How to make dope cookies, cupcakes and brownies


Do you throw away the leftover material after a couple of vaping sessions? That is a mistake. It can be used to cook delicious edibles. You don’t need to be as talented as Gordon Ramsay to make something tasty and mood-boosting. Just follow simple instructions.

Vaped Dry Herb Residue is not a Trash

The name ABV is an abbreviation for Already Been Vaped. It is the marijuana left in your herbal vaporizer after using it. Usually, it is dark brown in colour and has a more subtle aroma compared to fresh bud.

No one re-vapes or smokes ABV as will taste terribly then. Savvy users know that it can get them high one more time if it is cooked. The vaporizing process has already decarboxylated the marijuana, but it still has active ingredients in its composition. Besides, decarboxylation allows eating AVB without the need to cook it into butter or oil first, or without any reheating or re-purposing. However, it is better to cook it in order to give it a nice taste.

Basic Tips to Keep in Mind

To start wise, get an airtight glass jar and place it near your marijuana vaporizer. It will be your “ashtray” for storing the used herb.

Pay attention to grinding the herb. If you do it efficiently, you get a better session and receive more usable residue afterwards.

As mentioned on VapingDaily, cannabis vaporizer doesn’t burn the cannabis the way smoking does. It heats it at a high temperature, leaving 20-30% of THC on the buds.

When you are vaping, make sure the temperature is not too high. Otherwise, you will be left without cannabinoids. If your leftover cannabis is turning black, the temperature is higher.  

The perfect vaping temperature is between 350 – 375°F. Charred herb with no THC will be neither effective nor tasty.

Preparing AVB for Cooking

It is recommended to infuse the scraps in oil or butter or oil before adding it into your brownie mix. The taste will be better.

Canna-Oil. It’s possible to infuse already-vaped weed into any kind of cooking oil, including olive, canola, corn, and coconut.

Canna-butter. The best base for the mixture is an unsalted butter with a minimum of 7g of saturated fat.

What to do:

  1. Take a half-ounce of your ABV (you can take as much as you want according to the desired strength of the final product).
  2. Make a sort of a tea bag out of cheesecloth to hold your ABV weed (this is the cleanest way to filter the oil from the bud).
  3. Place your ABV teabag into a saucepan.   
  4. Add a 1/2 cup of oil/butter.
  5. Cook the oil/butter and the ABV weed on low heat, stirring it, until the mix begins to simmer.
  6. Let it simmer for at least half an hour, stir frequently. Some enthusiasts do it for two hours.
  7. Remove from the stove. Squeeze your ABV teabag into a container and discard it. Using cheesecloth, pour the mixture out of the pan. The AVB oil/butter should be darker than the original cooking oil/butter.
  8. Cover with a lid. Store in a refrigerator or in a cool, dark place.

How to Use Infusions

Canna-butter or canna-oil is ideal for making ABV edibles. Here’re a few simple recipes for beginners.

The Weed Firecracker

Ingredients:

  • 1 spoonful of ABV (canna-oil or canna-butter)
  • 1 Graham cracker
  • A few tablespoons of Nutella

Directions:

  1. Split a graham cracker into two equal pieces. Coat them into a healthy amount of Nutella.
  2. Scatter ABV on top of the Nutella.
  3. Put the two pieces together so that the filling is inside the cracker.

You are done!

Strawberry ABV Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canna-butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Set your oven to 380 F-400 F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl mix together an egg, milk, and canna-butter.
  4. Make a groove in the center of the large bowl and pour in the mixture from the smaller bowl.
  5. Stir it up a bit, but don’t make it smooth, it should be lumpy.
  6. Cut strawberries into halves or quarters, according to your personal preference. Carefully insert the pieces deep into the mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture into a cupcake tin, using cupcakes liners. Fill ¾ of the capacity of the liners.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool.

Oreo Weed Brownies

Ingredients:

  • a 19-ounce package fudge brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canna-butter, softened
  • 7 Oreo cookies, coarsely ground
  • 2-4 tsp milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Set your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease bottom of 13×9 inch pan with shortening.
  3. In a bowl combine brownie mix, water, eggs, and canna-butter and stir it until the batter is well blended.
  4. Pour it into prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle with ground cookies.
  6. Bake 30 minutes. Let it cool down.
  7. Stir together powdered sugar and milk until the mixture becomes smooth. Drizzle over brownies.

Be Careful Using Edibles!

So, you’ve already grabbed your dry herb vaporizer to start a vaping session and get some ABV. Don’t be in a rush, read the final advice.

If it is your first time cooking cannabis edibles, or you are unfamiliar with the particular edible, eat with caution. Some beginners overdo it and end up with an awful experience.

It can be hard to predict the amount of THC in our leftovers. So, start with a very low dose. You will need some time to discover your individual dose of edibles.  

Smoking weed provides a near instant high. Things are different when you ingest it. The sensation is not the same that smoking delivers. Besides, you may start feeling the effect hours after your snack.  

About the Author

Thanush Poulsen is a Danish blogger who stands for a healthy lifestyle. Having obtained a Bachelor Degree at Danish School of Media and Journalism and a Master Degree at Aarhus Universitet, he is focused on promotion and popularization of a healthy lifestyle and its positive effects on various fields of a person’s life. Currently, Thanush investigates the medical qualities of marijuana.