Sweet Tooth? 4 Treats to Make with Cannabis Honey
It’s 2023 and smoking weed is not required to get high. Instead, you can vape, eat an edible, drink an infused beverage, or even take a tincture or supplement. This means companies are getting creative with their weed-infused concoctions, allowing people to consume cannabis in a variety of fun ways. One of our favorite smoke-free ways to get high is to use cannabis honey in place of regular honey.
May 5, 2023
That means you can enjoy a hot cup of cannabis tea before bed or kickstart your morning with infused coffee or yogurt. The options are endless. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for something to set off your next munchie session, try these stoney cannabis honey recipes.
What is cannabis-infused honey?
It’s as simple as it sounds – cannabis honey is just honey that contains THC and other cannabinoids. There has been plenty of buzz around infused honey produced by bees, with the insects feasting on cannabinoids and then passing them directly into the honey. (This is possible because bees do not have endocannabinoid systems, so they can pass the cannabinoids on with ease.)
While this crafty approach is both controversial and innovative, it’s not how many cannabis-infused honey products are made. Instead, they’re often made by heating cannabis and honey together, infusing the honey with the active compounds in the plant.
Fortunately for the average cannabis user, you don’t have to build a beekeeping setup or even infuse your own honey. Many places like our Washington dispensaries stock cannabis-infused honey or similar products for culinary use.
Fun and stoney recipes using cannabis honey
We’ve put together some great options for anyone looking to get their weed fix through honey.
Peanut butter, banana, and cannabis honey sandwich
Aw yes, the Elvis special. Simply prepare a peanut butter sandwich, add slices of banana (or other fruit, feel free to switch it up!) and drizzle your desired dose of infused honey over the peanut butter and banana slices. It’s that easy! If you really want to take it up a notch and channel the Elvis inspiration, go ahead and add a slice or two of bacon. Now that’s a stoney snack.
Cinnamon and honey drizzled toast
If you’ve ever experienced the joy of eating cinnamon toast, this recipe is sure to be a hit. Just make a piece of toast, butter it up, sprinkle it with a handful of cinnamon, and drizzle your desired amount of cannabis honey on top.
The Wiggles said it best with “fruit salad, yummy yummy.” It’s hard to think of a more refreshing sweet treat than a mix of your favorite fruits sliced up and tossed with honey. You can throw any fruit you like in the mix, but we’re big fans of strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, melons, and pineapples in our fruit salads. Mix up your sliced fruits, add a squeeze of lemon, and drizzle with your favorite cannabis honey before mixing it all together. Voila! A healthy and stoney snack.
No-Bake Cannabis Cookies
A little more complicated than the other options, this no-bake cannabis cookie recipe is worth the extra work. That said, it’s a simple recipe even the least skilled of chefs can pull off. We’ve adapted this recipe from Joy Food Sunshine’s blog.
You will need:
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil measured in solid state.
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
To make the cannabis no-bake cookies, place wax paper on a cookie sheet and set it aside. Next, add the peanut butter, salt, and coconut oil to a saucepan and bring to medium-high heat. Stir continuously until everything has melted and combined.
Stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder, followed by the oats. Mix thoroughly. Now, add the coconut shreds and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat and add the honey, stirring quickly to combine before the mixture begins to harden.
Drop 1 tbsp portions of your mixture onto the lined baking sheet and allow to cool for several hours before enjoying.
Note that you will need to make sure the honey is added at the end of this recipe. It must be mixed in quickly before the mixture begins to harden. Honey is added last for this recipe to avoid excess heat breaking down the cannabinoids.
How high will I get from cannabis honey?
Cannabis-infused honey products should be treated like their edible counterparts. Expect the effects to come on within half an hour to two hours after consuming, and be sure to start slow if you don’t know your limits.
If you’ve tried other edibles, use your previous dosages as a guide for using cannabis honey. It can get you just as high as other edibles and should be measured accordingly. If you eat just a slight drizzle, you may not feel many effects, depending on your tolerance. If you add a large spoonful of honey to your favorite dish, you may find yourself very high. It all comes down to your tolerance, so be sure to check the doses of your cannabis honey products before indulging.
Stock up at Piece of Mind Cannabis
Whether you’re looking for infused honey, tinctures, vape cartridges, or just good old-fashioned pre-rolls and flower, Piece of Mind Cannabis has you covered. Stop by to shop our large selection of flower, edibles, concentrates, beverages, and so much more. We’re here to answer any questions and help you have a great experience. Our Bellingham dispensary, Spokane pot shop, and other locations are ready for you to stop by and say high today!