Cannabis firecrackers are one of the quickest, easiest, most delicious edibles to make. Perfect for new and seasoned cannabis consumers alike, this recipe comes with various ingredient options and simple instructions, making it the perfect place to start or continue your edible journey. Enjoy!
- The perfect quick and simple cannabis-infused snack.
- Two tasty options: traditional made with saltines and peanut butter and updated made with cookies and Nutella.
- Can be made in just 5 minutes.
- Just 3 simple ingredients needed.
- Creamy and sweet outside with a crunchy-textured base.
- Dietary features: naturally dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly. Can be gluten-free if GF products are used.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
If complex cannabis recipes overwhelm you or if you simply don't have enough time, this recipe is for you.
This recipe is quick, easy, versatile, and delicious, making it perfect for all cannabis consumers.
My Well With Cannabis Community members have been talking about how easy firecrackers are to make in our recent conversations together, so I decided to give them a try.
In this post, we'll explore how to make firecrackers with a bonus updated version, expert tips, and tricks, as well as fully answered FAQs.
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- Cookies or crackers: Your choice; pick your favorite base!
- Peanut butter or Nutella: Feel free to mix and match these creamy toppings with the cookie or cracker base, based on your taste preferences and dietary needs.
- Ground, decarbed cannabis: This is the ingredient that provides the magic in this recipe. Choose your preference of THC, CBD, or CBG dominant flowers. You can purchase them from your local dispensary or purchase hemp flower from my shop here. If you're not sure how to decarb yet, check out my beginner's guide to decarboxylation.
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
The Step-by-Step Process
- Step 1 - Grind and decarb your choice of cannabis flowers or kief.
- Step 2 - Select crackers vs. cookies and your nut or seed butter of choice.
- Step 3 - Spread the nut or seed butter on the cookie or cracker.
- Step 4 - Top with the ground, decarbed cannabis, and enjoy!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
You can store ground, decarbed cannabis for several months in an air-tight container in a cool dark place, but I recommend consuming this prepared recipe the same day for best results.
While I'm not sure who invented the first weed firecracker, my community tells me they have been around for a while (decades!).
Traditionally made with two pantry staples, peanut butter and saltines, this recipe is quick, easy, and made with simple ingredients.
Topped with decarbed cannabis, the peanut butter contains the fat needed for better absorption, and the cracker makes for the perfect delivery vehicle.
Don't knock it until you try it - these firecrackers are very delicious!
For those who want to take their firecrackers to the next level, this version helps make this recipe taste just a little bit better.
It is completely your choice what type of cookie you want to use, from chocolate chip to gluten-free, to anything in-between.
There is nothing wrong with peanut butter, but the Nutella here really adds something special (and helps to cover the cannabis taste, if you're not a fan!).
Why This Recipe Works
Many people believe you need to make fancy infusions or extractions to consume cannabis, but that's not true.
In fact, people have been consuming plain ground, decarbed cannabis for years.
When using this method, I recommend you grind your cannabis flowers as small as possible for the best outcome; a coffee grinder works great for this.
This essentially creates a fine cannabis powder that you can add to just about any recipe, similar to how we use salt or pepper when cooking.
I also always recommend consuming fat along with decarbed cannabis. Luckily in this recipe, peanut butter or Nutella is the perfect fat source.
I recommend this because according to a study published in the American Journal of Translational Research, when paired with a fat source, the absorption of cannabinoids is enhanced: THC and CBD by 2.5-fold and 3-fold, respectively, compared to fat-free formulations (1).
This means that adding the peanut butter or Nutella could make this recipe up to 2.5-3 times more potent than if you were to skip it.
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Notes and Expert Tips
- For best results, use fresh, not stale, cracker and/or cookies for the base.
- If gluten-free, substitute the base for a GF option of choice.
- If dairy-free, feel free to substitute for any dairy-free hazelnut spread.
- You can decarb the traditional way in the oven or in an Instant Pot.
- Learn more about how to use ground, decarbed cannabis in edibles here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Firecrackers can be new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about Firecrackers from my Well With Cannabis Community.
That is totally up to you and your personal tolerance. A ¼ teaspoon is a good place to start. Always follow the golden rule of start low and go slow. And if you haven't had edibles before, check out my beginners guide to edibles first.
I would recommend consuming it right after you make it. Since it only takes 5 minutes, if you want to save it for later I would suggest leaving all of the ingredients in a cool, dark, place together to cut down on the time it takes to make.
You could really use anything crunchy! Think of your favorite cookie, cracker, or even bread or toast.
Any nut butter or seed butter would work! I enjoy cashew butter and almond butter sometimes, but my favorite is hemp seed butter.
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Cannabis Firecrackers - Traditional and Updated
- 1 small cookie
- 1 teaspoon Nutella
- ¼ teaspoon ground, decarbed cannabis
- If you haven't already, decarb the cannabis and then grind it into a fine powder. Find full decarb instructions here.
- Spread your choice of peanut butter or Nutella on the cookie or cracker of your choice.
- Sprinkle the ground, decarbed cannabis over the nut butter. Enjoy!
- You can use your choice of cracker or cookie on the bottom.
- You can use your choice of any nut or seed butter for the fat source.