How to Make Firecrackers

Weed firecrackers are one of the most common cannabis edible recipes. This is because of how simple the recipe is and how quickly they can be made. This recipe is great for people who are new to making cannabis edibles.

This post is going to go cover everything there is to know about making firecrackers. Furthermore, near the end of this post there is a potency calculator to help you find the potency of you firecrackers.

What are Weed Firecrackers

Weed firecrackers are a cannabis edible that is made at home. It is cannabis and peanut butter between two crackers.

a weed firecracker on aluminum foil before being put in the oven.

Firecrackers are not an edible recipe renowned for their taste. Most edible recipes will require that you make an infused ingredient, like cannabis butter, and then use that ingredient in a recipe. Since firecrackers add plant matter directly to a recipe, they tend to be unpleasant. However, they certainly get the job done.

Here’s What You’re Going to Need

There are only a few pieces of equipment required to make weed firecrackers. Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • An oven
  • Baking sheet
  • A scale (for potency calculation)
Peanut butter, aluminum foil, crackers, and cannabis. All the ingredients required to make firecrackers

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Weed Firecrackers Recipe

The most common way these are made is by pressing cannabis and peanut butter between two crackers, putting them in the oven for 20 minutes, and eating them. This will produce effects but it is definitely not optimal.

weed flower spread evenly on a baking sheet in the oven decarboxylating

The step that is missed with most firecracker recipes is decarboxylation. Decarboxylation is the process of transforming the THC-A molecule into the psychoactive THC molecule which allows cannabis to become bioavailable. In other words, for cannabis to have an effect when consumed orally, we need to do this extra step.

To read more about the science behind decarboxylation, click here to read our decarboxylation guide.

a weed firecracker on a wooden cutting board ready to eat

Weed Firecrackers

Classic cannabis edible recipe for a weed firecracker!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cannabis firecrackers recipe, edible firecrackers, weed firecrackers
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 81kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Scale
  • Oven
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

  • cannabis (Check the potency calculator near the bottom of this post to find out how much to use)
  • 2 tsp peanut butter (some people like to use half peanut butter half Nutella)
  • 2 saltine crackers

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Weed Firecrackers Potency Calculator

To find the potency of your firecrackers, you will first need to know the potency of your cannabis. If you don’t know this, it can be pretty tricky to find the potency of your edibles.

weed firecracker pinterest graphic

Once you know the potency of your cannabis, you will need to determine how potent you would like your edibles. Dosing edibles is a subjective topic. What some consider to be low doses others may consider being high doses and vice versa. The dosages we recommend here are tailored for someone who is new to cannabis edibles.

Dosage TypeTHC amount (mg)
Very low dosage5-10
Low dosage10-20
Moderate dosage25
High dosage25-50
Very high dosage50+

Once you know how potent you would like to make your firecrackers, use the calculator to help you reach your desired potency. Then, when you make them, weigh your cannabis and add the amount required to reach your desired potency.

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