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DIY Cannabis Edibles: 5 Simple Recipes for Beginners

Cannabis Chocolate truffles with coconut

Cannabis-infused edibles offer a delicious and discreet way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. For beginners eager to explore culinary cannabis, here are five straightforward recipes to kickstart your journey:

1. Classic Cannabis Brownies


  • 1 cup cannabis-infused butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  • In a mixing bowl, combine cannabis-infused butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.

  • Beat in eggs one at a time.

  • Stir in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt until well mixed.

  • Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  • Allow the brownies to cool before cutting and serving.

2. Cannabis-Infused Gummies


  • 1/2 cup cannabis tincture or cannabis-infused coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup fruit juice of your choice

  • 3 tablespoons gelatin

  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional, for sweetness)


  • Heat the fruit juice in a saucepan on low heat.

  • Gradually whisk in the gelatin until dissolved.

  • Add cannabis tincture or infused oil and honey (if using), stirring continuously.

  • Pour the mixture into gummy molds and refrigerate until set.

3. Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles


  • 1/2 cup cannabis-infused coconut oil

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • Cocoa powder or chopped nuts/ coconut for coating (optional)


  • Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.

  • Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes.

  • Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  • Add cannabis-infused coconut oil and mix thoroughly.

  • Chill the mixture until firm, then roll into small balls.

  • Coat the truffles in cocoa powder or chopped nuts/ coconut if desired.

4. Cannabis-Infused Butter


  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup decarboxylated ground cannabis flower


  • Melt butter in a saucepan on low heat.

  • Add ground cannabis and simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a container.

  • Refrigerate until the butter solidifies.

5. Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil


  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 ounce decarboxylated ground cannabis flower


  • Combine olive oil and ground cannabis in a saucepan.

  • Simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a container.

Experiment with these recipes and dosage carefully, starting with small amounts to gauge your tolerance. Enjoy your homemade cannabis edibles responsibly!


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