Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume marijuana. In fact, many new users prefer edibles to smoking. But some people would rather make their own concoctions than rely on pre-made ones. So what are the easiest edible recipes to make?Well, here are five super simple edibles you can make at your own home.
Rrequires only three ingredients, an oven and 30 minutes. All you need to do is spread peanut butter on top of a graham cracker, sprinkle ground up cannabis onto the cracker, place another cracker on top, wrap in foil and cook in an oven for 30 minutes. And you’re done! No actual cooking skills required!
Given that this is Foodbeast, I probably don’t need to explain why edibles are amazing, but I’m going to do it anyways. First of all, edibles give you a completely different high. It’s more like a really awesome, visceral body high. Secondly, they really come in handy if you’re looking to be buzzed for an extended period of time but don’t want to take your stash with you.
One downside to edibles, though, is that they usually take a while to make, not to mention some skill. I’m not sure about you, but ain’t nobody got time to make canna-butter or canna-oil. That’s why I present to you, the “Firecracker.” Some of you true stoners out there may have heard of this concoction before. If you haven’t, all you need to know is that the dish only requires three ingredients, 30 minutes, and an oven. Perfect for when you want that edible but didn’t plan far enough ahead for brownies.
One thing to note about Firecrackers is that I like to describe them as a “choose your own adventure” high. You have direct control over how much weed you’re putting onto the graham cracker, which means you can decide how high you’re going to get. One gram is standard per Firecracker, but if you have a low tolerance, you can customize to your preferences. Also, remember that edibles take a little while to kick in. Don’t be that noob who goes in for seconds 30 minutes later because you don’t think the edible will work. Have faith.
Disclaimer: Since weed is illegal in most states, this recipe was photographed using oregano instead of weed. If you live in a state where weed is legal or if you have a med card (jealous), use the real stuff.
- 1 graham cracker sheet
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 gram of weed, if you wanna get hella hyphy
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil.
2) Break graham cracker in half.
3) Spread peanut butter onto one half of graham cracker
4) Grind weed in your grinder, or pick apart until as fine as possible.
5) Sprinkle weed on top of peanut butter. Make sure all pieces are in contact with the peanut butter, as the weed needs to be in contact with the fat from the PB in order to extract the THC.
6) Sandwich the two graham cracker pieces together.
7) Wrap in foil and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
8) Enjoy! I like to drizzle mine with a little honey or agave syrup because I’m a bougie bitch.
You know all that kief that’s left over in your grinder that you don’t know what to do with? Here’s something simple to do: put it in some cookie dough. You should probably heat the kief in an oven for a little bit first, but otherwise you just stick it in the dough, put the dough in the oven and you’ve got yourself some Kief Cookies! Kief had been accumulating in my grinder for some time. I don’t smoke it and I had no idea what to do with it. I never considered cooking with kief until an IG friend suggested I try kief cookies. That’s when I discovered, I’ve been missing out! Chocolate chip kief cookies are the easiest edible I’ve ever made!
Cooking with Kief Tips
- The amount of kief placed in each cookie determines the strength of the cookie.
- Kief is concentrated; it’s much stronger than cannabis flower.
- Orally ingesting cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking or vaporizing – use caution.
- Edibles can take an hour to begin working – wait at least an hour in between doses.
- Effects of edibles last longer than smoking. Learn more: How long does a weed high last?
How to make Kief Cookies
Here’s how to make kief cookies, a potent edibles recipe. Kief cookies are the easiest edible to make and they’re delicious. The weedy taste is hardly noticeable. Cooking with kief is a lot easier than using ground cannabis bud.
1. In order to be activated, kief and cannabis must be heated. Heating kief (or cannabis flower) causes the THCA to lose a molecule and become THC. THCA is believed to have therapeutic properties as well, but most consumers are seeking the effects of THC.
- Spread kief onto a baking sheet or onto a baking dish (I use a covered baking casserole dish)
- Bake at 230 degrees for 30 mins
Note: When you heat cannabis (including kief) in the oven, the smell will intensify. That means, your house will smell like marijuana when you make these kief cookies.
2. Prep Cookie Dough as Usual
3. Make a Well in a Ball of Cookie Dough – Add 1/8 teaspoon of Kief
4. Fold and Gently Reform Cookie So Kief Remains Inside
5. Bake According to Cookie Dough Instructions
6. Enjoy Your Medicated Kief Cookies! Please Avoid Accidents By Labeling Your Cannabis Treats!
Brownies are a classic edible. Here’s the easiest way to do it. Find a brownie mix that requires oil, heat ground up marijuana with the oil, then pour that oil into your brownie mix. Then just follow the instructions and you’ve got some simple brownies!There is nothing quite as sumptuous as well prepared space cake, combining a love for good food and good weed. So here is how you make one.
A space cake is as awesome as it sounds. Imagine your favourite cake, but infused with the unbridled and buzzing power of cannabis! Pretty much ever coffeeshop in Amsterdam will offer space cakes in one form or another, and they have become increasingly popular with those who want to reach that high, but in a discreet and tasty manner. With this in mind, we have put together an out-of-this-world space cake recipe so that you can make your very own.
- 8 grams of cannabis bud, or the equivalent strength in either cuttings or hash.
- 1 ¾ cups of flour
- 1 cup of non-salted butter
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ¾ cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Any other ingredients you want to improve the cake with, such as cocoa powder, vanilla extract, dried fruit, icing/frosting, buttercream, chocolate chips, or anything else – your imagination is your only limit.
- A grinder
- A mixing bowl
- Spatula or mixing spoon
- A cake oven tin
- Non-stick spray or lining paper
- An oven
- A microwave
- A small bowl
- A skewer
- Optional: A wire rack
- Preheat your oven to somewhere between 104°C and 113°C. Place your weed (grinded) in an oven safe container. Heat it in the oven for 30–40 minutes. This will decarboxylate your weed, meaning that all cannabinoids become bioavailable.
- Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Put your butter in a bowl and place it in the microwave for 20 seconds. You want it to melt into a gloopy, pasty consistency.
- Mix your freshly ground up cannabis into the butter.
- Add all of the sugar, flour, milk, cannabis butter, eggs, plus anything else you want to your mixing bowl. Mix everything together until you get a batter with a nice even consistency. This may take a few minutes, but it will ensure your cannabis is spread evenly as possible throughout the cake mix. Note: if the mix is a little bit too dry, add a splash of extra milk; if it is too wet, add some extra flour.
- Grease your cake tin with non-stick spray, or line it with non-stick baking paper.
- Carefully pour your cake batter into the tin, spreading it around so that it is evenly distributed.
- Place your tin in the oven and leave for 25 minutes to bake.
- After 25 minutes, stab the centre of the cake with a skewer. If it comes out clean, it is ready, if batter sticks to it, leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool for about 20 minutes in the tin; then place it upside down on the wire rack and remove the tin, allowing it to cool for a further 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, decorate the cake with anything you want.
Butter is delicious. Cannabis is also great. So why not combine the two? All you have to do is start melting some butter and then add in a gram of marijuana that’s been decarboxylated until it melts into the butter as well. And you’re done.
Finding out how much THC is in hash is a little more difficult than calculating the dosage of marijuana. Most hash is comprised of many strains and is much stronger than flower. I checked in with SCLabs to get a sampling of the hash they’ve tested and this is what I figured out:
- Non-solvent hash can range from 30%-over 63% THC. Wax can get over 80% THC.
- This means that one gram of hash can contain anywhere from 300mg-630mg of THC. And one gram of wax can contain over 800 mg THC!
- This means that a half of my cannabis infused grilled cheese was anywhere from 150mg to 315mg of thc.
I toned this recipe down a little bit because it was way too strong. When I made it, I used 1 gram hash to 1oz oil or butter, so a 1 to 1 ratio does technically “work”, it’s just really really really really really really really really really really really strong. I cut it in half for those of you who would like to function at a base level (walking, talking, etc).
If you need to make your medicine stronger, you can get a lot of hash in a small amount of butter or oil. Just be sure to experiment with smaller doses and work your way up, especially if this is your first time cooking with hash.