Medically Reviewed by
Jason Crawford

Article Last Updated on December 31, 2022

Baking your own cannabis brownies can be a fun experience if you want to experiment with homemade cannabis edibles. They can become your new favorite way to consume your favorite cannabinoids, no matter if you’re in need of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana.

Homemade weed brownies are easy to bake, requiring only a few ingredients. In order to help you bake the best marijuana brownies, we’ll provide you with an easy recipe that’s guaranteed to meet the expectations of cannabis users who are picky with their edibles.

Make Easy Pot Brownies With a Brownie Mix

If you’re looking for an easy pot brownie recipe that will not only include your daily dose of cannabinoids, but also help satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further. If you follow our recipe, the marijuana brownies you come up with will be delicious, while also providing you with an intense high that can be felt as early as 30 minutes after consumption, and can last up to 14 hours, depending on the dosage and THC levels of the weed. You only need to make (or buy) the cannabis oil (canna oil) or cannabis butter (cannabutter), and add it to the brownie mix.

Before You Get Started With Your Weed Brownies

If cooking with cannabis is a new thing for you, you’ll need to go through the following steps before you actually make your weed brownies. 

  • Decarb your weed;
  • Make cannabis oil or cannabutter (or buy them from your local dispensary);
  • Dose your edibles properly.

How Much Weed Do You Need?

How much weed you need ultimately depends on how high you want (or don’t want) to get. In other words, it depends on how much THC you want to ingest. If you’re using store-bought cannabutter or cannaoil, the THC potency will likely be disclosed on the package, so you’ll only need to decide how much you want to use. If you want to use less, you can make up for the entire amount of the cannabutter/cannaoil required in the recipe with regular butter/oil.

If, on the other hand, you’re making cannabutter on your own, it’s up to you how much weed you’ll end up using in the recipe. This includes making a very rough estimate of the THC content that’ll end up being in your brownie batter. If you need more detailed instructions on this, you can check out our guide right here.

Decarbing Weed for Your Marijuana Brownies

The decarboxylation process is essential to making cannabutter or cannabis oil, and therefore essential to making weed brownies. Decarbing weed means converting the  tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) to THC and CBD. You can decarb it by using the oven or other methods of heating up weed to the required temperatures. 

Make sure that the weed you’re trying to decarb is ground up, and if it isn’t, use your grinder in order to grind it up prior to decarbing. Decarbing your weed is easy, all you need to do is preheat your oven to about 235 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius), and bake your ground-up cannabis for 30-40 minutes. 

The recipe calls for infused butter or infused olive oil (or substitute with coconut oil). You can make cannabutter at home by using regular butter to which you add your decarbed weed or weed trim, and place it all on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Once your butter is infused, all you’ll need is a cheesecloth to strain the plant matter from the butter, and you are ready to bake some cookies.

Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options

There are other popular cannabis-infusion options that you can easily make at home. Check them out below (with brief descriptions).

Cannabis-Infused Sugar

Cannabis-infused sugar, also known as cannasugar, is a delicious and easy-to-make edible that can be included in any sweet canna recipe or beverage, like your favorite smoothie or your morning coffee. 

To make cannabis-infused sugar, you only need two ingredients: an alcohol-based cannabis tincture and granulated sugar (white, turbinado, and brown sugar work great, as well as coconut sugar). 

All you need to do is put the sugar in a small glass dish and pour the tincture over the sugar. Then cover it with a breathable fabric and place it somewhere to dry for 48-72 hours. It’s ready to use when it’s completely dry.

Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are very potent cannabis products that often contain up to 90% THC. Pure cannabis concentrates are also very flavorful as the original terpenes have been preserved. 

The process of making concentrates involves the use of dangerous chemicals which is why it can be hard to replicate this at home. The closest to a DIY cannabis concentrate you can get is to make rosin, which is a form of concentrate that doesn’t require using chemicals. You can find our easy-to-follow guide here.

Leftover Cannabis Pulp

If you’ve been throwing out leftover cannabis pulp, you’ve been missing out on some good stuff, so it’s time to stop. Cannabis pulp still contains beneficial ingredients that can be used in other practical ways, such as:

  • Add it to a smoothie;
  • Put it in a tea ball and steep it in tea or coffee;
  • Add it to a pesto recipe;
  • Add it to any soup;
  • Add it to a vinaigrette salad dressing;
  • Use it as compost.

Get Your Brownie Mix

To make your easy pot brownies, you’ll need a store-bought boxed brownie mix like the Betty Crocker brand or any other brand that you like, and you can get to baking.

Dose Your Edibles Properly

Before you start making your weed brownies, you need to figure out the proper dosage of weed per brownie, especially if you’re taking cannabis medicinally. To simplify the process for you, we’ve provided you with a cannabis dosage guide that can help you find out how much weed to put in your edibles.

How to Make Easy Pot Brownies Using a Box of Brownie Mix?

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to make edible brownie batter from a box and will make it easy for you to make cannabis-infused brownies from the comfort of your own home, with just a few simple ingredients.


This weed brownie recipe calls for the following ingredients and materials:          

  • Baking pan;
  • Cooking spray;
  • Salt;
  • One box of brownie mix;
  • 1/4 cup canna oil or cannabis butter;
  • Regular vegetable oil (if necessary);
  • Additional ingredients per the box of brownie mix like (cocoa powder or chocolate chips).


  • Ice cream;
  • Melted chocolate.

Pot Brownie Recipe (The Step-by-Step Process)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180°C).
  2. Grease the baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients (the brownie mix, extra cocoa powder, and a bit of salt).
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together with the cannabis oil, or the cannabutter, depending on which one you plan to use.
  5. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until they’re well-combined.
  6. Transfer the batter to the baking pan and lightly tap the pan so the batter is evened out.
  7. Place the baking pan in the oven.

Baking Edible Brownies

Bake your marijuana edibles according to the package instructions, or about 25-30 minutes. Once they’re done baking, take them out of the oven. Since brownies are fudgy, your toothpick doesn’t need to come out clean once you poke them. Allow the brownies to cool for another 30 minutes, and you’re ready to dig in. 

How High Will I Get When I Eat Pot Brownies?

Your standard brownie mix will contain a dose for about 12 brownies, and how much THC you put in each one depends on you. 

You can check the dosage guide we’ve provided above, or use the one that a healthcare provider has prescribed you.

Commercial edibles, on the other hand, like the ones in Colorado which you can buy at a dispensary, have a mandated dosage of about 10 milligrams of THC per edible. 

Final Thoughts on Homemade Marijuana Edibles

Your homemade marijuana edibles can become part of your medical marijuana experience so you wouldn’t have to rely on other consumption methods to get the required dose. By using a brownie mix, you simplify the process and save a bit of time. By following the recipe provided above, your brownies can be even better than the ones you buy at the dispensary.

To increase the flavor of your homemade weed brownies, serve your weed-infused brownies alongside some ice cream or melted chocolate. That will not only increase the chocolate flavor of the brownies, but it will also make your edibles seem more pleasing to your friends who want to try them. And if you’re thinking about taking higher doses, make sure you always consult your physician before increasing the dosage of the weed you’re taking.

A passionate advocate for the benefits of cannabis. Fraser Horton, who has a background in botany and a strong love of nature, has spent years researching how cannabis affects the body and mind. He established Leaf Nation in 2020, where he has devoted himself to educating people about the legalisation of marijuana and its safe and responsible use. Fraser is committed to highlighting cannabis’ potential for improving wellness and working to dispel the stigma associated with its use.


The information presented on this page is provided as a public service to aid in education and is derived from sources believed to be reliable. Readers are responsible for making their own assessment of the topics discussed here. In no event shall Leaf Nation be held reliable for any injury, loss or damage that could happen if using or abusing drugs.