A Delicious and Easy-to-Follow Weed Brownie Recipe

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By Halla Mannering Updated March 8th

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Cannabis-infused baked goods are a delicious and effective way to get some of the therapeutic effects of weed with a tasty treat. 

When it comes to marijuana consumption, brownies are one of the OG edibles. Weed brownies are often made at home, and recipes continue to get better (and more varied) as cooking with cannabis becomes a more shared activity.

Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about baking your own infused brownies, including an effortless, tasty weed brownie recipe that’s perfect for both veteran and beginner chefs.

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Why Do You Need to Decarb Weed?

There are a few steps that are crucial to follow when making weed brownies (or any infused edibles at home): decarbing the cannabis. 

Decarboxylation is the process in which you heat cannabis up to activate its psychoactive compounds. Without this step, edibles wouldn’t deliver the desired psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis and its reported benefits.

If you want to skip the decarb process, you can consider purchasing cannabutter from a dispensary. Another great option if you don’t want to use oil is cannabis sugar.

Weed Brownie Recipe 

Weed Brownie Recipe 

As one of the oldest baked goods to be infused, there are dozens of infused brownie recipes to choose from. Below is one of our favorite no-frill cannabis brownie recipes. Follow the steps below to make a delectably potent marijuana brownie.

Note: The following ingredients and instructions do not include information on how to decarb weed (a process we cover in detail in our article on decarboxylation).


  • 7.5 tablespoons of unsalted, non-infused butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons of cannabutter
  • 6 ounces of dark chocolate. If you prefer milk chocolate, you can use 2 ounces of milk chocolate and 4 ounces of dark chocolate (or 6 ounces of milk chocolate).
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs. For best results, they should be at room temperature.
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • ¼  teaspoon of salt

Optional ingredient: If you want a thicker texture, you can add 2 tablespoons of malted milk powder. 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Grease an 8-inch cake pan with cooking spray or butter. If you choose to grease the pan with butter, make sure that it’s a thin layer so it doesn’t burn.
  • Melt both the cannabutter and the unsalted butter together over medium heat. It should take a few minutes for both of the butters to fully melt and combine.
  • Once the butter is melted, stir in the chocolate. This step is complete when the butter and chocolate have combined and the texture is smooth.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. If you choose to add malted milk powder, place it in as well.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. You’ll know this mixture is ready when it’s fluffy and a mild yellow.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the sugar and egg mixture. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. It’s important not to overmix this batter - it should be thick!
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. It’s best to place the pan on the center rack. You’ll know that the brownies are done when the edges pull away from the pan and the top has a shiny crust.
  • Remove the finished brownies from the oven. Allow them to cool for 20 minutes.

This recipe makes 12 servings. The dosage of each piece will depend on the amount of cannabis you used. Use an edible calculator to quickly and easily calculate the dosage of each brownie. And make sure to mix the batter thoroughly so that each piece has a consistent dosage and the ingredients distribute evenly.

We recommend serving these brownies warm, but they’re also amazing at room temperature! If you want to save some brownies for later, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month in the refrigerator. Take a moment to label the container you store the brownies in so that everyone in the household is aware they are infused with cannabis. And always keep your edibles away from places that are accessible to children or pets.

Fun Weed Brownie Variations

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One of our favorite aspects of this recipe is how easy it is to customize to your tastes! Here are some quick changes you can make to make these weed brownies your own. 

  • Use your preferred chocolate. Dark chocolate is healthier, but milk chocolate is a great ingredient to get sweeter brownies. 
  • Consider an alternative sweetener if you are trying to reduce sugar intake. It is important to consider the chocolate's sweetness when deciding the amount of sweetener to add.
  • Add a touch of coffee. Adding a tablespoon or two can give your brownies a hint of mocha flavor. Take note of the texture of the batter; it may be necessary to add just a touch of flour depending on the thickness.
  • Use salted butter for a richer flavor. You can also do a 1:1 combination of salted and unsalted butter.

These are just a few ways to get creative with this pot brownie recipe, so feel free to explore. Do you love chocolate chips? Add them in! Do you prefer a crunch and pop of color? Why not throw in some sprinkles? Making this recipe your own can improve your cannabis experience and make sure that the taste aligns with your preferences.

How to Recover if You Had Too Many Edibles?

how to recover after too many edibles

It’s easy to miscalculate dosage or get caught up in the taste of an edible and not realize how much you’ve consumed. Or maybe you thought you hadn’t added enough cannabis and took a second dose too soon. It happens to even experienced cannabis connoisseurs. 

If you’ve never used cannabis before, it’s best to start with a small amount. Many consumers feel mild effects with as little as 2.5 to 5mg of THC. You can always eat a second brownie in a few hours if the effects aren’t as strong as you expected. But there is no easy button to automatically sober up from too much THC (though the feeling will pass with time). 

One common mistake consumers make is equating smoking cannabis with taking cannabis-infused edibles. These two experiences can be very different, as they interact with the body in different ways and can provide unique experiences. The effects of smoking are typically felt much sooner than edibles, while the high from an edible can be stronger and last much longer.

Keep in mind that the right dosage varies widely by consumer: what’s right for you might be too much or too little for someone else. 

If you think that you may have taken too many edibles, stop consuming cannabis and any other intoxicating substances, like alcohol

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Final Thoughts 

Making cannabis brownies at home is a delicious way to get the benefits of cannabis with dosage and ingredients tailored to your preferences. 

Cannabis consumption is an individual experience, and everyone can react differently. Because of this, it’s important to do further research and learn more about all your additional options. If you’re interested in other types of edibles you can make yourself, consider weed gummies or even making your own cannabis sugar you can use to dust your favorite sweet treats.

The information in this article and any included images or charts are for educational purposes only. This information is neither a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional legal advice or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about laws, regulations, or your health, you should always consult with an attorney, physician or other licensed professional.

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