Freezer Friendly and Make Ahead!

You can make both the Gingerbread Cupcakes – complete with frosting – and the Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies up to several months in advance and keep them, well wrapped, in the freezer. Thaw and enjoy or wrap up for thoughtful homemade gifts for the special stoners in your life.

Marijuana Infused Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

By Cheri Sicard

Makes 12 Brownies

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
6 grams* kief or finely ground hash**
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

3 tablespoons heavy cream
4 ounces chopped dark or semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Make Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and kief or hash until well blended.  Set aside.

Melt chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring to blend, until melted and smooth.  Remove from heat.  Whisk in sugar, eggs, and peppermint extract until well combined.  Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Spread batter in prepare pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from the pan. Do not over bake!  Cool for 20 minutes before glazing.

Prepare Glaze

Melt chocolate and cream together in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth.  Spread glaze over brownies.

Use a rolling pin or the back of a heavy cast iron pan to crush candy canes.  Sprinkle crushed candy over tops of brownies.  Cool completely before cutting.

Freezer Friendly!

Freeze brownies on a baking sheet until firm.   Individually wrap each in plastic wrap and return to freezer.  Thaw for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Cheri Sicard is author of The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals (2011, Alpha Books), and Everyday American (2008, Bookspan), and several more books. She is the Los Angeles County Community Leader for the NORML Women’s Alliance. You can read her blog at www.CannabisCheri.




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