Q. This may seem like a weird question, but here goes! Marijuana was recently legalized in the state I live. Now I can buy it and use it legally. Still, I’m not a fan of smoking anything, so I typically consume my weed baked into brownies. Although I share with friends, we never get through an entire batch of brownies in one sitting. Also, I don’t need very much weed to make a batch, so the rest just stays sitting around until next time I need it. I would like to bake up a few batches at a time and then freeze them, so I can eat them at my leisure. I’m not sure if weed freezes well. Can you freeze weed brownies?
A. Yes, you can freeze weed brownies. Marijuana is a plant like any other, and in its dried form actually freezes quite well. Be aware that many people feel that the taste and potency intensifies once frozen. You may need to play around a bit with the quantity in the recipe until you get a result you’re happy with.
To freeze weed brownies, start with freshly baked brownies. The longer they sit out, the more they will dry out, which can result in a dry and crumbly mess after being frozen. Starting with freshly baked brownies will help retain as much moisture as possible and hold up against the drying effects of freezing. Allow the brownies to come to room temperature, then decide in what quantity you wish to freeze them.
If you are freezing a whole batch, you can simply freeze them in the container they were baked in (assuming it is freezer safe). Simply wrap the container in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then slide it into a freezer bag. Seal the bag, then label and date it. To freeze individual brownie squares, place the squares on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for about twenty minutes to flash freeze the squares.
Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Then, you can choose to either wrap each brownie individually in plastic wrap, or simply place all the squares into a freezer bag. The flash freezing will prevent them from sticking together or from sticking to the plastic. To consume, remove the weed brownies from the freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature, or microwave on the appropriate defrost setting.