How to make a delicious cannabis firecracker

The easy-to-make weed edible is made from a few simple ingredients – and loaded with a potent punch



Creating firecrackers is one of the simplest and most flexible ways to use marijuana. The easy-to-make weed edible is made from a few very simple ingredients, but don’t be deceived – this little cookie can come loaded with a potent punch. The firecracker is like the perfect combination of peanut butter, graham crackers and weed. When you combine all of these ingredients together, they make for a very ideal treat that can be enjoyed around the campfire with friends. By now, you must be asking how you go about making these tasty firecrackers. Try our easy and convenient recipe for a tasty firecracker!

Recipe for a firecracker

How to make a firecracker? The preparation time is only around 5 minutes and the cooking time is around 25 minutes. 


  • 0.5 – 1g marijuana
  • 1 graham cracker
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or other high-fat nut butter


  1. Preheat your oven or your toaster oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put however much weed you want to use into a grinder and bust it up and spread it out onto a baking tray that is covered in tin-foil.
  3. Bake this for 10 minutes and then remove it from the oven and let it cool down for a bit.
  4. Crank up the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Snap a graham cracker into two separate halves.
  6. Get a big pile of peanut butter and spread it across both sections.
  7. Lightly sprinkle the toasted weed over one section and then use a nice or spatula to mix it in with the peanut butter.
  8. Make a sandwich with both halves and then securely wrap it up in foil.
  9. Toss it back in the oven for another 15 minutes. Once that is done, let it cool off before consuming it.
  10. If you want to change things up, layer the top with honey, syrup, Nutella spread or even sliced-up bananas. Drinking a glass of milk with this will be a nice added bonus.

You should note that edibles do take a little longer to kick in than when you consume cannabis through inhalation. It can take up to an hour to feel anything with an edible. So just sit back on the couch and watch an episode or two of something while your body metabolizes the cannabis. If you’ve followed this recipe, you will enjoy a pleasant and long-lasting effect.

How do you go about making firecrackers better?

Now, you might be thinking, how is it even possible to make a firecracker even better? There are ways to improve your firecrackers. One way is to use organic peanut butter, which also has a few benefits. It has no additives, it has a very healthy fat content and you don’t have to worry about pesticides. If you are an extremely health-conscious type of person, you can find specific types of graham or sandwich crackers in health food sections of most stores. If you are using weed for therapeutic or medical reasons, then these healthy ingredients will not only make you feel better physically but will take any added stress away from the guilt of consuming unhealthy things.

Keep an eye on the serving size that you are using. You can even place your cannabis on a scale and weigh it before putting it inside the oven. It’s recommended to start off low if you aren’t sure of your tolerance to cannabis. With about a one-gram serving, regular users would likely feel dramatic effects. Decarbed cannabis is pretty tasty for some people, but others might not enjoy it. If you are one that doesn’t like the taste of it, you can use more peanut butter to take the edge off. You can also split up your weed and just add it to two sandwich cookies to even it out better. 

What is the point of making firecrackers instead of other edibles?

If you don’t have any background in cooking, the firecracker might be the homemade edible for you. If you’ve ever avoided making edibles because you have bad luck with burning things, the firecracker method is an easy option. Your previous attempts at weed brownies may have sunk in the middle and smelled like hot grass. You don’t have to feel bad, because you aren’t the only one that this has happened to. Making edibles that taste good and don’t burn to the core doesn’t require the assistance of a professional chef. If you have the ability to manage a toaster oven and a timer, then you have the ability to create firecrackers!

Compared with other edibles, making firecrackers takes a lot less time. A lot of weed recipes out there take a lot of time to make because one of the first ingredients in most of them is cannabutter, which is the weed that is infused with a fat such as coconut oil or regular butter. This initial creation of cannabutter can take up to three hours, so if you don’t have that kind of time or patience, then firecrackers will save you the time and frustration. 

Firecrackers require basically no clean up at all. So if you’re the type of person that doesn’t mind cooking, but hates doing dishes afterwards, then you will enjoy the firecracker-making process. The only thing that firecrackers need is a grinder to bust up the weed, some aluminum foil and a simple baking sheet. All you have to do is rinse out the tray after you’re done using it and throw out the foil. If there were any crumbs that managed to get on the counter or your clothing, all you have to do is brush them off. 

You are in full control of your own servings and this will also help you dose how high you want to get. Because firecrackers are so customizable, they can become very tasty. If you are serving firecrackers to a bunch of beginners that have a low tolerance level, then you can also customize it to lower doses for them. But, if you are making firecrackers for a bunch of seasoned cannabis users, then you can make them especially potent. Customizing the flavour of the firecrackers is another ideal thing that you can do. Bringing firecrackers to a gathering of friends and family is always a treat that will have people talking. 

How exactly do firecrackers work?

There is a chance that you are pondering if firecrackers really even work, seeing how simple they are to make. Firecrackers use the same theory that edibles do. The first thing to consider is the process of decarboxylation


This chemical reaction converts THCA into THC. This is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is responsible for altering the mind and creating many medical and recreational benefits. When you touch up your weed in your bong with a lighter, it decarbs the cannabis. Although a little potency is lost because the flame from the lighter will tend to burn away some cannabinoids, it will still produce the high. 

With edibles, the process of decarboxylation happens when the cannabis is at a low-temperature level for an extended period of time. This retains a higher percentage of the cannabinoids when done properly. The optimal temperature to decarboxylate cannabis is different depending on who you ask. The firecracker recipe suggests 250 degrees Fahrenheit for decarboxylation to occur. The ideal temperature range for maximum potency lies between 225 and 250 degrees. You risk burning off cannabinoids with higher temperatures, and lower heat levels don’t decarboxylate as efficiently.

Fat infusion

THC more readily integrates into the body when introduced with a carrier oil like butter, coconut oil or olive oil. That’s why a lot of weed edible recipes out there will include canna-oil in them. Using fat will protect cannabinoids from being broken down by your stomach acid and this gives THC a better chance to become absorbed into the body. Peanut butter is good for firecrackers because the fat in it functions as a carrier oil. This enables you to avoid having to use cannabutter but still benefit from the great effects in a recipe that is fast, easy, and convenient to make. 

If you give it a try, you won’t regret doing so and might think to yourself why you have never bothered to try this great tasting recipe in the past.