Today’s recipe is for cannabis peanut butter, and when we saw this tutorial, it sounded irresistible. Provided you don’t have a peanut allergy (in which case, this isn’t your post), peanut butter is one of the best munchie foods. You can spread it on crackers, make a sandwich, or bake it into cookies. It’s great comfort food.
We get this tutorial for cannabis peanut butter from the HowToWeed channel. Visit there to see the whole process in action, and to find links in the description to purchase some of the needed items.
Making Cannabis Peanut Butter
You will need:
- Cannabis flower
- Powdered peanut butter mix
- Coconut oil
- Ardent Nova
- Measuring containers
- Mixing bowl
- Coffee filter
We have to start with peanut butter powder because that’s had the oil removed, and we’re going to add oil back in, only it will be infused with activated cannabis oil. You could go ahead and grind up regular peanuts to mix in with it too, but using just straight peanut butter off the shelf will result in oily goop.
Step 1: Decarb that weed
We have to decarboxylate the flower because weed right off the plant contains only THCA, which is not psychoactive. It must be heated to a temperature at which the THCA is converted to THC, the psychoactive compound which gives cannabis its buzz.
Along with the method we’re going over here, you can also use the other method for decarbing flower, wrapping in foil and baking in a toaster oven, covered in the weed pills tutorial. We also cover decarbing in general on our edible canna oil tutorial.
The Ardent Nova is an all-in-one decarbing chamber and activation mixer. Follow the link from the tutorial in the description to purchase your own.
Just load the flower into the Nova, turn it on, and wait an hour for it to decarb. How simple is that?
Step 2: Infuse the cannabis into oil
Once the flower is decarbed, it will crumble like a cookie, no grinder required.
Add the coconut oil. You will need to know ahead of time how much you will use based on the ratio to the peanut butter mix. In the video, he reads off 184 grams of peanut butter mix, and concludes that this calls for 92 grams coconut oil. That means a 1:2 ratio, half as much oil as peanut butter mix.
Once again, we must caution that this is food-grade coconut oil, and you should never inhale food. There’s a big difference between oil you vape and oil you consume as an edible. Be careful not to confuse the two. Store the oils in clearly labeled containers if you have to.
In infusion mode, you load the coconut oil and decarbed cannabis mixture into the Nova, turn it on, and once the light turns green, the cannabis is infused. How simple is that?
Step 3: Strain the oil from the mixture
The process is just like making coffee at this point. In fact, we use a regular old coffee filter.
We are almost there! Squeeze the last of the infused oil out of the filter, and set the dregs aside.
Step 4: Mix with the peanut butter powder
In the video, he mixes with the spatula first, then goes for the eggbeater. He does remark that you can add in some extra oil, and indeed the result looks far too chunky to be considered peanut butter. We’d go with some good old peanut oil too, which is available at the store with the other oils. The Asian section is most likely to have it, since peanut oil is also a frequent stir-fry ingredient.
And there you have it. Happy munching!
Readers, have you tried your own cannabis peanut butter?
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