Impress your dinner guests with a fun, playful, and unexpected presentation with these Brown Butter Edible Candles!
Remember when your parents told you not to play with your food? Well, it’s time to forget about minding your table manners when it comes to these candles!
Made with butter, fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme, and garlic, you will be able to set the ambiance and drizzle a tasting topping to your meal.
Brown Butter Edible Candles
A candle that is … mouthwatering? Stick with me! I know this might seem completely unconventional, but it’s unconventional in the best way possible.
It’s time for charcuterie boards and butter boards, and all other internet crazes to take a step back and make way for edible dinner candles.
Forget expensive candles to set the mood at the dinner table (and serve no other purpose), and make your own edible candle at home to pair with dinner in minutes!
These edible candles are perfect for holiday season dinners, romantic dinners at home, or fun dinner parties.
Brown Butter Edible Candle Ingredients
Butter: For this recipe, you will need 2 lbs of salted butter. Think of this as your “candle wax.”
Herbs: Scent your candle… err …flavor your candle with 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary and 3 sprigs of fresh thyme.
Garlic: Continue to add bold and delicious flavor by using 1 head of garlic.
How to Make Edible Brown Butter Candles
Melt butter and add ingredients. Melt butter in a large pan, then add your garlic and herbs.
Roast. Roast the garlic at 225 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden milk solids form on the pan’s bottom.
Strain and jar. Strain through cheesecloth, then pour the butter into small jars.
Add a soy wick. While your edible candle is still liquid, place a food-safe edible wick in each candle and chill overnight.
Light and enjoy. Light the candle about 10 minutes before dining, so it has time to melt.
What to Serve with Butter Candles
The thing I love most about butter candles is that they can be enjoyed with everything and for every meal.
For breakfast or brunch, enjoy these candles by drizzling butter over your toast, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and more!
For lunch and dinner, these butter candles pair well with steak, chicken, seafood, rice, pasta noodles, and vegetables.
Edible Candle Recipe Tips and Tricks
Keep Candles Refrigerated until it’s time to use them. Because of the garlic and fresh herbs, these candles are not shelf stable and need to be refrigerated after every use.
Candles are meant to be solid. Before lighting your candle to enjoy, ensure it is solid, so it is not a pool of butter.
Candle size. Make many small or medium-sized candles to start. A large butter candle with, let’s say, 1 pound of butter is possible, but it might be a little expensive.
Play with flavor. No need to follow the rules or make the same edible butter candles over and over. Consider making candle flavors like garlic butter, lemon butter, herb butter, jalapeno butter, and more.
Tablescape. Give your table a new look by making these edible candles to add light to the table while flavoring your food.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
Edible Candle Wicks. You want to ensure you are using food-safe candle wicks like these.
Mason Jars. you can use mason jars to make these candles. However, you can also use a ramekin or any temperature-safe container
Glass Candle Jars. Give the gift of this edible and interactive experience. If you are looking for a fun food gift, consider buying glass candle jars like these for your candles.
Edible Brown Butter Candles
- 6 Edible Wicks
- 6 candle jars or temp safe container 6oz
- Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
- 2 lbs Butter salted or unsalted
- 2 heads Garlic
- 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
- 6 sprigs Fresh Thyme
- Melt butter in a large pan, then add your garlic and herbs. Roast the garlic at 225 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden milk solids form on the pan’s bottom.
- Strain through cheesecloth, then pour the butter into small jars. Place a food-safe soy wick in each candle and chill overnight.
- Trim the wick to about a quarter inch and store in the fridge for up to 2 months covered.
- Light the candle about 10 minutes before dining, so it has time to melt.