Baking and experimenting go hand in hand. Sure, you can follow recipes, but tweaking them until you get an even better result is the fun part.
Now that cannabis is legal almost everywhere, you can start playing around with using it in your desserts, too.
We all know the traditional “pot brownie” started the culture of cooking with cannabis. Today, you can add this ingredient to any meal you make.
Ready to impress your guests with a solid cannabis dessert, or simply indulge yourself with some delectable sweets? Add these five items to your “must try” list now!
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who can resist an ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookie? The only question is whether you want yours nice and crispy or soft and chewy.
Either way, these cookies are a crowd favorite. This recipe uses the traditional Toll House chocolate chip package instructions but modifies them by adding cannabutter.
Besides the amazing taste, another benefit to pairing chocolate and cannabis together is the reaction it creates. Chocolate has a chemical compound in it called anandamide. This compound activates the receptors in your brain that make you feel happy and euphoric.
Cannabis also has anandamide in it, so when you eat chocolate mixed with weed, the “happy” feeling is magnified.
There are some other foods that pair well with cannabis that aren’t in the dessert category. When you’re cooking dinner or making a snack with cannabis as an ingredient, add these foods for an even better end result.
Cookie bars are an easy “grab and go” snack. They’re a tasty way to discreetly get your CBD fix out in public or at work, and you can adjust the recipe to use any ingredients you prefer.
This recipe uses a basic blend of graham crackers, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and walnuts. The CBD is added through cannabidiol oil.
All the ingredients are solidified together by mixing them with sweetened condensed milk. As you get familiar with cooking with cannabis, you can swap this out with infused coconut oil, replace the butter with cannabutter, or just use ground cannabis as one of the ingredients.
3. Apple Pie
When you’re ready to challenge yourself with a tougher recipe, this weed-infused apple pie may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Some recipes call for pre-made crusts and canned filling. This one, however, levels up your cooking game by doing it all from scratch. From the crust to the top layer of crispy dough, your hands put everything together.
But it’s not your grandmother’s apple pie by any stretch of the imagination. The switch from regular butter to cannabutter changes the flavor and boosts your sugar high into a CBD one.
3. Monkey Bread
If you’ve never had monkey bread, you’re missing out. It’s a round, pull-apart, doughy dessert loaded with sugar and butter.
It used to be a favorite in the 1940s when money was tight, and you had to feed a lot of people on a budget. Monkey bread stands out because the dough is broken into dozens of little pieces. Each piece is heavily buttered and spiced, then thrown together like “a barrel of monkeys.”
Since it’s such a rich dessert, you could make it cheaply and still look fancy.
In this recipe for monkey bread, the individual pieces are slathered in cannabutter. Every little broken apart bite is full of cannabis goodness!
4. Peanut Butter Cookies
It might be hard to believe, but not everyone likes chocolate chips. Some people prefer peanut butter as their cookie of choice. If that’s you, this recipe for marijuana peanut butter cookies will quickly become your favorite.
“Grandma’s Small-Batch Peanut Butter Cookies” is the 50-year-old recipe used by the woman who submitted it. It’s very simple, with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. However, it was modified to use cannabutter in place of the original butter ingredient.
The cookies are only three inches, so you can eat quite a few, depending on the amount of cannabis in your butter. When you want to fill your sweet tooth craving, these easy peanut butter cannabis cookies can be your go-to recipe.
5. No-Bake Chocolate Balls
So you need to whip up a sweet dessert, but you don’t have a lot of time? These no-bake chocolate stoner balls are the answer!
The individual ingredients can be adjusted if you prefer to add or remove certain items. Coconut is a hit and miss, for instance, so feel free to leave out the flakes if you’d like.
The chocolate sweetness comes from the cocoa powder, and the addition of honey and powdered sugar add to the taste. But the real impact happens when you mix the instant espresso with cannabutter. The result is a feel-good high with a lot of energy.
A warning, though: These little goodies are easy to munch on and lose count of what you’ve eaten. Snack slow and see how the baked cannabis is affecting your body before you eat too many.
Pot brownies aren’t the only way to get your weed fix through a sweet treat. These five desserts are surefire winners. Use the recipes as they are or experiment with your own modifications. It’s baking, after all. Have fun with it!