Two Easy DIY Cannabis Peanut Butter Recipes

Soft Secrets
30 Nov 2020

Here is a riddle - What’s better than peanut butter & jelly sandwiches? - Well, that would be PB&J that will make you high. The cannabis-infused peanut butter will bring your daily dose of protein to another level, especially if you are a vegetarian or a vegan.  The process of making cannabis-infused peanut butter it’s super easy and straightforward. In return, you’ll have a potent healthy spread, which will for sure elevate all of your recipes. While the recipe is pretty simple, there are two things to make sure you do them right: calculating the proper dosage and cannabis decarboxylation.

Calculating the Dosage

Regardless if you are a pot amateur or an avid smoker, when it comes to choosing a proper dose for your peanut butter, always follow the rule of thumb: start with small amounts. For your first batch of cannabis peanut butter at least, you can start out with a small dose of weed, so it would be easier for you to determine the preferred potency.

Use your homemade cannabis peanut butter as a spread or add it as a magical new ingredient to your other delicacies.

The Process of Decarboxylation

You don’t need to be intimidated by the super sciency name of the process; you won’t need a degree in chemistry. It’s actually a pretty simple process. It’s basically a fancy term for ‘bake your weed.’  

This is what you gonna need for the decarboxylation:

  • Cannabis
  • Baking sheet
  • Baking pan
  • Tinfoil

The process

  • Preheat your oven to 212°F (100°C)
  • Place the baking sheet on the baking tray
  • Place the cannabis on the sheet and cover it with tinfoil (try not to cram the cannabis and spread it as much as you can)
  • Add the baking tray to the oven and slow bake it for around one hour (depending on the oven)
  • When the cannabis becomes dry, brown, and crumbly, it’s time to take it out

This process is essential, as adding raw cannabis to the peanut butter will do next to nothing. THC in raw cannabis is acidic, and the process of decarboxylation breaks down the psychoactive compound. Once you master decarboxylation, you are ready to prepare other cannabis-infused goodies such as cannabis oils and cannabis tinctures.

As with other edibles, anticipate that your cannabis peanut butter will have a delayed onset. Depending on the dosage, it may have a stronger effect than using smokable cannabis.

How to Make a Beginner-level Cannabis Peanut Butter?

Before getting ahead of ourselves and starting with a complicated recipe, it would be wise to test drive the flavor and the ‘high’ from this super straightforward recipe with store-bought peanut butter. Once you get a hold of it, you can start making your very own peanut butter from scratch. Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Cannabis
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Serving: 1 Person

Add two tablespoons of peanut butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth, silky texture. Add the cannabis and mix it once again. When you are done, put the mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours.

How to Make Homemade Cannabis-infused Peanut Butter?

If you want to go the ‘more natural’ route and make your own peanut butter from scratch, you’ll be relieved to know that this is also super easy to make.


  • 5 cups of unsalted peanuts 
  • ¼ cup of peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Cannabis


  • Add the peanuts and salt in a food processor or a blender and grind it for a couple of minutes
  • Add the honey and olive oil and blend it for another 2 to 3 minutes 
  • Add the cannabis and mix everything together until you achieve a smooth texture
  • Put the mixture in a jar or a bowl with a cover and put it in a freezer
  • Every time you want to use your peanut butter, give it a little stir with a spoon

Now that you know how to make cannabis peanut butter, it's time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen. 


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