Camp cooking with cannabis


Summer is in full swing, and I, like many other Michiganders, am ready to pack up my tents and coolers and set out on an outdoor excursion. While planning my trip, I was thinking about how cool it would be to make or bring a few weed-infused snacks, inspired by some of my favorite camping meals. I got together with my fellow campers and devised a menu that would be perfect for a stoned night under the stars.


Stoner s’mores

The first official recipe for s’mores appeared in the 1927 Girl Scout guidebook, “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts,” and was later credited to a troop leader named Loretta Scott Crew. In 2023, we’re taking the classic s’mores recipe up a notch by utilizing some or all of the infused products below.

Infused cookies by Motor City Cannabites | $7/100mg at Gage or $10/200mg at JARS

Ditch those dry graham crackers for a chewy infused cookie from Motor City Cannabites. Available in multiple flavors like Snickerdoodle and Confetti Cake, these two-packs of cookies are the perfect base for an ooey-gooey goodie. You’ll definitely want s’more of these!

Midnight Bars by Midnight Roots Genetics | $10/100mg at Gage or $12/200mg at Pure Roots

Brought to you by 10-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner Midnight Roots Genetics, each Midnight Bar is made with handmade artisan chocolate and produced locally in Jackson. Midnight Bars are available in 14 different flavors, including Chocolate Banana, Cookies N Cream, Toasted Coconut, Key Lime Pie, Cherry, Orange Cream, S’mores and more. For the traditionalists, infused milk chocolate, dark chocolate and sugar-free chocolate bars are available as well.

Infused Peanut Budder by True North Collective | $20/200mg at JARS

Whether you spread it on a s’more or eat it straight out of the tub, there’s no wrong way to enjoy True North Collective’s line of infused peanut butter. Available in three flavors — classic, Chocolate and White Chocolate Banana — each 5-ounce jar is infused with 200 milligrams of THC. The ability to elevate your favorite snacks is just one scoop away.


Twisted trail mix

These THC-infused products are great options to add to your favorite pre-made trail mix, but you can also enjoy them by themselves or mix them together to create the ultimate twisted trail mix.

X Nuts by MKX Oil Co.  | $15/100mg at Gage

Go nuts for MKX Oil Co.’s line of infused, cinnamon-roasted cashews, almonds and pecans, which are both gluten-free and vegan. The almonds are also available in Blueberry flavor, a great option for those with a sweet tooth to add into trail mix or enjoy with breakfast.

Hot Cheese Curls by Funky Extracts | $6/50mg or $10/100mg at Pincanna

Pinconning-based Funky Extracts just made Flamin’ Hot Cheetos even better. Created with full-spectrum cannabis oil, Funky Extracts’ Hot Cheese Curls are super crunchy and pack a punch in every bite.

Potdots by Lion Labs | $15/100mg at Pincanna

Similar to M&Ms, Potdots are 1-milligram candy-coated edibles that let you hone in on exactly how high you want to be. They’re a great option to add to a trail mix or put into pancake mix during breakfast.


Medicated munchies

If a savory snack is what you seek, look no further than these cannabis-infused classics.

THC-Infused Popcorn by MKX Oil Co. | $9/100mg at Ascend Wellness

No microwave? No problem! Rip open a bag of MKX’s microwave popcorn over a metal pie tin, throw in some oil and gently shake the tin as the kernels pop. Season with salt or whatever tickles your fancy and enjoy 100 milligrams of buttery, weedy goodness.

Infused Olive Oil by Monster Xtracts | $20/200mg at Bazonzoes

Olive oil is an excellent choice to pack for camping because it can be used in place of butter in dishes such as soup, pasta, rice and bean dip. Cannabis-infused olive oil made with premium cannabis distillate is an even better choice, in my opinion.

Kaya Granola Bar by Detroit Edibles | $8/100mg or $16/200mg at Bazonzoes

“Kaya” is a Jamaican slang term for cannabis, rooted in Rastafarian culture. Its use was popularized through the music and lyrics of reggae pioneer Bob Marley in the 1970s. The combination of oats, butter, honey, cherries, dark chocolate chips, pecans and, of course, cannabis, makes these bars a great option to pack for a lengthy hike.

Lucas Henkel (he/him) is a columnist and advertising assistant for City Pulse. He is a cannabis enthusiast and advocate that has worked in the cannabis industry since 2019. When he’s not reviewing weed from across the state of Michigan (and beyond), he lives in Lansing with his wife and three cats. Have a suggestion for a cannabis product or brand to review? Want to shout out your favorite budtender? Email


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