A recipe for how to make firecrackers
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A firecracker is a cannabis edible you can make with minimal ingredients in only 30 minutes. This simple, tasty recipe can be crafted in a pinch if you want to make your own edibles without too much hassle. Firecrackers allow any DIY edible enthusiast to control how much cannabis goes into each iteration of the recipe and customize to personal potency preference. Read on to learn how to make this legendary staple in the edibles community.
Assemble your ingredients:
- High-quality flower. You want to aim for a 10-milligram dose of THC per serving, so it takes a little math to get it right. One (1) gram of flower that’s 20% THC has 200 milligrams of THC, which means you’d get 20 servings per gram.
- Peanut butter, or other nut butter with high amounts of fat. Nutella is another popular choice.
- Graham crackers. These can be plain or flavored per preference, though Nabisco or HoneyMaid brand work best due to their higher fat levels.
Assemble your ingredients. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Decarboxylate your flower to activate the THC and other cannabinoids.
- Set your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius)
- While you’re waiting, break apart your nugs by hand or use a coarse grinder.
Break apart your nugs by hand or use a coarse grinder. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
- When the oven is ready, place your flower on a tray and pop them in.
Place your flower on a tray and pop them in the oven. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
- Set a timer for 15 minutes — be careful not to overheat and burn your bud!
- Remove your flower from the oven and set aside.
Turn up the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius).
Turn up the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Grab your graham crackers and spread a thick layer of peanut butter on one side of each graham cracker. The fat in the nut butter is what absorbs the THC from the flower, so the more the better.
Grab your graham crackers and spread a thick layer of peanut butter on one side of each graham cracker. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Evenly sprinkle your decarbed weed on the peanut butter side of the crackers. Use a toothpick or other knife to fold the flower into the peanut butter. Mix it in as thoroughly as possible. If you choose, place another graham cracker on top of the peanut-butter-covered one to make a sandwich.
Evenly sprinkle your decarbed weed on the peanut butter side of the crackers. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Pop your firecracker in the oven. While many simply place their firecrackers on a tray, online sources recommend wrapping them in aluminum foil first to lock in all the THC goodness.
Pop your firecracker, wrapped in aluminum foil, in the oven. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Unwrap the foil and enjoy your firecracker creations. Remember, edibles take about 30 minutes before effects begin, so go slow. You can always have another later.
Unwrap the foil and enjoy your firecracker creations. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
A recipe for how to make firecrackers Copy article link to clipboard. Link copied to clipboard. A firecracker is a cannabis edible you can make with minimal ingredients in only 30 minutes.
Are you jonesin’ for a tasty edible treat that’s easy to whip up with only a few ingredients required? Look no further than “The Firecracker,” a cannabis confection that’s been popular for eons. This infused treat is yummy, potent, and pretty much anyone can make it — even if you lack serious skills in the kitchen. But while these mini peanut butter sandwiches are one of the easiest edibles to tackle, there are a few key steps you won’t want to miss.
Light Your Fire
For any successful edible, your weed must be ‘lit up’ to activate the THC content. This process is called decarboxylation, but simply put, it’s baking your bud to get you baked.
There are many ways to decarb your weed for edibles, but here’s the most foolproof method.
For one firecracker serving, you’ll need anywhere from a half gram to two grams of high quality weed, depending on how high you wanna get. If you’re prepping for a party, multiply that amount of bud times the amount of crackers you plan to serve.
Lightly break up your flower by hand or coarsely grind it onto a baking sheet covered with foil or parchment paper. Then bake your bud for 15 minutes at 250° F.
Once complete, remove the bud from the oven and set it aside to cool. Don’t overbake your bud, or you’ll waste your weed.
Heads-up: if you’re close to neighbors or cooking on the down-low, this process will smell! Plan accordingly.
With this recipe, the flower bonds with the fat content in the peanut butter, eliminating many of the steps necessary for other edible recipes. So go for ingredients higher in fat to intensify your firecracker experience.
- Graham Crackers: Try honey, cinnamon or chocolate versions to mix it up
- Peanut Butter: Try natural or use Nutella… or twist it up with both!
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Adjust your oven to 300° F for baking the firecrackers. To assemble, grab one graham cracker sheet and break it in half, so you have two squares. Spread a generous layer of peanut butter (or Nutella) on one side of each cracker. The peanut butter will absorb the THC — so the more the better!
Next, evenly spread the baked weed over your peanut-butter covered crackers. Use the toothpick to stir and mix the marijuana into the peanut butter.
Sandwich your two crackers on top of one another, and your firecracker is almost ready for take-off.
You might be tempted to bite into your cracker concoction now, but don’t. It gets better once it’s baked. Wrap your firecracker in tin foil. Don’t skip this step, as it locks in the treat’s THC while baking.
On a baking sheet, heat your individually wrapped firecracker at 300° F for 20 minutes. Once the buzzer goes off, let your firecrackers completely cool.
You can also mix it up with your own additions too. Add marshmallow, caramel, or chocolate chips. Even drizzle honey or syrup on top for an extra sugary shock.
Last step? Dig in and get lit. But like any edible, consume with caution. Wait at least 45 minutes to an hour for effects to set in before indulging in another firecracker.
This infused treat is delicious, potent, and pretty much anyone can make it — even if you lack serious skills in the canna-kitchen.