These days cannabis edibles come in all varieties, but there is no bud-infused-food that is as iconic as the pot brownie. So how do you make pot brownies?

There are many different methods, but let’s go over one of the easiest pot brownie recipes.

How to Make Pot Brownies the Easy Way

Making pot brownies isn’t as simple as taking your favorite box of mix and throwing in a handful of weed. You can do that, but the taste and texture will be terrible.

Instead, you need to make weed butter (or “cannabutter”, as it is increasingly called), then use that butter in your batter. So really, we’re here to explain how to make pot butter, because you can look on the box for the actual brownie process.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Get your green.

This can either be inexpensive “trim” or actual bud. Whatever you prefer, get it and grind it up. Amounts vary, but for a box of brownies you can usually expect to use a little under one stick of butter, and for each stick you’ll want about a quarter ounce of weed.

2. Combine water and butter in a pot. Melt.

Put about 2/3 cup of water with a stick of butter in a pot and allow the butter to melt into the water.

3. Turn heat to low.

4. Stir in weed.

5. Allow to simmer for about two hours.

Simmer until the butter becomes green, thick, with and oily sheen.

6. Strain

Now you’ve got your weed butter. From there it’s just a matter of following the steps on the box of brownie mix.

One tip: Most recipes call for some amount of oil in addition to the butter – leave out the oil. You’ll get plenty from your weed butter.

You might be wondering how strong your brownies will be. It’s hard to be sure. Remember to test the waters gradually by eating small amounts and giving plenty of time to see what the effect will be. Don’t eat a brownie, wait 20 minutes, then eat the rest of the tray. Give it at least an hour before you go back for seconds.

Bon appetite!