How To Make Weed Firecrackers (Hint: It'S Super Easy!)
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How To Make Weed Firecrackers (Hint: It's Super Easy!)

3 min

Firecrackers make baking edibles easier than ever before. This simple recipe requires a total of four ingredients and almost no preparation. You can easily whip these up when you fancy a cannabinoid-infused snack, or when you have some weed-loving guests coming over. They provide a hard-hitting high that last for hours at a time.

What do you imagine when thinking about cooking cannabis edibles? Scientists in white coats carefully concocting complex formulas? Alchemists transmuting humble cannabis flowers into sugary delights? Although some edibles recipes are quite complex, others are utterly simple. The humble firecracker represents perhaps the most simple edible preparation of them all.

Most recipes call for the creation of cannabutter or extracts, a process that pulls the active constituents (THC, CBD, terpenes) out of your weed. However, firecrackers sidestep this process and allow amateur cannabis chefs to whip up a batch of hard-hitting edibles with minimal effort. Check out the information below to create the easiest weed edible of all time.

What Are Cannabis Firecrackers?

What Are Cannabis Firecrackers?

Firecrackers are essentially a sweet cannabis sandwich. They consist of two graham crackers slathered with peanut butter and chocolate spread, along with a heavy serving of weed. It might sound crude, but this stoner delicacy tastes so good they’ll leave you hungry for more.

Not only do firecrackers produce a powerful high, but they also line the stomach and eliminate the munchies—at least for a while. The sound of chewing on cannabis buds might put some users off. But trust us—thick layers of the delicious spread work wonders at concealing the grainy weed texture.

As the easiest edible on the planet, firecrackers require almost no effort at all. Whether you’re seeking an impromptu snack or need to prepare a large quantity for a party or gathering, whipping up some firecrackers serves as an easy and reliable option. Think cannabis fast food.

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Why Would You Make Firecracker Edibles?

Why Would You Make Firecracker Edibles?

First of all, they’ll save you a lot of time and effort. You don’t need to undergo the more complicated process of creating cannabutter or concentrates to infuse your favourite dishes. Simply pick out some of your best cannabis flowers and you’re good to go. It takes three simple additional ingredients, several minutes of cooking, and some hungry and willing participants.

Second, firecrackers deliver a high that plain old cannabis flowers simply can’t compete with. Sure, smoking provides a fast and effective high, but edibles take the experience to another level. After eating cannabis, the psychotropic molecule THC converts into 11-hydroxy-THC following processing in the liver. This modified cannabinoid then penetrates the blood-brain barrier and creates a more intense and longer-lasting psychotropic experience.

How to Make Easy Weed Firecrackers

How To Make Easy Weed Firecrackers

Now that you know more about firecrackers, are you ready to make the easiest edible in the world? Gather the following ingredients, follow the recipe, and enjoy this sweet and stoning treat.


To make a batch of four firecrackers, you’ll need the following:

  • 8 individual graham crackers

  • 1–2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1–2 tablespoons chocolate spread

  • 1 gram weed


  • Butter knife

  • Aluminum foil

  • Baking tray

  • Grinder


Now that you have everything you need, let’s get cooking! Follow the steps below to cook up some firecrackers in no time at all.

Step 1: Decarboxylation

Before cooking with weed, you always need to decarboxylate your buds. This might sound complicated, but it simply refers to heating your flowers to a certain temperature to convert the non-psychotropic cannabinoid acid THCA into the active THC.

To do this, start by preheating the oven to 120°C. Next, grab a grinder and process the cannabis flowers you plan on using. Line your baking tray with a sheet of aluminium foil and place your ground cannabis on top. Place this in the oven for 15 minutes. Once the timer beeps, remove your cannabis and set it aside to cool.

Step 2: Prepare the Firecrackers

While your cannabis cools, turn the oven up to 150°C. While it heats up, start to apply your tasty spreads. Slather a thick layer of chocolate spread onto four crackers, and peanut butter onto the other four. The chocolate spread will add some serious sweetness, and the peanut butter will help to boost the absorption of THC thanks to the presence of natural fats.

Now that your weed has cooled slightly, sprinkle a generous serving on top of each cracker. Finally, sandwich the weed using one chocolate-covered cracker and one peanut butter cracker.

Step 3: Let the Baking Commence

Before subjecting your culinary creation to the heat of the oven, wrap each firecracker in a layer of aluminium foil. This will help to retain moisture and prevent your weed from drying out too much. Leave them to bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Time to Feast

Remove your firecrackers from the oven, unwrap them from the foil, and let them cool down. Once cooled, dig your teeth into these sweet treats and enjoy the ride!

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Alternative Ingredients for Marijuana Firecrackers

Alternative Ingredients For Marijuana Firecrackers

Once you’ve tried the recipe above, you don’t have to keep repeating the same process to experience these easy and tasty delights. Let your imagination run wild in the kitchen. Swap out the spreads above for anything that tickles your taste buds, from marshmallow spread and jam to cacao or coconut butter.

Tips for Consuming Firecrackers

Tips For Consuming Firecrackers

Although you might be tempted to scoff the lot, we advise you to take your time when eating firecrackers, especially if you’re new to edibles. Unlike smoked weed, which comes on instantly, edibles can take 45 minutes to two hours to kick in.

Many users mistake this prolonged waiting period for a lack of potency. Thinking they need more, they consume more edibles, only to experience an overwhelming high in the coming hours. After eating one firecracker, be patient and wait up to an hour for the effects to fully kick in before eating more.

Experienced users may wish to increase the dose used in the recipe to adjust the firecrackers to their tolerance. In contrast, you may wish to half the dose if you've never eaten an edible before, for example.

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Is It Possible to Store Cannabis Firecrackers?

Is It Possible To Store Cannabis Firecrackers?

After cooking up a batch, your firecrackers will keep for a couple of days. If you don’t want to chow down straight away, place them in a Tupperware container and then in the fridge. Just be aware that the food itself will soon lose its integrity and the texture will become soft throughout. So plan to make only what you’ll eat for a few nights or a weekend.

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
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