How To Make Weed Brownies
5 min

How To Make Weed Brownies

5 min

If you've ever heard of edibles, you've almost definitely heard of weed brownies. If you don't want to worry about going to the store for your baked goods, you can make this iconic treat in the comfort of your own kitchen! Just gather some simple ingredients, follow a few steps, and you'll be munching sooner than you can say "chocolate!".

You likely already know about weed brownies. Even though they look like any other brownie at your local bakery or grocery store, these snacks can have you smacked for hours.

At first, it might seem like there's a lot involved in making a brownie infused with weed, prompting inexperienced users to think the effort may be too great. We're happy to tell you, though, that making them in your kitchen is simpler than you'd think, not to mention a fun time.

Why make weed brownies?

Why Make Weed Brownies?

Since we've been making a big deal about brownies, we're sure you have some questions. You're likely wondering why you should bother getting high this way. Is there something inherently better about it? Well, there are a few schools of thought when answering that question. To start, unless your lungs haven't told you already, smoking anything, including weed, isn't great for your respiratory system.

Getting even more specific to brownies, chocolate and cannabis are a healthier pair than you might think. Chocolate has been shown to enhance the benefits of some cannabinoids, and cannabis can boost the euphoric effects of chocolate in turn. But, before you get too excited, it’s technically raw cacao that may enhance the effects of cannabis. So very dark, pure chocolate can be a good accompaniment—a normal, milk chocolate will provide no meaningful effect.

For those who don't enjoy the taste of cannabis flowers, chocolate makes for the perfect way of masking the green flavour. On top of that, both substances are thought to be aphrodisiacs, meaning that weed brownies could be the ticket to get you in a sensual mood. But they could also be the ticket to get you to bed as they can leave you feeling sleepy.

Even if you just want to get high, brownies still have plenty of advantages. Live somewhere they don't want you smoking? A brownie is likely the most discreet way for you to indulge. The same logic applies if you're in public and don't want to risk breaking out a vape pen or joint. After all, who's going to question someone taking a bite of a brownie?

Remember, though, getting high discreetly is one thing; being high discreetly is a whole other issue! However, that's entirely up to you, but there's no denying that these sweet treats have the potential to pack a punch, so all we ask is for you to enjoy them responsibly.

Weed brownies vs cookies

Of course, there are plenty of baked good recipes you can make with your bud or cannabutter (more on that momentarily), and one such discussion that takes place in the cannabis community is whether it's better used for making brownies or cookies. But which should you go for?

Well, both are great options and the choice primarily comes down to personal preference. However, it's thought that brownies hide the smell of cannabis a little better than cookies, but this is disputed. So check your cupboards for ingredients. If you fancy making brownies, cookies, or both, try them out for yourself and see which one you prefer!

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It all starts with a good cannabutter

It All Starts With A Good Cannabutter

As the foundation of creating delicious (and potent) brownies, a good cannabutter goes a long way. But before you start whipping up brownies, you'll want to make sure your fun time doesn't get too fun. In other words, make sure your cannabutter is only as potent as you want it to be. This can be achieved in a variety of different ways. If you don't want your brownies to be very potent, you can always opt for a low-THC strain or even a CBD-laden one to mix it up a little.

Making cannabutter properly requires you know the strength of the bud you’re starting with, and a little maths to work out how to use the cannabutter later on. So if you're looking to unlock the secrets of how to make cannabutter, we've got you covered! Simply head over to our blog and check out our recipe for cannabutter perfection!

How to make weed brownies

How To Make Weed Brownies

So now you know what to expect, and you have your cannabutter ready, it's time to break out the brownie mix and follow the steps below for a batch of marijuana brownies that you'll definitely enjoy.

Ingredients needed

• 50g cannabutter (or whatever you decide is suitable based on your preferences)

• Some extra butter if your brownie mix states you need to use more than 50g.

• Water: however much is stated on your chosen brownie mix

• One packet of brownie mix

Equipment needed

• Mixing bowl

• Whisk

• Baking sheet/brownie moulds

• Cooking spray

• Toothpick


1. Set your oven to 180°C (approximately 360°F) and allow it to preheat.

Set Your Oven To 180°C

2. Melt your cannabutter at a very low heat, add it to your mixing bowl, and then pour the water onto the butter.

Add It To Your Mixing Bowl

3. Add the brownie mix. Then, stir everything together using your whisk until a thick batter forms.

Add The Brownie Mix

4. Pour this batter onto your baking sheet or into brownie moulds. Add oil or cooking spray to the baking sheet beforehand, so that the brownie mix doesn’t stick.

Pour This Batter Onto Your Baking Sheet Or Into Brownie Moulds

5. Now your oven has reached the perfect temperature, place the sheet or moulds into the oven. Allow the brownies to bake for about 40 minutes. To check if they're done, use a toothpick and poke the centre to see if any batter sticks to it. If some batter sticks, simply leave your brownies in the oven for a little longer to bake. If the toothpick is clean, take the brownies out and turn off the oven.

Use A Toothpick And Poke The Centre To See If Any Batter Sticks To It

6. Allow the brownies to cool on a plate for about ten minutes. Voila! You've got a fresh batch of delicious brownies ready to enjoy!

Allow The Brownies To Cool On A Plate For About Ten Minutes

3 strains perfect for weed brownies

The beauty of making cannabis brownies is that you can really use any strain to make the cannabutter. However, if you want the best possible experience, you'll want to take into account the effects and flavours, and there are plenty of strains that are sure to complement your brownies. So, keep in mind how you want your edibles to make you feel. Do you need them to do something besides get you high? With that in mind, we've picked out 3 strains you'll want to check out.

Blue Dream (Zamnesia Seeds)

Boasting both flavour and flair, Blue Dream from Zamnesia Seeds makes for the ideal addition to your brownie recipe. With a mouth-watering mix of sweet berries and citrus, these flavours shine through and add some sweeter undertones to your baked goods.

Not only does it showcase some fine flavours, but Blue Dream is also packing a punch when it comes to effects. With around 19% THC, this is a strain that offers up some sizeable cerebral highs, all while riding massive waves of euphoria that are sure to make your brownies a success!

Blue Dream (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Blueberry x Haze
Genetics: 20% Indica / 80% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 19%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Runtz Muffin (Barney's Farm)

Not for the faint of heart, Runtz Muffin has an explosive 29% THC to its name that manifests itself as a massive surge of euphoria that eventually settles into some deeply soothing sensations. Couple this with sugar-sweet candy-like flavours with a bit of spice, and you've got the Runtz Muffin experience down.

Not just content with offering some great flavours and effects, Runtz Muffin also provides some massive harvests. Indoor plants will easily top 550-600g/m², whereas outdoor projects will return around 1000g/plant—more than enough to keep you in cannabis brownies for a very long time.

Runtz Muffin (Barney's Farm) feminized

Parents: Zkittlez x Gelato #33 x Orange Punch
Genetics: 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 29%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Green Gelato (Royal Queen Seeds)

One of the tastiest and most potent strains, the last strain on our list is Green Gelato. As the result of pairing Sunset Sherbet with Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, this strain is primed for creating cannabutter and subsequent baked goods.

Combining citrus tanginess with some sweet cookie flavours, Green Gelato brings a taste profile that'll make your brownies mouth-watering. Alongside 27% THC, this is a strain that showcases a powerful and potent high that's both extremely relaxing and mentally stimulating simultaneously. Prepare for your brownies to really lift the mood.

Green Gelato (Royal Queen Seeds) Feminized

Parents: Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
Genetics: 55% Indica / 45% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 27%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Bring on the brownies

Bring On The Brownies

Now you know what it takes to bake delicious brownies, all that's left to do is try it for yourself. Of course, like any recipe, a little preparation and patience are required. Take your time, and you'll effortlessly reap the fruits (or, in this case, brownies) of your labour.

So whether you're planning on sharing them with friends or just want your own personal stash, you'll be surprised just how easy it is to create them. As mentioned, it all begins with high-quality cannabutter, so if you're looking for the perfect strain, Zamnesia has got everything you need. Simply head over to the store and get your pick of the finest herb right now.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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