Edible Candle Trick

Fire Science Magic Trick

You could eat a regular candle, but it's not really edible! However, this candle is made from food.
You could eat a regular candle, but it's not really edible! However, this candle is made from food. Jamie Grill / Getty Images

For this science magic trick, you light a candle, blow out the flame and then eat the candle. It's safe, fun and even nutritious!

Edible Candle Materials

  • banana
  • pecan nut
  • candle stick or candle holder with wax drippings
  • match or lighter

Set Up The Trick

  1. Cut a banana so that it resembles a small candle. You want a "candle" that you can eat in one or two bites.
  2. Set your banana-candle on a candle stick or holder. If the candle stick has white wax drippings, this will add realism to the trick.
  1. Cut the pecan into a wick shape and set it into the top of the banana.
  2. When you are ready to do the trick, light the pecan, just like an ordinary candle wick. Blow out the flame and eat the candle.

How It Works

Pecans, as well as other nuts, are high in oils. The nut can be lit like a candle wick and will burn for several minutes.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Edible Candle Trick." ThoughtCo, Feb. 24, 2017, thoughtco.com/edible-candle-trick-607482. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 24). Edible Candle Trick. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/edible-candle-trick-607482 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Edible Candle Trick." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/edible-candle-trick-607482 (accessed November 19, 2017).