What if you turned one of the few breakfast cereals that doesn’t have a metric ton of sugar per box into a decadent dessert? Rice Krispies is an iconic snack food and a microcosm of what makes so much about munching out in America great. Simply fry, encase, or whatever your heart desires an innocent cereal, cracker, or fruit.
Why edibles are great
You and your buddies could occasionally want to share a joint or blunt, or fire up the ol’ vaporizer and let some smoke out. Weed edibles should not be overlooked; they can provide a pleasant high.
While smoking is simple and easy, edibles have to go through the digestive system. This means that they take longer to kick in, but the high may be far more immersive and enjoyable.
Edibles are also ideal for individuals who don’t want to smoke or who find the scent or taste of smoke disagreeable.
Despite the fact that smoking cannabis isn’t something you’ll do on a daily basis, there’s a lot to like about it, and plenty of incentive to try it.
What not to do with edibles
It’s a story as old as time: You eat an edible, wait 45 minutes or so, and… nada. At the crossroads, you have two options: Wait longer or take another dose, convinced you didn’t consume enough the first time.
You can guess where this is heading. The first dose begins to take effect as soon as you’ve taken the second, and you’re in for a long night of staring at the Rice Krispies box, waiting for one of the elves to make a move.
Edibles have a slower onset time. Start with a little dose the first time you try out a new edible, and give it at least an hour before taking more. After all, if you’re using edibles, you’re probably not in a huge hurry.
The second major blunder is to skip this one.
What is decarboxylation?
When you’re making edibles, you must first complete a process called decarboxylation, which is significantly easier than it appears. It’s as simple as heating cannabis to convert THCA to THC. If you skip this step, you’ll wind up with an excellent edible that will take you places rather than where you want to go.
Simply bake cannabis in the oven for around 30-45 minutes at a temperature of 220-245°F (105-120°C), and you’re ready to go. Keep an eye on things by cracking a window; if necessary, adjust the temperature to prevent burning.
How to make cannabis butter
Now that you’ve decarboxylated some weed, you may create the most important component in many edible dishes — an infused fat. You can transform any meal into an edible simply by adding a bit of butter or oil to cannabis butter or oil when it’s infused. It’s actually quite simple.
- 3-14 grams of ground, decarboxylated cannabis
- 2 sticks of butter (one cup)
- Storage container
In a saucepan, you may make cannabis butter, but the simplest method is in a crock pot or slow cooker.
Place a cup of water and a cup of butter in a saucepan and simmer until the butter melts. Combine the decarboxylated cannabis with the melted butter, then simmer for 2-3 hours at 160-180°F (70-80°C). Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t boil, then remove it from the heat after 2-3 hours. Allow to cool before pouring through the cheesecloth into a container of your choosing, and you have cannabis butter!
How to make weed Rice Krispies treats
Your best chance for producing Rice Krispies treats with marijuana is to start at the source, in Battle Creek, Michigan, home of Kellogg’s. Actually, all you have to do is go online and seek for a three-ingredient recipe from Kellogg’s.
- 3 tablespoons cannabis butter (substitute an equal amount of cannabis oil)
- 1 10-ounce package of marshmallows (or 4 cups of miniature marshmallows)
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
- In a large saucepan, slowly melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and keep stirring until they’re completely melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
- Place the dish in a 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm. Cut into 2-inch squares and try not to eat them all at once.
Weed-Infused Rice Krispies Edibles
- Stove top
- Glass dish
- Parchment Paper
- Silicone Spatula
- Measuring Cup
- 1/4 cup Cannabis butter
- 2 whole bags Marshmallows
- 5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- In a saucepan melt the cannabis butter over low heat.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the marshmellows with the sugar and butter. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate chips just before serving.
- Pour in the rice krispies. Stir until all of the cereal has been coated and everything is sticky and gooey! Remove from the heat.
- With a silicone spatula, press the mixture into your parchment-lined glass dish firmly and evenly.
- Place them one by one on top of the paper towels. Let them sit for 10 minutes or so, then cut into rectangles and eat!
Crunchy Cannabis Rice Krispies
- 1/2 cup cannabis butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal you can also use Fruity Pebbles which is what I used or Cocoa Pebbles
- Large saucepan
- 13” x 9” saucepan
- Place the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Melt it slowly, taking care not to burn it.
- Add marshmallows and stir until everything is mixed together.
- Continue cooking for two minutes, stirring the entire time. Remove from heat.
- Add rice krispies and stir until mixture is well combined.
- Butter the 9” x 13” casserole dish. Press the Rice Crispy mixture into the dish. Coating your hands with butter or oil can help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.
A note about cannabis dosing and edibles
The potency of a cannabis edible is determined by a number of variables including the amount and THC concentration of the marijuana you used to create it, your tolerance, and how much you took.
It all depends on the potency of the cannabis butter used for this dish. To calculate how much to put in, we recommend using an online cannabis edibles dosing calculator.
You are the only one who knows your comfort level. If it’s your first time trying a certain cannabis infusion, start with a low dose and observe how you feel after a while. You could also use half regular butter and half infused butter in this dish; it’s just a question of preference.