How to Make Weed Brownies in 2 Ways (Classic Recipes)

Pot brownies have been a symbol for weed edibles for decades and are one of the most popular cannabis-infused snacks ever.

Coffee shops in Amsterdam have been selling them for ages under a few different names such as weed brownies, space cakes, magic bites, and so they quickly became the preferred way of getting high for those that don’t enjoy smoking weed.

Catering to both medical and recreational users

Weed brownies are perhaps the easiest way for medical cannabis patients to take their therapy without smoking the herb.

Since cannabis contains both CBD and THC, we can take both of those medically beneficial chemical compounds and infuse them in weed brownies to make a healthier way for medical cannabis patients to take in these compounds, especially for people suffering from respiratory disorders who can’t smoke or vape.

What makes the best pot brownies?

Getting the dosage right is by far the most important part of the whole process—you don’t want to make them too strong as the people eating them might be in for a rough trip.

Pot brownie

Putting too much cannabis in your brownies can make your batch a nightmare for those eating them, causing extremely long and exhausting highs that last for hours.

There were even known cases of people eating extremely strong brownies, trying to sleep it off after a while, and then waking up super high again after a couple hours.

However, that problem can go two ways — you can also add too little cannabis to the mix and end up with a batch of delicious brownies that won’t even tweak you.

This can lead to overeating and easily make you feel like you ate too many chocolate chip brownies.

Here are another few things to keep in mind when making weed brownies:

  • THC-rich strains will bring in the best results when making brownies. When selecting a strain for the mix, make sure you choose a strain with high THC content as that is what makes cannabis psychoactive.
  • Make sure that the cannabis you are using for brownies is organically grown, meaning that no pesticides have been used in the process of growing the plant. These pesticides can have negative effects on end product and give it a foul taste.

Making a smaller, yet more potent batch is always a better idea in my opinion, and here’s why — brownies made with smaller doses will take longer to kick in.

Should you bake from scratch or use a store-bought mix?

There is a big difference when making weed brownies from scratch and making them with a store-bought brownie mix.

Both ways are delicious and will most definitely bring in fabulous brownies that get you high of your buttocks.

However, there are some significant discrepancies in the process of making them as well as the outcome of the process.

Another thing to keep in mind when choosing which type you want is which ingredients you have on your hands.

Weed brownies made from scratch usually require cannabutter for the recipe, while the simpler version can often be made with just cannabis oil and the brownie mix bought from the store. Either way, make sure you’re baking them in a well-aired area because it’s gonna get smelly in the kitchen.

When making weed brownies from scratch, the process is a bit longer and more tedious, unless you love cooking and baking. Then this process will be a piece of cake (get it, because we’re baking weed brownies?) and you will love how easy and simple it is.

If you are feeling a bit lazy and want a quicker way to make these chocolaty treats ASAP, then you can follow our three-step chocolate infused weed brownies below.

How to make pot brownies with a store-bought mix (3 steps)

Here is how to quickly whip up your weed brownies using a regular brownie mix that you can buy in the store.


  • Brownie mix
  • 1 cup (8 oz, 2 sticks or 250g) cannabutter


  • Prepare the store-bought brownies mix according to the instructions on the box, except for using cannabutter instead of baking oil.
  • Pour the remaining cannabutter into the pan, then pour the brownie mix on top. Let the additional butter soak into the bottom of the brownies.
  • Cook like normal, according to the directions on the brownie box.

How to make weed brownies from scratch (Greencamp Fudgebuds)

how to make weed brownies

If you are looking for the most delicious way to fix up some weed brownies, here is a recipe for my Fudgebuds (I’ve made my fair share of pot brownies this way):


  • Plastic mixing bowl
  • Stainless steel cake pan
  • Whisk
  • Metal wire rack


  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder – ¾ cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water – 2 tablespoons
  • Cannabutter – 1 stick (around 4 oz, 120 grams)
  • Eggs – 2 large eggs
  • Flour – a bit over a ⅓ cup
  • Chocolate topping (or some other topping)


  1. Preheat you oven to 325°F (162°C).
  2. Grease your brownie pan with regular butter. We suggest you use a stainless steel pan since they will prevent your brownies from sticking.
  3. Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla, salt, water and cannabutter to the mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk to blend all the ingredients together.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating them as hard as you can with a whisk until the mixture is glossy.
  6. Add flour to the bowl and whisk the entire mixture for about 3 minutes.
  7. After you’re done whisking your mix, bake it for about 20-30 minutes. Just like with any other brownies, you can find out whether they are done by poking them with a toothpick inserted until it comes out clean.

Use a spatula to cut and move the brownies to a metal wire rack in order for them to cool down.

Be sure to add toppings such as chocolate chips or ice cream.

Don’t get ahead of yourself!

If you’re not certain about your tolerance with edibles, eat only a half or even a quarter of a brownie until you are certain you can eat a whole brownie. Weed edibles usually take about an hour or two to kick in. So, before diving into the whole batch and getting as high as a kite make sure you let them sit in and do their thing for a while before devouring the rest.

Read next: A Whole New World: How Coffee and Cannabis Pair Together

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24 thoughts on “How to Make Weed Brownies in 2 Ways (Classic Recipes)”

    • It depends on your recipe. Once you infuse cannabis into the butter, the cannabutter will behave just like regular butter when baking it. So if you need to whisk something together from scratch, like cookie dough, I guess it’s better to have it melted.

  1. if you prepare your bud n the oven first then do you just simply mix it into the oil for the recipe and add immediately to recipe or does it have to be soaked in the oil or heated in the oil before adding to recipe

    • I don’t quite understand your question Mary but I’ll give it a go—You have to decarb the weed, and infuse it with oil and butter first. Once you have your cannabis butter/oil you can make the muffins, brownies, cookies or whatever delight you want.

    • A medium sized pan. The number of brownies depends on how you cut them in the pan. The strength will depend on how strong cannabis butter/oil you use.

  2. Heating the cannabutter up to 325 degrees in the brownie mix doesn’t that start breaking down the THC at temperatures over 225 degrees?

    • Essentially yes, but once the butter is connected with other ingredients and mixed with chocolate and everything else I’m assuming that the chemistry also changes. What matters is – this recipe works. I’ve tried it personally a few weeks ago and I was blown

  3. Why does the boxed brownies need a cup of butter but the ones made of scratch needs half a cup? Do you get The same high from both or does the boxed batch create more brownies?

  4. This is my second comment but for the boxed brownies it says substitute the oil for the canna butter but it the brownie box says 1/2 cup I put the other 1/2cup on the bottom of the pan??? Seems like a waste

  5. Yea hey, I just made them brownys with an oz of GG4. I cut them into 8 pieces, ate one but didnt feel anything. I followed the directions, and they smell like weed but nothin is happenen. So I just ate half the pan and gave my kid a couple before he went to his mother’s. After half an hour he still didnt feel anything and he’s a lightweight for 12. Did I do something wrong? What should I do next time cuz that was some premo bud.

    • I don’t know exactly what you did, as you can see there are 2 recipes in the article, but one thing that comes to my mind is that you may have forgot to decarb the weed. Did you just use weed, or weed butter/oil?

  6. When making your own canna butter how much bud do you need to use ? Or just to make your brownies right, how much would it take ?

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