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Marijuana Infused Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

How to Make Cannabis Infused Rice Crispy Treats

Even though we are all adults here, we all crave the comfort foods of our childhood from time to time. Honestly, who can resist the ooey-gooey goodness of melted marshmallow mixed with warm rice crispies — especially when they are infused with your favorite plant? Talk about an irresistible combination for nearly anyone but diabetics.

Making a good batch of weed infused rice crispy treats comes down to using high-quality ingredients and following a few simple directions. Use this helpful step-by-step guide to get started with your first batch of canna-crispies:

You Will Need…

  • 1 bag miniature marshmallows (use fruit flavored marshmallows to change it up)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cannabis infused butter)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (cannabis infused coconut oil)
    • Note: You can choose to use both infused butter and coconut oil, or just use one or the other.
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal (give or take)
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract (try a raspberry or strawberry with fruit flavored marshmallows)
  • large pan
  • cookie sheet


  1. Spray bottom of cookie sheet with cooking spray (or parchment paper makes easier cleanup)
  2. In pan over medium heat, melt butter, infused oil and extract together
  3. Continue heating over medium heat and slowly add marshmallows to the mixture, stirring constantly to prevent scorching
  4. When the mixture is well blended (remember don’t overcook) remove from heat and immediately add cereal in small portions until the cereal is evenly covered (tip: coat your spoon with a little oil first)
  5. Spread out onto cookie sheet and press down with spoon into desired thickness
  6. Allow to cool and then cut into individual portions (15-20 servings)
  7. Chocolate lovers can drizzle canna-shell chocolate across the top before cooling

Caution: Too Much Caffeine Can Negatively Affect Your Experience

If using chocolate in your recipe, please consider that caffeine is found naturally in cocoa beans, so any chocolate has a little bit of the stimulant. Candy bars generally have less than 10 milligrams, but the darker the chocolate, the higher the caffeine content. Some bars can have as much as 30 milligrams, almost as much as a can of soda. Some chocolate is fortified with additional caffeine for an energy boost and can have as much as 60 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as a cup of tea.

Dosing Considerations

startlowOnce your weed infused rice crispy treats are cooled and ready for consumption, you will first want to consider roughly how much cannabis is in an average dose (note: this will vary depending on how many individual portions you cut as well as potency of starting material). An average starting point for most first-time edible consumers is only 5-10mg. Calculating exactly how much THC is in your product is simply not possible at this time, but as long as you start low [small dose of 1-2 bites] and go slow [allow at least 90 minutes to feel the onset, and in some cases, it may take 2-6 hours to feel the full effect], you mitigate the chances of any negative experiences.