Edibles are one of the most enjoyable, creative ways to consume cannabis. Whether they’re THC-based or CBD-based, these delicious treats have exploded in popularity in recent years, and it isn’t hard to see why. Cannabis edibles provide an alternative consumption method for those who don’t like to smoke or prefer a drink’s convenience. While you can buy pre-made marijuana edibles, you can also make many different cannabis edibles in your home kitchen as well. Here are five simple edible cannabis recipes you can make at home.
If you look up cannabis edibles online, you’ll find that gummies are likely the most popular edible currently trending. They’re easy to carry and consume, and if you’re consuming marijuana for medical purposes, gummies make it easier to assess your THC/CBD dosage.
To make cannabis-infused gummies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- ⅛ ounce cannabis flowers
- 10–12 grams ABV/Rosin Chips (optional)
- ½ teaspoon sunflower/soy lecithin
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup water
- 1-ounce unflavored gelatin
- One 6-ounce pack of Jello (any flavor)
- The first thing you’ll need to do is grind your cannabis. Once the cannabis is ground, you’ll have to decarboxylate it. This essentially involves heating it in an oven around 215–225 F for around 30–40 minutes. Decarboxylating your weed makes all the active ingredients suitable for direct consumption, making cannabis post-decarboxylation immediately psychoactive when consumed as an edible.
- Next, add the rosin chips and sunflower/soy lecithin in the decarboxylated weed after removing it from the oven. Then, place it in a water bath and put it in the oven for two hours at 225 F. This cannabis-infused oil is the key ingredient for making gummies.
- To make the gummies, combine the infused oil with the water in a small saucepan and whisk together as it boils. Note that only ¼ cup of the infused oil is required for each batch of gummy gelatin; don’t dump the entire batch of infused oil in. You can use what’s left in a new batch of gummies by repeating the process.
- Whisk the unflavored gelatin into the mixture. Mix entirely, then whisk the flavored gelatin in. Bring to a rolling boil and whisk for about five minutes.
- To finish, spray your molds with cooking spray. Spoon the gelatin mixture into the molds. Once complete, place them into the freezer for an hour or so to allow them to solidify fully.
The leftover resin that accumulates on your grinder after multiple sessions of grinding is commonly referred to as kief. Kief accumulates gradually, and over time you may end up with a lot of it. While it might not seem like much, kief actually serves as the cannabis base for many yummy cannabis-infused edibles, like kief cookies. If you love cookies, this recipe will be perfect for you.
To make kief cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 teaspoons kief
- One roll of pre-made cookie dough (or make the dough of your favorite type of cookie)
- Start off by rolling the cookie dough into small balls.
- Use your finger to make a small indent in the middle of the dough ball with your thumb and place 1/8 teaspoon of kief. Two teaspoons of kief will allow you to make roughly sixteen cookies.
- Now squeeze the ball back into a ball, rolling it in your palms, then knead them into cookies.
- Arrange the cookies in a cookie sheet, maintaining a two-inch distance between each cookie. Put the tray in an oven preheated at 350 F and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool them and enjoy!
CBD or THC Chocolate
Chocolate holds a universal appeal, and if you like the stuff, you will definitely fall in love with CBD/THC infused chocolate. It’s surprisingly easy to make and a great use of your time and cooking skills!
To make CBD/THC chocolate, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 10 ounces of chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil/unsalted butter
- Ground Cannabis/CBD oil (Use as much as you see fit—always try to measure dosage to avoid overdoing it, though).
- Just like weed-infused gummies, you need first to decarboxylate the weed. Use the instructions provided in the gummies recipe above to do this.
- Now that your weed is decarbed and ready to go, put the chocolate in a deep pan or double boiler and melt it on a low flame to ensure the chocolate melts slowly and smoothly. Make sure to stir while it’s melting.
- Next, add the coconut oil/unsalted butter and keep stirring for another five minutes or so.
- Add the ground cannabis or CBD oil into the mixture and keep stirring thoroughly until everything blends properly.
- Take the chocolate off the stove, pour it into molds, let it cool for a bit and then put it in your freezer to let it solidify.
Another popular and common cannabis edible that’s been around for ages is marijuana-infused butter or cannabutter. Cannabutter is an essential starting ingredient in many cannabis recipes ranging from infused grilled cheese sandwiches to cookies, cakes, brownies, etc.
To make some cannabutter for a couple of servings, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup (two sticks), or 226 grams, of unsalted butter
- 3.5 grams of ground cannabis (15 percent THC)
- Make sure to only make cannabutter with weed that has been decarboxylated first. To do this, use the instructions provided above.
- Melt the butter at a temperature of 105 F. Try to melt the butter at the same time as the weed is decarbing so that they’re ready to be mixed at the same time.
- Stir the melted butter and weed together and heat them at 105 F for forty-five minutes or so.
- Take the mixture off the stove and pour it into a jar using a mesh strainer. The residual cannabis left in the strainer should be squeezed gently to extract all the butter, but not so much that it imparts a bitter flavor.
- Cool the butter and store it in the refrigerator.
CBD or THC Tea
The final recipe in this list is a bit unorthodox but still highly enjoyable. CBD/THC tea isn’t exactly new, but most cannabis edibles are usually candy or other food items. CBD/THC tea isn’t quite as popular as most other recipes. Nevertheless, cannabis-infused tea can be a mellow, light way to ingest marijuana as a liquid if you aren’t in the mood to eat your weed.
To make CBD/THC infused tea for three persons, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 gram of ground cannabis
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or coconut oil
- 1 teabag of your choosing (classic English Breakfast is always a good choice)
- 4 cups of water
- Flavoring and sweetening ingredients like honey, milk, sugar, cinnamon, etc. to add at your discretion
- First, heat the water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, add the butter/coconut oil and let it dissolve. The reason for using butter/coconut oil in the tea is THC needs to be infused into a fat for it to be deliverable as an edible item.
- Add the weed to the mixture and bring the heat down to a simmer. Boil for 15 minutes.
- After boiling the mixture, use a strainer to separate the water from the butter residue. Pour some of the liquid into a mug and drop in a teabag. Add honey, milk, sugar, cinnamon, etc., for added flavor.
Have Fun with Your Snacks
Infused edibles are not only fun and creative ways to consume weed, but in most cases, the healthier option compared to smoking or vaping. Whether you’re new to the weed lifestyle or a regular cannabis consumer, these snacks can be a great way to shake up your weed routine. Give these recipes a try if you want to try something new.