This frosting comes with some healthy ingredients, too, like natural sweeteners (honey or maple syrup, depending on what you choose) and peanut butter, which is loaded with healthy fats and protein.
Start with Coconut Oil
The best way to infuse marijuana into peanut butter is to make cannabis-infused coconut oil first. That way, you’ll have an infused base that will mix really well with peanut butter—store bought or homemade.
Coconut oil is also a favorite ingredient of especially health-conscious folks because it may help with a number of objectives:
- Weight loss
- Aids in controlling blood sugar
- Keeps hearts healthy
The fats in both the peanut butter and coconut oil are important for the cannabis. Cannabinoids are lipophilic, which means they have an affinity for fats. So, your body needs fat to absorb the healing cannabinoids in marijuana edibles. For that reason, none of your cannabis-infused foods should be fat-free.
Be Picky About Peanut Butter
Be sure to read labels carefully if you’re buying peanut butter (or any other kind of nut butter, if you’re allergic to peanuts) from the supermarket to use in this recipe. Some brands can be loaded with sugar and extra ingredients you may not want to consume.
Choosing the right kind of peanut butter means you’ll get the added benefit of the good-for-you components, including the following:
How to Use Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Frosting
This is ideal for a number of dishes. It’s versatile and you can use it in so many ways:
- On muffins or cupcakes
- As the filling for macaroons
- Mixed into your morning oatmeal
- Sandwiched between cookies or graham crackers
Choose Your Method for Infusing Peanut Butter With Marijuana
You have two choices when it comes to making the peanut butter: the easy way and the hard way.
The Easy Way
Stir your cannabis coconut oil into a jar of store-bought peanut butter at a quantity of one dose (2 tbsp) per 2 tbsp of peanut butter. It really doesn’t need to be more complicated than that! Just be sure to stir very well. It will be oilier than usual, so you may need to stir again if the oil settles (otherwise you risk unevenness in the potency of your edible).
The Hard Way
For this method, you add infused coconut oil as part of the process while making your own peanut butter.
15 oz roasted peanuts
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp honey
12 doses of cannabis-infused coconut oil (yields approx. 1 1/2 cups or 24 tbsp; 2 tbsp makes up one dose)
Put the peanuts, salt and honey into a food processor.
Blitz it for one minute.
Scrape down the sides.
Process again for 1 to 2 minutes. During the second blitzing, add the oil slowly and continue until smooth.
Now comes the fun part: making the frosting.
Ingredients for Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Frosting
4 oz butter*
4 1/2 oz peanut butter*
1 oz honey (maple syrup or molasses will also work)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz powdered sugar
*You can either sub out part of the butter for cannabutter or some of the peanut butter for your infused version—or you can use a little bit of both. The possibilities are endless. Just remember to keep track of how much of the infused ingredients you use so you can more accurately dose your edibles.
Combine everything except the sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Using the paddle attachment, mix on medium for 3 minutes.
Reduce speed to mix and add the powdered sugar slowly, a little bit at a time.
Once everything is in the bowl, go back to medium speed for about another 3 to 4 minutes until the frosting is creamy and light. Stop and scrap the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure everything is mixed thoroughly.
Remember edibles have a lag time before you feel the effects, so start low and go slow. Wait at least an hour before deciding if you want to eat more.