Author: Guy Greene
Published: December 8, 2016
Just in time for the holidays, these chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies will be sure to make your next gathering a little more magical.
These cookies are ridiculously easy to make. By using a cannabis concentrate you can greatly reduce the “plant” flavor making them a hit for those who crave a tasty edible without the off-flavor.
- 1 gram of Cannabis extract (Rosin, BHO, ETC.)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Pinch kosher salt
- Wax paper or parchment paper
- Coffee maker or double boiler
- Medium sauce pan or a pot
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Wooden Spatula
- Rubber spatula
- Small metal or glass bowl bowl
- A stove-top or hot-plate
Don’t be intimidated – The decarbing process may seem daunting at first, but we’re keeping it simple in this tutorial. You won’t even need to get the oven involved! Before we delve in, let’s briefly explain what “decarbing” means. In a nutshell: to decarboxylate, or ‘decarb’ means you’re using heat to quickly convert tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
If you’re using a small quantity of liquid concentrate such as rosin, butane hash oil, etc., you can activate that amazing THC for use in your edibles by using your coffee maker… Seriously. Most drip coffee machines get up to about 205 degrees Fahrenheit which is on the low side for most decarbing techniques. So, it will take a pinch longer to convert all of the THC.
Simply remove the coffee pot, and instead place a small metal (or glass) bowl on heat. Add your concentrate – For this particular recipe, we used 1 gram of cannabis rosin made from dry-ice harvested kief (Keep your eyes peeled for that tutorial in the weeks ahead).
You will notice rather quickly that CO2 bubbles start to form. In about 30 minutes, the bubbling will gradually taper off and eventually stop. Success! You’ve decarbed your concentrate. Turn off your coffee maker, but leave the bowl over heat.
We’ll combine our decarbed rosin with a fat, in this case butter, so that we can use in our edible of choice. Add one stick of butter to the bowl, gently mixing until completely melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside. Now for the cookies!
Combine sugar, milk, cannabis-butter and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally. Let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Transfer you mixture to a large bowl. Add smooth peanut butter stirring until well mixed. Then add vanilla extract, oats and salt. Stir until completely mixed. Spoon mix onto wax/parchment paper and let harden for 30 minutes.
On average, one gram of concentrate contains 600 mg-800 mg of THC. Depending on your needs, you will want to make different sized cookies. For this example, we’ve made low dosage edibles. This recipe yields about 50 golf ball size cookies that are approximately 15 mg each. If you have a kitchen scale handy, each cookie should weigh 20 grams. (For something stronger, make 25 cookies weighing 40 grams each will contain about 30 mg of THC each.)
Woohoo – This tutorial was featured in the January 2017 edition of Stoner Magazine! We couldn’t be more thrilled. Go pick up your hard copy and read it cover to cover for the latest cannabis culture news.