We have crafted the ultimate holiday recipe and gift guide for the cannabis enthusiasts in your life. Keep reading for the best party dishes and stocking stuffers you’ll want to grab this holiday season.
Five Weed-Infused Holiday Recipes
This is where we’ll remind you to be responsible when dosing edibles and request consent from all guests before infusing any shared food with cannabinoids. But you knew that already. Here are our top five cannabis-infused dishes for your next Friendsgiving or pot-friendly holiday gathering.
Lemon-Herb Turkey Marinade
This recipe takes about ten minutes to whip together and can be used for up to eighteen pounds of turkey. If your cannabis oil contains ten percent THC or CBD, you and your guests will consume around 44 mg of THC or CBD per serving. You can use that to do the math on anything more or less potent.
- Two tablespoons salt
- One tablespoon of ground black pepper
- Two tablespoons of garlic powder
- One tablespoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- Two bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- Three tablespoons Worcestershire
- 1/2 cup cannabis-infused oil
- Grind the spices and herbs together until they are in powder form.
- Whisk together the ground spices and the other ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients until smooth and similar to a vinaigrette.
- Place the ingredients into a syringe and inject the turkey legs, thighs, and breasts approximately four hours before cooking. You’ll know you have added enough marinade when it leaks out of the turkey into the pan.
Ganja Garlic Mash
This creamy, smooth, and delicious garlic mashed potatoes recipe combines cannabutter, chives, and sour cream to make an incredible compliment to the main dish this holiday season.
- One head garlic
- One teaspoon of olive oil
- 3 pounds potatoes peeled
- Two tablespoons cannabutter
- Three tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel as much loose papery white skin off the head of garlic with your fingers as you can, but they will still have some of the skin. Place the garlic head in the middle of a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil over the garlic. Cover the bulb with another aluminum foil and bake for about 25 minutes or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
- Peel potatoes and cut them into chunks.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about ten minutes.
- Drain potatoes in a colander. Add hot potatoes to a large bowl. Squeeze garlic from the cooled garlic head and add potatoes with cannabutter, butter, sour cream, and chives. Mash the potatoes until the potatoes are a perfect consistency.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
“Green” Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole recipe goes beyond the traditional dish your Aunt Sue brings yearly because it calls for a few unique ingredients, including cannabutter, bacon, and creamy cheddar. Each guest should get about thirty mg of CBD or THC per serving for six servings.
- 18 ounces of cut green beans
- Eight slices bacon
- Ten chopped cremini mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- One can of cream of mushroom soup.
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup of crispy fried onions
- ¼ cup melted cannabutter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the green beans into a casserole dish.
- Fry the bacon until brown and crispy; remove from the skillet and drain most of the grease from the pan, leaving just enough oil to cook the mushrooms.
- Saute mushrooms until tender and season with garlic and onion powder.
- Pour in mushroom soup and bring the mixture to a light boil.
- Pour the mixture over the green beans.
- Crumble the bacon on top and sprinkle in the cheddar cheese.
- Cover with the fried onions, then brush with melted cannabutter.
- Season with salt and pepper, then bake for twenty minutes until the sauce bubbles.
Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes
Welcome the fall season with these quick and delicious Vegan Cannabis Pumpkin Muffins. This tasty recipe is exceptionally moist and can easily be enhanced with chocolate chips or chopped walnuts.
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- One ¼ teaspoons salt
- One ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- One ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- Three tablespoons Canna Oil
- ⅓ cup + two tablespoons vegetable oil
- Three eggs (non-vegan) OR ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce (vegan)
- ½ cup water
- 15 oz pumpkin puree
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare 24 muffin tins with paper baking cups or by greasing them.
- Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a large bowl.
- Mix sugar, oil, water, and eggs or applesauce in a medium bowl and add the pumpkin.
- Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- If adding chocolate chips or nuts, stir in now.
- Divide batter as evenly as possible among 24 muffin cups.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out of the center clean.
- Cool for five minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks.
Canna-Infused Praline Popcorn
This recipe is for you if your favorite part of the holiday season is those large tin cans of popcorn decorated with Santa and Frosty and all the favorite classics.
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 5 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tbsp unsalted cannabutter
- 3 tbsp light corn syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup pecan halves, toasted
- Set popped popcorn aside in a large bowl.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add light brown sugar, salted butter, cannabis-infused butter, and light corn syrup. Gently stir until the butter has melted and the mixture reaches a slow bubble.
- Allow the mixture to boil untouched for four minutes, the color will turn a golden brown, and the texture will be fluffy.
- Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract and baking soda.
- Quickly fold in the pecan halves.
- Pour the praline mixture over the popcorn and coat the popcorn gently.
- Spread the popcorn mixture evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the popcorn cool before packaging it into giftable containers that people should eat within a week.
Top 5 Cannabis Edible Gifts
These are our top five picks for edibles to gift to an MMJ or recreational cannabis user that you love this holiday season. Disclaimer: We have attempted to choose various types of cannabinoid products for those that many want non-psychoactive holiday gift options.
Valhalla gummies are sold in California, New Jersey, and Nevada, and the company has been in business since 2014. The packs come with 20 THC gummies that are typically combined with CBD or CBN, depending on desired effects.
But the star of the show is the vast flavor collection, here are just a few of the unique treats:
- Blueberry Acai
- Pineapple Citrus Chili
- Blackberry Jasmine
- Peach Mango
Good Tide Rosin Gummies by Wyld
Good Tide gummies are eco-friendly and vegan-approved, and they come in three flavors with three different effects. The mango is mellow, the pineapple is uplifting, and the guava provides a balanced experience somewhere between both.
CBN Sleep Chews by Cheeba Chews
Cheeba Chews offer CBN, THC, and melatonin combined in a chocolate taffy. These chews are specially formatted to help you get a good night’s sleep and taste amazing. Each package has twenty pieces, dosed with five mg of THC and 2.5 mg of CBN.
Snoop Dogg has teamed up with TSUMO to create two new flavors of cannabis-infused chips to add to the seven already available. Each bag is delicious and packs ten mg of THC for an incredible experience. The flavors include:
- Spicy onion
- Nacho cheese
- Zesty ranch
- Salsa verde
- Chili Limon
Kikoko Cannabis Tea
Kikoko is a cannabis brand that infuses teas, mints, tinctures, honey, and more. There are five cannabis teas, each with different effects. The categories include sleep, anxiety, pain, libido, mood, and fun.
The five types of teas are:
Weed-Inspired Holiday Presents
Many options are available if you’re looking for marijuana-inspired gifts for friends, family, or yourself, even if you’re not into cooking or edibles. Here are five non-food present ideas for these situations.
- Zig-Zag Large Vintage Rolling Tray 11.00
- House Plant Flip-Top Lighter Set 75.00
- The Weed Gummies Cookbook 18.00
- Ganja Land Board Game 30.00
- Roast & Toast Coffee Mug 24.00
Happy Holidays from Leafy
Whether your gift recipients prefer edibles instead of smoking flower, THC over CBD, or Indica vs. Sativa, there’s likely something on this list to satisfy any cannabis lover. Another suggestion: You could also consider donating to a cannabis advocacy organization like Last Prisoner Project or NORML in their honor. Either way, be safe and enjoy these upcoming meaningful times with your favorite people. Happy Holidays, friends!