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Crispy cannabis kale chips: The perfect munchie, handfuls at a time

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Cannabis kale chips

Kale chips: so 2013, right? But even if you think that kale has jumped the shark, I’ve got just the thing to bring you back on board: cannabis kale chips.

These cannabis kale chips have got what it takes to become your next snack addiction. Kale provides the element of trendy clean eating; salt and fat provide the satisfying snack-y aspect; cannabis makes them extra-enjoyable and fun to share with friends.

Oh, and they’re incredibly easy to make! Provided you have a bunch of kale and some cannabutter and salt, you could be snacking on these babies in less than 20 minutes.

Cannabis Kale Chips

3-4 servings

1 bunch kale (see recipe notes), washed and completely dried

1 tablespoon cannabutter

Salt, to taste

Optional: spices or seasonings of your choice (parmesan cheese and chili powder is a good combo)


Cannabis kale chips


1. Position a rack in the middle position of your oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Cannabis kale chips

3. Melt the cannabutter. I don’t have a microwave, so the way I do this is to put it in a heat-safe ramekin and just pop it in the oven while it preheats; it melts in about a minute.

Cannabis kale chips

4. Cut off the stalks from your kale, and tear the leaves into portions which are roughly double the size of a tortilla chip. They’ll shrink considerably in the oven, so make the torn portions a little bigger than you want your finished chips.

Cannabis kale chips

5. Scatter the kale on your prepared baking sheet, trying to keep things in a single layer. Drizzle the cannabutter over the leaves. You can add additional (non-cannabis) melted butter or olive oil if you’re not satisfied with the coverage.

Cannabis kale chips

6. Now, this step might seem fussy but you’ll be glad you did it. Pick up each portion of kale and use your fingers to massage the cannabutter into each portion. This will ensure even coverage, as well as a crispier/superior finished texture. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.

Cannabis kale chips

7. Place the sheet tray into the preheated oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until browned but not burnt. Remove from the oven and place the entire sheet tray on a wire rack to cool. The kale will crisp further as it cools. To keep the kale crispy, store leftovers in a single layer, loosely covered. Don’t store in an airtight container as this will cause them to lose their crunch.

I “dosed” this recipe with 1 teaspoon of cannabutter per serving (3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon). The strength of your finished product will depend on many factors, including the type of marijuana you used and how you made your cannabutter.

What type of kale should I use?

You can use any type of kale for this recipe. I prefer curly kale because you get lots of crunchy bits on the finished chips.

What are some cannabutter alternatives?

For this recipe, I actually used cannabis coconut oil. You could use traditional cannabutter or cannabis olive oil as well.

Jessie Moore is a contributor to The Fresh Toast. The Alaska Cannabist has partnered with The Fresh Toast, a lifestyle and entertainment platform featuring coverage of cannabis, culture, comedy, food, drink, edibles and more.

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