Homemade peanut butter spread, infused with cannabis
Now that marijuana edibles are legal in much of the world, it’s the perfect time to celebrate by whipping up some exciting new treats to keep the taste buds going. The best part about learning how to make edibles is that you’ll obtain the ability to control the strength. Though it might take some experimenting to find the ideal potency for you, the benefit of doing so is that it unlocks a whole new level of “high” personalization.
How to make peanut butter into an infused topping
Peanut butter and other spreads are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana edibles in smaller amounts, as they can be thinly spread across toast, crackers, pretzels, waffles, and more, which makes them ideal for first time and other novice consumers who might need to monitor their intake closely. It also offers the benefit of layering for those who do not appreciate the more natural marijuana flavors that cannabis oil can add to edibles.
- 3 cups of peanuts (dry and roasted)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of cannabis oil (olive, coconut, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Food processor
- Resealable container
- Medium bowl
Start by tossing the roasted nuts into a food processor and grind them down to a powder.
Dump the peanut crumbs into the bowl then add the cannabis oil, salt and honey.
Thoroughly combine the ingredients until the mixture reaches a consistency color with few remaining lumps.
Scoop the homemade marijuana nut butter into a resealable container that keeps an airtight lock, then store it in the fridge until ready to use.
How to make edibles with cannabis peanut butter
Now that you know how to make peanut butter into an edible, you are probably wondering about the best ways to use it. Peanut butter is a warming comfort food that can be mixed into cookies, cakes or ice cream, but it also goes great with the classic starch bases including:
How to make edibles out of other spreads
As long as you begin with an oil or jelly based options like jam, Nutella, or any other nut butter alternatives, the process remains the same, but it does require cannabis oil rather than decarboxylated bud to maintain a smooth and rich texture.
How long do edibles last
Marijuana edibles are an unpredictable sort that isn’t much different from their predecessor pure raw bud flowers. What is unique about these kinds of products is that they tend to create much more intense and long-lasting effects in consumers for two reasons. The first being the rate of absorption, as it takes longer for the cannabinoids like THC, to enter through the bloodstream: it takes longer to be felt but can kick in all at once.
When you eat any kind of cannabis product, you should always expect the effects to last anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours long. Hence the reason why it is so important to watch how much of the cannabinoid is being taken, as overconsumption increases the probability of adverse sensations such as paranoia, anxiety or fear.
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Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, it’s an excellent time for consumers who would like to test the waters with THC, without having to puff on a joint.
Peanut butter and other spreads are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana edibles in smaller amounts
4 Cannabis Peanut Butter Recipes (That Will Make You Even More Popular with Friends)
Who can ever turn down one big spoon of peanut butter? We can’t, that’s for sure – especially if we add a little bit of cannabis inside.
That’s why we prepared four different recipes for you. We want you to try them out and then enjoy all the compliments you will receive once you serve them to your friends.
But before we start, there are two things to keep in mind. First, it’s very important to calculate the proper dosage of cannabis in your butter. Rule of thumb: never put a lot at the beginning. Start low and add more later.
While cannabis dosage differs from person to person, we have guidelines on weed measurements you can use to test out and follow as you measure out your weed and cook your peanut butter to your preferred potency. It can also simply help you define what measurement units mean in actual amounts of weed.
Second, an essential part of the process to cover is cannabis decarboxylation. In each of these recipes, you’ll have to use cannabis that is decarboxylated. This process activates the cannabinoids found in cannabis, making them easy for the body to absorb.
The Process of Decarboxylation
Don’t worry, the decarboxylation process may sound like a hard thing to do, but in reality, it’s a piece of cake.
Utensils you will need:
- Baking Tray
- Baking Sheet
Start with preheating your oven (approximately 100ºC). Use a baking tray and add a baking sheet on it. After that, place your cannabis on the sheet and tent it with tinfoil. You want to spread the cannabis out as much as you can, but don’t try to cram in too much on the tray.
Place it in the oven and wait for 50 minutes. The length of time is a guideline only. It really depends on the oven. When your cannabis becomes dry and brown with a crumbly consistency, you know it’s done.
Now that you have decarboxylated your cannabis and have it all ready and prepared for your peanut butter, let’s jump straight into the recipes.
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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter
Let’s warm you up with the easiest recipe. You won’t be making your own peanut butter from scratch for this one. Instead, you’ll be using store-bought peanut butter.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serving: 1 Person
Take one small bowl and add two tablespoons of peanut butter. Add inside one tablespoon of olive oil and mix it until you get a smooth texture. After that, add in your cannabis and mix it well. When you’re done, put it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Keep in mind that this peanut butter will have crumbles. If you are not a big fan of that crumbly texture, you can easily make cannabis-infused olive oil and use it in the recipe to get a smooth butter-like texture. There are a lot of variations you can try and get it closer to your preferences.
Homemade Cannabis Peanut Butter
This recipe requires a little bit more effort since we’re going to make our own peanut butter instead of using peanut butter from the store.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Serving: More than 5
Since we’ll be making peanut butter from scratch ourselves, let’s take a look at the list of ingredients. This way you’ll know what to prepare.
- 5 Cups of peanuts (unsalted)
- 1 Teaspoon of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- ¼ Cup of peanut oil
Put the peanuts, salt, and honey in a blender and grind everything for a couple of minutes. When there are no crumbles, add the peanut oil and blend it for another two minutes.
Add your cannabis and keep blending until you achieve the desired texture. If you prefer your peanut butter a little crumbly, don’t blend it too much, and if you like smooth peanut butter, blend it for a couple more minutes.
Put everything in a bowl with a cover and place it in the freezer. Each time you want to serve your peanut butter, give it a little stir with a spoon.
Haitian Cannabis Peanut Butter
If you’re tired of regular peanut butter and you want to spice things up a little bit, this is the recipe for you.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
What ingredients will you need?
- 2 Cups unsalted raw peanuts
- 2 Tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 Teaspoon of red pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar or honey
- 1/4 Teaspoon of salt
When you look at all the above ingredients, it doesn’t seem like the stuff you would expect in peanut butter, right? Well, all those ingredients combined make heaven in a jar!
If you want to make original Haitian peanut butter, you need to roast the raw peanuts for a couple of minutes.
Put the peanut oil into a pan and add the two cups of raw peanuts. After two or three minutes of stirring, transfer the mixture into a blender. Use the spatula to scoop the leftover oil from the pan and add that into the blender, as well.
Add in the other ingredients – the red pepper, salt, and brown sugar or honey. If you want to follow the original recipe, add sugar, but if you prefer honey, then use that, instead. The taste will remain the same. Blend everything for a minute or two and add your cannabis. Keep blending until you get a creamy texture.
When you’re done, put everything into a jar and leave it in the freezer.
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Thai Cannabis Peanut Butter
Lastly, we’ll leave you with another different, yet tasty recipe. The process of making this Thai-inspired peanut butter is similar to all the other recipes we’ve covered. The only difference is the spices.
You’ll need things like soy sauce and red curry, but once you’re done you’ll have a rhapsody for your palate.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
There are nine things you’ll need to make this Thai cannabis peanut butter.
- 1 1/2 Cups of coconut milk
- 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste
- 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar or honey
- 1 Tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons of peanuts
Start by adding everything but the cannabis and the peanuts into the blender. Again, you can choose whether you want to add brown sugar or honey, just don’t add both. Mix them until you get a creamy texture and then add in your cannabis and peanuts. Blend for one minute (or less) and you’re done.
This peanut butter should ideally be crumbly, but if you don’t like that use cannabis olive oil instead, and don’t add in any of the peanuts. Again, it’s all about your preferences. Place it in the freezer and wait a little bit before serving.
Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
As you’ve already noticed, we mentioned a couple of times that you can use cannabis-infused olive oil. Cannabis olive oil is easy to make, and you only need a few things and a little bit of time.
If you aren’t a fan of crumbly peanut butter, and you wish to use infused oil instead, you can make it by combining olive oil and decarboxylated cannabis and cooking it for a couple of hours. You don’t have to stir constantly, so it doesn’t require a lot of effort.
When you’re done, wait until it cools down and then strain it. That’s it – your cannabis olive oil is ready to be used in other great peanut butter recipes.
Why should you make cannabis peanut butter? Well, first of all, it’s a great treat and you can enjoy it anytime you crave something sweet. But not only that, it’s also a great base for a lot of different things. If you have a jar of it in a freezer, you can easily make cookies, crunch bars, smoothies and more, all without any effort.
Peanut butter is one of the most popular treats around. Want to spice up your peanut butter a bit? Read this article for four ways to do so.