Edibles are so à la mode these days; you’d think they originated in France. The problem is, (a) they aren’t legal everywhere, and (b) they’re pricey. But, if you have a source for bud, then you can make cannabutter and create cannabis cuisine at home for much less.
We’ll start with a quick-and-easy way to make cannabutter at home and show you a few excellent foolproof ways to use it.
3. Add two sticks of butter to 2 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan. (Cast iron on induction top if you’ve got it!)
4. When the butter is melted, break up the decarbed bud and add it to the butter and water. Mix with a rubber or silicone spatula.
5. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Never let it come to a full boil.
6. Pour the liquid and plant material through a metal sieve, lined with cheesecloth over a container that will catch the medicated butter.
7. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until the butter has hardened all the way through. The butter will separate from the water, forming a solid puck above the water.
I) Rice Krispie Squares
Your favourite recess snack, adultified with a little cannabutter. This marijuana crispy treat recipe from our buddies at The Weed Blog uses 1/2 cup of marijuana butter. But it could make about 30 doses depending on how fat you cut each square.
5 cups of Rice Crispy treats cereal or any crisp rice cereal
Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Cut into 2 x 2 inch squares when cool.
Sit back and snack. Remember to start with a 1/4 or 1/2 of the treat to make sure you don’t intake too much at once. Some edibles take 1-2 hours to kick in fully.
Remix: Use Cheerios, Fruity Pebbles, Cap’n Crunch—the options are endless.
II) Natasha’s Candied Walnuts
Candied walnuts are ideal for discrete on-the-fly medicating. Bet Natasha—the creator of this version—never thought her highly-rated nuts would get the attention of the cannabis community. Her candied nut recipe looks insanely good and they’ll only deplete you of 1 tbsp. of your precious butter.
1 cup walnut halves/pieces (you can also use this recipe for candied pecans)
¼ cup white granulated sugar
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1 cup walnuts, ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.
Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn’t burn (especially towards the end). When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.
Transfer immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper and separate the nuts right away. Using two spatulas will make this task go faster. You don’t want to give the nuts a chance to turn into a wad of inseparable delicious goodness unless you are the only person who will be enjoying the wad ;). Seriously, move quickly from the time the nuts are coated until they are separated out on the parchment paper.
Once the coating hardens (5-7 minutes), you can transfer them to a bowl and enjoy!
III) Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Can you medicate Kraft Dinner? Sure. But you’re an adult and deserve a better version of macaroni and cheese. This stovetop mac and cheese recipe takes 1/4 cup of butter, and it’s genuinely not much harder than making KD.
16 ounces elbow macaroni
1 dash black pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 8 ounces cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni according to package directions.
In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour, and cook for 3-5 minutes to form a roux; add salt and pepper; slowly add milk, stirring well after each addition.
Cook and stir until bubbly.
Stir in cheese a small amount at a time until fully melted.
Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce; stir to coat.
What edibles are you digging right now? Which ones would you like to learn to make at home? Tell us in the comments below!
Parker is a cannabis enthusiast to the core who shares a keen interest in listening to what others have to say and understanding what’s important to them. Those who know Parker know that his passion for health and wellness runs deep, and his love of Canada even deeper!