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.
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.
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.
CannabudPost June 7, 2020 at 8:11 am
The twist on the Haitian and the Thai Cannabis Peanut Butter looks really interesting. Definitely gonna try these recipes out!