Edible Christmas Candles

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Made in 10 minutes these sweet edible Christmas candles are a perfect gift.

Edible Christmas Candles

Need an impressive Christmas treat that you can make in no time? Try this easy hack: store-bought cookies, almonds, and sugar glaze make these sweet edible Christmas candles a festive table decoration or gifts for the office. Best of all, there’s no baking involved!

 

I don’t know about you, but I take on too many projects during the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love the tasty treats and holidayΒ cheer but I get overwhelmed quickly. I blame it on my age. Granted, I’m not as energetic as I used to be, but trying to do it all is not wise even if you’re in your prime.

 

I also take pride in making everything most everything from scratch and organic, so this treat is off the track. But it saves time and it looks so festive, so I just couldn’t resist.

 

Besides, they’d make such a neat gift for co-workers. Wrap them individually in a clear foil with a pretty bow and a holiday tag – voila! Add a small bottle of homemade Christmas Baileys to the gift bag and you’ll be everyone’s favorite. πŸ˜‰

 

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Edible Christmas Candles – an Easy Hack

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Edible Christmas candles are a sweet treat.

Ingredients:
Makes 15 candles

  • 15 raw almonds
  • 1 box fudge marshmallow cookies aka pinwheels
  • 15 wafer rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • Use any cookies with a hole in the middle like the German chocolate covered gingerbread cookies in the shape of stars and hearts. Just make sure they have a hole big enough for the wafers.
  • Adjust the number of wafers and almonds, depending on the number of your cookies.

 

Directions:

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Place your raw almonds into the boiling water. Let them boil for exactly one minute.Β Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Pat dry and slip the skins off. Set aside.
  2. Fit wafer rolls, chocolate side down, into the cookie holes.
  3. Mix powdered sugar with water, adding a little at a time, until you get a smooth, thick glaze.
  4. Add a little of the glaze around the base of the wafers to set in place. Then add the glaze on the top of wafers, allowing a small amount to drip down the side.
  5. ImmediatelyΒ place blanched almonds, pointy side up, onto the top.
  6. Keep in a cool place or refrigerated until ready to serve.

 

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for Edible Christmas Candles


 

Fudge marshmallow cookies and chocolate wafers amke these cute edible candles perfect for Christmas.

5 from 10 votes
Edible Christmas candles are a sweet treat.
Edible Christmas Candles - An Easy Hack
Prep Time
9 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
10 mins
 
These sweet edible Christmas candles are easy to make and done in minutes. They make a perfect festive decoration or gifts for the office.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 15
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 15 raw almonds
  • 1 box fudge marshmallow cookies aka pinwheels
  • 15 wafer rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Place your raw almonds into the boiling water. Let them boil for exactly one minute. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Pat dry and slip the skins off. Set aside.
  2. Fit wafer rolls, chocolate side down, into the cookie holes.
  3. Mix powdered sugar with water, adding a little at a time, until you get a smooth, thick glaze.
  4. Add a little of the glaze around the base of the wafers to set in place. Then add the glaze on the top of wafers, allowing a small amount to drip down the side.
  5. Immediately place blanched almonds, pointy side up, onto the top.
  6. Keep in a cool place or refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Use any cookies with a hole in the middle like the German chocolate covered gingerbread cookies in the shape of stars and hearts. Just make sure they have a hole big enough for the wafers.
  • Adjust the number of wafers and almonds, depending on the number of your cookies.

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Marshmallow fudge cookies aka pinwheels, almonds, and chocolate wafer rolls make these edible Christmas candles a perfect treat, table decoration, or a gift. Best of all, it is made in only 10 minutes and there's no baking involved.

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71 Comment

  1. Reply
    Dev Pandey
    December 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Mouthwatering Edible Candles! This would the most creative and innovative way to celebrate Christmas that too with such simple steps.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 4, 2017 at 7:37 am

      Thank you so much, Dev! So happy you like them.

  2. Reply
    Megan
    December 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    These are so fun! I love the idea of using these on a sweets table at a holiday party! Pinned! #MM

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks, Megan! I like that idea too. πŸ™‚

  3. Reply
    Carol
    November 30, 2017 at 10:41 am

    What a brilliant idea! Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 30, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you, Carol! I am thrilled you are featuring them πŸ˜€

  4. Reply
    Jann Olson
    November 29, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Jas, I wanted to feature you on SYC, but I am not seeing a link back to the party. πŸ™
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 30, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you. Still working on my list, Jann.

    2. Reply
      Jas
      December 6, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Hi, Jann. I finished my party list. You can see it here. πŸ™‚

  5. Reply
    Menaka Bharathi
    November 29, 2017 at 3:16 am

    These sound absolutely delicious, I would sure love to make some for my kiddos #BloggersPitStop
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      Jas
      November 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      They are really fun to eat πŸ˜€

  6. Reply
    Sheri
    November 28, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Adorable. My kids would love these. We may give some to our neighbors!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 29, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      That sounds like a great idea! πŸ™‚

  7. Reply
    Lina
    November 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    The edible Christmas candles are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Sew It Cook It Craft It!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 28, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Thank you, Lina!

  8. Reply
    frugal hausfrau
    November 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I can see why you could get a little off track with these. They’re darling. I’d make them!! Thanks for sharing with us at FF!!

    Mollie
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 28, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Right? πŸ™‚ Thank you, Mollie!

  9. Reply
    Kathryn Griffin
    November 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    This look cute and delish! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites from the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here s the link to this week’s Showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-26/ Have a lovely Holiday Season! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you, Kathryn! I am thrilled. πŸ˜€

  10. Reply
    Miz Helen
    November 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Your Christmas Candles are just adorable and what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you, Miz Helen! Always a pleasure partying with you. πŸ™‚

  11. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    November 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    These look amazing Jas I wonder if I can find similar cookies in Ireland to make these
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Oh, Amber, I’m sure you can find something similar. Like the assorted biscuits from Jacob’s – “Afternoon Tea” have the cookies with a hole in the middle and wafers. Or you could use the long rolled wafers that mostly come in a tin and are filled. If you look closely, you’ll start seeing possibilities everywhere πŸ™‚

  12. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    These are so cute! I love them – oh please, I’d love to have you share at our what’s for dinner party! http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-dinner-sunday-link-party-124/
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      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Helen! Coming right over πŸ˜€

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        Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
        November 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

        Thanks Jas – and I had to pin these! I love them!
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          Jas
          November 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

          That makes me happy! πŸ˜€ Thank you!

  13. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    November 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    These are so much fun and so cute! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! They are everyone’s favorite. πŸ™‚

  14. Reply
    Judith Graber
    November 26, 2017 at 6:20 am

    What a great idea and a perfect project for kids and adults. Amazing what can be created with food! Thanks for sharing your candles with Fiesta Friday.
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Yes, super easy to make! πŸ™‚

  15. Reply
    Akaleistar
    November 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Those Christmas candles look amazing and so yummy!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

  16. Reply
    Aileen Stewart
    November 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Oh my gosh these are so adorable. I might make these with my twelve year old.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thank you, Aileen! They are really easy to make, so it would be a fun project with your 12-yo. πŸ™‚

  17. Reply
    Leslie
    November 24, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    What a fun treat to make! These would be especially great as classmate gifts. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 25, 2017 at 10:34 am

      They’re perfect for gifting πŸ™‚

  18. Reply
    Karren Haller
    November 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Jas, these are so darn cute, now if I can find the wafer rolls, probably World Market?
    Please come and share on my Friday Features Linkup!!!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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      Jas
      November 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Hi, Karren. I found everything for this recipe at Aldi πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Reply
    Heather
    November 23, 2017 at 9:02 am

    For a quick second I thought these were actual candles! What a delicious and cute quick treat!
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      Jas
      November 23, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Fooled you, lol! Thank you, Heather!

  20. Reply
    Jann Olson
    November 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    These are absolutely darling, and look so tasty too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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      Jas
      November 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Thanks so much!

  21. Reply
    Kathleen Rupp
    November 22, 2017 at 8:02 am

    These are the cutest treats for the holidays! I love this. Saw it at the Grandmas house we go party! pinning:)
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      Jas
      November 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you, Kathleen! Hope you have lovely holidays!

  22. Reply
    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    November 22, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Wow this is such a clever idea!
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      Jas
      November 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Kat! πŸ˜€

  23. Reply
    Jess
    November 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    What a cute idea! πŸ™‚

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
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      Jas
      November 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you, Jess! I just did, thanks for the invite!

  24. Reply
    Cherryl Ehlenburg
    November 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I think it will be on my Christmas table this year!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Awesome! So happy you like it! πŸ˜€

  25. Reply
    Sara
    November 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    These sound absolutely delicious! Definitely adding these to my Christmas cookie list this year!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Hi, Sara! You can’t go wrong with these. Quick, easy, yummy, and pretty. πŸ˜€

  26. Reply
    Jess
    November 20, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Smart. πŸ™‚

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      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:26 am

      Thanks. πŸ™‚

  27. Reply
    What To Buy For Guys
    November 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Oh I love these…they look amazing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:16 am

      Thank you!!!

  28. Reply
    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    November 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    These are super cute! Pinning. With 5 ingredients, I’m golden!! Visiting from Amaze Me Mondays party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:16 am

      Hi, Victoria! A few simple ingredients and done in 10 minutes – can’t beat that. Thanks for visiting!

  29. Reply
    Mother of 3
    November 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Those are so cute! Pinned.
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      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:10 am

      Thank you!!

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        Mother of 3
        November 22, 2017 at 7:32 am

        I co-host a weekly arts and crafts link up; we’d love to see you link up with us. http://www.ourunschoolingjourney.com/2017/11/virtual-refrigerator-rubber-stamp-and.html
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          Jas
          November 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

          Thank you for the invitation! I’d love to party with you πŸ™‚

  30. Reply
    Lisa
    November 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    These are absolutely fabulous looking and I love that they are no bake. I love the idea of putting them in the center of each plate at Christmas Eve dinner–so lovely! Pinned it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:10 am

      That’s a great idea, Lisa! They would look great on the plates πŸ™‚

  31. Reply
    Lydia C. Lee
    November 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    They look great fun.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Thanks, Lydia!

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    Debrashoppeno5
    November 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Easy and tasty along with a lovely presentation. You can’t get any better than that.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      I agree, Debra! πŸ™‚

  33. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    November 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I know you pride yourself on most everything from scratch Jas, but I might have lower standards… Okay, I do. Anyway though, these are a genius hack & I’m going to make them for sure.
    Um, you could just send me a bottle of that coffee whitener… It’s my favourite. I make the homemade version too, but I’m def not above Vendor bought. Not fussy. Carolans or O’Darbys are the next best thing, but Carolans has the viscosity just right while O’Ds is a little thin. Plus, Carolans is cheaper. That’s a free tip for you today. πŸ˜‰ Research.
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      Jas
      November 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks for the free tip and doing the research for me, Mrs. Shoes πŸ™‚ I don’t make it from scratch except for Christmas. Otherwise, I buy the original Baileys Irish Cream. πŸ˜‰

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