Mahjoun, known as majun, is a classic Moroccan delicacy rolled into a ball, like a pastry ball, but with a soft, smooth texture like jam or fudge. Moroccan hash jam is a term that is commonly used to describe this ancient marijuana-infused dessert.
Of all the cannabis-infused confections worldwide, the 1000-year-old Berber recipes for weed-infused Moroccan mahjoun is recognized as one of the most renowned and exquisite savory-sweet psychotropic confections.
Moroccan hash jam (also known as Moroccan mahjoun) is an original, ancient, traditional, and treasured dessert whose recipe has also been passed down through generations.
Hash, rather than cannabutter, is required to follow the long-established Moroccan cannabis-infused recipe. Meanwhile, you could effectively complete the dish with the use of cannabutter as well.
However, suppose you follow the classic 1000-year-old Moroccan cannabis-infused mahjoun recipe. In that case, the high comes on rapidly, for as little as 30 minutes, which is incredible considering that edibles normally take at least 12 hours to begin producing psychoactive effects.
Learn to make your cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun in the video below! But, before we can get to the step-by-step recipe, let’s check at some intriguing facts about the Berbers, the people who invented this incredible weed-infused delicacy.
The Ancient Masters of Weed-Infused Mahjoun: Who are the Berberbs
The Berberbs (in Berberian language originally transcribed “ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ, ⵎⵣⵗⵏ”- “Imaziɣen”) are also known as Amazighs in Berberian language.
The Berbers are an ethnic group made up of several separate nations native to sections of North America and Western Africa’s northwestern regions.
The Berber nations are made up of people from northern Mali, northern Niger, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libya, and a tiny but substantial part of western Egypt, and stretch from the Niger River in South Africa to the Mediterranean Sea and from the Siwa Oasis in Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean.
Although many ethnic Berbers have abandoned their ancestral tongue (the Berber language) in favor of other languages over the centuries, the true Berber language is still spoken by roughly 32 million Berbers. The majority of Berbers who have maintained the ancient Berber language alive now live in North Africa.
According to legend, Berbers have lived in the Maghreb region of northern Africa from at least 10 000 BC.
Berbers are notorious for using variations of the phrase i-Mazigh-en, which means “free men” or “noble men” in Arabic.
The Moroccan Berbers are thought to be the inventors and masters of the infamous weed-infused concoction, consumed for thousands of years in Islamic parts of the world. Though cannabis remains a touchy subject in Morocco, there appears to be a bright light at the end of the tunnel since Moroccan hashish has experienced a remarkable rebirth.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Moroccan Mahjoun with Hash and/or Cannabutter
Hash is used to make traditional cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun, as discussed briefly above.
As a result, the high is characterized by a euphoric feeling that is both smooth and energizing. Later on, the energizing buzz gives way to pleasant waves of fuzziness and calm relaxation.
In addition, when mixed with hash, you can feel the effects of Moroccan cannabis-infused mahjoun as soon as 20–30 minutes after intake.
However, it still is advisable to not eat an entire batch of hash-infused mahjoun before waiting at least 1–12 hours for the full effects to kick in, as edibles react differently depending on a variety of strictly personal factors like weight, current physical and emotional condition, individual cannabis prudence, and so on.
Suppose you don’t have availability to hash but still want to try the amazing 1000-year-old Berber recipe for cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun. In that case, you could use cannabutter instead, and we’ve made sure to include all of the necessary instructions in the step-by-step explanation below.
Of course, you can do both hashes and cannabutter if you want, but the original recipe calls for 100 percent hash (no cannabutter involved).
Some ex-pats who have visited Morocco, including the well-known and well-respected American novelist William Burroughs and the beloved composer Paul Bowles, have lauded the irresistibly delectable Moroccan cannabis-infused mahjoun.
Weed-Infused Moroccan Berbers Mahjoun: Step-by-Step Recipe
Active Prep Time: 1 hour Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes Servings: 24
List of Ingredients
- 3 oz. (85 grams) cashews (feel free to use raw or toasted, salted or unsalted cashew nuts).
- ¾ cup(255 grams) unsalted butter (feel free to substitute it with coconut oil for a vegan-friendly version. In the case you do not have hash available, you can add the desired amount of cannabis-infused butter or coconut oil instead based on the desired potency you want to reach, as long as you make sure that the total amount of butter you’ll use will fit into a total of a ¾ cup).
- 3 oz. (85 grams) pistachios (feel free to use raw or toasted, salted or unsalted pistachio nuts).
- 4 oz. (113 grams) almonds (feel free to use raw or toasted, salted, or unsalted almond nuts).
- 1 – 3 grams hash (as a rule of thumb, if you use 50% THC potency hash for this recipe, 3 grams of the hash will make up for 60 mg THC potency per serving, while 2 grams of the hash will make up for 40 mg THC potency per serving, and 1 gram of hash will make up for 20 mg THC potency per serving).
- 3 oz. (85 grams) figs (traditionally, Black Mission figs are used, but you can feel free to use any kind of figs you prefer).
- 4 oz. (113 grams) dates (traditionally, Medjool dates are used; however, you can feel free to use whatever type of dates you love the most).
- ½ cup (64 grams) raw honey (for a vegan-friendly version, you can substitute honey with date syrup, agave, or maple syrup).
- 2 oz. (59 ml) rose water
- 2 tablespoons plain flour or arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder*
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder*
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (finely powdered)*
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder*
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers and/or rose petals*
- Though all of the spices required for the mahjoun spice mixture are commonly included in making cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun, you are free to leave out any or all of them.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) (121 Celsius).
Meanwhile, in a shallow heatproof dish, mix powdered hash and butter. To completely activate THC, put the heatproof dish on the middle rack of your oven and heat the butter and hash mixture inside for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Mix all nuts in a food processor and process until they are finely chopped. Set away once you’ve finished. You should save 14 of the nuts for topping your mahjoun balls.
Step 3: Cut any stems, hulls, or pits from the figs and dates before cooking. Set aside after finely chopping them with a knife.
Step 4: Place the butter and hash mixture in a suitable saucepan (alternatively, if you are not going to use hash, put coconut oil or cannabis flowers-infused butter in a suitable saucepan). Reduce the temperature to a low setting.
Begin mixing in the flour (or, optionally, arrowroot powder) until it is completely incorporated. A low simmer would begin foaming after around 4-5 minutes of cooking on low heat.
Stop whisking if you don’t want the butter to burn. Continue to heat until the mixture’s color turns only slightly brown (then again, make sure not to burn the butter).
The gently browned mixture is prepared to be withdrawn from the fire after about 4-5 minutes of stirring and simmering on low heat. Now add the salt and mix it in thoroughly. Set aside the mixture.
Step 5: Toss together all of the spices. You should measure rose water and honey.
Step 6: Mix the dried fruit, flour, blended nuts, hash, rose water, butter fusion, honey, and 1 oz. (28 grams) of the combined spices in a good mixing dish.
Step 7: After carefully cleaning your hands, begin kneading all of the ingredients in the mixing bowl. Continue kneading until the dough is thick and smooth, and all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Refrigerate the mix for 20–30 minutes after completing.
Step 8: You could now begin rolling your delectable Moroccan mahjoun into balls loaded with cannabis.
If you’re going to utilize your cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun in a creative recipe like mahjoun spiced spaghetti with spinach, cheese, and pears or a sumptuous dessert with white chocolate, hazelnuts, and mahjoun, you could skip this step.
Now it’s time to roll your Moroccan mahjoun into even balls again. Measure out roughly 2 teaspoons of the mixture with a measuring spoon or an ice cream spoon. After you’ve measured it out, start rolling it between your palms softly.
It is the time to coat your Moroccan mahjoun balls with 14 of the nuts you set aside for this purpose (or, if you don’t mind deviating from the classic mahjoun recipe, top your mahjoun balls with whatever inspires you).
If you keep your cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun balls in an airtight container, you may keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Best Cannabis Strains to Make Hash
You can manufacture great homemade hash for at least 15 times less than buying hash from a dispensary if you grow your cannabis plants from seeds or clones. Apart from cannabis flowers, you can prepare hash with trim, leaves, and stems, so it’s a great method to get the most out of your marijuana harvest with minimal waste.
The high from a hash is incomparable, thus it’s worth every minute spent practicing the best skills. Furthermore, no toxic chemicals, like Butane, are used in the manufacture of hash.
If you want to become a hash master, it’s a good idea to try cultivating strains that are known for producing a lot of resin.
When it comes to turning the cannabis blossoms into a delectable hash, growing cannabis kinds that produce a good amount of resin will help you get the most out of your harvest.
Keep in mind that the effects you’ll get from hash may vary depending on the strain you used; for example, a Sativa-dominant hash would give you a more euphoric, active, motivated high, whilst an Indica-dominant hash would give you a much more relaxed, in-your-head high.
Finally, keep in mind that the psychotropic effects of hash differ greatly from those of smoking a typical joint or eating a regular edible.
Hashish intake invites all of your senses to participate in a dance that leans more toward the psychedelic side of the high experience, causing sounds, smells, music, colors, and views to appear and/or feel more intense, saturated, and out-of-this-world while still allowing you to maintain full awareness of where you are right now (depending on the amount of hash consumed).
Our team’s top three favored strains for generating a high-quality hash, as well as traditional Moroccan hash-infused mahjoun, are included below in a handy cheat sheet (aka Moroccan hash jam, yum-yum).
Gorilla Glue 4
This strain is named after the gooey, sticky, gluey resin that coats the cannabis blossoms so thickly that when harvesting time comes around, your scissors will be dripping in cannabis resin.
Gorilla Glue is not only a pleasure to cultivate in any marijuana garden, but it is one of the most potent cannabis kinds available, with THC levels ranging from 20 to 25%, well beyond the average. Gorilla Glue’s yields are equally amazing, and it’s no surprise that this strain is among the top 20 most searched strains of the twentieth century.
Gorilla Glue 4 cannabis plants flower in as little as 8–9 weeks and are incredibly resistant, making it an excellent choice for both seasoned and novice producers.
2. White WidowAutoflower
Our wishes have been answered if we could ever hope to improve the all-time favorite, notoriously famous, and beloved hybrid White Widow! White Widow Autoflowers brings the best of both worlds together by combining this cult-classic, award-winning strain’s complete range of mind-and-body advantages with the incredible benefits of autoflowering cannabis cultivars.
White Widow autoflowers, one of the easiest strains to produce, make producing your own White Widow cannabeauties an even more enjoyable experience.
White Widow auto is one of the go-to strains to add to your marijuana collection, especially if you’re into experimenting with homemade edibles or ointments, thanks to its quick flowering phase of only about 8 weeks.
White Widow will reward you with densely trichome-coated buds that dazzle like diamonds in your hands, ready to get you high with a potency of 21+ percent THC and a superbly balanced array of effects that will leave you wanting more.
3. Bruce Banner
Many cannabis connoisseurs feel chills just thinking about this all-powerful strain, and it couldn’t be any other way because Bruce Banner is one of those strains you can’t forget once you’ve had it.
Bruce Banner has been in the spotlight of cannabis-infused delights Master Chefs for quite some time now because of its extraordinarily high THC level of roughly 23%.
Bruce Banner kicks in with a very potently energetic and uplifting feeling to its 60% Sativa genetics, yet you should not overlook its therapeutic value only because of its strong recreational worth.
Bruce Banner strain, ready to harvest in 9–10 weeks, will reward you with outstanding yields; nevertheless, remember that getting the most out of Bruce Banner after harvesting necessitates some correct care and attention to your Bruce Banner green women.
Quick Heads Up
If you’re a CBD fan, don’t be afraid to use high-CBD cannabis blossoms to make a batch of Moroccan weed-infused mahjoun that’s out of the box. Auto Critical CBD and Cali Kush are high CBD strains that are a true blessing to plant in your cannabis garden.
A 1000-year-old Recipe for Marijuana-Infused Moroccan Mahjoun: Final Notes
According to Jake Tour in Discovering Morocco: The Simple Travel Guide for the Best Experience, Marrakesh (the famed former imperial city of Morocco) is derived from the words Mur N’Akush, which means “Land of God” in Berber.
The 1000-year-old Berber recipe for weed-infused Moroccan Mahjoun, enshrined in some type of ancient sorcery, is rightfully dubbed “the favorite delicacy of the Lords” (or, why not, “the perfect treat for gratifying the sweet tooth of any cannabisseur out there”).
Apart from its out-of-this-world sweet-and-savory goodness, this dessert is one of the most delicious and healthiest cannabis-infused recipes our crew has ever tried, which is why we strongly recommend you to prepare your batch of marijuana-infused Moroccan mahjoun. After all, people who care share, and isn’t cannabis about a sense of belonging and open-mindedness? Bud buds, we wish you a joyful cannabis-infused Moroccan mahjoun creation!