Well, maybe grandma never did make pot brownies, but if she did, this is how she would do it. Making pot brownies consists of two processes: first making pot butter and then using the butter to make the brownies.

Follow the recipe below, and you’ll be enjoying your special brownies in no time!

When making pot butter, the goal is to extract the THC from the weed and have it absorbed by the butter. As you’ll see, there’s no need to keep the actual pot leaves. Note: The brownie recipe we provide later on calls for 3/4 cups of butter. If you’re planning on using our brownie recipe—which we highly suggest— then double up on the pot butter recipe, since it only yields roughly 1/2 cup of pot butter.

– Two saucepans
– Strainer
– 1/8 oz. weed (The weed doesn’t have to be ground. You will later be straining the weed, anyways.)
– 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)


– Melt the butter on low heat in the saucepan.
– Once the butter has melted, add the weed.
– Let the butter simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. This is the step when the THC is extracted from the weed and absorbed by the butter.
– Strain the pot butter into the second saucepan.
– Refrigerate pot butter until semi-solid.

You’ve already made the butter; now it’s time for the brownies. You can use your own brownie recipe and simply use the pot butter instead of the normal butter. But really, you’re probably better off following the easy, delicious recipe provided below.

– 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
– 3/4 cup pot butter
– 2 cups white sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 cup chopped walnuts

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
– Microwave chocolate and pot butter in large bowl on high for 2 minutes or until butter is melted.
– Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts.
– Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
– Bake for 35 minutes.


36 Responses

  1. Lila

    So for the first time ever I made pot butter, I used a crock-pot method for that though, wow what a smelly mess. Anyway I made a potbutter batch and a regular butter batch (for munchies) of these brownies and although the pot batch still smelled alot like stale pot, they are both pretty great. I added a little almond extract to them too. Thanks.

  2. Kevin

    Im just going to make the pot butter and put it on a muffin of some kind of bread….or maybe mashed potatoes. So many options so little time.

  3. 420 Kitchguy

    First I’d like to say that the ratio of cannabis to butter that is mentioned in this article is very low. I use 1 oz cannabis to 1 lb. of butter. Second, NEVER cook it in 45 minutes, it does nothing to cook it that fast. I use a crockpot and let it simmer on WARM overnight from 12 to 24 hours. That way you get a nice totally infused cannabutter. I also use CHEESCLOTH with a strainer. That way you get out most of the “dirt”. I save the strained weed and use it to make PESTO! Didn’t think of that, did you?
    And finally, NEVER EVER bake at 350 degrees F. THC burns at 350 degrees! Lower the oven to 325 degrees F. and you’ll be fine.

  4. Jack Allen

    Please pay attention to what Kitchguy420 says, the weed amount is way too low and 45 mins won’t give the THC time to blend to the butter. Make sure you commit enough pot and time to the recipe and DO NOT waste your good smoking weed. That is not a mistake I will make again.

  5. Coinspinner

    Thanks 420KitchenGuy, good tips. One thing though, if you use 1 lb butter / oz weed, then you are using 1/4 oz weed / stick, that isn’t too far off of the recipe. (it’s double, sure, but I often see the amount expressed as a range, 1/8 – 1/4 for instance). Still, great tips and thanks for the further clarifications.

  6. the poison chefed

    Q…if i choose to add the scraps after simmering….wont that add more of the CBD and CBN effect??? “dopie” as I understand it….Thc, CBN and CBD are the three main active ingredients…THC does bond w/ the lipids in the fat content of the butter”kinda like in our bodies…but what about the other….ok THC leaves you w/ that high feel good….CBN, from what I know is mainly a carcinigen….BUT!!… CBD, gives u that heavy effect….Thats what im after…..ANY ADVICE

  7. Marquita

    Oh no! My brownies are cooking now and I set it at 350 degrees. I just turned it down but there’s only ten minutes left. Hope they still come out okay. I also used cocoa powder with shortening as per the instructions on the cocoa can. Didn’t have the bars.

  8. dubstepatron

    @ 420Kitchenguy Just wondering with the crockpot does it smell when making the butter? If so is there any way to make it not smell, thanks

  9. Dave

    Do you ever question why you need a narcotic to enjoy life? Why not help someone to put a smile on your face and in your heart?

    • Daveisretarded

      I’d be much more likely to help someone after eating a pot brownie, and feel much more fulfilled as well. You should try one sometime instead of being such an idiot.

      • Captain Hindsight

        Thank you Daveisretarded. I cant believe some people are so close minded, and i really do not see any point at all in coming to a website purely based on weed to come and comment? do you not understand the huge irony in everything you have done Dave? How about, Try one or two, then come back and comment :/

      • daveisretartedisretarted

        I wouldn’t call him an idiot because you disagree with him (Not that I agree with Dave). That’s pretty restarted in itself. IDIOT

    • Ryan

      lol such a simple mind you have dave, its not that one needs this ‘narcotic’ (which o by the way was given to this lovely plant by our o so awesome and truthful government) its that they choose to enjoy this plant along with their enjoyment of life. i know for a fact that my life is quite enjoyable with or without cannabis… so before you comment somewhere, not just this site which by the way i think is titled 420times (just a hint of maybe what will be on the website), you should stop and think to yourself “does this make me seem ignorant or closed minded?” upon implementing this new step into your thought process you may find your life more enjoyable

      • Bryent Smothermon

        You do realize that the native Americans smoked marijuana before any government was installed in the United States right?

      • Ryan

        yes… i was referring to the term ‘narcotic’ being used to title marijuana as coming from our government, not the actual plant itself

    • jon

      im sure you dont consume nicotine or caffinee either. both narcotics that have a greater effect on a persons mood and irratibility, and more lethal than cannabis. learn ur facts america just because the telle tells u to buy something doesnt mean that its good for you, society, or even works it just means ur dumb enough to live someone elses idea of life

  10. Mike

    Dave weed isnt a narcotic in the first place. its a plant. yeah smoking weed isnt 100% healthy bc its smoking which gets tar in your lungs, but there are no carcinogens in weed, which are cancer causing(like tobacco products). Tis why people make pot brownies; to enjoy the benefits of pot w/o any health concerns.

  11. Eni Keses Molnar

    hy Guys:) i am not used to baking with us metrics. can someone translate for me pls! tried to google it already, but its says for ex. a cup of butter is 220 g, a cup of sugar is 200g and a cup of flor is 100g…sort of confusing..this seems a pretty nice recipe, heeelp!!!:)

  12. budgetsomoke

    this is a lot less weed than other recipes I have seen. Can someone put a review of how many brownies it took to get stoned, and how stoned you got? just dont want t waste money before i make them.

  13. prak

    @Eni. Um… A cup is a measure of volume. So of course, you’ll get different masses for different items. A good approximation is a cup is 250 ml

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