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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

33 comments on “Perfect Crockpot Cannabutter

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  2. Jueseppi B.
    January 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


    • Cheri
      January 13, 2015

      Perfect base for cannabis baking 🙂


      • Jueseppi B.
        January 13, 2015

        People gonna love you.


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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!

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Shelly McWilliams
    February 12, 2019

    Do you put the lid on the crock pot


  11. I assume that the heat from the crock pot will decarb the flower?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Neil Mcmahon
    August 3, 2019

    The wife put it on for 12 to 14 hrs i am going to bed woundering how it is going to turn out. Just like Xmass hope i can sleep.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Nicole Thornton
    August 10, 2019

    I used margerine and no water—against the recipe true to my nature. haha. Anyway I took about 4-5 oz of shake, in cheese cloth. Added 3 sticks and let it got for 8 hr. Sqeezed and strained to pure joy. Added 4th stick removed cheese cloth and shake. Letting it go for another few hours. Then putting in jar for future use makred with how many tbls this was as it’s going to kick ass. I have done this in the past and my reciepes always come out fantastic. Just remember my eating instructions as failure to do as recommended may leave you couch bound. Happy eating and cooking!
    If you are making ediables they always have a faint taste. Enjoy the effects.

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  14. Perry Scott
    October 27, 2019

    4.5 oz of trim
    2 sticks of butter
    4 cups water

    Planning on cooking for 12 hours . Should I add water through out cooking ? Its ver thick due to the amount of trim .


    • Cheri
      October 31, 2019

      No water.


    • Cheri
      October 31, 2019

      add more butter.


      • Neil Mcmahon
        October 31, 2019

        Me and the wife made that recipy were 63 never added any water i dont think. Gave half to our dauther she made cokkies ate a half of one and said it was incredabul . I had a whole one and now i cant spell good any Great recipee!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Lauren Gepfert
    December 11, 2019

    does it work even if your weed isn’t decarbed?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Don W
      December 24, 2019

      I haven’t decarbed, and it works very well. I will next time and I’ll review, but it will be a while. I just made a batch of butter with Bubba Kush bud, The first brownies are indescribably good…and delicious.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Judy Hopper
        January 10, 2020

        My first question was do you decarboxilate the weed has been answered . . . . . No! My second question is do you need to break up the buds, grind them or just throw them in the pot?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Don W
        January 11, 2020

        I do break up the buds and reduce to a fine powder in a coffee grinder. The strainer bag is perfect for the job. I just made a second batch of Bubba Brownies, this time with walnuts. WOW!


  16. Don W
    December 21, 2019

    3/4 oz bud, I prefer indica. 3 sticks unsalted organic butter. 4 cups water. In crock pot, on low, 12-24 hours. Add water as needed, don’t fry your butter! Let it cool a little, so you don’t burn your hands, put on a pair of nitrile gloves, pour it through a 1 gallon paint strainer bag into a round glass bowl. Squeeze the s**t out of the bottom of the bag. I get mine pretty dry. Let it cool a little more, cover and refrigerate. The butter will solidify and you can discard the water. It is useless. Use the butter as you would in a recipe that calls for butter, or microwave to melt for recipes that call for oil. I make brownies and get about 60 ass kicking treats per box. Enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sheila Martagon
    April 20, 2020

    A cone-shaped sieve for straining soup stock is perfect, really fast and efficient.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Lorie Ann Jury
    May 14, 2021

    lorie here just stumbled on your site and was wondering can you put shake in without decarbing it just let it cook in the slow cooker for x amount of hours the longer you cook it the stronger it is love my edibles strong due to sleeping issues pancreas issues and also diabetic so its ok to just add everything to slow cooker


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