There’s nothing better than a decadent brownie right out of the oven, except for when it’s a weed brownie of course! Edibles are simple to create at home and can make the holidays extra special. You can prepare a huge batch of weed brownies ahead of time to give out as a thoughtful homemade gift or bring them to this year’s Christmas party for a bit of fun. This recipe calls for cannabutter (cannabis-infused butter), which needs to be prepared beforehand, but the extra effort will be well worth it. If edibles aren’t your style, just swap out the cannabutter for normal butter and you’ll have a sweet snack for when the munchies hit. These are the gooiest brownies around and they come with a special holiday twist—peppermint cream cheese frosting topped with crushed candy canes!
Holiday Weed Brownie Recipe
1/2 cup softened cannabutter (see recipe below)
1/2 cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup flour
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (⅛ cup) softened cannabutter
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Crushed candy canes for topping
- Preheat the oven to 325 °F.
- In a large bowl mix together the softened cannabutter, and cocoa powder. Then combine the sugar, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Incorporate each egg one at a time. Add the flour without over mixing.
- Transfer to greased baking pan and bake on center rack for 20 minutes. Cool completely before cutting and adding frosting.
- For frosting: Beat cannabutter and cream cheese until fluffy. Incorporate the milk. Then slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. When fully incorporated, add the peppermint extract. After frosting the cooled brownies, top with crushed candy canes.
One of the easiest ways to make homemade edibles from scratch is to first whip up a batch of cannabutter. Cannabutter is cannabis infused butter which can then be used just like normal butter. Spread it on toast, drizzle it over pasta, or use it in baking recipes like this delicious holiday weed brownie. This recipe is for a normal to mild concentration so you can also enjoy the dessert itself. Feel free to double or even triple the amount of weed if you desire a very potent brownie. The butter can be made in large batches and saved in the fridge or freezer.
1 ounce ground cannabis flower
2 cups (1 lb) salted butter
- Melt salted butter in a saucepan on low heat. Add cannabis and simmer for 45 minutes while stirring continuously. Never leave the cannabutter unattended or it can burn!
- The butter should have a green tinge. Remove from heat and strain into a glass jar.
Edibles vs Smoking
If you only smoke and have never tried edibles before, you may not know that the effects are very different from one another. Many cannabis enthusiasts describe the effects of edibles as a body high and smoking as more of a head high. Total body relaxation and “couch lock” are typical feelings associated with body highs.
Since our digestive system takes longer to process THC, you won’t feel the effects of edibles for 30 minutes or more after eating them, but the high will last for hours, peaking somewhere around the two hour mark. Some edible users say that they have felt residual effects more than 12 hours later. On the other hand, the high from smoking can be felt almost immediately but lasts for a much shorter duration. First time edible users should keep in mind that it’s difficult to gauge exactly how much THC you’re ingesting, especially with homemade products. A word of advice is to start with less than a normal serving (like 1/2 or less of a brownie) and see how you feel after 45 minutes or so since the effects may just be delayed. With edibles, patience is key.
Smoking Accessories: Glass Blunt, Dab Pen, Grinder
Not everyone prefers the body high you get from edibles. If smoking is more your thing, we’ve got you covered! Try out one of our favorite accessories from our online headshop for a dank-tastic holiday season.
You’ll never have to buy blunt wraps or rolling papers again with this reusable Glass Blunt that you can take with you everywhere you go. These ultra portable glass blunts pack a lot of herb and smoke just like a normal blunt but you can put the cap on and throw it in your pocket. To use, just fill it up, twist the top to ash as you go, and keep it clean with the included brush.
Kind Pen Discreet
At just about the same size as a lighter, the Kind Pen Discreet will help you keep your smoking habits private. This travel-friendly dab pen has a refillable ceramic cartridge which can be used with e-liquid or oil but is also compatible with disposable cartridges as well. The powerful battery gives hours of delicious hits and huge clouds of vapor. After you’re finished, simply hide the dab pen away in your pocket, purse, or glove compartment.
Shred up large quantities of weed in seconds with this heavy-duty grinder, perfect for rolling fat blunts or packing multiple bowls. This 4-piece grinder has a groove to hold your joints or cigarettes, and a kief catcher so your precious trichomes never go to waste. For your next smoking session, use the 80-millimeter Gargantuan Grinder and prepare tons of weed without skipping a beat.
Head over to Everything for 420 for more great smoking accessories to brighten up the holidays.