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Table of Contents
- Recipe Features
- How to Make Pot Brownies
- Ingredient Notes
- Dosing & Potency
- Step-by-Step Process
- Storage Instructions
- Infusion Options
- Baking Tips
- Notes and Expert Tips
- Easy Homemade Cannabis Brownies Recipe
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Dessert Recipes You Will Love
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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 find relief 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.
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, 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, 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:
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 distillate, 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 oil-based tincture, use it in place of the butter or oil mentioned above.
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
Easy Homemade Cannabis Brownies
- 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 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour instead of 3/4 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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