Spice Up Your Summer! Five Savory Cannabis-Infused Snack Recipes

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Edibles

Are you looking for a way to spice up your summer snacking? Look no further than cannabis-infused snacks! Whether hosting a backyard BBQ or simply lounging by the pool, these savory treats will take your snacking game to the next level. In this article, we’ll share five delicious recipes that will satisfy your cravings.

Cannabis-infused snacks are a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the need to smoke or vape. They’re perfect for those who prefer a more discreet way to consume cannabis, as well as those who enjoy the taste of cannabis-infused foods. Plus, making your cannabis-infused snacks at home is easy and affordable and allows you to customize the dosage to your liking. So, let’s get started and explore some tasty recipes!

Understanding Cannabis Edibles

If you’re looking to spice up your summer with some cannabis-infused snacks, it’s important to understand the basics of cooking with cannabis. Cannabis edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis, but they can be a bit tricky to make if you’re not familiar with the process.

The Basics of Cooking With Cannabis

Cooking with cannabis involves infusing your food with either cannabis-infused butter or oil. Cannabis-infused butter is made by simmering cannabis flower in butter, while cannabis oil is made by simmering cannabis flower in oil. These infused ingredients can then be used in various recipes to create edibles.

When cooking with cannabis, it’s important to remember that the effects of consuming edibles are different than smoking or vaping cannabis. Edibles take longer to take effect and can have a more potent and longer-lasting effect. It’s important to start with a small dose and wait at least an hour before consuming more.

Decarboxylation: Activating THC

Before you can infuse your food with cannabis, you need to activate the THC in the cannabis plant through a process called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation involves heating the cannabis flower at a low temperature for some time to activate the THC.

To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240°F. Spread your cannabis flower on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you can use it to make your cannabis-infused butter or oil.

Choosing the Right Cannabis Strains

When making cannabis-infused snacks, it’s essential to choose the right cannabis strains. Different strains have different effects and flavors, so selecting a strain that complements the flavors of your recipe and provides the desired effects is essential.

If you’re looking for a strain that will provide a relaxing and calming effect, consider using an Indica strain. If you’re looking for a strain that will provide an energizing and uplifting effect, consider using a sativa strain. Ask your local dispensary for recommendations if you need help deciding which strain to use.

By understanding the basics of cooking with cannabis, decarboxylation, and choosing the right cannabis strains, you can create delicious cannabis-infused snacks that are sure to spice up your summer. Remember to start with a small dose and wait at least an hour before consuming more to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Essential Ingredients and Tools

When it comes to making cannabis-infused snacks, having the right ingredients and tools is essential. Here are some of the key items you’ll need to get started.

Cannabis Oil Varieties

There are several types of cannabis oil that you can use for your recipes. Some popular options include coconut oil, vegetable oil, and THC oil. When selecting your oil, consider the flavor profile and consistency you want for your recipe. Additionally, you may want to add sunflower lecithin or soy lecithin to your oil to improve the infusion process.

Infusion Methods: Oils and Butters

When infusing your cannabis oil, there are two primary methods: oils and butter. Oils are popular because they are versatile and can be used in various recipes. However, butter is a great option for recipes that require solid fat, such as baked goods.

Tools of the Trade

To make cannabis-infused snacks, you’ll need a few essential tools. A fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth are essential for straining your oil or butter. A glass jar or mason jar is great for storing your infused oil. Parchment paper is also helpful for baking and creating a non-stick surface. Additionally, alcohol tinctures can be used to make quick and easy infusions. With these tools, you’ll be ready to start creating delicious cannabis-infused snacks.

Preparation Techniques

Preparing cannabis-infused snacks requires a bit of know-how to ensure that the final product is both delicious and effective. Here are some tips to help you master the art of cannabis infusion:

Mastering the Art of Infusion

The key to a successful infusion is to decarboxylate your cannabis before cooking with it. This process involves heating the cannabis at a low temperature to activate the THC and other cannabinoids. You can use either RSO or distillate to make your infused snacks. RSO is a concentrated form of cannabis oil that is high in THC, while distillate is a more purified form of cannabis oil that can be used to create a variety of edibles.

Temperature Control for Perfect Edibles

Temperature control is essential when it comes to making cannabis-infused snacks. Cooking at too high of a temperature can cause the THC to break down, resulting in a less potent final product. On the other hand, cooking at too low of a temperature can result in an incomplete infusion. It’s best to use a slow cooker or cook your infused products at a low heat for a few hours to ensure that the THC is adequately infused.

Straining and Storing Infused Products

Once your cannabis-infused oil or butter is ready, it’s essential to strain out any plant matter to ensure a smooth final product. You can use cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to remove any solids. Once your infused product is strained, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prolong its shelf life.

Following these preparation techniques, you can create delicious and effective cannabis-infused snacks to spice up your summer.

Savory Cannabis-Infused Snack Recipes

If you’re looking for savory snacks to spice up your summer, look no further than these cannabis-infused recipes. From watermelon salad to chicken wings, these dishes satisfy your cravings and buzz you.

Cannabis-Infused Watermelon Salad

This refreshing salad is perfect for a hot summer day. The THC content will depend on the potency of your oil, so be sure to use the same amount you would for any other recipe.


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon, chilled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional for added sweetness)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons cannabis-infused olive oil (adjust according to your dosage requirements)


  1. Combine the watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, sliced red onion, chopped mint, and basil leaves in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic reduction, olive oil, lime juice, honey (if using), and a pinch of salt and pepper until well combined.
  3. Drizzle the cannabis-infused olive oil over the watermelon mixture. Gently toss to ensure the watermelon is evenly coated with the oil. Be careful not to break the watermelon pieces.
  4. Pour the balsamic dressing over the salad and toss lightly to coat all the ingredients.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, or lime juice if needed.
  6. Refrigerate the salad for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve the infused watermelon salad chilled, with an optional garnish of additional fresh herbs or a sprinkle of feta cheese on top.

Candied Kief Bacon

If you love bacon, you’ll love it even more with a cannabis twist. The result is a sweet and savory treat with a potent kick.


  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons decarboxylated kief (adjust according to your dosage requirements)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Parchment paper for lining the baking sheet


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top. The wire rack will allow the bacon to cook evenly and become crispy.
  3. Lay the bacon slices on the wire rack in a single layer, ensuring they do not overlap.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, decarboxylated kief, cayenne pepper (if using), and black pepper until well combined.
  5. Sprinkle the kief and sugar mixture evenly over the top side of each bacon slice. Use your fingers to gently press the mixture onto the bacon to ensure it sticks.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the sugar has caramelized. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  7. Once done, remove the bacon from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes on the wire rack. As it cools, the sugar will harden and create a candied coating.
  8. Carefully transfer the candied kief bacon to a plate and serve either as an entire strip or broken into smaller pieces as a garnish or snack.

Weed Burger

Take your burger game to the next level with a cannabis-infused patty. Just be sure to mix well and evenly distribute the cannabis to avoid any uneven potency.


  • 1 pound ground beef (or a plant-based alternative for a vegetarian version)
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil or melted cannabutter (adjust according to your dosage requirements)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Burger buns
  • Optional toppings: cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise


  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop pan to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the cannabis-infused olive oil or cannabutter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix gently with your hands or a spoon until just combined. Please don’t overmix, as this can make the patties challenging.
  3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form them into patties. Make a slight indentation with your thumb in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up as it cooks.
  4. Place the patties on the grill or pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or longer if you prefer your burgers to be more well-done.
  5. If you add cheese, place a slice on each patty during the last minute of cooking to allow it to melt.
  6. While the burgers cook, you can toast the burger buns on the grill or pan if desired.
  7. Once the burgers are cooked to your preferred doneness, remove them from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes.
  8. Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on the bottom half of each bun. Add your choice of toppings, and then top with the other half of the bun.
  9. Serve immediately, and enjoy responsibly!

Cannabis Chicken Wings

Spice up your chicken wings with a cannabis-infused sauce. The result is a deliciously spicy snack with a potent kick.


  • 2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, and wings split at the joint
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (like Frank’s RedHot)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or cannabutter
  • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused oil (adjust according to your dosage requirements)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Toss the chicken wings with the vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until they are evenly coated.
  3. Arrange the wings in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. You can also use a wire rack on the baking sheet for crisper skin.
  4. Bake the wings in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.
  5. While the wings are baking, prepare the cannabis-infused sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the hot sauce, unsalted butter or cannabutter, cannabis-infused oil, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients are well combined. Keep the sauce warm on the lowest heat setting.
  6. Once the wings are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  7. Place the wings in a large bowl and pour the warm cannabis-infused sauce over them. Toss until the wings are evenly coated with the sauce.
  8. Serve the cannabis-infused chicken wings with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side.

Weed Guacamole

Upgrade your guacamole game with a cannabis twist. Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping for tacos or burgers. The flavor of the cannabis oil pairs perfectly with the other ingredients, making for a tasty and potent snack.


  • 3 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and scooped out
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional, for heat)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons cannabis-infused oil (adjust according to your dosage requirements)


  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocados to your desired consistency, whether you prefer chunky or smooth guacamole.
  2. Add the lime juice immediately to prevent the avocado from browning. Mix well to combine.
  3. Stir in the red onion, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeño (if using), and garlic. Blend everything gently.
  4. Drizzle the cannabis-infused oil over the mixture and stir thoroughly to ensure even distribution throughout the guacamole.
  5. Season with salt to taste. If you prefer, you can adjust the lime juice or add more cilantro.
  6. Serve the Weed Guacamole immediately with tortilla chips or as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or salads.

Overall, these cannabis-infused snack recipes are a great way to enjoy the benefits of edibles while still eating delicious food. Just be sure to follow the recipe closely and use the same amount of cannabis as you would for any other edible recipe. Happy cooking and happy eating!

Safety and Dosage

When it comes to cannabis-infused snacks, safety and dosage are important considerations. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Determining Potency and Dosage

The potency of cannabis-infused snacks can vary greatly, so it’s essential to know how much THC is in each serving. Start by calculating the total amount of THC in your recipe, then divide that by the number of servings to determine the amount of THC per serving.

For example, if you use 1 gram of cannabis with 20% THC content to make 10 servings of brownies, each serving will contain approximately 20 milligrams of THC.

It’s important to start with a low dosage and gradually increase it until you find the right amount for you. Remember that it can take up to two hours to feel the effects of edibles, so be patient and don’t consume more until you know how it will affect you.

Responsible Consumption

Cannabis-infused snacks can taste good, but it’s important to consume them responsibly. Start with a small serving and wait at least two hours before consuming more. Don’t mix cannabis with alcohol or other drugs, and keep snacks out of reach of children and pets.

Legal Considerations

Before making cannabis-infused snacks, it’s essential to know the local laws regarding cannabis consumption. In some areas, it may be legal to consume edibles but not to smoke cannabis. Be sure to follow all rules and regulations, and always consume cannabis-infused snacks in a safe and controlled environment.

Remember, putting cannabis in a bowl and smoking it is not the same as consuming edibles. When making cannabis-infused snacks, use oils or pour them into molds for easy serving and control of dosage.


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