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There are various ways to reap the benefits of marijuana and baking is certainly an ideal alternative for many. But baked marijuana goodies don’t have to be boring. That’s why we bring you the Top 3 Brownie Recipes that are guaranteed to produce delicious, melt-in-your-mouth brownies in no time. So put on your cooking aprons and get ready for some baking a la cannabis!

Before we start baking, however, you will need to make pot butter. Pot brownies contain THC by virtue of the butter that is used in their making. Since THC is fat-soluble and, well, butter contains a lot of fat, butter is the ideal candidate to absorb and retain large amounts of THC. Thus, 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.

Making Quick & Easy Pot Butter

Ingredients
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)

Directions
- 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.

Recipe #1: Grandma’s Classic Brownies

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than the good old-fashioned brownies that grandma used to make. Follow the easy-to-follow recipe below to make yourself a batch in no time!

Ingredients
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 fl our
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
• 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.

Recipe #2: New York Cheesecake Brownies

Brace yourself, because this recipe is rough and tough and straight from the streets of New York! Picture it now: a warm, gooey brownie topped with marbled cheesecake. Sounds good, no? Well, what are you waiting for!

Ingredients
Cream Cheese Mixer
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Mixer
1/4 cup pot butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
• Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
• Combine cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Stir 1 cup chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
• Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off, and set a heatproof mixing bowl over the water. (Double boiler)
• In the mixing bowl, combine pot butter with the remaining cup of chocolate chips; stir until just melted and blended together. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs, then sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into chocolate until evenly blended.
• Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate layer. Top with remaining chocolate mixture. Using a knife, swirl the top chocolate layer into the cream cheese to make a marble pattern.
• Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is crinkled and edges pull away from sides of the pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into 12 to 16 squares. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.

Recipe #3: Chunky Peanut Butter Brownies

Now that you’ve made your pot butter, let’s get down to some cooking! At #3, we have a delightful recipe for Chunky Peanut Butter Brownies. You’ll need a large glass of milk to down these puppies!

Ingredients
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup all-purpose fl our
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Directions
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
• In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter and pot butter. Add the brown sugar, vanilla and eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
• Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in the peanuts.
• Spread batter evenly into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and cut into 2-inch squares.

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41 Responses

  1. Jack Allen

    DO NOT use this pot butter recipe unless you and ounce or more to commit it. 1/8 is way too light and will give you no buzz, you’ll get more of a sugar high on the 2 cups in the brownie mix! The brownies are good and tasty, but no real high quality…its all about quantity with pot butter. DO NOT waste good smoking weed, get enough to do it right.

  2. Starshine

    I have done the grandma brownie yesterday with 3g of pot (even a bit less than 1/8oz), but it was a great, strong strain and it worked wonderfully for 4 people.
    The only thing – I used one cup of sugar instead of two and it was VERY sweet, so I do not imagine adding two cups of sugar into it, really.

    Anyway, it was delicious and very potent, thank you for the great recipe! :)

  3. jim

    if i want to use the pain old box off the shelf brownie mix, how much butter do supplement for the oil? Anyone know that one?

  4. jim

    oh wow, i just noticed how long its been since anyone used this forum, looks like my question won’t be answered here anytime soon LOL-

  5. jim

    Answered my own question so here’s the answer for all to have. Use this tech to make pot oil for off shelf brands of brownie mix n all will be good.

    *Extracting THC in cooking oil*
    For this process all you need in addition to a 1/2-OZ or a whole OZ of weed is the cooking oil – either vegetable or canola oil, both are fine.

    Step 1: Put the weed in a pan, or pot – and place on the stove on a low flame

    Step 2: Pour enough oil over the weed to ALMOST cover it. Remember, the less oil, the more potent it will be. I recommend looking at the brownie mix box and seeing how much oil it calls for. Pour that amount in, if it is not enough add a bit more until you feel comfortable with it. Or, if the amount of oil called for on the brownie recipe looks like too much, add a little oil at a time until weed is covered,then simply add the remaining oil the mix calls for to the brownie mix when blending all together later on.

    Step 3: Let it sit on a low flame for as long as possible, and stir for a couple of minutes every half hour. The longer you can get this to go the better. Anywhere up to 12 hours is fine, but in my case I was only able to do this for about 2 or 3 hours. Still works fine, just be sure you don’t have heat up high or you’ll just end up frying away all your weed. Slow n steady wills the race with this tech.

    Step 4: Make sure the flame is not too high! If the weed is picking up a very distinct brown color the flame is too high! The weed will obtain a brownish tint; however, too brown is no good, it must still be recognizable as a green plant at all times.

    Step 5: When you are done cooking, set up a large bowl and either a colander, cheese cloth, or even a coffee filter.

    Step 6: Dump the weed into the colander, cheese cloth, or coffee filter – allowing all the oil to go into the large bowl.

    Step 7: Press the weed, getting as much oil out as possible.

    Step 8: Save your oil, and discard the weed, because it no longer has THC in it. It will have all infused into the oil at that point, which was the purpose of this whole process.

    Lastly, simply add the oil to brownie mix and bake away. After 20-30mins you’ll have some really potent brownies that should rock anyone who enjoys one with you. ;p your welcome all~

  6. Jessica DeMilio

    Absolutely delicious in taste and I followed said recipe exactly however I will say for me personally it lacked in potency. I would recommend it though so thank you Mr. Lechuga!

    • Paolo DeTammaro

      ALOT- Example- for a 9″ X 9″ pan,cut into 9 equal pieces, using MIDS, not GR8, just MIDS, I
      d use NO LESS THAN 12 grams for the 9 Brownies-get a good box mix-use the butter for extraction-then add it in, etc.,…Just MU opinion, but i want BODY-RELIEF

  7. Paolo DeTammaro

    I recently got VERY involved in perfecting a “Boxed-Mix” Brownie recipe from Ghirardeli that I use for SEVERE Pain-I use A LOT of “greenery” per batch, I use 12grams Pulverized-Mids.For 1, (9″ X 9″) baking pan.I make 9 EQUAL pieces from it, EACH containing 1.03grams/pc…and needless 2Say they ROCK-The *SECRET-of course, when USING BUTTER TO “EXTRACT AND ACTIVATE” the THC in your “pulverized” Cannabis-I HEAT mine (12grams cleaned) ALONE FIRST-gently, gently, stirring it around alot on the ever-increasing heat ON the STOVETOP-///again!!!…BE REALLY CAREFUL as Butter will BURN, get funky and RUIN the whole thing-ITS DAIRY,…gently…U wanna SMELL an earthy smell and,IMHO-the45 minutes (suggested above) would BURN-OFF most, if not ALL of the THC-remember, you’re going to bake it for like 35-40 minutes anyway, so, in a word-DON’T ZORCH URGreens B4U start.GO SLOW-GP GENTLE-

    Granted, THIS method IS VERY,VERY “sensitive” to Heat, so BE CAREFUL. It isn’t 45 minutes for STEP1, but I guess, I’m not really convinced that one needs(that long) 45min’s for an ALL-Butter “Extraction”~. I will tell you, though-MY Brownies are SO “effective” I can use them in Substitute for Morphine for the Suicide-Level chronic pain in which I live.
    ANY relief-that’s NON-TOXIC is O.K. by me~

    “Be Excellent to Each other”…Rufus

  8. Randy Savage

    Using recipe #1. I accidentally added a cup of powdered sugar (damn having unlabeled baggies of powders in the kitchen!) and THEN added a cup of flour. They’re in the oven now, and I’m horrendous at baking, so, uh. I’ll let you guys know what happened.

  9. Mosizzlack

    Just took recipe #1 out the oven and let it cool down for 15-20 mins. It is still raw in the bottom. So i put it back in the oven on 350F for another 15-20 mins to cook the bottom hope everything goes well.

    • bustin

      Low heat for longer is better so you dont burn away the CBD’S !! They are far more important for killing pain than the THC !! just FYI lol

  10. Bach

    I was making nice brownies and baking them at 350, when (maybe too much) rescearch indicated that neiter the cannabutter nor the brownies should cook over 300 degrees. All three of the above recipies call for 350 degrees?

  11. madpinknurse

    though I don’t need the medicine, my family member does. I have found replacing water in mix with good quality bold coffee adds richness covers “herbal” taste. According to my taste testers!!

  12. fa

    I made the peanut butter ones 2x . They forget to tell u to add the 4 tbsp of meltedbutter in the instructions .. so make sure you add it in with pot butter and peanut butter my second ones came out much better

  13. Jill

    I made the first recipie. They turned out pretty well, a little thin but okay. They got people high buy you pretty much had to eat the whole thing unless you don’t smoke so much. I had a few different reactions. Some people felt it in an hour, some longer, some shorter.

  14. Mackenzie Elizabeth Rogers

    Has anyone tried recipe number 2? have all the ingredients just wondering how anyone else did the swirling and what did it look like? I was thinking about cutting the cream cheese mix in half and oaking one half with semi sweet and the other half with white then swirling that ontop the brownie mix?

  15. Jimmie Knigge

    my daughter made the recipe for grandma’s classic brownies she followed the directions and they came out hard as a rock what did she do wrong and how can I reuse the brownies. I really don’t want to waste the money

  16. latinandstoned

    how many brownies does recipe #1 yield? im low on weed and im trying to make 8 brownies. I need to know how many does it yield so i can adjust the recipe to thee weed available

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