If you aren’t much of a home cook or a baker, then firecrackers are an excellent edible for you to try. It is simple and easy to make, yet it can pack a potent punch of weed with a delicious flavor and texture. If you don’t like to make edibles at home, because you’ve had a bad experience with baking cannabis brownies, firecrackers are an excellent option.
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Why use edibles instead of smoking weed?
Many people ask, why you should go through the trouble of making any edibles, when you can smoke weed directly and get a stronger high. Some people say that making edibles at home is pointless because you can’t control the cannabinoid ratios that large dispensaries do while making a concentrate. Furthermore, if you want the flavor, why not eat a regular brownie and smoke some weed afterward.
The answer is that smoking cannabis can have some adverse effects on our lungs, and edibles are considerably safer than smoking a joint. Though cannabis smoke is nowhere near as dangerous as tobacco, it can still contain some harmful carcinogens that can damage your lungs. Therefore, using cannabis edibles is the best way to consume your weed.
How much time does it take to make cannabis firecrackers?
It would take around 30 minutes to make one batch of weed firecrackers, which is much quicker than making any other cannabis edible. The recipe requires about 5 minutes of prep time, and it takes 25 minutes to prepare. Furthermore, if you have already decarboxylated your cannabis buds, you can get the recipe done within 15-20 minutes. Therefore, it is the perfect edible to make when you are in a hurry.
Step 1: Collecting the ingredients
What ingredients are required for making weed firecrackers?
The ingredients for cannabis firecrackers are quite simple. All you need is three things, of course, your cannabis bud, some graham crackers, and some peanut butter. Here is the amount of ingredients you will need for a single firecracker. Just multiply the number of ingredients with how many firecrackers you want to make.
- Cannabis bud of your choice (0.5-1 gram per cracker)
- Peanut butter (2 tbsp per cracker)
Step 2: Decarboxylating your cannabis bud
What is decarboxylation, and why does it have to be done?
Whenever you want to use weed to make any edibles, it has to be decarboxylated. All the cannabinoids within the trichomes of a cannabis flower have a carboxyl ring. For instance, instead of THC, raw cannabis has THCA. THCA is not intoxicating. Though it can have some medical benefits, it won’t give you much of a euphoric feeling, therefore, to get the full benefits of cannabis you need to decarboxylate it.
How to decarboxylate cannabis?
Decarboxylating cannabis is quite simple and straightforward. Just line a baking sheet with some foil. Grind your cannabis buds and scatter them on the foil. Now, place the baking sheet in a 250 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes. Your decarboxylated cannabis is ready to be used in any edible of your choice.
Step 3: Lining the graham crackers with peanut butter
Though it’s quite simple to understand that you need to spread a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter on your crackers, the more intriguing question is why. Aside from adding flavor and creating a better texture in your mouth, what are the advantages of using peanut butter?
Why peanut butter?
We use peanut butter while making firecrackers because fats are an excellent vessel for cannabis. THC, the primary cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, integrates the receptors in our body more easily when introduced with a carrier with fats. This is why many recipes of weed edibles have canna-oil in them instead of cannabis buds. Furthermore, some experts also believe that fat protects the cannabinoids from being broken down in the stomach, which gives them a better chance to bind with more receptors and have a more substantial effect on your body.
Step 4: Bring in the weed
This is the part where you introduce cannabis to your crackers. After taking the decarboxylated cannabis out of the oven, allow it to cool down while you spread the peanut butter on your crackers. Then, sprinkle about a gram of ground cannabis on every cracker and use a spoon to incorporate it into the peanut butter completely. Then take another cracker and place it on top to make sort of a cannabis and peanut butter sandwich. You can also add other items like honey for flavor if you want. A piece of chocolate also works great with the peanut butter.
Step 5: Return to the oven
Now all that is left to do is bake the firecrackers in your toaster oven. Start by wrapping the firecrackers in some aluminum foil so that the peanut butter or any other ingredient doesn’t spill out when heated. Place the firecrackers in a 300 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about fifteen minutes, before taking the firecrackers out. Remember to let the firecrackers cool down a little if you don’t want to burn the roof of your mouth severely. You can dig into your cannabis edibles as they are or add some other ingredients to add to their flavor after preparing.
Cannabis edibles are quite popular among youngsters these days; however, if you are getting started with cannabis edibles, you might not want to go for something difficult like cannabis cookies or brownies directly. Making the batter for these recipes can be challenging for novice bakers, and you may end up burning, or under-cooking a batch, ruining the dessert, and the cannabis buds. Therefore, before you move on to more advanced recipes, or aren’t in the mood to bake, try out these fantastic, cannabis and peanut butter firecrackers.