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Perfect Crockpot Cannabutter


Cooking with cannabis is a great way to experience the benefits of this amazing flower. Many cannabis specific recipes are based around different cannabis oils and cannabutter.

Making a healthy cannabutter isn’t that difficult, but it does take a lot of patience and a wee bit of know-how to get it just right.

If you have the patience, I have the know-how, so grab your crockpot off the shelf, and let’s get started!


  • Crockpot (any size)

  • Cheesecloth (or other means of fine straining)

  • Plastic storage container with lid

If you already have a recipe in mind — that calls for cannabutter, then you know how much cannabetter you will need and can adjust this recipe accordingly.

This recipe makes 1-cup of medicinal cannabutter for cooking.


  • 4-cups water

  • 2-sticks butter (not margarine)

  • ¼ oz cannabis (any variety)


Add all three ingredients into the crock-pot and set the temperature to LOW.

Do not increase the heat thinking you will get weed butter quicker. Increasing the heat will cause the THC to disintegrate leaving you with a batch of impotent pot butter that tastes nasty.

Remain patient keeping the setting on LOW.

Slow cook mixture for 6 to 18 hours. The longer your cook it (within the 6 to 18-hour time window), the stronger the product will be; both in potency and taste. I usually cook my batches for about 12-hours.

The more weed you use in your recipe, the more potent it will be.


After your mixture is done cooking you need to strain it using cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the pot pieces themselves.

Strain the mixture — with the cheesecloth, into a plastic food-storage container and chill in refrigerator for approximately 6-hours or until the “butter” completely solidifies. This is when the “butter” and water will separate.

Once the “butter” is a solid, you can simply pour the water out of the container. What will be left is one-cup of wonderful cannabutter to use for baking these amazing Triple Chocolate Cannabutter Cookiesor a recipe of your own.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. Just remember the ratio is two-cups of water for every stick (1/2 cup) of butter and always keep the setting on low.

I like starting a batch in the evening to let it slow cook over night, straining it in the morning and then chilling it to solidify throughout the day.

This leaves me with cannabutter to cook with for dinner or for a nice batch of brownies or cookies that evening.

Storing cannabutter is the same as regular butter. You can even freeze it (which I advise if you do not plan on using it anytime soon).

*RELATED RECIPE: Chewy Triple Chocolate Cannabis Cookies


17 comments on “Perfect Crockpot Cannabutter

  1. Pingback: Chewy Triple Chocolate Cannabis Cookies | Cheri Speak

  2. Jueseppi B.
    January 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


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  4. Butch Wheeler
    January 24, 2016

    You say keep it on low, however you didn’t say what temp we should try to reach or not go over? Can you help?


  5. Butch Wheeler
    January 24, 2016

    You never said what temp you are looking for and what temp not to go over, thanks


    • Cheri
      January 24, 2016

      crockpots generally do not have a ‘temp’ .. they come in hi/low and sometimes hi/med/low. Keep it set on ‘low’. 🙂


  6. Butch Wheeler
    February 13, 2016

    Do you decarb ? What are your thoughts on decarbing first?


  7. K Sadler
    February 27, 2016

    My marijuana came out pretty hammerd. I did mine in a Rival crock pot on low for 8 hours. I tried to make rice krispy edys but they turn out ‘ight. I think you need to decarboxylate.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cheri
      February 27, 2016

      works perfect for me every time :/


  8. Jim Hamilton
    March 24, 2016

    Check out the Magical Butter Machine!!
    This thing rocks, best money I’ve ever spent haha. Most potent consistent results I’ve gotten!
    ^$25 off coupon they sent me!!

    Buy direct from them through the link or the warranty is void


  9. I cooked on low, overnight, but the smell of cooking ‘greens’/’ spinach ish’ odor and tastes like cooked food, but not a good flavor was in the finished product. I t overpowers anything you put it in. Comments would help. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cheri
      January 4, 2018

      There is no way around losing the flavor of cannabis in the butter. You can however, create great recipes using it that mask it.


      • Natasha Lynn
        February 6, 2018

        actually i JUST read about how there IS a way last night on a reddit forum …come to find its BLANCHING…i NEVER would have thought to do it this way since thc is NOT water soluble and its only blanched for 3 mins so you dont lose potency …this was a treasure find…i like the taste of it in my edis cuz my weed wasnt shit …star dawg with hazzard it was great…. dont forget google is your friend and to type any thoughts you might have and you most likely will find the answer just be specific….good luck everybody!

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