How to Make Weed Brownies: World’s Best Weed Brownie Recipe

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

World’s best pot brownie recipe

Pot brownie

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
  • Cannabis butter – 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. Make cannabis butter (I use the Magical Butter machine and this Butter Tray for this, or follow these instructions on how to make DIY cannabutter).
  2. Preheat your oven to 325°F (162°C).
  3. Grease your brownie pan with regular butter. We suggest you use a stainless steel pan since it will prevent your brownies from sticking.
  4. Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla, salt, water and cannabis butter to the mixing bowl. 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. Bake the mix 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.

how to make weed brownies

What makes the best pot brownie?

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.

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.

However, this 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 make you high.

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

  • THC-rich strains will bring in the best results.
  • 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 the 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?

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.

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 the first time around. Weed edibles usually take about an hour or two to kick in.

So, before diving into the whole batch and getting 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

What’s the Nutritional Value of Marijuana?

77 thoughts on “How to Make Weed Brownies: World’s Best Weed Brownie Recipe”

    • 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.

      • No, brownies you can melt, but not cookies! You will ruin your cookies dough. Not the same “dough” at all.

      • There’s a big difference between “Melted” and “Softened” – Softened butter (cannabutter or regular butter) mixes well for nearly any recipe when baking. Melted butter should be blended in slowly, especially when making a batter type recipe. Never used melted butter for cookies as it just makes your dough turn out to be batter.
        Also, you can use an electric mixer to do your mixing. Whisking by hand isn’t all that easy to do, you need arm strength for that, which I don’t have. I tend to blend my butter and sugar together then add the eggs and vanilla. Only once they’re blended together to I add the dry ingredients. Again, slowly to incorporate them completely.
        Little things that those of us who actually cook and bake regularly learn early on.
        I’ve been converting a LOT of recipes into “infused” recipes and find what works with the terpines (flavor/scent molecules) of weed/flower and what doesn’t.

        • You can totally use melted butter for cookies or most of these chewy fudgy types of desserts, as there many people nowadays who use brown butter for their cookies. That being said if want to use brown butter, you have to brown the butter before infusing it with the weed as you need a high temperature to brown it. Let it cool down enough so that it’s below 200F and then you can use it the same way as melted butter to infuse the weed.
          If you are NOT using unmelted butter (so if using melted or browned) then your cookie dough will benefit from being rested in the fridge for 30mins – 1hour for it to cool down and the flour to be fully absorbed. It will firm up a alot (even at room temperature) and you will be able to scoop it.
          Some proffesionals even age the cookie dough in the fridge to improve its flavour (that length of time has to be a maximum of however long it takes for an ingredient to go off – this will probably be the eggs which after cracked last max 3 – 4 days refrigerated and covered).
          Once you scoop the dough for baking, you can at that time freeze some or all of the scoops on a tray for 30 mins (for them not to stick together later) and then transfer them into a zip-lock bag to freeze until you need to bake them.
          This way you can defrost however many scoops you want for 10 – 20 mins on the counter and bake them as you normally would. Their potency will remain the same.

        • Yes exactly, thank you! Not many recipes will succeed if you just throw all the ingredients in the bowl first. You usually blend the butter and sugar, then add the eggs. I like to add my extract in with the eggs, Beat the eggs and add the vanilla then slowly add the eggs a bit at a time … then slowly add in your dry ingredients.

  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.

      • You CAN decarb flower into oil directly without decarbing it first. It takes more time but can easily be done. I de-stem my flower, break it into small-ish chunks but I don’t grind it. (Larger chunks means less plant matter to strain later) I weigh it out and use a 1/4oz to 1Cup oil ratio. Place the mixture into a sealed mason type jar and set into my crock pot on low setting for 4-6hrs. Checking the water temp every hour or so to make sure it doesn’t go above 250f. I then strain the mix through cheese cloth into another mason type jar, seal and store in a dark cabinet away from direct sunlight.
        I find coconut oil works best for sweets as the hint of coconut flavor blends well with sweets and the terpines in flower. Canola oil for savory as its has nearly no flavor of its own and allows for the terpines in flower to come through.

    • 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

    • If the box calls for eggs, use eggs. The proteins in the eggs allows the dry ingredients to bind to the wet.
      It’s a chemistry thing.

    • I’d say Of course you do, except that I’ve used powdered eggs and oil from ine of those “just add water” backpacking food packs in the past, and I’m thinking that it might not be necessary in a “complete” mix recipe if there is such a thing. on the other hand, it couldnt hurt to add an egg anyway.

  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?

    • It all depends on whether or not you decarbed your bud properly/fully before using it in any recipe. If it wasn’t decarbed, that’s probably why you didn’t feel any effects from it. Flower/bud MUST be decarbed to “activate” or turn THC-A into active THC. The 350F for 40mins baking time for the brownies is NOT enough time and too high a temp to activate the THC. You either didn’t activate it at all or you burnt it off.

      • Geez- I’ve been using weed in cooking for more than 50 years, and I’ve always baked raw /cleaned weed into brownies, cakes, herb bread, muffins, etc. save the twigs and stems for soup stock. In Europe, I’d put the locally available hash through a zester first. now i read that I’ve been doing it wrong?
        Hm. m. m….

    • Wow I wish I knew your kids mother, that’s extremely disturbing that you would give your twelve year old bud brownies. You give all smokers a bad name🤨

    • Pete G- I don’t know you, and you may have some circumstances affecting this, but on face value, you’re an abusive parent. Unless your child is on chemo or something, you’re really a crap dad. Do you make him White Russian milkshakes too? I hope Mom reports you to child protective services ASAP.

  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 ?

  7. Alex,

    I have Parkinson’s and would like to make the brownies, but I use 100% CBD Oil. How can I use this with a store bought brownie mix.

  8. Hi ! This is my first time to make brownie. I’m going to use a box. Can I just add weed to it. If I grind It up the weed to be fine. I don’t have the CBD oil. I don’t know where to get it. Is there a way to make the oil ?? And how much weed do I use ? Like 1/2 cup? Thank you.

    • No you cannot just put plain ground flower into the mix and expect to get any effect at all. It MUST be decarbed (activated) before using it in any recipe.
      Decarboxylization turns inert THC-A into Active THC (what gets you high). This happens instantly when smoking weed but when baking into recipes you have to do it more intentionally.
      You can make your own infused oils in a few ways. Personally I do a direct infusion that takes more time but is less “stinky” as I live in an apartment building with really bad air circulation. You can also decarb your flower in the oven and THEN add to oil/s. It all depends on what results you’re looking for, how much patience you have and skill levels.
      There are TONS of great vids out there for all infusion methods.

  9. I agree with Tammy, who made the comments on October 31, 2019……..I am also new to this and plan on using a box mix. Like she said….Can we just grind the weed up fine, bake it @ 325F and add to the box mix? I’m not interested in making the oil but how much weed do I add?

    • All Purpose.
      Self-rising has baking powder already mixed in. It’s great for making biscuits but NOT for making brownies.

  10. Hi baked these yesterday and they turned out potent and delicious, just too dry. They were in the oven for 20 min, don’t know what I did wrong. Was it me or is it the recipe?

  11. Just tossed my Brownies into the oven Can’t wait to try them. This is by far one of the best looking recipes I’ve ever tried.

  12. Hi I was wondering how many servings you recommend that this recipe make? I’m using the canna butter recipe that you linked in the ingredients. I was guessing about eight portions? But by my calculations that makes super strong brownies at 37 mg THC each.. sooo my ingredients are 1.75 dry weight per stick of butter, at 17% potency approx. ? Do you have any suggestions for me? 🙂

  13. I generally use 1 cup of coconut oil/Butter for every 1/4oz of flower. I also use 15-20% thc. Now some will say that’s a waste, however due to my COPD I can’t smoke any more and j like my medicine strong, you can also get really good CBD flower online relatively cheap and do a 50/50.

  14. Is no one going to mention how fricking expensive it’s going to be to create, what, 10 brownies or something? 120 grams of weed?! lol.
    That’s about $1800 in my neck of the woods.

  15. That’s why you use the butter in the first place. The thc is soluble in the fat in the butter donut doesn’t break down like it would if you just shoved it in without first making the butter!


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