Pot brownies have been synonymous with edibles for as long as anyone can remember. Everyone who regularly eats edibles has probably had a weed brownie at some point.
As it turns out, there’s a long and fascinating history behind these pot brownies. Read on to find out how the simple brownie became the de facto, delicious medium for delivering THC.
As an added bonus, we’ll also reveal our favorite pot brownie recipe that’s simple, delicious, and guaranteed to make it into your weed cookbook.
Weed Brownie History
Edibles have been around for a long, long time. Archeologists previously discovered that cannabis has been in use since at least 2000BC.
In ancient China, they would brew a cannabis tea to heal wounds and illnesses. In ancient Egypt, there are hieroglyphic texts describing the wonderful benefits of powdered cannabis flowers.
Around the world in ancient times, there are countless examples of cannabis use, and they all had one thing in common – they used cannabis as an edible (some smoked it as well).
The history of edibles doesn’t stop there but continues to unravel through time. The next big step for edibles was the creation of hashish.
Hashish was sort of like the pot brownie of the middle ages. No one knows exactly where it started, but it was first used in the Middle East and North Africa.
The first time hashish was ever written down as a word was in or around 1123AD. Even to this day, hashish is still extremely popular in this region.
However, in the middle ages they didn’t just smoke it – they ate it. There are many accounts of “hashish-eaters” from this time.
The popular book One Thousand and One Nights, also known as Arabian Nights, is a collection of old Arabic folklore. Many of the stories in the book involve “hashish-eaters” and their antics.
Smoking hashish only became a widespread phenomenon after the discovery of tobacco. Before 1500, most hash was eaten rather than smoked.
How Edibles Became Popular In Modern History
In the old ages, cannabis wasn’t used exclusively for getting high or taking advantage of its healing properties. Cannabis was also used as a fiber to make textiles, cloth, paper, and other goods.
Cannabis, or hemp, had been in Europe since at least the 1500s. However, it didn’t become a recreational substance until the 1700s.
It all started when the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt. His troops were disappointed to find that there was no alcohol to drink since Islamic societies banned it.
However, they did end up stumbling upon hashish. Napoleon’s soldiers liked it so much that they brought a lot of it back to France.
When hashish reached France, it became a complete sensation. Coincidentally, France had more conquests in North Africa around that time, which solidified the hashish trade.
Even famous French authors such as Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, and Honoré de Balzac created a club known as “The Club of the Hashish-Eaters” in 1844. This group would experiment with eating hash and then would discuss and write about it.
Hash was even finding its way to North America at this point. In 1857, a man named Fitz Hugh Ludlow from New York wrote a book called The Hasheesh Eater.
Ludlow describes his experiences with eating hash that he got from a local pharmacy. He definitely wasn’t alone, because hashish became a popular recreational drug in America until its prohibition in the early 1900s.
Favorite Weed Brownie
In honor of Brownie Mary and majoun consumers across the globe, we have a pot brownie recipe that is out of this world. This recipe doesn’t require any baking, and is also vegan and gluten-free.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 & 1/2 Cups raw walnuts
- 1 Cup of raw almonds
- 2 & 1/2 Cups dates
- 3/4 Cup cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs
- 1/4 Cup salt
- 1 Tablespoon Baked Bros THC syrup (or more)
Start by adding 1 cup of the walnuts and all of the almonds to a food processor/blender and process until fine. Add in the cacao powder and sea salt and then pulse to combine them. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set it aside for later.
Add in the dates to the food processor/blender and process until they are in small bits. Remove the blended dates and set them aside.
Put the walnut and cacao powder mixture back into the food processor/blender and add in the THC syrup. Then, start adding in the blended dates and processing the mixture. Soon, the mixture should form a dough (you may not need to add in all the dates).
After the dough has achieved a nice consistency that doesn’t fall apart when squeezed together, prepare an 8″x8″ dish with parchment paper. Add the dough to the dish, and before pressing it down, distribute the rest of the walnuts and cacao nibs.
Press down firmly into the dish and cover it with plastic wrap. Then, place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Take it out and cut it into even squares, and that’s it! Enjoy sweet, chewy, and flavorful pot “brownies”.
We love this recipe so much because it combines the ancient majoun recipe with modern-day brownies. With these pot brownies, you can enjoy the incredible edible history that both Alice and Brownie Mary would be proud of.
One of the best known and most appreciated medible eaten by cannabis consumers are Brownies . Although they seem easy to prepare, the process can be complicated, especially if you are not already familiar with the world of cannabis products.
- 2-4 grams pulverized powdery hashish or 4-8 grams of bud. You need to grind it up)
- 1 package of brownie mix
- 1 stick of butter (Not Margarine).
- 1-2 eggs (check brownie box)Unbleached Coffee Filter
- Over medium-low heat melt one stick of butter on the stove in a pan.
- Grind or chop down hash into a fine powder.
- When all butter is melted, slowly add hash a little at a time. Dont dump it all in there at once!
- Turn heat to medium-low or the lowest temp the butter will remain simmering.
- Cook for 30 minutes. You can cook longer but you will start to evaporate lots of butter.
- Remove from heat.
- Turn off the stove.
- -Strain butter through an unbleached coffee filter into a jar. Do whatever you want to with hash in the coffee filter. I leave it and have a pot of pot coffee the next day.
- Allow butter to cool.
- Most every packaged brownie recipe calls for oil. You will use the hash cannabutter to replace the oil.
- Mix the ingreadients and cook according to the box.
- I always use an 8×8 pan and cut 9 brownies. A nice little brownie that will hit you hard .
I believe 4 grams of hash for this type of brownies gives a strong effect. if your tolarance is low use 2 grams or less.
2 thoughts on “Marijuana brownies”
There’s a big difference between “Melted” and “Softened” – Softened butter (cannabutter or regular butter) mixes well for nearly any recipe when baking. Melted butter should be blended in slowly, especially when making a batter type recipe. Never used melted butter for cookies as it just makes your dough turn out to be batter.
Also, you can use an electric mixer to do your mixing. Whisking by hand isn’t all that easy to do, you need arm strength for that, which I don’t have. I tend to blend my butter and sugar together then add the eggs and vanilla. Only once they’re blended together to I add the dry ingredients. Again, slowly to incorporate them completely.
Little things that those of us who actually cook and bake regularly learn early on.
Once you infuse cannabis into the butter, the cannabutter will behave just like regular butter when baking it. So if you need to whisk something together from scratch, like cookie dough, I guess it’s better to have it melted.