how to make pot brownies


Pot Brownie Recipe – How to Make Pot Brownies

Pot brownies are a classic among cannabis recipes. They are incredibly delicious, easy to make, and a great way to get high for those who don’t like smoking weed!

Making this chocolate goodness is almost a rite of passage in cannabis culture.

That said, if you don’t know how to make weed brownies, don’t sweat it!

Today, we’ll be outlining an easy-to-follow mouthwatering recipe for making cannabis brownies that will steal your heart and keep you coming back for more.

Aren’t you excited? Cause we are!

Read on to learn how to make your own pot brownies at home.

What You Need to Know Before Making Pot Brownies

Thought we were going to jump right into the recipe? Fooled you!

Jokes aside, before you start making weed brownies, there are a few things you need to know before trying your hand at homemade cannabis brownies.

Dosage is Important

When it comes to making edibles such as pot brownies, proper dosage is crucial. That said, you can’t just throw a batch of cannabis into your brownie and call it a day. Your weed infusion won’t turn out into a perfect mix of chocolate and sugar with the ideal THC dosage.

Cannabis strains vary in potency, with some being strong enough to cause a case of green out and others not being able to make tokers even slightly high.

Factors such as the THC vs CBD content and quality of your flower, as well as your endocannabinoid system, all influence the effect your cannabis brownie will have on you.

Ask your trusted budtender for more information about your cannabis strain. Those who want a milder experience might want to look out for strains with low THC and high CBD ratios.


Another important factor to consider when making cannabis-infused brownies is decarboxylation.


Basically, decarboxylation is the process of ‘activating’ the cannabinoids in your weed, specifically THC, to produce its psychoactive effects. For example, whenever you light your joint or vape your dry herb, you decarboxylate your cannabis.

Wondering how to decarboxylate cannabis to start cooking pot brownies?

Fortunately, it’s fairly simple.

To decarb your cannabis, all you need to do is break your nugs apart into smaller pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet. Once done, place your baking sheet in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 105°C (220°F) until they’re lightly browned. 

And voila – your weed is officially ready to be used and infused!

Alternatively, dry herb users can also use already vaped bud (AVB) to cook with. AVB has already been decarboxylated by the vaporization process but still packs a potent punch of THC. If you don’t want to infuse your oil with AVB, try using it as a crunchy topping for your brownies instead! 

Be Patient

Cannabis edibles usually take an hour or two before they kick in. This happens because your digestive tract and liver need time to process edibles and convert THC into 11-​hydroxy-THC. This metabolite of THC is the reason why edibles hit harder and longer than traditional forms of THC consumption. 

When ingesting pot brownies, wait for an hour or two before the effects kick in. While the effects of edibles are delayed, they will be felt stronger and last longer.

Varying from person to person, they usually last 6 to 8 hours or more.

For more information on how long does weed last and the duration of effects, check our guide!

How to Make Pot Brownies

making pot brownies

Now that we’ve covered what you need to know before making pot brownies, it’s time actually to start making them.

Are you drooling? Yes? Great!

Here’s what you will need to get you started:

  • ½ cup of canna-butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of white or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Toppings (chocolate chips, ice cream)

To make things easier, you can also use a pre-made brownie mix from the store. Just swap the regular butter called in the recipe for your canna-butter.

How to Make Cannabutter

Cannabis butter is an important staple for many cannabis recipes. What’s more, it can be easily stored in your fridge and used anywhere fat is called for in a recipe. Convenient, right?

Besides, making cannabis butter isn’t tricky. All you need is a few household kitchen appliances, quality cannabis and around 2-3 hours of your time.

Try our recipe to create your own weed butter for DIY edibles.

Pot Brownie Recipe

Have you assembled your ingredients? Great! It’s time to start baking.

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 F (175 degrees Celsius).
  • Grease your baking pan with regular butter to prevent your brownies from sticking.
  • Next, you will need to melt your cannabutter in a large saucepan until it’s liquid.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 large eggs, cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl and whisk to blend all the ingredients together.
  • Mix evenly to ensure an even spread of cannabis throughout the recipe.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased pan, spreading evenly. Place the pan in the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes. To make sure your concoction is ready, insert a toothpick in the brownies and wait for it to come out clean.
  • Remove your pot brownies from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting them into equal pieces.
  • Enjoy!

Pot Brownies – Delicious & Easy Peasy to Make

There you have it! Your easy-to-follow weed brownies recipe.

When ingesting pot brownies, remember that cannabis edibles hit differently and take more time to kick in. To avoid unsavoury scenarios such as a green out, be sure to start low, go slow, and wait. It’s crucial to be patient when taking edibles.

That said, there are other ways to ensure that you are getting an accurate dose of THC and still satisfying your sweet tooth!

At Sugar Jacks’, our edible offerings include a myriad of chewy gummies, decadent chocolates and delicious cookies that are each individually dosed to contain the same amount of THC. Made with nano emulsified THC, naturally sourced cane sugar and manuka honey from New Zealand, our gummies are a naturally sweet choice for any occasion.

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