Infusing peanut butter with cannabis is a simple and delicious way to create a CBD/THC-infused edible. Peanut butter is a versatile and tasty base that pairs well with the earthy, nutty flavors of cannabis. Plus, peanut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats, making it a nutritious choice for a cannabis-infused snack. Here’s how to make your own cannabis-infused peanut butter at home:
Before you start infusing your peanut butter, you need to activate the THC in your cannabis. This process, called decarboxylation, involves heating the cannabis to a specific temperature for a certain period of time. To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 245°F (120°C). Grind your cannabis and spread it out on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Place your peanut butter in a saucepan over low-medium heat and melt it until it is smooth and creamy. Keep stirring the peanut butter to avoid any possibility of it burning.
Once your peanut butter is melted, add your decarboxylated cannabis to the pan and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure that the cannabis is evenly distributed throughout the peanut butter.
Once the infusion is complete, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any plant matter. If you are using chunky peanut butter, you may want to skip this step.
Once the infused peanut butter has cooled, transfer it to a clean jar or container with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
To use the infused peanut butter, simply spread it on toast, pancakes, crackers, or any other food of your choice. The strength of the peanut butter will depend on the potency of your cannabis and the amount you use, so it’s important to start with a small amount and increase as needed to find the right dosage for you. It’s also important to remember that the effects of CBD/THC can vary greatly from person to person, so it’s important to use caution when consuming edibles and to start with a low dosage.
Overall, infusing peanut butter with cannabis is a simple and delicious way to create a CBD/THC-infused edible. With just a few basic ingredients and some patience, you can easily make your own cannabis-infused peanut butter at home.