By Max Sargent

For whatever reason, there are times when people don’t want to smoke cannabis. Whether you’re looking after your health, want longer-lasting effects, more accurate dosing, or just fancy the fun of cooking something up, there are occasions when making cannabis edibles is a perfect option.

Here we look at firecracker edibles—easy edibles that offer a simple solution to single-serving dosing, or just an easy, novel way to get high!

What Are Cannabis Firecracker Edibles?

The versatility of cannabis never fails to amaze. You can smoke it, vape it, extract its delicious resins, make it into brownies—you can even use it as a cracker topping.

If you want to add a psychotropic element to a wine and cheese night, cannabis firecracker edibles are just the ticket!

Firecrackers are single-serving edibles that allow you to (somewhat) accurately dose your cannabis intake. Better still; they’re incredibly simple! By imbuing some sort of fatty spread (perhaps peanut butter or chocolate spread) with the many compounds found in cannabis, and spreading this on a cracker, you get bite-sized doses of delicious, psychoactive goodness.

Top Tips for Cooking With Cannabis

Before we move on to the specifics of creating firecracker edibles, we’ll take a look at a few general top tips regarding cooking with cannabis:

  1. Make sure to decarb prior to cooking (more on this shortly).
  2. Don’t grind your cannabis too fine; it leads to a grassy flavour.
  3. Use all parts of the cannabis plant, as you’re extracting the cannabinoids.
  4. Add a little water to your fat mix; it prevents burning.
  5. Test a little of your mix before tucking in.
  6. Stir and distribute evenly, or you won’t be able to dose accurately.
  7. Calculate your dose!

How To Make Single-Serving Weed Firecrackers

Now, on to how to make weed firecrackers. If you’re not a huge fan of cooking, or most edibles seem like too much effort for you, then firecrackers may be exactly what you’re looking for. Simple, tasty, and quick, they truly require very little effort and offer significant rewards.

How To Make Single-Serving Firecracker Weed Edibles

The Importance of Decarboxylation

But first, decarboxylation. To activate the compounds in cannabis that cause the effects—be it the high from THC or the soothing effects from cannabinoids such as CBD—it must go through the process of decarboxylation; or be “decarbed”.

In the raw plant, most of the THC and CBD is actually stored as THCA and CBDA—with the “A” standing for “acid”. By decarbing via heating, the carbon dioxide is released, removing the carboxyl group. These compounds are then able to interact with the human body more efficiently.

When smoking cannabis, this process happens once it’s ignited in a joint or bowl. However, with edibles, it is far more efficient to decarb your weed for a bit before making the actual recipe. To do so, gently heat your weed on a baking tray for about 40 minutes. This will allow you to get the most out of its cannabinoid content.

What You Need for Easy Firecracker Edibles

Now that you understand a little of the mechanics behind decarbing your weed, it’s time to learn how to make firecrackers. It’s about as cheap and easy as recipes get, and you’ll need only a few things to get going.

How much cannabis you use is up to you. Calculate your ideal dose, and decide for yourself how high you want to get.

  • Crackers: Anything will do; they only need to hold your mixture. Just make sure they won’t be ruined through heating.
  • Spread: Peanut butter or chocolate spread are both common, but really you can use any topping you like. The main thing is it must be high in monounsaturated fats, as these bind easily with cannabinoids.
  • Foil
  • Baking tray
  • Cannabis!

Cannabis Firecracker Recipe

With everything we need at hand, all that stands between us and psychoactive crackers are a few simple steps:

  1. Decarb your weed: spread your ground cannabis on a baking tray and heat it at around 110°C for 40 minutes.
  2. Spread a good helping of your chosen spread onto your crackers.
  3. Sprinkle even amounts of your decarbed weed onto each cracker.
  4. Place a second cracker on top, creating a sort of sandwich.
  5. Gently wrap them in foil.
  6. Place them in the oven for a further 25 minutes at the same temperature.
  7. Remove and let them cool.
  8. Enjoy!

These really are easy edibles to make, requiring very little in the way of preparation or effort. And if you’ve taken a little care, you should have evenly dosed, single-serving edibles at your disposal. This means that regular microdosing, or just knowing exactly how much you’ve taken to get really stoned, should be simple!

Best Cannabis Strains for Firecrackers

The great thing about making edibles is that there’s no need to use top-tier bud. With smoking, there’s a huge difference between good-quality, delicious buds and poor-quality ones. With edibles, you don’t even need to use the flowers; the leaves and stems will work well too. So if you want to squeeze all the cannabinoids out of every part of the plant, edibles are the perfect way to do that.

Though, saying that, if you want to make the very best edibles, better bud will help you achieve that. Not only do the terpenes enrich the overall flavour, but having a controlled THC:CBD ratio means you can better predict and dictate what sort of experience you'll have.

Below are our top 3 strains for making cannabis firecrackers.

Royal Runtz

For lovers of getting incredibly stoned, Royal Runtz is a THC-rich strain that packs a punch and can go a long, long way. With a 27% THC content, it’s hard to get much stronger than Royal Runtz. Of course, with parents such as Gelato and Zkittlez, it was never going to be any different. A genetic breakdown of 50% sativa and 50% indica makes for a balanced high, going some way to stop the strength from being too overwhelming.

Not only do the parents bring raw power, but they provide the basis for ridiculously sweet flavours. Fruit salad, berries, and hints of candy make for a sweet-tasting infusion perfect for dessert. Just take this into account when choosing your spread!

How To Make Single-Serving Firecracker Weed Edibles

Royal Runtz
Gelato x Zkittlez
450 - 500 gr/m2
90 - 130 cm
8 - 9 weeks
THC: 27%
Sativa 50% Indica 50%
400 - 450 gr/plant
160 - 180 cm
Middle of October
Euphoric, Uplifting

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Dance World

Some of us prefer a little balance in our lives, and this is no different when it comes to cannabis. While the sheer power of something like Royal Runtz can be attractive, for some it can be a little too much, especially when combined with the longevity of edibles. So, for those who want firecrackers that are less likely to floor them, Dance World provides a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio, and as such is far more balanced.

This sativa-dominant hybrid bears 12% THC and 12% CBD, meaning you’re in for an uplifting and happy high, but with a relaxed undertone. A spicier option, Dance World’s terpenes give off flavours of herbs, spices, pine, and fruit. Warming, and a little more savoury, it’s a great option for a quiet winter's evening.

How To Make Single-Serving Firecracker Weed Edibles

Dance World
Dancehall 20 x Juanita la Lagrímosa
475 - 525 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
8 - 10 weeks
THC: 12%
Sativa 75% Indica 25%
400 - 450 gr/plant
80 - 120 cm
Early October
Creative, Motivating

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Joanne’s CBD

Some people don’t want to get high at all. Maybe they consider themselves medical cannabis users, maybe they just want to chill out without the potent psychotropic effects of THC. Either way, Joanne’s CBD offers record levels of CBD alongside only trace amounts of THC.

With up to 18% CBD and between 0.25–0.75% THC, it’s the perfect strain for unclouded relaxation. Fruity and light, it tastes like orange citrus with a hint of general fruitiness. A great choice for CBD lovers!

How To Make Single-Serving Firecracker Weed Edibles

Joanne's CBD
Session x Juanita la Lagrimosa
500 - 550 gr/m2
80 - 120 cm
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 0,25 - 0,75%
Sativa 75% Indica 25%
425 - 475 gr/plant
140 - 180 cm
Early October
Clear, Light

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