Everyone's favorite dessert bar cookie just got even better by turning the classic lemon bar recipe into Cannabis Lemon Bars!
These delicious weed lemon bars are both sweet and tart. They're also super quick and easy edibles to make. So easy in fact, this is a terrific beginner's edible to make!
I was lucky enough to have a Meyer lemon tree in my yard when I developed this recipe. If you can find Meyer lemons they have EXCEPTIONAL flavor. However, if you can't find Meyer Lemons, don't let that stop you from making this easy edibles recipe. Regular lemons work just fine too. Just be sure to use freshly squeezed juice.
If you want to go cannabis gourmet, use a citrus strain like Lemon Haze or Tangie to match the terpenes in the cannabis to the terpenes in the lemons. Of course, this is strictly optional. You can make quality cannabis lemon bars with most any strain of cannabis.
Use Cannabutter to Make Cannabis Lemon Bars
Of course the ease of this recipe assumes you have cannabutter on hand. Keeping cannabis cooking staples like cannabis infused butter in your fridge or freezer let's you create edibles like these anytime.
Check out my 4 Foolproof Ways to Make Cannabutter tutorial for details on how to make it.
Freezer Friendly Weed Lemon Bars
You can store extra cannabis lemon bars in the freezer for longer shelf life. This also can help with portion control and proper dosing. Cool completely, wrap individual portions well, and freeze. When ready to enjoy, simply bring your cannabis lemon bar to room temperature and enjoy!
A Note on the Dosage for the Cannabis Lemon Bars Recipe
This recipe makes 16 small servings and will have about about 35 mg THC per serving IF you made your marijuana butter from average cannabis (10% THC) and used 1/2 ounce of marijuana to make 1 cup cannabis infused butter.
HOWEVER, keep in mind the edge pieces of the pan of cannabis lemon bars, which have more crust, will have slightly higher doses than the pieces in the middle, which have less crust.
To learn how to adjust the dosage for your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with and the amounts you used to make your cannabutter. Better still, take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to do it, or better yet, use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (see below).
Cannabis Lemon Bars
- 1 cup flour all-purpose
- 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons cannabis infused butter
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated
- 3 eggs large
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 1/4 cup flour all-purpose
- 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8X8" glass baking pan with butter or shortening. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup confection's sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until blended.
- Melt together cannabutter and butter until just melted (on the stovetop over low hear or in the microwave). Stir in vanilla extract.
- Add melted butters to crust dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Use your fingers to press the mixture into the bottom and partway up the sides of the greased baking pan.
- Bake crust for about 20 minutes or until crust is starting to brown.
- While crust is baking, prepare filling by whisking together all filling ingredients except confectioner's sugar, until well combined.
- Remove par-baked crust from the oven. Pour in the filling and return to oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until filling is set but still soft.
- Let cool completely. Dust top of cannabis lemon bars with confectioner's sugar. Cut into 16 portions.