With the availability of cannabis on the rise, it’s now easier than ever to enjoy two of your favorite things together—food and marijuana. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, with the help of your premium Colorado dispensary, Green Dragon Cannabis Company, you can find the right herb to cook into these delicious edibles. Bon appétit!
There’s nothing tastier than topping off your favorite bread, veggies, or mashed potatoes with smooth, creamy butter. Add cannabis into the mix and you’ve got an over-the-top recipe. To take your butter game to the next level, use dried and crumbled cannabis leaves. Boil a half-quart of water and add 2 sticks of your favorite butter. Once the butter is completely melted, add a half-ounce of your favorite cannabis and turn the heat on low. Simmer the mixture for a few hours. The water will evaporate, leaving you with a glossy, thick texture. You can then pour your cannabis butter into a mold, cup, or bag. Once you’ve mastered the basic art of butter making, you can add garlic and other herbs to make your munching even more delicious.
Cannabis Granola Bars
If you’re looking for a healthy snack but still need the calm that cannabis provides, whip up a batch of these granola bars. They’re chewy and can last quite a while when properly stored. Combine 4 to 5 cups of oatmeal, 1 cup flour, and a teaspoon of baking soda as your base. Then, it’s time to get creative. Add a few teaspoons of vanilla and honey or brown sugar until it suits your taste. Don’t forget to add at least 2/3 cups of cannabis butter, from the recipe above, along with your chosen add-ins. Chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, and nuts are all great options. Your mixture should be thick and semi-sticky as you pour it into a greased 9×13 pan. Pat the mixture into the corners of the pan, making the thickness as even as possible, before putting it into the oven. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes and allow your bars to cool completely before cutting and eating.
Cannabis Macaroni and Cheese
Not all edibles need to be snacks. In fact, some of the most delicious edibles combine cannabis with comfort food. Macaroni and cheese take on a whole new dimension when you add cannabis butter to the mix. Whether you choose to use a boxed dinner or you use your grandmother’s famous recipe, simply replace the required amount of butter with the cannabis butter mentioned above. It’s a quick and easy way to make your favorite soul food even tastier than before.
Cannabis Peanut Butter Cookies
Nothing will cure those late night cravings like a batch of cannabis-infused peanut butter cookies. To get started, mix 1 cup of your favorite peanut butter with 4 tablespoons cannabis butter. Add a half-cup of white and brown sugar, along with a half-cup of flour and egg, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Place golf-ball-sized balls onto a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and gently press them down using a fork. Bake at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating, as this is when they’ll become firmer and finish the baking process.
Chocolate Dipped Cannabis Fruit
Chocolate with a hint of cannabis—could there be anything more delicious? You can use this recipe for dipping strawberries or for a fondue night. You can also cook up a batch and eat it with a spoon—there’s no judgment here. Mix 2 tablespoons cannabis butter or prepared cannabis oil with a cup and a half of your favorite chocolate chips. Using dark or semi-sweet chocolate will give your chocolate a deeper taste, while milk chocolate will be creamier. Place the mixture in a microwave-safe container and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir and return the mixture back to the microwave for an additional 15 seconds until the chocolate is completely smooth. If you’re dipping strawberries or other fruit, wait until the chocolate reaches room temperature before using. For fondue, add the chocolate and cannabis oil or butter to your fondue pot and stir until melted. You can dip fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, or cake into the delicious, thick chocolate and enjoy the slight hint of your favorite herb.
There are so many ways to spice up your edibles and get your cannabis fix. If you’re bored with the same old methods, allow your cannabis dispensaries in Colorado to offer a few suggestions. The staff at Green Dragon Cannabis Company is equipped with ideas and recipes to ensure that your next cannabis experience is deliciously delightful.