The Super Bowl is only days away, and whether you're a diehard Broncos fan or you're pulling for the Panthers, chances are you will need some delicious snacks for the big game. Perhaps you live in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon or Washington, where marijuana is legal for recreational use? We recommend taking the edge off during this stressful game by upgrading your snack with a touch of cannabis. It's not hard. Especially if you know how to make CannaButter (more on that below).
We spoke with James Beard Award–winning pastry chef Mindy Segal, who owns the Chicago dessert bar Mindy's Hot Chocolate and is currently developing a line of marijuana-based baked goods, for tips on adding marijuana to your favorite Super Bowl snacks. We also got her to give us a recipe for "revised" Chex Mix—and the cannabutter you need to make it. Here, Segal's advice for kicking your Super Bowl party into high gear.
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The first step is learning to make marijuana butter or honey:
"The easiest way to make edibles at home is with butter," Segal says. You can incorporate the butter into baked goods like brownies or cookies, or you can use it as a coating for snack mixes, as with the recipe below. Another option is to infuse honey with marijuana; in this case, Segal suggests adding herbs like rosemary or thyme along with the marijuana to enhance the herbal flavor.