Do you fancy cooking up a storm? Do you fancy combining the beautiful worlds of cannabis and chocolate? Do you fancy some delicious THC-infused brownies? Sometimes finding the perfect recipe can be difficult – especially when there are thousands out there and very little distinguishing between them. There are multiple ways of making cannabis brownies, and all of them have their delicious perks and benefits. However, some recipes could be considered better than others. This cannabis brownie recipe, with white chocolate chip chunks in cannabis-infused milk chocolate, is a personal favourite for me. But don’t just take my word for it, why not make it yourself?
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There are a plethora of ways and methods of consuming cannabis, and everyone has their preferences when it comes to this. Some people prefer to use a vaporizer, some people prefer to smoke a joint, some people prefer to eat edibles, some people prefer to drink from infused drinks, and some people may even prefer to use cream. Each method will slightly alter the way the cannabis reacts with your body. Cannabis edibles have their own authentic buzz that they cause, unlike any other. Not only that, they are usually considered to be one of the more healthy ways to enjoy weed. Healthline writes:
“Smoking cannabis has also been associated with lung inflammation, bronchitis, and even impaired brain function…In contrast, edible cannabis products have not been shown to negatively affect lung health or cancer risk…Therefore, if you’re concerned about the possible health risks associated with smoking cannabis, you may want to use edible cannabis products as an alternative.”
However, there’s more to eating edibles or, more specifically, cannabis brownies than only the health benefits. When you digest cannabis through your stomach it hits you in an entirely different way to when you vape or smoke it. When cannabis is smoked or vaped, it enters the lungs and then finds its way into the blood. It is then carried to the endocannabinoid system and around the body to take its effect. Once the cannabis reaches the blood cells, the effects are essentially imminent. The whole process usually takes a few minutes in the case of smoking or vaping weed. This whole high experience can then last 1 or 2 hours. However, if you’re ingesting cannabis, the whole process is elongated. With edibles, It usually takes around 30-60 minutes to kick in and then, when it does, it can last for 3-6 hours. The cannabinoids take far longer to enter the blood through the stomach than through the lungs. The benefits are, you don’t have to inhale it.
The key to any cannabis edible is decarboxylation. In fact, the key to enjoying cannabis all together is decarbing. Many people genuinely believe that if you eat raw weed buds it will get you stoned and, don’t worry, if that’s you, you’re not alone. The short truth is that it won’t. But the longer explanation is that THC – which is the psychoactive substance in cannabis – is not activated unless it is heated. This heating process is also known as decarboxylation. Homestead And Chill writes:
“When a cannabis plant is growing or freshly harvested, the cannabinoids found within the flower trichomes contain an extra carboxyl ring or group (COOH) attached to their molecular chain. The process of decarboxylating cannabis removes that carboxyl group from the cannabinoid molecule. This process is what effectively transforms THCA into active THC”
THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that triggers the well known high effect that cannabis gives. In order to cause decarboxylation and, in consequence THC, you need to heat the cannabis first. With joints or vapes, this means heating or burning it. In the case of edibles, it means putting it in the oven. But before we do that, let’s first properly dissect what you will need to make the most delicious cannabis brownies ever.
What You Need
This recipe will be ideal for 10 friends. No one will be left wanting after one of these crazy brownies. This is a list of what you will need:
- 5 grams of marijuana (1 gram per person)
- 100 grams of butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar (1 cup = 250 ml)
- ½ a cup of flour
- 200 grams of milk chocolate
- 4 eggs
- White Chocolate
How To Make Them
Follow these key steps and, by the end, you’ll have some delicious brownies to share with your friends or eat all by yourself (if you’re that way inclined). As I mentioned before, you can’t just throw raw cannabis buds in a mixing pot and hope for the best. You need to first give time and heat to the cannabis in order to unlock it. Don’t forget this crucial step.
Step 1 – First things first, preheat the oven to 250 Farhenheit. Then, get a baking sheet and spread the cannabis evenly on it. Use a grinder to ensure the bud is evenly ground. Put in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Step 2 – In a well-sized saucepan, melt the butter on a low heat. Then, after the butter is melted, you can add the already oven-baked weed, and simmer the mixture for 40 minutes more. This will make the crucial weed butter that will be an integral ingredient for your magical brownies.
Step 3 – Now, when this is done, sieve this mixture into a glass bowl. This will be used later. The reason we sieve it, is so that we can discard any of the cannabis solids that are left over. These are no longer needed.
Step 4 – Now, back to the heat. Preheat the oven again, but this time, to 360 Fahrenheit.. Then, find a baking pan that is big enough to cook the brownies in and grease it with cooking spray.
Step 5 – Now for the sweet stuff. Get the milk chocolate and begin to break it up into small pieces. Then, place the pieces in a glass bowl and sit it on top of a pan of boiling water. Mix until the chocolate is melted and then take it off the heat. Now you have delicious melted chocolate.
Step 6 – Now you can add the previously prepared cannabis butter to the melted chocolate and mix it all together. Don’t forget to also add the eggs at this point too. Make sure they are well mixed in. Then add the flour too, mixing in also.
Step 7 – Now you can break up the white chocolate into small pieces and throw it in the mixture. These will be the delicious little add-ons that will make these brownies even more delicious.
Step 8 – Now that the mixture is all well blended together, you can carefully pour it into the baking pan. Place it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes is up you can poke a knife in the brownies to see if the knife is hot – if it isn’t, then heat them for 5-10 minutes longer.
Step 9 – Now for the final step. Cut the brownies into even pieces, and enjoy.
Don’t Forget These Key Tips
In front of you, you have some amazing and delicious cannabis brownies. However, these things are powerful and you don’t want to waste them. You want to use them to their full potential. Here’s how.
Potency – As mentioned earlier, cannabis edibles can be especially potent. Especially in comparison with vapes or joints. Handle these brownies with care. Don’t bite off more than you can chew straight away. Half a brownie is more than enough to start you off.
Accessorise – A brownie is great on its own, but how about with a scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream? It can seriously make all the difference. Plus, the ice cream and the sugar can mellow out the high a little bit too.
Friends or alone – Whether you decide to eat the brownies with friends or alone, make sure you have enough time and fun activities to help you on your high journey.
There are a ton of cannabis brownie recipes out there, but here’s another one. And, lucky for you, this one happens to be one of the simplest and most delicious. Go give them a try and drop us a line in the comment section to let us know how they turned out!
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