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420 CBD Brownies

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies

Many brands have experimented with making CBD brownies. Needless to say, there are a lot of products and recipes out there.

However, why buy CBD brownies when you can easily make your own and customize them as you like?

Like the traditional weed brownies, we’re going to use oil or butter that’s been infused using CBD flower to make our beloved chocolate treat.

Any cannabis edible, whether it is made with CBD or THC needs a cannabis infusion in order to make it a weed brownie or other kind of cannabis edible.

These edibles are special because you get all the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive high produced from THC brownies. Not to mention THC brownies can be particularly overwhelming and produce strong effects.

We already went over how to make your own CBD oil, in this article: How To Make Your Own CBD Oil

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How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Why Is This the Best Recipe for CBD brownies?

Making cannabis-infused coconut oil and cannabutter is key for many cannabis recipes. Once you have these ingredients, you will be able to make many CBD-infused treats. 

Making your own oil or butter allows you to choose the type of hemp CBD flower or CBD shake you wish to use, and how much. Then you can use the oil or butter for any recipe you wish.

CBD Infused Oil or Cannabutter? Which is Better For Brownies?

It’s up to you to decide! You can make both, but the process is very similar. Most cannabis brownie recipes allow you to choose one or the other.

Do I melt cannabutter to make brownies?

No, it must be kept at room temp.

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Supplies Needed

  • Parchment Paper
  • 8×8 Baking Pan 
  • Hand Mixer 
  • 2 Medium Sized Bowls 
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Flour Sifter or a sieve
  • 1 Butter Knife
  • 1 Tooth Pick

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies – Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup cannabutter or cannabis coconut oil at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar or cannabis sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon optional toppings nuts, cocoa nibs, peanut butter or chocolate chips, etc.

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Directions

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 30 Minutes
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Servings: 9 
  • Calories Per Serving: roughly 240
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Grease the 8″x8″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Sift the cocoa powder and flour together to get rid of any lumps. Then add salt, followed by baking powder.
  4. Separately, combine the cannabutter, oil, white sugar, and brown sugar in a medium bowl with a hand mixer. It should be creamy.
  5. Mix the creamed mixture on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the vanilla and eggs to the mixture. The cream will become lighter in texture.
  6. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed, until they are evenly distributed
  7. Place the brownie mix in a greased pan. To smoothen the batter, tap the pan gently.
  8. You can add any toppings you like now.
  9. Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes. The baking time will depend on the brownie texture and your oven. You can test your brownies by using a toothpick or fork. You should ensure that the brownie you test is not brownie batter but cooked.
  10. If possible, let the brownies cool down for at least half an hour. You can dust the brownies with powdered sugar or add frosting or anything else you prefer.
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How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Tips

  • Use a spoon to transfer the flour and cocoa powder from their container to the measuring cups. 
  • Next, level the surface with a flat edge such as a knife.
  • Half a cup of flour is sufficient for making fudgier brownies.

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g

Sugar: 8g

Calories: 240 cal

Carbohydrates: 19g

Protein: 4g

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 11g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 41mg

Sodium: 222m

Fiber: 2g

Calculating Potency

If you have one cup of infused oil or cannabutter, you should end up with an infusion with 14 grams of flower. 

The third-party lab tests associated with the flower that you purchased will tell you the total amount of cannabinoids present in your flower.

For example, if your flower is 10% CBDA each gram should give you 80mg of CBDA (the cannabinoid that converts to CBD via decarboxylation or applying heat.) So, following this example, if you have 14 grams, you end up with 14 x 80 which equals 1120mg for one cup.

This recipe uses 1/2 cup of oil. That’s 560 mg. Divided into 9 equal portions, this recipe yields 62mg of CBD per brownie.

How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: Can You Use a Boxed Brownie Mix?

Yep! 

It is possible to add CBD to a boxed mix by using CBD-infused oil and cannabutter. Simply substitute the oil specified in the recipe with cannabutter, or cannabis-infused coconut oils. 

You can substitute the oil called for by Betty Crocker brownie mixes, which usually require 1/2 to 2/3 cup of vegetable oil. Instead, use the CBD oil or CBD butter you prefer. 

This applies to any brownie mix, so you can make keto CBD brownies and vegan CBD brownies.

Can You Store Your Brownies in The Freezer?

You can freeze CBD edibles. 

They can be frozen for up to one week before they go bad. You can freeze the edibles in waxed parchment, which is much easier than sandwich bags and plastic wrap. It won’t affect their taste. 

Also, it is best to keep them in an airtight container. The best container for your edibles is a glass jar. 

Moisture and oxygen can cause a decrease in the potency of your edibles, and may also lead to mold and bacteria growth. 

Because light can lead to the degrading of cannabinoids, it is best to keep your CBD brownies in darkness.

Be sure to let them cool first before you freeze them.

The best way to reheat them is in the oven, using a microwave may degrade the cannabinoids. 

Be sure not to overheat them as this can also degrade the cannabinoids and reduce the overall potency of your brownies.

NOTE: Baking CBD brownies will make your house smell like cannabis. However, the process of decarboxylating cannabis flower will create a much more pungent odor in your home than simply making the brownies. 

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How To Make 420 CBD Brownies: To Conclude

Making CBD brownies is a great way to enjoy your 420. It is fairly easy if you have already made your cannabutter or infused CBD oil, if not, we have a whole other article covering that. 

Celebrate 420 by making these delicious and nutritious cannabis-infused brownies.

Thank you for reading this article and happy 420! How do you spend 420?

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