Are you looking for something fun to do with your partner this Valentine's Day? Making your own cannabis edibles at home can be a fantastic activity and consuming them together can be just as fun. Check out these fantastic cannabis recipes to make together.
Of course, weed brownies are a great way to go, but there are many ways to incorporate cannabis into your favourite meals or tasty treats.
How to Make Pot Brownies
Before we get into the weed brownie recipe, let's talk about the different ways we can infuse cannabis into a dish like this.
The easiest way to infuse weed brownies is with cannabutter or cannabis coconut oil. Once you have your cannabis-infused oil or butter prepared, you can use it in any recipe where fat is called for. We will share instructions for making cannabutter below.
Alternatively, you can use cannabis concentrates. Simply add your desired dose into the butter or oil in the recipe. Don't forget to do the math to determine the most appropriate dose.
While this isn't the most palatable way to make brownies, it will work. However, you must decarboxylate the cannabis flower before adding it to the weed brownie batter. Decarboxylation is necessary to activate the cannabinoids and get the full effects.
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup cannabutter (or coconut oil)
1 cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp chocolate chips
2 tbsp crushed walnuts
⅛ tsp flaked sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the baking pan and set it aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Set aside.
In another medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed sugar. Beat on medium for one minute.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Beat on low speed until everything is well mixed.
Pour into the baking pan. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes. If you want to add additional toppings, you can do so before baking.
Let cool. Enjoy!
How to Make Cannabutter
Once you've learned how to infuse your fats, you can infuse all your favourite recipes with cannabis.
Cannabutter is a favourite, but you can also infuse coconut oil or olive oil for use in all your recipes.
1 cup of butter (unsalted and not fake butter-like margarine)
7-10 grams of ground cannabis, decarboxylated
How to Decarboxylate Cannabis
The first step in making cannabis edibles is decarboxylation.
Preheat the oven to 245F.
Place cannabis buds on a non-stick, oven-safe tray. 'Cook' for 30-40 minutes, gently mixing every 10 minutes.
Grind before use.
How to Make Cannabutter - Stove Top
Melt the butter
As the butter begins to melt, add your coarsely ground cannabis flower.
Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. It should never come to a full boil.
Strain with a cheesecloth once cooled.
Store in the refrigerator. If excess water forms at the bottom of the jar, you can remove the solid butter with a knife and drain the water.
How to Make Cannabutter - Slow Cooker
Set the slow cooker to low and fill with enough water to cover your mason jars to create a water bath. You may want to lay a clean towel down at the bottom of the crockpot to create a buffer and prevent the jars from moving or any possible cracking during the cooking process.
Divide the butter and decarboxylated cannabis evenly into two jars. Make sure the lids are tight. Carefully place the jars into the water bath.
Cook for 4 hours.
Once they're cool enough to handle, strain out the flower.
Other Sweet Cannabis Recipes for Valentine's Day
Looking for something other than weed brownies to make this Valentine's Day? You can make any sweet treats and use your cannabutter in place of any fats.
Canna-Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a great treat to have on any date night! Why not make them as a cannabis recipe to have a little extra fun?
2 tbsp canna coconut oil
1 ½ cups of chocolate chips
12 strawberries (keep the stems)
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set Aside.
In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, mix canna-coconut oil and chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat until chocolate is smooth. Allow it to sit until it cools to room temperature.
Dip strawberries. Set on parchment paper to harden.
Want to make this even quicker? Melt your favourite cannabis-infused chocolate and use this to dip your strawberries in. Make sure to pay attention to the dose.
Cannabis Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
Love cupcakes? They’re a great alternative to the traditional weed brownies and red velvet is perfect for Valentine’s Day. These amazing red velvet cupcakes are one of our favourite Valentine’s Day cannabis recipes.
1 cup flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
⅔ cup cannabutter
½ cup buttermilk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp red food colouring
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ tsp white vinegar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
Ingredients for frosting
3 ¾ cups icing sugar
8 ounces softened cream cheese
3 tbsp softened butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients.
In another bowl, mix cannabutter, sugar and egg with an electric mixer on low. Add food colouring and vanilla. Pour in the buttermilk and mix on medium until everything is incorporated.
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Whisk together baking soda and vinegar until it dissolves. Add to the mixture.
Fill up your cupcakes in the tin about ¾ of the way and bake for 24 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean).
For the icing
Combine the butter, vanilla, and cream cheese with a mixer on high.
Add the icing sugar and mix for a min or two until combined.
Cannabis-Infused Main Course - Zesty Lemon Pasta
You can also make cannabis main course recipes for Valentine's Day with cannabutter! Here is a great cannabis-infused zesty lemon pasta recipe for your Valentine's Day.
½ cup lemon juice
12 oz bag of spaghetti or fettuccine
¾ cup of heavy cream
5 tbsp cannabutter
¾ cup grated parmesan
⅓ cup chopped basil
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
Boil the pasta in salted water until al dente (very firm to the bite - the pasta will finish cooking in the sauce).
While the pasta cooks, add the heavy cream and lemon zest to a saucepan and simmer.
Turn the sauce down to low. Slowly add cannabutter while whisking until fully incorporated.
Remove from heat. Add ½ cup pasta water to the lemon cream sauce and reserve some extra water for later in case it's needed.
Right before al dente, use tongs to transfer the pasta to the saucepan and simmer on low. Toss pasta while slowly adding the cheese, basil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Simmer on low for 2-3 minutes, adding more pasta water if the sauce is too thick.
Final Thoughts on Cannabis Recipes
Once you've mastered making cannabutter, you can make almost any of your favourite dishes into cannabis recipes. Of course, weed brownies are an amazing go-to that every cannabis lover should know how to make, but there is so much more to weed edibles than weed brownies.