How to Make a DIY Bacon Fat Candle
Love the smell of bacon in the morning? Who doesn’t? But you don’t have to resort to the method that Michael Scott uses in one of my favorite episodes of “The Office”:
Instead, prevent serious foot injury by making a cool candle out of leftover bacon fat. And the best part about this kind of candle is that it’s edible; so the next time you’d like to add a little bacon flavor to a dish, you can just pout the hot bacon fat candle drippings (sounds kind of gross, but it’ll create very tasty dishes) over the foods that need it.
To make the candle all you need to do is pour bacon fat in a small glass container; anything from a shot glass to a large beverage glass is fine depending on how much bacon fat you have on hand. After the fat comes to room temperature put it in your fridge for several hours then add a wick by drilling a hole in the solidified fat and inserting a wick. Make sure you’re using a wick made from natural materials if you want to drizzle the hot bacon fat on food.