If you’re looking for a new and more palatable way to take your kratom dosage, baking up a batch of kratom brownies might be just the thing to try. The rich, gooey, chocolatey flavor of brownies is an ideal way to mask kratom’s naturally bitter flavor.

Kratom powder, which comes from the dried leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, can help relieve stress, increase feelings of well-being and happiness, and help people get to sleep easier. While these effects are very beneficial to people’s overall wellbeing, dosing with kratom can be a bit unpleasant. Kratom’s natural flavor is described as being acrid and earthy with an unpleasant and long-lasting aftertaste. Usually, most people take their kratom by mixing it with water and shooting it back and then chasing the taste with juice to cut the taste. 

This is why people look for ways to figure out new ways to take their kratom dosage without the bitter taste. 

How to make kratom brownies

Making kratom brownies can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like. You can make the brownie recipe from scratch, or—if you’d like a simpler method—you can use a prepared mix like Duncan Hines. Whip up a batch as you normally would and mix in the kratom powder. Keep in mind, you’ll need to increase the amount of kratom powder to account for the amount of brownie batter. Some people also choose to soak the powder in oil or milk before baking. Put it in the oven and cake at 325F for 30 minutes. From there, let the brownies cool and enjoy responsibly. 

Does baking kratom affect its potency?

When people initially hear of baking kratom powder, they worry it will destroy kratom’s effects. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are the two main alkaloids in kratom powder that give it its potency. Luckily for anyone thinking of baking with kratom, the powder’s alkaloids are not disrupted by heat. And will still provide the stress relief, mood boost, or other beneficial effects. Keep in mind, it will take a bit longer for the effects to kick in and many people say the effects are more subtle but longer lasting than the traditional wash and toss.