Yo, what’s up, it’s your boy Dan, and I’ve got the perfect snack for your next movie night: cannabis popcorn. Listen up, this is one of the easiest cannabis-infused foods to make. All you need is some popcorn kernels, peanut oil, salt, and cannabutter (yeah, that’s right, butter infused with weed).
First things first, you gotta make your cannabutter. It takes about four hours to prepare, so make sure you’ve got enough time on your hands. Spread your ground nugs (that’s weed, my dudes) evenly on a baking sheet and bake ’em for 40-50 minutes at 240°F. This process is called decarbing, which basically means activating the THC so you can get high.
Once that’s done, melt two sticks of butter in a pan with 1-2 quarts of water. Add your decarbed buds and cook on low heat for 2.5-3.5 hours. Let it cool slightly before pouring it over cheesecloth into a bowl to strain out the plant matter. Put that mixture in the fridge and wait for the top layer (the cannabutter) to separate from the water.
Okay, now that you’ve got your cannabutter ready, it’s time to make the popcorn. Heat up 3 tablespoons of peanut oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat and add in 3-4 popcorn kernels. Once those pop, you know your oil’s ready. Sprinkle some salt on the kernels and add a tablespoon of regular butter and a tablespoon of your cannabutter to the pot. Cover it with a lid and wait for those kernels to start popping. Shake the pan back and forth to prevent burning until the pops are about two seconds apart.
Pour that delicious cannabis popcorn into a bowl and coat it with the remaining cannabutter. If you want an even bigger kick, pour on some more melted cannabutter. Add some extra salt if you’re feeling salty.
But wait, there’s more! You can spice up your cannabis popcorn with some dope toppings. If you’re into sweet and salty, mix equal parts brown sugar and sea salt and sprinkle it on top. For a cheesy or buttery flavor, try Peppercorn Pecorino or Butter Thyme (just melt some cannabutter and unsalted butter with some thyme). And if you’re vegan, go for the Vegan Nacho (nutritional yeast, black pepper, virgin coconut oil, and cannabis coconut oil).
And that’s it, y’all! Sit back, relax, and enjoy your high while watching some dope movies. Cannabis popcorn is a tasty snack that’ll satisfy your cravings and give you a hefty dose of THC and other cannabinoids. But hey, if you’re looking for something more substantial, there are plenty of other cannabis-infused dishes out there to explore.