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How to Make Pot Brownies
If you’re finding this recipe through a random internet search, hello; I’m glad you’re here 😁
I worked hard to create the perfect cannabis brownie recipe for my Well With Cannabis Community, and now I’m excited to share it with you.
If this is your first time making homemade edibles, have no fear.
Whether you want to make this weed brownie recipe to relieve pain or just sit back and finally relax, I’m here to hold your hand and guide you through the process.
In this post, you will find step-by-step photos, tips and tricks, alternate infusion options, and FAQs so you can make perfect pot brownies the first time. Happy Baking!
- ¾ cup (90 grams) of all-purpose flour: white flour works best
- ½ cup (42 grams) of unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon (3 grams) of salt
- ½ teaspoon (1 gram) of baking powder: don't confuse this for baking soda
- ½ cup (113 grams) Bliss cannabutter: *Note, using ½ cup Bliss cannabutter results in 33mg THC per brownie, use the chart below to find the perfect dose for your needs.
- 1 cup (200 grams) of white granulated sugar: substitute cannabis sugar if you want
- ½ cup (50 grams) of brown sugar: if you don't have any, use 1½ cups of white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon (4 grams) of vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: nuts, dark chocolate chips, caramel, sea salt, etc
Note: a complete list of ingredients needed to make weed brownies is located in the printable recipe card below.
Dosing & Potency
Dosing couldn't be easier if you are using my Bliss cannabutter.
Use the chart below to determine the exact amount to use to get your desired milligrams of THC per batch or per brownie.
If you are not using Bliss cannabutter, a great way to determine the potency is to use my edible dosage calculator.
If you are unsure of where to start, beck out my safe dosing guide before getting started.
Bonus: When you order Bliss cannabutter from my shop, you will receive a printed copy of our dosage chart for easy reference.
- Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease an 8"x8" glass or metal baking pan or square cake pan and set it aside.
- Step 2 - In a medium-sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Sift the flour and cocoa powder to remove any lumps. Add the salt, followed by the baking powder, and mix. Set aside.
- Step 3 - Cream the cannabutter and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Step 4 - Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed sugar mixture.
- Step 5 - Beat on medium speed for one minute. The mixture's color should lighten a bit.
- Step 6 - Add the dry mix ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Step 7 - Beat on low speed until everything is well incorporated.
- Step 8 - Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Lightly tap the pan to even out the batter.
- Step 9 - If you want to add any extra ingredients, add them to the chocolate mixture now.
- Step 10 - Place the pan on a center rack in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The bake time will depend on your oven and your brownie consistency preferences. Test the finished brownies with a toothpick *see baking notes below.
- Step 11 - If you can wait, allow the pan of brownies to cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack before cutting them into nine squares.
- Step 12 - Enjoy these brownies over ice cream, with a cold glass of milk, at a dinner party - and repeat!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Store these delicious pot brownies in an airtight container for up to seven days at room temperature.
Storing these brownies in an air-tight container with a slice of bread will keep them soft and moist.
For longer-term storage, individually wrap the brownies in parchment paper and then plastic wrap and then place them in the refrigerator or freezer.
They can last upwards of 6 months in the freezer. Learn more about how to store edibles here.
As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something, and more than one way to make a cannabutter recipe.
Here we will explore the different ways you can infuse this marijuana brownie recipe and reap the health benefits of cannabis.
Butter or Oil
Did you know you can use your Grandma's sacred brownie recipe and swap in Bliss cannabutter or your own homemade infusion?
Choose one of these popular staple recipes to get started:
- Cannabis-infused butter: crockpot, Instant pot, stovetop, LEVO machine, CBD cannabutter, or kief butter
- Cannabis-infused oil: such as Bliss cooking oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, olive oil
When you make your own canna oil or butter at home, you can choose what type of cannabis flower you want to use:
- THC flower
- CBD flower
- CBG flower
- or kief, fan leaves, trim, or shake
You can adjust the amount of butter or oil used alongside regular butter or oil to control your dose as needed.
You can make these brownies with cannabis-infused sugar; swap the infused sugar for white or brown sugar.
You could also use infused oil or butter and infused sugar for extra potent brownies.
All cannabis concentrates can work in this recipe, including , shatter, wax, FECO, or RSO.
Just be sure to check if your concentrate needs to be decarbed first.
Then, mix the concentrate with ½ cup of butter or coconut oil and prepare the recipe according to the instructions below.
How much you will add is up to you and your taste preferences; 1 ml or 1 gram is a standard place to start.
If you want to use an alcohol-based tincture like the Green or Golden dragon, I recommend evaporating the alcohol and making FECO first.
If you want to use an oil-based tincture, use it in place of the butter or oil mentioned above.
You can absolutely just add ground decarbed cannabis flower or kief to this recipe by mixing it into the dry ingredients.
Don't forget to decarb first if you want the activated benefits of THC or CBD.
Learn more about the decarboxylation process here.
Just be mindful of adding the right dose, especially if you are not a regular consumer of edibles.
Leftover Cannabis Pulp
If you want, you can add the leftover cannabis pulp to your brownie mix.
Add ¼ to ½ cup of leftover pulp to the prepared chocolate batter as an additional ingredient.
Just know that the plant matter may affect the final texture of this recipe.
- These chocolatey brownies are already fudgy, but for even FUDGIER brownies, use ½ cup of all-purpose flour instead of ¾ cup. Skip this if you prefer cakey brownies.
- The cannabutter should be softened to room temperature for the best results in the creaming process. You don't want to use melted butter; you want to be softened. Learn how to soften cannabutter safely.
- When measuring flour or cocoa powder, use a spoon to transfer the flour from the container to your measuring cup and then level it out with a flat edge, like a butter knife. This helps prevent packing and makes for better brownies.
- The baking process is not perfect. All ovens bake at different temperatures; 25 minutes is the average baking time. Some ovens will bake quicker, so check your brownies for your desired doneness with a toothpick. The toothpick does NOT need to come out clean, unlike making a cake. Making fudgy brownies will leave deliciousness on the toothpick. Just verify that what is in the toothpick doesn't have a batter consistency, indicating that the batter needs to be baked a bit longer. Adjust accordingly to find your perfect texture.
Notes and Expert Tips
- Know your dose: If you have never had edibles before, know they can affect you differently than other consumption methods like smoking, topicals, or tinctures. Your experience may also differ if you use an Indica or Sativa strain.
- Be patient: Edibles take 30 minutes to several hours to hit and can last 6-12 hours, so don’t reach for that second helping so quickly! You want to make sure your high time is a good time. Discover what to do if you accidentally get too high.
- Be safe: One of the most important things about cannabis edibles is to follow the golden rule, start low and go SLOW. Keeping your mg of THC low is the best way to stay safe. Do not eat an entire batch of marijuana brownies in one sitting, no matter how much you love the flavor of your homemade weed brownies.
- Be prepared: Learn how to make the staple recipes quickly needed to infuse this recipe with my Cannabis Cookbook
Frequently Asked Questions
I want you to feel amazing, like Martha Stewart, confident and happy making weed brownies, space cakes, magic bites, and more at home.
So, if you have some reading time available, here are some of the most common FAQs about making these delicious cannabis brownies that I get from my Well With Cannabis Community.
Yes, it is OK to bake these brownies at the high temperature of 350°F (177°C), you do not need to switch to low heat.
Yes, you sure can! A typical box of brownie mix calls for ½ cup or ⅔ cup of butter or vegetable oil. Just swap that vegetable oil for your desired amount of Bliss cannabutter and follow the package instructions.
The smell will be significantly reduced if you already have prepared oil or butter and are not actively decarbing or infusing.
Cannabis edibles affect every person differently because of our unique endocannabinoid systems (ECS). This, paired with our physiology, means we will experience the effects differently. Some of the most commonly reported effects include a feeling of intoxication or being high, sleepiness, drowsiness, happiness, pain relief, calmness, and more.
The potency will depend on the strength of your flower and how much weed you used, so feel free to use my flower-to-oil ratio guide and the edibles dosage calculator to make a guesstimate. Making your product with trim or shake will be less potent than making your cannabis oil or butter with premium, high-quality flowers or kief. Remember, the better the bud, the better the butter.
One way to quickly increase the THC levels is by adding concentrates or kief. Just be mindful of how much THC you add, as everyone has a different tolerance. The last thing you want to do is accidentally consume too many milligrams of THC and feel unwell.
Easy Homemade Cannabis Brownies
- 8x8 Baking Pan glass or metal
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup Bliss cannabutter
- 1 cup granulated sugar or cannabis sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
- ⅛ teaspoon flaked sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease an 8"x8" glass or metal baking pan and set it aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Sift the flour and the cocoa powder to remove any lumps, then add the salt, followed by the baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl, cream the cannabutter, granulated white, and brown sugar together with a hand mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed sugar and beat on medium speed for one minute. The mixture's color should lighten a bit.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until everything is well incorporated.
- Transfer the batter to the reserved greased baking pan. Lightly tap the pan to even out the batter.
- If you are adding and any optional toppings, like sea salt, add them now.
- Place the pan in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. The time will depend on your oven and your brownie consistency preferences. Test the finished brownies with a toothpick *see notes below.
- If you can wait, allow the brownies to cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
- Consistency note: For even FUDGIER brownies, use a ½ cup of all-purpose flour instead of ¾ cup.
- Baking note: Unlike making a cake, the toothpick does NOT need to come out clean. Making fudgy brownies will leave deliciousness on the toothpick. Just verify that what is in the toothpick doesn't have a batter consistency, indicating that the batter needs to be baked a bit longer.
- Metric Conversion Note: The metric conversion tool is provided as a convenience and should not be relied upon as an exact measurement in recipes. The results of conversions produced by the online metric converter are based on mathematical models and cannot guarantee that the recipe will turn out perfectly with metric measurements. We strongly recommend testing the recipes using traditional measurements to ensure accuracy.
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What affects the cannobutter. Sometimes they put me in a coma. Other times nothing. What is going ?
Hi John. Are you starting with a different product or strain each time you make a batch? Different strains of cannabis can contain variable amounts of THC and can affect us differently.
Hello! This looks awesome and I can't wait to try it! Is there a reason why the recipe doesn't contain sunflower lecithin or is it the assumption that it was added into the oil/cannabutter pre-infusion? Thanks for the treasure trove of information!
Hey Tish! Thanks so much for stopping by. Lecithin is not needed for the structural integrity of this recipe (like in gummies). If you want to add it for bioavailability reasons, if it's not already in your oil or butter, I would add just a half teaspoon to the batter 🙂
I've made these brownies probably 50 times at least and they're always a big hit 👍👍👍 I'm actually getting ready to make a batch right now and figured I'd leave my thoughts 😁
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Bubba! I really appreciate it 🙂
Hi! I was wondering if you had an estimate of how many mg of thc there is in this recipe if it calls for a 1/2 cup of cannabutter. I know every strand is different but just an approximate guess, or guess of how many mg are in each serving.
Hey Jess! It's really too hard to give a random amount because it depends on A. how strong the flower is and B. how much flower you added to the cannabutter. If you know those numbers, you can use my edible dosage calculator to get a guesstimate 🙂
Hello, is it ok to add cannabis oil instead of canna butter/ cannabis coconut oil? Bc it’s so hard to find or make.
Hey Rob, that should work just fine 😀
Just a quick question for a newbie.
Can the left over flower after infusion be added to the brownie mix when making?
I’m trying to work out what to do with it after making the infused coconut oil.
Thank you for the very informative posts
Hello Angela! Yes, you can definite add the leftover flower to brownie mix, just add it in as an extra ingredient 🙂 I also have several other ideas for what to do with the leftover pulp if you're looking for more ideas!
Thanks for the recipe, it's delicious and doesn't taste bad at all.
I am so glad you enjoyed it, thanks for letting us know Zeke!
Emily = hot af
That is super nice of you, Tyrone, thank you 😀
Hands down THE best pot-brownies yet! Thanks for sharing 👍
Yay, Brenda, I am so happy to hear this! I'm so glad you liked them; thanks for letting us know 😀
Can these be frozen and thawed for bigger batches?
Hello Hannah! Yes, I don't see why that wouldn't work 🙂
Love these brownies. Feeling crazy and going to add some cheese cake mixing on top. Worst case I can take it off and still have great brownies.
Hello Marissa, thank you so much for letting me know you love them 😀 How did the cheesecake mix turn out?
About to try this recipe...I assume I will need a bit less if using cacao powder vs cocoa powder, yeah? any recommendation on how much? thanks!
Hey John! My apologies, but I haven't tested the recipe with cacao powder, so I can't give you a good answer. If you experimented and it turned out well, please let us know what you used 🙂
Is there a reason it needs to be a metal baking dish? I'm new to making edibles - this will be my first time, and I have glass baking dishes that size but not a metal one.
Hello Robin! It should not make a huge difference, but your baking time may increase or decrease by a few minutes. Just watch them at the end 🙂
Hey! Does this recipe work without granulated sugar or cannabis sugar? Its a bit hard to make where i'm from.
Hello there! It will definitely work without the cannabis sugar, but I do not think it will work without granulated sugar (or any sugar). Or, I should say, I've never tested it this way, so I can't say for sure. If you try it, let us know how it turns out 😀
What would be the average Mg if you split it into 24 squares do you think?
Hello Susan! This will totally depend on the strength of your starting material, cannabis, in % THC and how much you used in grams. If you know those numbers, you can input them into this edible dosage calculator to get an estimate 😃
We are going to try the brownie recipe and my wife asked if there is any adjustment needed for higher altitude? We are at 4300 ft in NM.
Hey Dave! Great question; I apologize. I had never considered this before. Here is some information about adjusting the baking time for brownies at a higher altitude. My best recommendation would be to make a virgin test-batch first to ensure everything comes out OK. I hope this helps!
Made for the second time recently, and definitely did not overcook (added mini chips and chopped walnuts to batter, sprinkled flaked Maldon on top). These came out so fudgy! I wanted to have more than one, but I knew that would be trouble. Thank you Emily, these are amazing!
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Lori! What a delightful twist you added! We are thrilled you love this recipe! 🥰 Thank you for your support!
If I double the batch can this allow me to make a 13x9 instead of a 8x8 and what would the cook time difference be?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Katie! The area of a 13x9 pan is 117 square inches. The area of a 8x8 pan is 64 square inches, which is close to half of a 13x9 pan. To go from a 8x8 pan to a 13x9 pan, you double the recipe and because there's not a major difference in the depth, there's no need to adjust the oven temperature or cooking time. I hope that helps!
Is the cannabutter supposed to have funny smell? Mine has a smell and taste that is pretty unbearable.
Hello Lucy. Is the "funny smell" a result of using bad or expired butter or a result of cooking with cannabis? In most cases, when you cook with cannabis, you will have some level of a cannabis taste and smell in your final product.
I melted my cannabutter when making my brownies and I think it made my measurements off. Those brownies tasted delicious but the high was too high. Cut the pan into 9th and only had half of a brownie.
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Bryana! If the brownies are too strong, you can split the butter required with cannabutter and regular butter. Until then, small bites will do ☺
Janet C Brown
I am making pot brownies for the first time...my recipe calls for 3/4 cup of unsalted butter...how much cannabutter do I use...do you the regular butter along with the cannabutter and how much?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Janet! It's really a matter of personal preference and how strong you want your brownies. You can use cannabutter for the full 3/4 cup or you can divide it up with regular butter as you see fit. You want to make sure you have 3/4 cup of butter total though or it throws off the recipe. I hope this helps!
I have not yet used the canna butter how much would you advise to use?
I eat edibles daily and have a high tolerance?
I really want a new experience with these brownies
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Mary. If you're looking to get the most out of your cannabutter and brownies, you'll want to use the full 1/2 cup of cannabutter that the recipe calls for. I hope this helps!
Hi Emily. First timer here to making edibles. The written recipe says to use 1/2 cup of canna butter but video shows oil. Just wondering if there is a difference. Also if I use boxed brownie mix do I just replace the oil/ butter with "canna" or continue to follow your recipe. Any info will be helpful. Thank you
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Lou. Butter and oil can be used interchangeably and is a matter of preference really. With boxed mixes, just replace the oil/butter with your infused oil/butter at the same measurement it calls for. I hope this helps!
Would I just use ordinary butter if I just wanted to make these without cannabutter?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi David. Yes, regular butter will work for non-cannabis brownies. ☺️
Where do I find cannabis butter?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Yvonne. You can purchase cannabis butter from our shop: Shop Now: Bliss Cannabutter or you can make your own, starting with this guide: What is the Best Butter to Make Cannabutter? I hope this helps!
Just made these today and they’re incredible!
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Kacey! Thank you for sharing. We love that you love them!!