February 6, 2024

How To Make the Perfect Marijuana Brownies

February 6, 2024
Perfect Marijuana Brownies

The scene: you’ve got that deep, undeniable craving for those super classic, rich, fudgy brownies- yeah, the legendary Ghirardelli ones, the crème de la crème of the brownie world. But, as fate would have it, you’re looking in your cabinet and, bummer, no Ghirardelli mix in sight. No worries, though, because what you do have is the holy trinity of baking: cocoa powder, flour and sugar.

Here’s the plan: we’re gonna craft our own from-scratch brownie mix, with a dank twist. Let’s elevate these brownies to the next level and make them the perfect marijuana brownies and binge watch the Chappelle Show with the crew. Imagine the laughs, the vibes, and those mouthwatering, perfectly baked marijuana brownies hitting just right. We’re about to create not just any brownies, but the ultimate chill companion to our comedy marathon. Let’s get to baking and make the sesh legendary!

Also, check out these other favorite variations if you’re looking for something different:

Dank Red Velvet

Dank Red Velvet Marijuana Brownies

Dosing – How Many Grams of Weed for Pot Brownies?

Finding the perfect dosage for homemade edibles can be tricky, and it may take some trial and error before you hit the ideal level of potency. Nonetheless, it’s not impossible to find how much weed you need to make pot brownies. To start, determining your dosage is wholly based upon:

  • The oil or butter’s THC content
  • The user’s tolerance level

Most of the time, estimated THC content can be found online in strain reviews. From there, multiply that potency percentage by the dry weight of the weed you plan to use, and there’s the THC potency of your oil or butter. This number can be used to determine dosage by individual serving simply by dividing it by the number of servings in your pan.

However, there’s a preferred method to ensure you get the right potency in every pan of cannabis infused brownies: THC extraction. How to Make the Best Cannabis Oil and Cannabis Butter for Pot Brownies

How Do I Make a Low Dose Weed Edible Brownie Recipe?

Dosage should be based on the marijuana oil or butter THC content and the user’s tolerance level. If you’re looking to make low-potency cannabis oil or butter, you can approach that in a couple of ways.

  • Option 1: is simply utilizing a strain with lower THC content or just adding less cannabis to your canna-butter/canna-oil mixture.
  • Option 2: is lessening the amount of cannabis-infused products you use in the batter by cutting it with normal oil or butter.
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How Long Do Pot Brownies Last?

If you’re wondering how long an edible high lasts, it’s generally 6-8 hours, but that can vary based upon tolerance.

If you’re wondering how long pot brownies last before they go bad, that can vary as well. Similar to regular brownies, the longer you leave pot brownies untouched, the more stale it will become. Generally, the rule of thumb with edibles is to store them in a fridge, and consume within 5-7 days if possible.

Can You Freeze Pot Brownies?

Yes! Freezing cannabis brownies is a great way to extend their shelf life without losing any potency. If it’s more convenience than freezing a tray of brownies, you can also freeze and portion your cannabutter to ensure you can make fresh cannabis brownies whenever you want!

How Much Weed Should I Use in my Recipe?

The question isn’t how much cannabis you should use for your brownies – it’s how much cannabis you should use for your oil or butter. The most common ratio is 1 oz. of bud to 16 oz. of oil or butter. 

The recipe above calls for 1/3 cup of cannabis oil or butter, which breaks down to a bit over a ¼ oz. of weed.

How Do I Make Pot Brownies more Potent?

To make more potent pot brownies, simply using a more potent strain of weed. Higher THC content in the flower will translate to more potent cannabis oil or butter, which will translate to a more intense high from the brownies.

How Long Do Pot Brownies Take to Kick In?

Cannabis edibles generally take effect 30-90 minutes after ingestion, but that can vary depending on the individual. 

Perfect Marijuana Brownies

Perfect Marijuana Brownies

Let's channel our inner baking wizard and conjure up something insanely delicious. Who needs a box when you've got the goods to create marijuana brownies?
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Cannabis Edibles
Servings 9 Dank Brownies


  • cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup All-Purpose flour
  • cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking Chips
  • 2 Eggs, Large
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Choose Cannabis Infused Oil, or Cannabis Infused Butter

Makes: 8 x 8inch rectangle


  • Preheat Oven to 325°
  • Spray 8×8 baking pan with pan oil. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt. Whisk together until all ingredients are evenly dispersed and there are minimal clumps.
  • Add chocolate Chips.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, cannabis oil, water.
  • Slowly combine dry mixture and fold together until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the 8×8 pan.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a fork comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  • Let stand until they're the perfect temperature for you!


It is illegal to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. Intended for adults 21+. Please exercise responsible use and ensure that your actions are in strict adherence to local laws and regulations. This recipe is not intended to promote illegal activity, and we urge you to ensure legality and safety at all times. 
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