This great tasting marijuana brownie recipe using kief will create potent edibles.
This weed brownie recipe uses kief that is collected using the dry ice hash method, using cannabis trim and popcorn buds that are too wispy to bother trimming and smoking. Dry ice hash is a solventless way to extract the trichomes (the tiny circular gland heads which contain THC and other cannabinoids). We like to use cannabutter made with kief to cook brownies and other edibles because kief adds a lot less plant flavor to the cannabutter in the brownies than if straight plant material is used — this results in a better tasting pot brownie.
You can also make weed brownies using this recipe if you don’t have access to kief using cannabutter prepared using butane hash oil (AKA BHO, shatter, ear wax, etc.), or cannabutter made from marijuana flowers or trim, bubble hash cannabutter, or scissor hash cannabutter.
The best recipe for marijuana brownies using kief cannabutter
Kief marijuana brownie ingredients
To prepare these kief weed brownies you will need the following ingredients:
- Prepared cannabutter (view kief cannabutter recipe)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
How to make kief marijuana brownies:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8×8″ pan (using vegetable oil spray is easiest – grease it well!) and lightly dust the pan with flour. This will make it easier to remove brownies from pan once cooked.
- In large saucepan, gently melt your prepared cannabutter over low heat (don’t make it bubble too much) and remove from heat.
- Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix with an electric hand mixer. If you’re using a stand mixer, mix using low speed until combined.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat this powder into the sugar, egg, and vanilla mixture until mixed well.
- Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Test center with a toothpick, the center will be the last part to cook. If it’s not set, return for oven for a few minutes and test again. Allow to cool before cutting.
How to decarboxylate kief for your brownies
Making cannabutter using kief is very simple, but you should know a little bit about activating the THC via decarboxylation. You’ll need to gently heat the kief to decarboxylate it. Decarboxylation will activate the THC in a way that can be processed by your liver when you eat your pot brownies.
Marijuana flowers and extracts contain a cannabinoid known as THCA. THCA is not psychoactive; this is why eating raw weed flowers won’t get you high. When exposed to heat in the decarboxylation process, THCA will be converted into THC. THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana with the most psychoactive effects.
When smoked or vaporized, marijuana is instantly decarboxylated so THC is made available to your lungs. For edibles, you can easily decarboxylate marijuana, kief, hash, or other concentrates in your oven.
Place dry ice hash on a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil (never use wax paper) on an oven-safe pan. Spread out the kief so there’s just a thin layer to ensure equal exposure to heat.
Bake kief at 250 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Kief will brown lightly and have a slightly toasted smell.
Since the THC in kief is fat soluable, you’ll need to melt your kief into butter. View a recipe to make cannabutter from dry ice hash
How to determine the amount of THC in marijuana brownies
How much dry ice hash should I use in weed brownies?
The potency of your weed brownies is determined by how much dry ice hash you use, and how pure your kief is.
Dry ice hash is typically extracted using bags with micron levels of 25, 73, 160, and 220. The smaller the number, the less plant material will be in the hash. 25 and 73 micron kief is great for smoking or pressing into rosin − save that to add to bowls or joints. Using 160 micron hash for pot brownies is a good choice because it’s a little less pure but still doesn’t have the greenish tint of plant material seen in 220 micron hash. Less plant flavor is better when you’re making brownies or other edibles.
This weed brownie recipe uses 2 grams of 160 micron hash for each 8×8 pan. We use hash kief from high quality strains that max out at 20-25% THC. But since you’re extracting just the trichome heads, using lower THC strains (or even CBD strains) is ok since you will just be left with the kief.
The estimated potency of this 160 micron kief should be about 30-33%. Dry ice hash is made from a trim pile very heavy with sugar leaves and finely cut popcorn buds will have a good yield. You can also use dried chopped up buds over a screen such as on a trimming tray, scraping back and forth with a credit card or plastic drywall knife to extract the required kief.
If you follow this recipe and use 2 grams of kief, this means there are 2000 milligrams of kief in the recipe. Since about 33% of that is THC, there is roughly 666 milligrams of THC in the entire brownie recipe.
If you’re trying to make this recipe using other extracts, you can adjust the amount based on the THC content.
How to determine the THC dosage for this marijuana brownie recipe
Since this recipe used 2 mg of 160 micron kief that has approximately 666 milligrams of THC, here is how you can determine the dosage per brownie:
- If the pan is cut into 9 brownies (3×3 rows) each will contain 74 mg of THC.
- If the pan is cut into 12 brownies (4×3 rows) each will contain 55 mg of THC.
- If the pan is cut into 16 brownies (4×4 rows) each will contain 41mg of THC.
- If the pan is cut into 20 brownies (5×4 rows) each will contain 33mg of THC.
Keep in mind that the actual potency of your brownies may vary based on the quality of the hash or concentrate used in your cannabutter. Under-decarboxylated hash will have less potency, as will hash made from less-than-top-quality weed or trim.
How much THC should a person consume?
Determining the effects of edibles such as weed brownies depends on several factors. Newcomers to edibles should always error on the side of caution. It’s a good idea to take a half dose the first time you try your weed brownies, aim for a dosage around 20-30 mg. Dispensaries say to go with 10mg per serving, but most people I know find that far too low.
If you eat cannabis brownies on an empty stomach, the effects will hit you much faster. So plan to not eat for a few hours before or after to max the effects. NEVER wait 20 minutes and say “I barely feel anything, I better eat another one.” Terrible idea. If you are eating the brownies on a full stomach, it may take an hour or two to kick in and the full effects will peak slower since the speed of digestion is impacted.
Regular users of THC will have a higher tolerance. But don’t be a hardo. If you smoke too much in a sitting, it really isn’t a big deal. If you eat too many weed edibles, your world will collapse around you. Don’t overdo it. It’s probably best to try your first keif brownie in the comfort of your own home just to see how it affects you. Better to find you’re passing out within range of your couch vs. being in the middle of a crowded concert or sporting event.
How to store kief marijuana brownies
Your best bet to store marijuana brownies is to freeze them. Cut into serving-size pieces and seal in a ziplock bag. That way you can just pull out as much as is needed. They taste great frozen. This recipe freezes so they’re soft enough to eat right away without thawing, but you can also microwave them for a few seconds to heat them up like fresh out of the oven.
Always clearly mark that the bag contains THC and the approximate dosage. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN! The biggest danger edibles pose is to be unwillingly eaten by children or pets. If you have kids, think twice about storing them anywhere that isn’t locked up away from prying hands and mouths. Be smart. They sell locking pill bags on amazon that are perfect to shield children (but not dogs who will shred the bag and mow the whole stash).
We’ve tried cooking a lot of recipes for kief brownies, and this marijuana brownie recipe using kief makes the best tasting brownies we’ve tested. Always decarboxylate the dry ice hash or kief to activate the THC. Melt decarboxylated kief in butter to make cannabutter. Cook using the brownie recipe above, making sure to not overcook the brownies. Store in a safe manner and eat responsibly.