With recreational marijuana use becoming increasingly accepted, edibles are on the rise. Here are the best edibles recipes to give your next party a boost.
Want to go beyond brownies and create next-level edibles? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover edibles recipes that’ll have your friends bowing at your feet.
The Magic Ingredient: Cannabutter
Before we get to the cannabis recipes, we need to cover a vital ingredient. One of the most important basic ingredients in marijuana edibles is cannabis-infused butter.
The cannabutter replaces regular butter in weed recipes to deliver the psychoactive effects. Either make your own at home or buy it from a dispensary. If making your own, customize the effect you get by using the correct dosage and type of marijuana.
Want to chill on the couch and zone out? Check out places like Cheeba’s cannabis indica is what you’ll want in your butter in that case. If you’re after productivity on-the-go, infuse your butter with sativa instead.
For a more intense psychoactive high, you’ll want to decarboxylate the cannabis first. You can use cannabutter in any recipe that calls for butter by substituting in equal amounts.
1. Marijuana Fudge
If you’re in the mood for a chocolaty hit, marijuana fudge won’t disappoint. There’s no baking required and you can optimize serving sizes for the desired high.
Here’s what you’ll need to whip up a party-sized batch:
- 1 lb cannabutter
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 12 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup peanut butter
- If desired: nuts, fruits, marshmallows, etc.
Combine the cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a bowl and set aside. In a double boiler, melt the cannabutter and peanut butter together. Next, add any other extra ingredients that you want to use, such as fruits or nuts.
Remove the double boiler from the stove and add the melted ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Mix everything together, transfer to pans, and press down.
Chill the cannafudge until set. Serving size will depend on the dosage you want from each. Note: you can use powdered Stevia or erythritol if you want to avoid sugar.
2. Cannabis Rice Crispy Bars
To make these gooey childhood favorites, once again you’ll need the cannabutter mentioned above. Here’s the ingredients list:
- 4 tablespoons cannabutter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 5 cups of rice crispies
Melt the butter and marshmallows together, either in a pan on the stove or in a large bowl in the microwave. You’ll want to stir often until the mixture is completely melted and incorporated.
Next, add the almond extract. And finally, stir in the rice crispies.
Press the mixture into a greased cookie sheet or baking pan. Let it cool a bit before cutting.
3. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds make a nice party snack and they’re super easy to make. For this recipe, we’ll be using our cannabutter again.
- 4 tablespoons melted cannabutter
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Before you begin mixing the ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, combine the melted butter, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add the seeds and toss until they are all covered.
Pour the coated seeds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread them out on the pan. Bake until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. The longer the seeds bake, the more cannabinoids you’ll lose – so don’t over-bake them.
4. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Want to get fancy? How about whipping up a batch of chocolat-covered strawberries? This is another easy marijuana edibles recipe, as it can be made with just a microwave.
Let’s get started! For these you’ll need:
- A dozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons cannabutter
Put the chocolate chips and cannabutter in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds on high, before stirring. Continue heating in 15-second bursts, stirring after each, until your chocolate mixture is smooth and melted.
Now, let it cool down to room temperature before dipping the bottom of the strawberries. After dipping, place the berries on parchment paper until set.
5. Pot Popcorn
Popcorn is an American favorite for a reason. You can’t beat the salty crunch combination.
But have you ever thought of making popcorn infused with weed? Well, we have! This one is so simple that even non-bakers can pull it off.
All you need is:
- Microwave popcorn
- 2 tablespoons cannabutter per bag
Make your popcorn and put it in a large bowl. Next, melt the cannabis butter and pour over the top. Distribute the butter by giving the popcorn a skilled toss in the bowl.
Last, add extra salt if that’s your thing. That’s it, enjoy!
Edibles Recipes: What’s the Bottom Line?
Although it’s tempting, don’t consume too many edibles at once. They take longer to kick in than smoking does, and you wouldn’t want to overdo it.
Also, make sure to take it slow at first until you know how edibles affect you. Eating cannabis causes the body to metabolize it in a different way than inhaling it does. This results in greater psychoactive effects.