What is a weed firecracker
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.
How To Make Firecracker Edibles
Looking to whip up a weed edible that takes the least amount of time and effort possible? Look no further than the humble firecracker, quite possibly the simplest cannabis treat you can make. Learning how to make firecrackers is easy, and for the most part foolproof. But there are some things to keep in mind to make sure the firecrackers weed doesn’t burn up, leaving you with a worthless, if tasty, snack.
Here’s How to Make Firecrackers
Let’s start with what you need to pull off an amazing firecracker recipe.
First, you’ll need some high-quality flower. If you’re making firecrackers just for yourself, about a half gram (0.5 g) should do. Use more if you’re planning to make enough to share.
Next, you need your graham crackers. Nabisco or HoneyMaid work best due to their higher fat content. Spice things up with the cinnamon version!
Finally, you need peanut butter. Go for the natural stuff with the higher amounts of fat. The higher (the fat), the better! Nutella also works well in combination with the peanut butter or on its own.
That’s why firecrackers are so simple to make. The firecrackers weed easily bonds to the fats in the peanut butter, eliminating many of the steps needed to make other weed edibles.
And don’t forget the tools: a toothpick for stirring, aluminum foil for baking, and an oven with an accurate temperature control. Toaster ovens work well, especially the digital kind.
Don’t Forget To Decarboxylate Your Firecrackers Weed!
In order for this firecrackers weed recipe to work, you have to activate the THC and other cannabinoids in your buds before you eat them. That means using heat to decarboxylate your cannabis.
For the first-timer, figuring out how to make firecrackers weed decarboxylated can be a little challenging. But really, the process is simple. Just remember, low and slow.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F (120 C) and wait about 10 minutes for it to get warm. While you’re waiting, break up your nugs by hand or coarsely grind them.
Next, put the weed in the oven. Set a timer for about 15 minutes. That’s plenty of time for a decarb, so don’t go any longer. Heating too long can ruin your weed.
After 15 minutes, set your weed to the side and let cool.
Assemble Your Weed Firecrackers
Now, heat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 C). As it gets to temp, spread a thick layer of peanut butter (and/or Nutella) on one side of each graham cracker.
Pro Tip: the fat in the peanut butter is what absorbs the THC from your weed, so the more fat the better. That’s why you should really spread it on thick.
Now, evenly sprinkle your weed on the peanut butter-covered crackers. Now’s the time to use that toothpick to stir and fold your weed into the peanut butter.
Mix your weed in very thoroughly, so that all of it is covered with fatty peanut butter. Don’t rush this step.
To finish assembling your firecrackers, add a second peanut butter and covered cracker on top and sandwich them together.
Get Baking! Here’s How To Make Firecrackers …the Right Way
At this point, lots of people will simply toss the firecracker into the oven and bake it. But that’s not the best approach.
Instead, wrap your firecrackers in foil. Wrap them up completely, like you would if you were cooking something over a campfire. This will lock all the good stuff in and make sure no THC escapes!
Now, go ahead and put your foil wrapped firecracker into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The perfect amount of time to enjoy an episode of “Broad City” while you wait.
Cool Down, Then Chow Down!
This last part is the best. Giver your firecrackers time to cool down and remove them from their foil wrappers.
Smells delicious, right? Of course it does, it’s weed and peanut butter (and maybe cinnamon and chocolate).
Finally, eat your firecracker! They’re so good, it’s easy to get carried away and eat the whole batch. But make sure you wait at least a half hour to 45 minutes to see how all that firecrackers weed is hitting you before diving into another.
Firecrackers, the humble yet potent weed edible that's super-easy to make.