When you think about cannabis edibles, there’s a pretty good chance that pot brownies are one of the first things to come to mind. For the average individual, a pot brownie or special cookie is normally linked with ganja, and there’s a good reason why. These recipes are simply far too classic to go unmentioned, so we thought we’d present you with a foolproof recipe for delicious marijuana brownies.
This recipe is for a traditional batch of 420-infused brownies but it is possible to mix things up a bit by adding in your own variations.
A few brilliant options include adding in chocolate chips, walnuts, cashews, almonds, or white chocolate chips, but it is also possible to vary things a bit once the brownies are already being served.
Delicious when served with fresh berries and whipped cream, you can generate quite the luxurious and high-bringing dessert with this simple recipe. If we’ve got sold on bringing a batch of these brownies into your world, keep on reading to find out the exact steps you’ll need to take and ingredients you’ll need to retrieve.
First thing’s first, we need to cover the marijuana bases. For this great recipe, you are going to need some of that great cannabis butter. This part takes quite a bit of time if you don’t already have cannabis butter readily available, so be sure to plan accordingly if this is your first shot at making marijuana brownies.
How to Prepare Cannabis Butter
The process of making cannabis butter, sometimes called cannabutter, typically takes around 4 hours, so block out an appropriate amount of time in your day to make this marijuana edibles staple ingredient. It is best to prepare a large quantity of cannabis butter, especially if you intend to do a lot of cannabis cooking because this tends to be a common base ingredient in many edibles recipes. The more the merrier, for you won’t end up having to spend an extra 4 hours every time you plan to cook with reefer.
We won’t list each part of the cannabis butter process in this article specifically, rather you can find the full extent of instructions and steps to take in this article: How to Make Cannabis Butter
Get Ready to Make Your Special Cannabis Brownies
As you embark on your cannabis brownie cooking journey, there is a number of ingredients that you’ll need to allocate in order to get going with the process.
If you like to bake (pastries, not being baked –although you may like both) then there’s a fair chance you could already have a number of the following necessary ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup cannabutter
Making Your Pot Edibles: The Process
Once your cannabutter has been prepared (remember this process requires about a 4-hour allotted slot of time), preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celcius). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan to ensure that your batter won’t end up sticking and becoming a batch of brownie mush.
In a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat, melt your butter and cannabutter together as to form a liquid mixture. Don’t let the combination sizzle for too long as you don’t want to lose any of that precious THC. Basically, keep the heat on just long enough to turn the butters from a solid state into liquids. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Make sure all of the chunks have been smoothed out and that the batter has been evenly whisked. It can be helpful to even run through the mixture with an electric mixer, but if you don’t have one available, it isn’t necessary.
Using a spatula, pour the medium-thick batter into the greased and floured baking pan. Get ready to start the actual baking process.
Bake for 30 minutes if you like your pot brownies slightly cooked. Bake them for 20-25 if you like them on the more wet and soggy side. Test the texture of your brownies by placing a toothpick into the center of the pan. If your toothpick comes out clean then you’ve got yourself a set of firm brownies. However, if you prefer them on the soggier side, remove the tray from the oven when the toothpick has a bit of residue stuck to it after insertion.
Once you’ve finished making your brownies and have set them aside to cool down for about 10 minutes, you’ll want to prepare the frosting. Here is how you make the frosting:
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1 tablespoon of cannabutter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar. Using a whisk or an electric mixer, blend together all of the ingredients. Be sure to stir, stir, stir. Using a spatula, set the made frosting on top of your brownies after they’ve come out of the oven and have cooled down for about 10 minutes.
Cut your newly frosted and cooled brownies into palm-sized squares and serve. Enjoy this delicious treat that is also bound to get you feeling nice and baked.
A Useful Tip:
- For those who prefer vegan desserts, it is possible to supplement ingredients in this recipe with vegan-friendly options. The process of making these cannabis brownies will be the same, but instead of cannabutter, you would supplement with cannabis coconut oil. Furthermore, supplement the butter with plain coconut oil or a vegan butter alternative. Finally, eggs can be replaced with vegan egg replacement, which is readily available at many health food stores and some more conventional stores depending on the location. If this explanation feels too complicated, here are some awesome vegan-friendly recipes.
Our Final Thoughts of Making Cannabis Brownies
There you have it. Easy to bake cannabis brownies that’ll leave you feeling baked too. This delicious treat is perfect for those who enjoy classic go-to edibles recipes and are in the mood for something sweet. Yummy.
If you want to make more killer ganja desserts that’ll complement these cannabis brownies wonderfully, here are our top 2 picks: