The Best Fudgy Cannabis Brownie Recipe

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A recipe that is so simple, rich, fudgy, and sweet. This is by far my favorite cannabis brownie recipe. Made from scratch, they ooze a creamy fudge center and can pack a cannabis infused-high that will make you like you are on cloud nine.

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    Special Brownies Go By Many Names

    Anytime a food has several names, you can assume it is wildly popular. Cannabis brownies are no exception. Here are just a few names that they go by:

    Here are some popular names for cannabis brownies that I love:

    1. Pot Brownies
    2. Weed Brownies
    3. Space Cakes
    4. Ganja Brownies
    5. Magic Brownies
    6. Special Brownies
    7. Herb Brownies
    8. Happy Brownies
    9. Mary Jane Brownies
    10. 420 Brownies

    To name a few. Know more? Leave some in the comments below

    Ingredients That Make You Say Mmm

    One bowl and a few minutes. That is all it takes to whip these fudge weed brownies up. Pretty sure, most of the ingredients that are used in this cannabis brownies recipe are already in your pantry, minus the most important of all, the cannabutter. If you don’t have any, get some, or make some. You can use our cannabutter recipe if you have never made it before, but this is what makes cannabis fudge brownies (or many other edible recipes) an edible 420 treat.

    Here is the basic rundown of what’s needed:

    • Cannabutter – THC-infused butter adds the psychoactive kick these brownies deserve. You can also go without if that is not your jam. They are still the best brownies with or without infused butter.
    • Cocoa powder – To give a luscious chocolate taste, I love using a variety of cocoa powders. This simple addition adds a unique touch to your treats.
    • Eggs – Round, large and fresh will do the trick.
    • Flour – All-purpose flour is the way to go. Sift it for maximum results and upgrading to premium flour or organic will add a certain something to your brownie mix.
    • Salt – Not talking about the ocean level of salt, but just a background hint that can help layer the flavor.
    • Sugar – Love me some sugar. This will help balance the tri-fold flavor of richness and saltiness, bringing in the sweetness for a nice counterbalance.
    • Vanilla – Subtle sweetness that enhances herbal undertones while magnifying the sweetness of the cocoa

    Where is the Chocolate?

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    We thought you might spot that. This recipe has come a long way with adaptations throughout the years. Starting with Alice Merdrich’s Cocoa Brownies and Inspired Taste’s spin, leave it to us stoners to throw some decarbed cannabis into it to make it even more special. You can check out the original recipe here.

    Here is what they had to say about adding chocolate all summed up:

    Forget the chocolate, Medrich uses cocoa powder instead. Removing the chocolate, fat, and sugar gave her the perfect brownies with soft, moist centers and shiny, candy-like tops. The recipe’s just pure gold.

    Since we’re using cocoa powder, these brownies aren’t too sweet. If you’re like us and prefer dark chocolate over milk, these are perfect. Check out another recipe for unapologetic cocoa powder addition: it’s just delicious!

    But it’s your brownies, so feel free to add chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. We recommend mixing in a handful of chocolate or scattering it on top of the batter. Get creative!

    Dosing and Potency

    The question of dosing your brownies always comes up. Too much and a bad experience will result. Too little THC and you might find the dessert to be lackluster. Here is the deal. Everyone is different when it comes to consumption. It is always best to start small and gradually increase an edible’s potency.

    If you are new to making your own edibles, a typical dose is about 10mg for edibles at a recreational dispensary. This will generally keep a novice fairly high for around 4 – 8 hours. That said, dosing your own requires some energy to be precise. For more accurate dosing check out our cannabutter calculator while using this recipe if you make your own cannabutter that is.

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    The directions say to use 1/2 cup of cannabutter, but this can vary depending on how much effect you want. For a mild experience, try using 1/4 cup or less and substitute with regular old butter. If you’re looking for an intense psychoactive high, use the full 1/2 cup. Again, it is always better to start small and work your way up as needed.

    Now that you have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go, let’s get baking! This recipe couldn’t be easier with only one bowl required for mixing together the batter quickly. Nothing is more satisfying than sticking your batch of cannabis brownies in the oven and coming out with a tray of delicious treats that pack a punch

    Time To Make Brownies

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    Let’s make some luscious brownies! Don’t bother with fancy equipment—just grab a mixing bowl and a small saucepan. Here’s how I do it:

    Step 1

    Melt cannabutter, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder in a double boiler over low heat. Don’t worry, you can also nuke it in the microwave but read our guide on microwave weed first, or melt it in a saucepan over medium-low heat if you lack a double boiler. While it’s melting, you’ll notice a gritty texture. That’s what gives these brownies their iconic crinkly top. Once melted, pour it into the mixing bowl.

    Step 2

    Add the eggs and vanilla. Crack in one egg, mix it in, then add in the other egg. Watch as the batter transforms into shiny goodness.

    Step 3

    Mix in the flour. Beat it with a spoon or use an electric mixer for 40 to 50 strokes to ensure everything is perfectly emulsified for fudgy, delicious brownies.

    Step 4

    Bake them in a recommended 8-inch baking dish. These scrumptious brownies cook for 20 to 25 minutes in an 8-inch square pan. I’ve added a special section below with tips on how to tell when they’re ready. Trust me—you don’t want to overbake them!

    That’s really it. After a few practice runs you will get really good at making these anytime. Until you become a pro brownie chef, let’s talk about some brownie-making tips before you get started on your fudgy journey.

    Printable Recipe Below

    Best Cannabis Fudge Brownie Tips

    tips for perfect brownies

    You’re only a few steps away from becoming a brownie master!

    • The first tip I have for you is to use a kitchen timer to avoid getting distracted and overbaking the brownies. Go ahead and set it for 18 minutes, and keep a close eye on them towards the end of cooking.
    • Another way to check is by using a toothpick to test the center. If it comes out with moist crumbs, they’re done! If there is wet batter, they need more time, and if the toothpick comes out clean, they’re probably overbaked.
    • Perfectly baked brownies should look a little underdone in the middle when they’re taken out of the oven. It might sound strange, but the brownies will continue to cook as they cool, making the center perfectly fudgy!
    • If it takes longer than the suggested time to bake them, it’s possible that your oven is not calibrated. A simple oven thermometer placed on a rack inside can give you a more accurate reading. Don’t worry though, it only costs around $10, and you will soon be baking brownies like a pro with plenty of time to enjoy the fudginess in the middle!
    • Let’s talk about equipment. We swear by an 8×8-inch metal pan for this recipe … butttttt glass and ceramic pans also work. Just remember, they may change the bake time. About 5ish minutes early, set that timer to periodically check.
    • This recipe is slightly adapted from the legendary Alice Medrich’s Cocoa Brownies, and if you love dessert as we do, check out her book “Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.” Trust us, you won’t regret it.
    • Have a sweet tooth and love cannabis? Try these delicious brownies made with CANNASUGAR! To get your desired potency, swap the infused sugar for regular sugar or use both infused oil and sugar.
    • Want to make the brownies more potent? Use any cannabis concentrate – from distillate to RSO – and mix it with ½ cup of butter or coconut oil. But make sure to check if it needs decarboxylation first and add your desired dose.
    • Prefer tinctures? Use an oil-based one instead of butter or oil. But if you fancy using Green or Golden dragons, evaporate the alcohol and make FECO first.
    • Ground decarbed cannabis flower or kief can also be added for an extra kick. Just don’t forget to decarb first if you want the activated benefits of THC or CBD.
    • Satisfy your cravings while enjoying the buzz with these delicious and easy-to-make cannabis-infused brownies!


    storing cannabis edibles for later

    To keep your pot brownies deliciously soft and moist, store them air-tight along with a slice of bread. If you’re thinking long-term, wrap each brownie with parchment paper and then plastic wrap, and they’re good to go in the fridge or freezer. Indulge yourself with the perfect brownie anytime you want! Lastly, be sure to label them. You don’t want Santa to accidentally get high on Christmas.

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    Best Fudgy Cannabis Brownie

    A recipe that is so simple, rich, fudgy, and sweet. This is by far my favorite cannabis brownie recipe. Made from scratch, they ooze a creamy fudge center and can pack a cannabis infused-high that will make you like you are on cloud nine.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Servings 16 servings


    • 8 inch pan
    • Mixing bowl
    • mixing spoon or beater
    • oven
    • saucepan or double boiler


    • 1 1/4th cups granualted sugar
    • 10 tbsp unsalted cannabutter for less potency swap regular butter for cannabutter
    • 2 tbsp unsweet cocoa powder natural or dutch powder. Or use both!
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/4 tsp salt kosher preffered
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts (optional)


    • Start by moving your oven rack to the middle of the oven and preheating to a toasty 325 degrees F.
    • While the oven preheats, use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line an 8-inch x 8-inch square baking pan. Don't forget to leave an overhang on the opposite sides to help remove the yummy brownies from the pan with ease.
    • Set up a double-boiler. Grab a medium-sized pan and fill it with water about 2 inches deep, then heat the water until it's barely simmering.
    • Grab a heat-safe bowl and combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Next, rest the bowl over simmering water, but don't let it touch the water. If it does, remove some water from the pan.
    • Give the mixture a stir every now and then until the butter melts and it becomes warm. No need to fret if it looks gritty; adding the eggs and flour will smoothen it out in no time.
    • Once smooth, give that bowl a break from all the heat. Remove it from the saucepan, and let it chill out for 5 minutes until it's just warm to the touch.
    • Add vanilla extract and stir until well combined
    • Add the first egg and stir, stir stir. Repeat for second egg
    • Once that batter's looking thick and perfect, it's time to add that flour! Use a spoon to beat that flour into the batter until it's thick and pulling away from the bowl's sides. We recommend grabbing a sturdy wooden spoon or spatula and giving it 40 to 50 good whacks.
    • Stir in any additions. If using chocolate, be sure that your mixture has cooled so the chips don't start melting.
    • Spread brownie batter evenly in 6 inch pan
    • Bake them for 20 to 30 minutes until the edges look dry and the middle is slightly underbaked (perfection is moist crumbs attached to your toothpick)Then, enjoy your scrumptious creation!
    • Allow the brownies to cool entirely in the pan before removing them – trust me, this step is crucial for perfect brownies. Then, slice them into sweet sixteen squares.



    If you're new to it, remember that edibles can have different effects than smoking, topicals, or tinctures, so knowing your dose is critical. Take it slow and easy, especially if you're trying an Indica or Sativa strain. Your high time will be a good time by following these simple rules: give it time, be safe, and be patient.
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    Brownie FAQ

    Brownies are a type of dessert that is typically chocolate-flavored and made with ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and cocoa powder.

    Yes, you can make brownies without eggs by substituting them with ingredients such as applesauce, mashed bananas, or yogurt. These ingredients act as a binder and help to keep the brownies moist.

    Brownies can last for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

    When consumed, cannabis chocolate chip cookies can produce a range of effects, including relaxation, euphoria, increased appetite, and altered perception of time. It's important to start with a small dosage and wait at least an hour before consuming more, as the effects can take some time to kick in and may be more potent than expected.


    Kharma Dee

    Kharma Dee

    Hi there! My name is Kharmadee and I'm an expert in harnessing the power of cannabis for holistic health benefits. In my work, I teach others how to naturally manage pain, anxiety, and stress, empowering them to lead happier, healthier lives. I believe that by incorporating cannabis into our daily routines, we can all experience greater joy, productivity, and well-being. Let me show you how!


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