The ultimate guide to making pot brownies

Never stink up your house for nasty edibles again.

Jan 29, 2018
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Pot Brownies: Learn How To Make Weed Brownies

Pot Brownies. For many of us, just those two words conjure up memories of stoned college adventures in cooking. Often, those memories include gritty textured brownies, as well, if you just ground up marijuana and added it to the recipe.

Brownies are, most often, the first cannabis-infused edible that people try, just because they’re so common. But learning how to make weed brownies doesn’t have to be an exercise in either nostalgia or determination (as in determination to eat them even if they taste as if sand were an ingredient). If you learned how to make weed brownies once and failed, that doesn’t mean you will again. When it comes to how to make pot brownies, here’s all the best ways.

Cannabis-infused edibles, done right, result in a great taste and texture. The high is deeper and longer than the one you get from smoking. If you haven’t tried them, maybe it’s time you learned how to make weed brownies.

Let’s start with a classic how to make weed brownies recipe, and then explore a few other options.

How to Make Weed Brownies Step by Step

This classic easy weed brownies recipe uses cannabutter; that’s how the gritty texture often associated with ground-up marijuana is avoided. If what you want to know is how to make pot brownies, using cannabutter is the simplest method.

However, making infused butter can be time-consuming. Using a MagicalButter machine, which is like a special slow cooker for herbal infusions, will cut the mess, labor, and time in half.

If you’re a newbie just learning how to make weed brownies, consider trying just a quarter to a half-brownie and waiting an hour to 90 minutes to gauge the effects before having more.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 40-45 minutes

Serving size: 1 brownie

Yield: About 16-25 brownies

Ingredients: How To Make Weed Brownies Step By Step

½ cup cannabutter or MagicalButter, melted

1 package brownie mix

½ cup water

1 egg

Method: How To Make Weed Brownies Step By Step

Preheat your oven to 325°F.

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients until the batter is luxuriously smooth and creamy.


Pour the batter into a 9-inch square baking pan. Using a spatula, smooth it evenly to all corners.


Bake on the center rack for 40-45 minutes. IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERCOOK! When learning how to make weed brownies—or brownies, in general—one of the most important things is to pull them out of the oven at the right time. Use a toothpick and place it in the center of the pan. Then, pull it out. You want the weed brownies to be a little bit moister than you want them in the end, because they’ll keep cooking for a bit once they’re out of the oven.

Allow your Easy-Peasy Pot Brownies to cool. Then cut, serve, enjoy…and get ready to bake another batch, because these will go quick!


How to Make Cannabis Brownies With Walnut Fudge

If you enjoy a satisfying crunch, you need to know how to make pot brownies with walnuts in ’em. This recipe for walnut fudge brownies has a lot going for it. Sweet, nutty, crunchy, chewy, and psychoactive are a hell of a lot of good points. To make them even better, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

This recipe uses Canna Oil, an infused virgin olive oil.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time:  20 minutes

Serving size: 1 brownie

Yield: About 24 brownies

Ingredients: How To Make Weed Brownies With Walnuts

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Canna Oil
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon applesauce
3 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup walnuts

Method: How To Make Weed Brownies With Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set this aside.


Pour the Canna Oil and the chopped chocolate into a double boiler over high heat. As the water boils in the lower pan, whisk the chocolate and oil until melted. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the corn syrup, brown sugar, walnuts and applesauce. Stir in the vanilla and egg whites. Beat the mixture until smooth, and then stir in the flour mixture until you get a smooth consistency.


Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 20 minutes. The brownies are ready when the center of the top is almost firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!


How to Make Weed Brownies That Are Vegan

Would you like to know how to make weed brownies without animal products? No problem; we have you covered. Unlike the other recipes, this one involves chilling time instead of cooking time. You’ll need a food processor, a baking sheet, and a refrigerator.

This vegan weed brownies recipe is particularly delicious due to the infused coconut oil. The easiest way to make CannaOil is using the MagicalButter machine.

Prep time: 3 hours

Serving size: 1 brownie

Yield: About 16 brownies

Recipe: How To Make Weed Brownies That Are Vegan


3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup walnuts
1 cup dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons Cannabis Coconut Oil


1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

Method: How To Make Marijuana Brownies That Are Vegan

Use the food processor to pulse rolled oats and walnuts into a powder.


Add dates, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, Cannabis Coconut Oil and salt. Process until everything is mixed together.

Transfer raw Canna-Brownie mix to a lined baking sheet. Press batter down to flatten and shape. Rest brownies in fridge for a few hours to set.


Mix almond butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder together. Spread glaze on top of chilled pot brownies before serving.


Effects of Marijuana Brownies

Before you decide you want to learn how to make pot brownies, ask yourself whether you’re willing to wait an hour to 90 minutes after your first serving. You should start with 1/4 of a brownie and then wait for them to kick in. You can always have more later.

Please keep in mind that a single brownie can carry quite a wallop. Any of the weed brownies recipes above, depending on the strength of the infusion used, can easily result in brownies containing 30 or more milligrams of THC. That’s a potent dose.


Don’t Pull a Maureen Dowd

You don’t want to freak out like New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. For some sense of perspective, Washington and Colorado have set the official dosage for commercial, recreational edibles at 10 mg of THC per serving. If you’re a veteran stoner and are accustomed to the effects of edibles, of course, you can eat more. But 10 mg is definitely enough to feel buzzed if you don’t smoke often.

While cannabis won’t hurt you, it can sometimes scare you if you eat too much and aren’t used to the effects. If that happens, try to remind yourself—or your over-indulging friends—that while you may get paranoid, sleepy, and/or ravenous, the effects always pass given time.

Having too many pot brownies can leave you impaired for hours. Large enough doses can alter your perception of space and time. Please don’t drive or take part in other activities requiring motor coordination until you regain better control of your faculties.

Here’s Why Eating Weed Affects You Differently Than Smoking It

Eating cannabis, as we mentioned, tends to produce a stronger and longer high than smoking it. It can be so intense as to scare inexperienced users; big enough doses can even be unsettling to regular users.

The primary reason for this is the way marijuana is absorbed and excreted by the body—that is, the pharmokinetics of cannabis. They differ greatly when eating pot than when smoking it.

Smoked or vaped cannabis bypasses the liver, going directly into the bloodstream. That’s why the effects hit almost instantly. While THC from smoked marijuana rapidly dissipates, the effects of eating it can last from 6 to 10 hours, according to Dr. Mark A. Ware, an associate professor of family health at McGill University.

But eaten cannabis is metabolized by the liver. During that process, delta-9 THC becomes 11-hydroxy-THC, which has more of a psychedelic effect than regular THC, according to Dr. Mitch Earleywine, author of “Understanding Marijuana.” 

While peak concentrations of THC come within 5 to 10 minutes after smoking, THC levels from eating weed don’t peak until 1 to 2 hours later.

Jan 29, 2018