What better day to get the munchies than on Thanksgiving, when the cornucopias overfloweth with carbs?
This year, if you’re looking to celebrate the holidays a little more, uh, relaxed than usual, consider doing it Colorado style and sprinkling a little cannabis in the mix. We’re talking a green-green bean salad. A “baked” turkey. Ganja gravy. A true Danksgiving feast.
We reached out to marijuana experts for their favorite seasonal recipes, from a new spin on old faves to unique fall dishes, from a little more involved to easy as pie (no cooking required). The recipes we pulled out to highlight were chosen to provide some new, seasonal flavors and recipes that you can’t find just anywhere with a web search.
Whatever you do, make sure you imbibe carefully and consider the challenges of measuring dosage when cooking with cannabis. Experts suggest if you’re unsure, before serving it to your dinner guests, test it yourself with a small portion. Wait an hour or two and gauge it from there.
It’s also advised to make just one or two cannabis-infused dishes but leave the rest green-free, so you have something normal to nom on without going overboard and then falling asleep on the couch watching football (not that you wouldn’t do that anyway). Or if you want to do a fully cannabis meal, drop the dosage for each dish (and don’t say we didn’t warn you).
We have also included several CBD recipes without the THC.
If you want to get creative, it’s easy to transform just about any recipe into a baked dish; just incorporate cannabutter, infused sugar or cannaflour. Just one. Not all three.
Easiest recipe ever. Buy or bake rolls and smear with Sweet Grass Cannabutter, 100 mg of THC per stick or 10 mg per pat.
Want more Cannabutter recipe ideas? Check out sweetgrasskitchen.com/butter.
Don’t feel like cooking and want an accurately dosed dish? Sweet Grass just launched seasonal pumpkin pies in 10 mg or 75 mg singles. These are released in limited runs every November. Each pie is made from a hand-pressed, infused shortbread crust, baked and filled with a pumpkin custard.
Note: If you want to make your own marijuana pumpkin pie, here’s a recipe.
Clockwork Coffee is made with instant coffee, available in single-dose sticks, and can be prepared hot or iced. It combines caffeine and THC, with no calories, fat or sugar.
Melt Cheeba Chews’ caramel chews in the microwave and drizzle over apples or apple pie.
Cannabis-infused apple cider
If you want to drink your cannabis, Happy Apple makes cannabis apple cider.
Caramel Covered Popcorn
Serving size: 1 bowl of popcorn, approximately 10 mg THC per serving. This recipe makes 10 bowls of popcorn.
1 Coda Signature Caramel & Corn chocolate bar (100mg THC)
Directions: Microwave popcorn as instructed on bag. Gently melt the Caramel & Corn chocolate bar in a heatproof glass bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Retrieve 10 small bowls or popcorn buckets and evenly distribute the popcorn into each bowl. Drizzle the blonde chocolate over the cooked popcorn and shake to thoroughly coat each piece, allowing for 6.6 g of chocolate per bowl.
Maple Chocolate Covered Bacon
Serving size: 1 piece of bacon, approximately 10 mg THC per serving. This recipe makes 10 slices of bacon.
10 pieces of room-temperature cooked bacon
1 Coda Signature Maple & Pecan chocolate bar (100 mg THC)
Directions: Melt the Maple & Pecan chocolate bar in a heatproof glass bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Once melted, evenly drizzle melted chocolate over the bacon slices, pouring 6.6 g of chocolate onto each slice of bacon. Put in the refrigerator to solidify.
CBD Coffee Rub for Ribs
Serving size: 3 to 4 ribs, approximately 14 mg CBD per rack of ribs. This recipe makes one rack of ribs.
2 tablespoons Willie’s Remedy ground coffee
2 tablespoons coarse salt
1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
0.25 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoon chipotle powder (optional)
Play with the mixture until it’s your own blend.
Directions: Mix ingredients together in a bowl and stir. Rub generously onto rack of ribs (or meat of choice). Wrap meat in aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 275 degrees for 3-6 hours (or until tender).
CBD Affogato (coffee poured over ice cream)
Serving size: 1 bowl of ice cream, approximately 14 mg CBD per serving.
2 tablespoons Willie’s Remedy ground coffee
0.5-1 cup of vanilla ice cream
(optional) 1 cup of whipped topping
(optional) 2 tablespoons of hot fudge topping
Directions: Make one cup of Willie’s Remedy coffee (see website for brewing tips). Scoop vanilla ice cream into a coffee cup or bowl. Drizzle over ice cream and garnish.
(for a morning indulgence because in-laws)
10 mg CBD, 0.5 mg THC per serving. Yields 3 cups, serving size is approximately ½ cup.
1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cup Rice Krispies Treats cereal
6 Clockwork Coffee sticks (10 mg CBD, 0.5 mg THC each)
½ cup water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tablespoons melted coconut oil and enough to grease baking pan
3 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-inch square baking pan with some coconut oil. In a large bowl, stir together the oats and cereal. In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup until all the cocoa has dissolved. Mix the Clockwork packets with the water, and pour into the dry cereal mixture, stirring with a spatula until all of the cereal is coated. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. After the granola cools to room temperature, store in an airtight container.
5 mg THC per serving. Yields 4 servings.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans pumpkin puree
2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
1 can light coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 Ripple Pure 10 packets (10 mg THC each)
Directions: Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, adding in the onion and garlic. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until onions become translucent. Slowly stir in the pumpkin, vegetable stock and coconut milk. Then add in maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cayenne. Once the soup reaches a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Puree until very smooth. Option to dress with pepitas, cashew cream, and a dash of hot sauce.
2.5 mg CBD, 2.5 mg THC per serving. Yields 8 servings, 2 plum halves per serving.
8 plums, cut in half and pit removed
Juice of 2 large oranges
4 teaspoons of real maple syrup
4 whole star anise
4 Ripple Balanced 5 packets (5 mg THC, 5 mg CBD each)
Directions: Heat the oven to 360 degrees F. Place halved plums in a baking dish. Over low heat, warm the orange juice and maple syrup in a small saucepan, stirring to combine. Pour the juice and syrup mixture over the plums and place a star anise between a few of the plums. Sprinkle Ripple packets over plums in baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes until the plums are soft.
Serve 2 plum halves in a small bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert, or vanilla yogurt for a sweet snack.
Non-Traditional Traditional Dishes
- Marijuana deep-fried turkey
- Mini ganja green bean casserole
- Marijuana pumpkin spice latte
- Marijuana mashed potatoes
- Canna cranberry sauce
- Canna mashed spuds and stoner stuffing
- Ganja Gravy
- CBD apple butter
- Sweet potato mash
- Maple pumpkin cookies
- Infused eggnog, aka nug nog
- Cannabis Christmas cookies
- Bonus: How to make a pumpkin bong