Are you looking for one of the quickest, easiest, most delicious edibles to make? Perfect for new and seasoned cannabis consumers alike, this recipe for cannabis firecrackers comes with various ingredient options and simple instructions, making it the perfect place to start or continue your edible journey.

Saltine crackers topped with peanut butter and cannabis and cookies topped with Nutella and cannabis

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Why You Will Love This Recipe

If complex edible recipes overwhelm you or if you simply don’t have enough time to spend in the kitchen, this recipe is for you.

This quick, easy, versatile, and delicious recipe makes it perfect for all different types of cannabis consumers.

My Well With Cannabis Community members have been talking about how easy firecrackers are to make, so I decided to give them a try.

I fell in love with them because they couldn’t be easier to make or more customizable to suit many different preferences.

In this post, we’ll explore how to make firecrackers, how to safely dose them, my expert tips and tricks, and fully answered FAQs.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients collage for making cannabis firecrackers including nut butter, crackers, and decarbed cannabis
  • 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 ingredient that provides the magic in this recipe. Choose your preference for THC, CBD, or CBG-dominant flowers. If you’re unsure how to decarb yet, check out my beginner’s guide to decarboxylation.

Note: The recipe card below has a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions.

The Step-by-Step Process

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  • 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.

Storage Instructions

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.

A picture of cannabis firecrackers, peanut butter and cannabis on top of a saltine cracker

Traditional Firecrackers

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 simple and delicious!

Small square cookies topped with Nutella topped with decarbed cannabis on a white plate.

Updated Firecrackers

For those who want to take their firecrackers to the next level, this version helps make this recipe taste a little better.

What type of cookie you want to use is completely your choice, 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 as fine 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, peanut butter or Nutella is the perfect fat source for this recipe.

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.

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.

How Much to Use

⚠️ I want to warn you that consuming just plain ground, decarbed cannabis can be a very potent way to consume cannabis.

For example, just one gram of 20% THC flower will contain 200mg of THC.

This can be way more than the average person needs in one sitting and has the potential to make you feel overly intoxicated and very unwell.

This is the last thing I want to happen to you.

Instead, I want you to learn your own personal tolerance and dose accordingly.

If you do not know your personal tolerance yet, please use caution and only use a small sprinkle of cannabis until you are confident enough to increase the dose.

If you do not have a scale to measure a gram, for reference, a teaspoon is approximately 5 grams. Trust me when I say a sprinkle is plenty!

Determine The Dose

Want to get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions? Try my popular edibles dosage calculator. Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.

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Notes and Expert Tips

Saltine crackers topped with peanut butter and cannabis and cookies topped with Nutella and cannabis

Easy Cannabis Firecrackers

4.60 from 44 votes
Cannabis firecrackers are one of the quickest, easiest, most delicious edible recipes to prepare. Made with just three simple ingredients, this recipe is versatile and easily customizable.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person


Traditional Firecrackers

Updated Firecrackers


  • 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.


Serving: 1firecracker, Calories: 50kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 54mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Sides & Snacks
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much grounded decarbed cannabis should I use on each cracker or cookie?

That is totally up to you and your personal tolerance. A ¼ gram 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 beginner’s guide to edibles first.

Can I store this recipe for later?

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.

What are some other options for the base?

You could really use anything crunchy! Think of your favorite cookie, cracker, or even bread or toast.

What are some other creamy topping options?

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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About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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