High-dose cookies made with cannabis concentrates.

High-dose cookies made with cannabis concentrates.

Crafting the Perfect High Potency Edible

Edibles are a classic staple in the world of cannabis. A necessity among those who require smokeless options for enjoying cannabis— as well as for those who are looking to take a break or are looking to spice up the monotony of toking. 

The traditional process of edible making can be quite laborious and intimidating when you have to infuse your own butter or oil with flower. 

Additionally, the process of infusing bud with fats are time-consuming and expensive. Most cannabutter or oil recipes call for at least a quarter of an ounce of bud for each stick of butter or 4oz of oil—which can get quite costly. 

The alternative? Concentrates like shatter, live resin, and wax etc. can be used to make edibles without the process of extracting the THC from the flower. Instead concentrates allows us to simply infuse edibles that can be directly mixed into any recipe you like. 

Most dispensaries use butane or C02 to make their concentrates, with butane hash oil (BHO) being the most common among the shatters, live resins and waxes you see on shelves—so this is what we will be using for our recipe. 

High quality concentrate.

High quality concentrate.

Dosing 

Even though we are making high potency edibles, we still want to make sure we calculate their potency for your safety and others you may share with. BHO edibles are powerful stuff with a 55% to 90% THC potency range. Compare that to Godfather OG— the strongest strain on the planet coming in at 34% THC, and you can see why we are serious about calculating their potency. 

It is a very simple process, especially for those using full grams of concentrate. For example, let’s say you want to make peanut butter cookies that pack a good punch and your recipe yields 30 cookies. If your BHO tests at 75% THC, then you would have 750mg of THC to work with. When you divide your 750mg of THC by 30 (number of cookies), you will get your serving size dosage—which is 25mg of THC. 

750/30=25

If you are wanting to make them stronger and really want to go hog wild, you can make 50mg cookies by adding another gram of concentrate or by cutting the recipe in half. Simple as that. 

Infusing BHO with Fats

When you make cannabutter using flower, it can be a very smelly and long process. With BHO, you can have ready to use oil or butter in a little over an hour without the mess or smell. 

Ingredients & Materials:

1 gram of BHO
8 ounces of butter
An oven-safe dish, a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper
Fork
Saucepan
Torch

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. Set BHO on silicone baking mat, or, take your parchment paper and line it inside your oven-safe baking dish and leave it in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  3. Turn the oven off but leave your BHO inside to cool down for another 20-30 minutes to allow the THC to activate a little more at the same time it cools. 
  4. Put your BHO in the freezer for 15 minutes to allow it to harden enough to make removal easy. 
  5. Melt butter in a saucepan on a medium-low heat.
  6. Taking your cold concentrate, apply it to a metal fork. 
  7. Slowly heat the air close to your concentrate to slowly start melting it into your hot butter or oil. 
  8. Once you have all of your concentrate in your butter or oil, stir it until the concentrate is evenly blended throughout the mixture.
  9. Place your infusion in a container and refrigerate it until it becomes solid. If you’re impatient, you can put it in the freezer, making sure to stir it every 7-10 minutes until it is hard.
  10. You’re done! Make sure to label your BHO infusion and anything you cook using it because these edibles barely have an odor, taste, or color that typically distinguishes them from regular food. These are edibles you don’t want someone to ingest by mistake or unknowingly.

BHO edibles are a fun way for people who are looking to experiment with something different, something easier, and something more effective than traditional edibles. 

If you want to learn how to make high potency edibles using cannabutter and flower, here is a great step by step video by our friends at Cannabis Lifestyle TV!

Breckenridge Organic Therapy carries a variety of cannabis products that are naturally sourced and high quality. Feel free to stop by or contact us with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help!


22 Comments

Bailey · January 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

I tried making this with even one stick of butter and didn’t get a high at all, I used 1g of live resin. Is that the issue?

    Mota coffee · January 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Was it activated yet? If not set oven (200 for 45min)You should try distillate since its already decarb and all you need is to mix it really well in butter or oil high in fat

Maureen · January 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Sorry new to this. Is activated thc oil same as bho?

Mike · February 2, 2019 at 2:07 am

235degree oven 30 3tablespoon virgin soild state coconut oil.. let it melt then throw in the shatter.. the shatter will start to dissolve on its own but a little stir with something that it won’t cling to if it hasn’t desolved enough.. add that oil after heated full term to your already premixed
1— 3oz. flavored jello (lime) is always my go to
1` small packet pof unsugared koolaide. This gives tartness
1/2 water
Blob on honey and 2 teaspoons of pectin. The honey and the pectin helps preserve. Mix
Everything up super well and put it into a ketchup/mustard squirted and fill your molds. The bigger the stronger.
Usually I make around 42 making the gums around 15 mg-20 mg
Plastic ice trays with silicone push out bottoms are mt go to right now
Enjoy. If you have any questions or anything that you think important did convention please let me know

    Conrad · March 14, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Is this lime jello recipe based on using 1gram of shatter/bho/wax? Or how much do you use

    Kevin · April 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Mike, been looking for exactly this for some time. Question: do you mean to say 30 tablespoons of coconut oil? That’s just under 2 cups, correct? Assuming the extra 3 is just a typo… thanks!

      T Payne · May 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      I read it as 3 tablespoons for 30 min. Did you ever figure it out? How did they turn out?

S.P. The Lad · February 4, 2019 at 8:15 am

This recipe is perfect, just get some trash dabs to make some Rice Krispie treats I use two grams for 1 stick of butter and make some serious edibles they come out fantastic

Johnny vegas · March 21, 2019 at 9:21 am

Curious…had anyone tried just adding the dabs into a mix. I made cupcakes using shatter and just put equal amounts Into each cupcake when I poured some batter in the paper sleeves. Cooked them per the recipe on box and they turned out excellent. I am wondering if the same process would work using dabs and I could avoid the whole above process and just let the heat from cooking the cupcakes activate it.

    Wayne · July 2, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I was wondering the same, decarbing the shatter then cooking it again at 350 degrees?

Alex · March 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

Making canna-butter on the stove should never take more than an hour 🤷‍♀️ it does use significantly more product though. If all you have is a little bud and want edibles, either make some easy decarb or infuse cream! Either can be done with less than an eighth.

Tony · April 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm

I’m gonna try this with some wax. How do u test for potency of the wax?

Francis Baxter · April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am

When I make edibles out of dabs I decarb the dabs where I will eventually mix it with the oil, this way I am not moving it around and losing little bits and pieces of it here and there. I heat the dabs at 250 for a half hour in a glass jar.. bring solid coconut oil into liquid state and just mix.. half hour process. Edibles will blow anything out that came from a dispensary.

    4birds · April 21, 2019 at 9:44 am

    this is my favorite method as well since you can even put the coconut oil in capsules easily for consistent dosage and its 1/7th the price of edibles at my local dispensary. they primarily use trim to make their edibles and i was very disappointed the first time i bought a 200 mg chocolate bar and found out 3.5 grams of “usable marijuana” was what was used in my medical grade product that cost 32 dollars plus tax meanwhile a budget gram of shatter costs 15-18 dollars and can make 600-800mg worth of edibles.

Nick · April 14, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Made brownies infused with gram of purple haze crumble wax 80% thc from WA and then just for flavor sprinkled some strawberry banana kush on top and…….. WOOOOOOW. BLOWN

Ray · April 27, 2019 at 6:23 pm

Has anyone ever made butter with wax or shatter in a magical butter machine? If so any tips?

    Matt · September 26, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Will this recipe work with oil found in thc cartridges as well?

Abby · May 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

So I know you said that it doesn’t smell when making edibles this way, but when you decarb the BHO in the oven..will it make the oven itself smell?

Ianthe · May 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Can I use the THC oil to make butter? I get it through a prescription

Ted · June 7, 2019 at 1:41 am

Is it possible to use dab oil from a pen and if so how?

    Jen · September 25, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Do not do that!!! They can have knarly fillers in them!!!

William · September 13, 2019 at 9:28 am

This seems much simpler! Trying your way.

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