Homemade peanut butter spread, infused with cannabis

Published Oct 1, 2019 12:14 p.m. ET
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Now that marijuana edibles are legal in much of the world, it’s the perfect time to celebrate by whipping up some exciting new treats to keep the taste buds going. The best part about learning how to make edibles is that you’ll obtain the ability to control the strength. Though it might take some experimenting to find the ideal potency for you, the benefit of doing so is that it unlocks a whole new level of “high” personalization.

How to make peanut butter into an infused topping

Peanut butter and other spreads are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana edibles in smaller amounts, as they can be thinly spread across toast, crackers, pretzels, waffles, and more, which makes them ideal for first time and other novice consumers who might need to monitor their intake closely. It also offers the benefit of layering for those who do not appreciate the more natural marijuana flavors that cannabis oil can add to edibles.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of peanuts (dry and roasted)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of cannabis oil (olive, coconut, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Tools

  • Food processor
  • Resealable container
  • Spoon
  • Medium bowl

Instructions

  1. Start by tossing the roasted nuts into a food processor and grind them down to a powder.

  2. Dump the peanut crumbs into the bowl then add the cannabis oil, salt and honey.

  3. Thoroughly combine the ingredients until the mixture reaches a consistency color with few remaining lumps.

  4. Scoop the homemade marijuana nut butter into a resealable container that keeps an airtight lock, then store it in the fridge until ready to use.

How to make edibles with cannabis peanut butter

Now that you know how to make peanut butter into an edible, you are probably wondering about the best ways to use it. Peanut butter is a warming comfort food that can be mixed into cookies, cakes or ice cream, but it also goes great with the classic starch bases including:

  • Crackers
  • Toast
  • Waffles
  • Buns
  • Pretzels

How to make edibles out of other spreads

As long as you begin with an oil or jelly based options like jam, Nutella, or any other nut butter alternatives, the process remains the same, but it does require cannabis oil rather than decarboxylated bud to maintain a smooth and rich texture.

How long do edibles last

Marijuana edibles are an unpredictable sort that isn’t much different from their predecessor pure raw bud flowers. What is unique about these kinds of products is that they tend to create much more intense and long-lasting effects in consumers for two reasons. The first being the rate of absorption, as it takes longer for the cannabinoids like THC, to enter through the bloodstream: it takes longer to be felt but can kick in all at once.

When you eat any kind of cannabis product, you should always expect the effects to last anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours long. Hence the reason why it is so important to watch how much of the cannabinoid is being taken, as overconsumption increases the probability of adverse sensations such as paranoia, anxiety or fear.

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