Pot brownies are a classic cannabis treat. Delicious, long-lasting, and smoke-free, cannabis-infused brownies are a fun and convenient way of enjoying cannabis. You can always stop by our dispensary to pick up a pre-made brownie, but making your own pot brownies at home can be well worth the effort. 

Keep reading to find out how to make pot brownies at home and to check out an easy and delicious pot brownie recipe that you’re sure to love.

How to Make Pot Brownies: Decarboxylating Your Cannabis and Making Cannabutter

There are a couple of things that you’ll need to do before you can actually start making pot brownies.

The first is to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation effectively activates the cannabinoids in your cannabis so that they can produce effects when eaten. Eating raw cannabis won’t get you high, but once it’s decarboxylated, a bite of bud will have you on cloud nine. 

You can decarboxylate cannabis in your oven by grinding up your bud and spreading it out over a baking sheet. Throw it in the oven at 225℉ for about 45 minutes. Remove and let cool.

After you’re done decarboxylating your bud, you’ll need to use it to make cannabutter.

In theory, you could just toss your decarbed bud directly into your brownie mix, but this tends to make edibles taste too weedy and skunky. Additionally, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up biting directly into little chunks of bud when you eat your brownie so it might not be the best textural experience. Instead, to make the best-tasting brownies you’ll want to use your decarboxylated bud to make cannabutter which can then be used in your brownie recipe.  

Here’s a simple and easy cannabutter recipe you can use. 

How to Make Pot Brownies: Ingredients and Utensils

As with any recipe, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got the proper tools and ingredients before you can start cooking. For utensils you’ll need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • Cooking spray or cooking oil
  • A wooden mixing spoon or spatula
  • A large saucepan
  • A square baking pan (about 8 inches)

For ingredients, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup cannabutter
  • Two large eggs
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar

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Getting Down to Business: Our Favorite Step-By-Step Pot Brownie Recipe

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the best pot brownie recipe we know. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 340℉.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder (or brownie mix).
  3. Melt your cannabutter in a saucepan set to low-medium heat.
  4. Once the cannabutter is fully melted, remove the pan from the burner and add in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat eggs and mix thoroughly.
  5. Mix the dry mixture from the bowl into the cannabutter mixture in the pan. Make sure to stir and mix thoroughly in order to ensure an even dosage of cannabutter.
  6. Once fully mixed, pour it into a greased baking pan, making sure to spread the mixture evenly throughout the pan.
  7. Place the pan in the oven and let it bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and place a toothpick in the middle to check that it is fully baked. If the batch is fully cooked, the toothpick should be dry when pulled out.
  9. Allow the brownies to cool.
  10. Cut the brownies up into individual squares, depending on the dosage you want in each brownie. 

Top-Notch Cannabis for Baking Brownies

Looking for some high-quality cannabis perfect for baking brownies or other edibles? Then visit our dispensary today or check out our online menu to shop a wide selection of premium cannabis buds great for baking with—or just to find something new to enjoy in your favorite vape, joint, or bowl. Some strains we think work perfectly for making pot brownies include Green Crack (tends to be an energizing sativa), NYC Diesel (an all-around hybrid), and Hindu Kush (known for relaxation).