How to Make Pot Brownies Using a Box Mix or From Scratch

How to make pot brownies

Make pot brownies at home

Now that marijuana is legal in many states you’re probably wondering how to make pot brownies easy and quick, right? Making pot brownies is not only stuff stoners like it’s pretty simple. All you’ll need is some weed, preferably shake—and a box of brownie mix. Of course you can up your game and your special brownies from scratch. Don’t worry we’ll show you how to make pot brownies from scratch below as well as the quick method for those of you who just want a quick pot brownie recipe that’s quick and easy.

Before we get into how to make pot brownies we should give you a little bit of a warning on edibles. Our buddy Ngaio Bealum one of the funniest comics ever has always said that you can’t time a brownie. You can smoke a joint and feel high immediately. But that’s not the case with a special brownie. A brownie with weed in it will hit you at least thirty minutes after you eat it. And it’ll affect you completely differently depending on how much weed was in the brownie, how much you ate of it and how full your stomach was at the time you at it. Feeling the effects of ingesting marijuana takes time—your body needs to break down the THC before you start to feel anything. Always make sure to read the directions and understand the amount of THC contained in each serving or dose. Start with small doses. Wait at least an hour and if you don’t feel anything try another small dose. There’s no need to overdo it.

Just ask Maureen Dowd the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist who freaked out after eating too much pot. While alone in a Colorado hotel room with a bottle of Chardonnay she ate way more of an edible then she was supposed to—plus drank wine—and had a miserable experience. So don’t be an idiot like her—and mind your dosage. And maybe just don’t drink wine if you’re going to eat weed? PRO TIP—If you ever find yourself in a situation where you ate too much weed and you’re freaking out like Dowd just make sure to eat some more food. That’ll help push the THC through your system.

How to make a pot brownie w/infused butter or oil

You might also want to check out Cannabis Coconut Oil is Stuff Stoners Like—Here’s How to Make It if you’re into skipping the butter and vegetable oil.

Anyhow we promised to explain how to make pot brownies with oil infused with weed or butter— so here’s where we make good on that shit. However before we get all into how to make pot brownies first we’ve got to explain how to make cannabutter. That’s because you’re going to need a medium to get that pot into those brownies. Because marijuana is fat soluble—butter works great. You don’t have to use butter. You can use coconut oil or vegetable oil or a mixture of all. Skip heavy flavored oil like olive oil or your weed brownies will have a weird Italian flavor.

How to Make Pot Brownies step 4To make cannabutter first you’re going to want to decarboxylate your weed or shake. We prefer to use shake and save the bud for smoking. Keep in mind that shake could possibly contain more pesticides than bud if pesticides were used in the growing process. That’s because growers purposely avoid spaying their buds but that doesn’t mean they don’t spray around them. If you like bug-free and pesticide-free food just be careful about sourcing your medicine—is all we’re saying. Learning how to grow your own weed and how to make pot brownies is one way to always ensure clean and consistent medicine and baked goods.

This basically means heating your weed on a baking sheet for a little while just to activate the THC. All you’ve got to do is preheat your oven to 310 degrees. Now grind the weed and place it on some aluminum foil. Fold that foil so you make a pouch and slide it all into the oven on a baking sheet. Bake it for about 10 to 18 minutes—less time for older drier marijuana and more for fresher weed. Once you are done remove the weed letting it cool before you open it.

Next melt some butter or oil in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. A crock pot works well and so does a dutch oven. You can keep track of the amount of butter and the amount of marijuana do some math and have an idea of how much weed is in each brownie. If you know the THC content of the herb you used that’s even better. You could possibly determine a somewhat accurate dosage. However it’s not necessary. Once you’ve made your brownies and have had a chance to eat a couple you’ll know exactly how strong they are and how they’ll affect you. Like we said—take it easy—there’s no need to have a bad trip. Start slow and then eat more if you don’t feel anything.

How to Make Pot Brownies stepOnce you’ve got your butter melted or oil heated set it to a simmer. At this point you can clarify that butter to intensify the effect of the weed. Less milk solid means that the body will absorb the THC in the fat more efficiently—you’ll also save on calories.

Now that your fat is all warm and accepting all you’ve got to do is add the weed. Stir it in and walk away. Don’t worry about adding water or any other ingredients. All you’re doing now is just steeping the weed in the fat. Think about how you’d make a cup of tea. You add the leaves and let it sit in the water. The longer you leave the tea bag in the tea the stronger the tea gets. The same thing applies to making cannabutter or cannaoil. The longer you let it steep the strong it gets.

You know how that if you agitate the tea bag too much you’ll get really cloudy tea? Same thing will happen in your weed butter or oil-making process. There’s no need to stir too much because you’re not trying to leach out any bad-tasting chlorophylll. All you’re trying to do is slowly melt away that THC.

Once the butter or oil has steep for at least a few hour—some people let it go for as long as twenty-four hours—it’s time to strain. You want to use a cheesecloth for this and make sure to get as much plant-product out of the butter as possible. The more plant material left in the butter the faster it will go bad and the worse it will taste. Pour the strained butter into some tupperware and place it in the refrigerator to firm up. If you’re not going to use it right away feel free to place it in the freezer. It’s easiest to measure out the butter when it’s melted. You might consider using small individual tupperware containers for this. Now that you’ve got your weed-laced fat let’s tackle how to make pot brownies.

Using box brownie mix

Here’s how to make pot brownies the easy way. This is by no means the best pot brownie recipe however it is the easiest. And that might just make it the best. Who’s to say, right? Basically get yourself a box of instant brownie mix and make sure you’ve got all the necessary ingredients. Water, eggs and of course the oil or butter that has the weed in it. Now just follow the directions on the box however make sure to use your cannabutter or cannabis oil instead of regular oil. That’s it, man. That’s how to make pot brownies in a few minutes—don’t complicate things.

How to Make Pot Brownies step 2Fancy pot brownies recipe

So you’re not into easy pot brownies? You want something fancy to impress your friends with your baking skills before they get super baked? Cool. We get it. Okay so like we promised you might want a brownie that’s better than the stuff you get in the box. This recipe for pot brownies utilizes one of the most popular recipes on the web. One that is simple because it uses cocoa powder instead of blocks of chocolate and also extremely-tasty. So here’s how to make pot brownies from scratch.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grab an 8-inch square baking pan and line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Leave some foil sticking out on opposite sides to help you remove the brownies once they’ve cooled.

Create a double boiler by adding a couple inches of water to a medium saucepan and placing a metal bowl over it. You don’t want the metal bowl touching the water. Now bring that water to a bare simmer and add your canna butter, sugar, cocoa powder. Sir occasionally until everything has melted. Set the bowl aside for 3 to 5 minutes too cool. Don’t worry if the mixture looks all gritty and stuff—it’s supposed to.

Stir in the vanilla and then the eggs one at a time. You’re looking to emulsify this whole mixture. So you’re going to be stirring vigorously after each one. Ultimately you’ll be whipping up 40 to 50 strokes and until you notice the batter pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Feel free to use a hand-mixer. Here’s the problem we’re trying to avoid—that precious cannabutter separating from the mixture while baking. This is common to brownies with a lot of butter in them. So as long as you whip the shit of your brownies you’ll be fine. Add the nuts (optional) if you’re feeling like a nut.

Bake brownies

Now bake your brownies for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out almost clean—you want it to be a little moist with batter. Make sure to cool the brownies before you cut ‘em into those 16 little squares. Put them in a place away from kids because they’ll never know the difference between brownies that’ll get them high as a kite and brownies that won’t. So be careful and enjoy your weed brownies dude.

How do you make pot brownies? Give us your best recipe in the comments section below. Or ever have a pot brownie and then have a bad trip? Let us know about it in the comments section below. 

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