpick shouldn’t come out dry.
- Place the pan on a rack and let it cool.
- Transfer brownie onto a flat plate and cut up into portions.
- Eat or store in a cool, dry place.
Tada, your moist, chocolatey decadent brownie is ready, and it’s time to get lit! Remember to eat just one portion, best if you slowly nibble on it. If you wish to have more than one portion, it might be in your best interest to wait 1-2 hours in between.
Will you be making any? We hope our article on how to make weed brownies will be an easy guide.
- Is it possible to “overdose” or have a “bad reaction” to marijuana? Accessed April 12, 2021, at http://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/faqs/overdose-bad-reaction.html
- Extractions of Medical Cannabis Cultivars and the Role of Decarboxylation in Optimal Receptor Responses. Accessed April 12, 2021, at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6757234/