Ever heard of a McDonald’s Land, Air and Sea? It’s not on the regular menu, but it is on the McDonald’s secret menu. This sandwich is a legendary fast-food item, made with a Big Mac, McChicken and Filet-o-Fish all stacked together. I had to try it!

What Is McDonald’s Land, Air and Sea?

Toh Mcdonald's Land Air and Sea Photo4 Gael Fashingbauer Cooper Jvedit

The name is self-explanatory once you break it down. The Big Mac represents land, the McChicken, air, and the Filet-o-Fish, sea. Yes, chickens get the “air” label… they can indeed fly short distances. Trust me, I used to live on a farm.

But menu hackers don’t just order the three sandwiches and eat them separately. Instead, they take them apart and restack them, like fast-food Jenga. So if you’ve ever dreamed of getting a taste of chicken, beef, and fish in the same bite, here’s your chance.

How to Order a Land, Air and Sea

It’s simple: You order all three of the sandwiches. Don’t confuse your McDonald’s cashier by asking for a Land, Air and Sea, because they likely won’t know what you’re talking about, and they’re not going to hand-build it for you anyway.

Like other items on the secret menu, the Land, Air and Sea is a DIY project. (For example, the Orange Dreamsicle Shake requires a customer to mix orange Hi-C with a vanilla cone. The “Poor Man’s Big Mac” is a McDouble with some tweaks. But nothing has earned the social buzz of the Land, Air and Sea.)

Just order a Big Mac, McChicken and Filet-o-Fish, then take them home to do the assembly. I promise, it’s easier than Ikea.

How to Build the Land, Air and Sea Sandwich

I carefully dismantled the McChicken and Filet-o-Fish and stacked the various patties inside the Big Mac, along with the bottom buns from each.

Yes, that was messy.

Yes, the lettuce shreds stuck all over my kitchen counter like New Year’s Eve confetti.

Yes, the whole procedure left me with two extra buns.

It only dawned on me after I’d already crammed the three sandwiches into one towering fast-food condominium, that a simpler version of the Land, Air and Sea could be made with a regular McDonald’s hamburger or Quarter Pounder instead of the Big Mac. You just don’t need two beef patties or the Mac’s extra middle bun.

Maybe part of the appeal of this secret menu item is just how huge it looks when made with the Big Mac, but if you really want to eat it, I recommend picking a smaller burger. Because honestly, Godzilla could maybe take a chomp out of this sandwich, but it was impossible for me. I had to squish the sandwich down and take numerous bites to sample of the land, the air and the sea.

McDonald’s Land, Air and Sea Review

I’ll be honest, this sandwich is Not. Worth. It. There’s a reason these menu items are sold as three separate sandwiches. The chicken, beef and fish don’t complement each other—if anything, they fight with each other, especially the tangy, tartar-coated fish. But honestly, I didn’t like how any of the three patties tasted when mixed with one or both of the others.

I’m no snob about fast-food menu items, but I can’t in good conscience recommend you smash three sandwiches together and eat the results. It may have a cute name, but it’s a McDisaster.

If you love a good coffee cake, this recipe for blueberry boy bait is what to bake next. Don’t let the retro name deter you—this coffee cake is the ideal treat to enjoy for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert, and it will definitely turn out to be one of your favorite blueberry recipes.

This recipe produces an incredibly light, airy, buttery cake. It’s dotted with fresh blueberries for pops of flavor and has a hint of crunch on top thanks to a cinnamon-sugar topping. It’s beautifully golden and yields a large enough cake to share with family or friends.

The History of Blueberry Boy Bait

This treat dates back to the ’50s, when a 15-year-old girl won second place for it in a Pillsbury baking contest. It received its tongue-in-cheek name at that time, when she announced it was irresistible to teenage boys. Since then, it has been adapted and modern versions of the recipe have been baked time and again, including adaptations from Cook’s Country and Smitten Kitchen.

How to Make Blueberry Boy Bait

Using easy-to-find ingredients from your local store, along with fresh blueberries, this delicious dessert comes together in minutes. This recipe was adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s version of the vintage recipe.

Ingredients

blueberry boy bait ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Step 1: Prep the dry ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-in. baking dish with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, add two cups flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugars

cream the butter and sugar for blueberry boy bait

In a mixing bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.

Step 3: Finish the batter and add the blueberries

add blueberries to batter

With the mixer on medium, mix in one-third of the flour mixture, half of the milk, another third of the flour mixture and the remaining milk. Mix in the remaining flour mixture.

Coat the blueberries with the teaspoon of flour. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Step 4: Add the topping and bake

baked blueberry boy bait

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries over top of the batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix. Bake the cake for 38 to 40 minutes until the top is golden and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

How to Serve Blueberry Boy Bait

blueberry boy bait

This treat is best served warm after allowing it to have a bit of time to cool slightly. It can also be served at room temperature if preferred. Slice the cake and serve it on a plate on its own for breakfast or dessert. To make it even better, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.

Cover any leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and keep the remaining cake at room temperature for two to three days.

If you love a good coffee cake, this recipe for blueberry boy bait is what to bake next. Don’t let the retro name deter you—this coffee cake is the ideal treat to enjoy for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert, and it will definitely turn out to be one of your favorite blueberry recipes.

This recipe produces an incredibly light, airy, buttery cake. It’s dotted with fresh blueberries for pops of flavor and has a hint of crunch on top thanks to a cinnamon-sugar topping. It’s beautifully golden and yields a large enough cake to share with family or friends.

The History of Blueberry Boy Bait

This treat dates back to the ’50s, when a 15-year-old girl won second place for it in a Pillsbury baking contest. It received its tongue-in-cheek name at that time, when she announced it was irresistible to teenage boys. Since then, it has been adapted and modern versions of the recipe have been baked time and again, including adaptations from Cook’s Country and Smitten Kitchen.

How to Make Blueberry Boy Bait

Using easy-to-find ingredients from your local store, along with fresh blueberries, this delicious dessert comes together in minutes. This recipe was adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s version of the vintage recipe.

Ingredients

blueberry boy bait ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Step 1: Prep the dry ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-in. baking dish with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, add two cups flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugars

cream the butter and sugar for blueberry boy bait

In a mixing bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.

Step 3: Finish the batter and add the blueberries

add blueberries to batter

With the mixer on medium, mix in one-third of the flour mixture, half of the milk, another third of the flour mixture and the remaining milk. Mix in the remaining flour mixture.

Coat the blueberries with the teaspoon of flour. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Step 4: Add the topping and bake

baked blueberry boy bait

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries over top of the batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix. Bake the cake for 38 to 40 minutes until the top is golden and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

How to Serve Blueberry Boy Bait

blueberry boy bait

This treat is best served warm after allowing it to have a bit of time to cool slightly. It can also be served at room temperature if preferred. Slice the cake and serve it on a plate on its own for breakfast or dessert. To make it even better, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.

Cover any leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and keep the remaining cake at room temperature for two to three days.

If you love a good coffee cake, this recipe for blueberry boy bait is what to bake next. Don’t let the retro name deter you—this coffee cake is the ideal treat to enjoy for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert, and it will definitely turn out to be one of your favorite blueberry recipes.

This recipe produces an incredibly light, airy, buttery cake. It’s dotted with fresh blueberries for pops of flavor and has a hint of crunch on top thanks to a cinnamon-sugar topping. It’s beautifully golden and yields a large enough cake to share with family or friends.

The History of Blueberry Boy Bait

This treat dates back to the ’50s, when a 15-year-old girl won second place for it in a Pillsbury baking contest. It received its tongue-in-cheek name at that time, when she announced it was irresistible to teenage boys. Since then, it has been adapted and modern versions of the recipe have been baked time and again, including adaptations from Cook’s Country and Smitten Kitchen.

How to Make Blueberry Boy Bait

Using easy-to-find ingredients from your local store, along with fresh blueberries, this delicious dessert comes together in minutes. This recipe was adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s version of the vintage recipe.

Ingredients

blueberry boy bait ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Step 1: Prep the dry ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9-in. baking dish with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, add two cups flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugars

cream the butter and sugar for blueberry boy bait

In a mixing bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.

Step 3: Finish the batter and add the blueberries

add blueberries to batter

With the mixer on medium, mix in one-third of the flour mixture, half of the milk, another third of the flour mixture and the remaining milk. Mix in the remaining flour mixture.

Coat the blueberries with the teaspoon of flour. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

Step 4: Add the topping and bake

baked blueberry boy bait

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries over top of the batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix. Bake the cake for 38 to 40 minutes until the top is golden and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

How to Serve Blueberry Boy Bait

blueberry boy bait

This treat is best served warm after allowing it to have a bit of time to cool slightly. It can also be served at room temperature if preferred. Slice the cake and serve it on a plate on its own for breakfast or dessert. To make it even better, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.

Cover any leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and keep the remaining cake at room temperature for two to three days.

As a pickle-obsessed foodie, nothing satisfies my salty cravings more than a nice cold pickle or pickle-flavored foods. Some people are obsessed with sweets or coffee. But for me, it’s pickles.

When I heard about a pickle picker, courtesy of fellow pickle lovers on TikTok, I knew I had to get my hands on it. After all, why use a boring ‘ole fork when you can have fun with a genius Amazon gadget?

What is a pickle picker?

Also known as a pickle pincher, a pickle picker is basically a fancy fork. It’s an eight-inch plastic stick that contains claw-like prongs for grabbing pickles. Similar to how a syringe works (poor example, I know), the top pushes down to release the prongs.

At just $6 a pop, a pickle picker is an odd but useful Amazon kitchen product that saves fingers from getting drenched in pickle juice. Shoppers love that it also works for olives and other juicy condiments.

Why are pickle pickers trending?

Simply put, the pickle picker is trending because the internet is obsessed with fun Amazon tools that make life easier—and so are we. #PicklePincher on TikTok has amassed 3.6 million views.

It’s become a “controversial” TikTok made me buy it gadget as some viewers make fun of the fact that you can save the $6 and just use a fork. Clearly, they’re not true pickle lovers because only the pickle-obsessed know a fork isn’t nearly as fun. See for yourself in this satisfying TikTok video from @carrieberkk.

@carrieberkk

have u ever seen a PICKLE PICKER?! 😳 #pickle #lifehacks #foodtiktok

♬ original sound – Carrie Berk

How We Tested It

To put this genius Amazon kitchen gadget to the test, I picked up a jar of my favorite dill pickles from the store and got to pinching. Conveniently, I had just finished off a jar of pickles, so I put it to the test with a fresh jar swimming with pickles. I practiced pressing the stick-like device to get my technique down. Turns out, you have to keep the top part pressed down to secure your pickle, and the further you press down, to longer the prongs become.

Pickle jar in hand, I slightly pressed down on the picker and stuck it into a pickle. I didn’t stick it in hard enough though, so it immediately fell off the tool. Going in for round two, I made sure not to be shy with the pickle and success! My pickle was ready to eat with the pickle pincher, and my fingers didn’t get an ounce of pickle juice on them.

Pickle Picker Product Features

The eight-inch pickle picker is made of durable plastic and stainless steel prongs. Funny enough, the prongs look exactly like a hair massager. Except instead of being used to massage, it’s used to capture pickles. The prongs extend a few inches to get hard to reach pickles, olives or beets out of a jar. You control the length of the prongs, so the deeper the pickle in the jar, the longer it needs to extend.

Pros

  • Affordable price point
  • Keeps fingers from getting drenched in pickle juice
  • Fun to use
  • Solves an everyday problem
  • Works for olives and other juicy toppings

Cons

  • Not a pretty Amazon kitchen gadget
  • If you don’t stick it hard enough into a pickle, the pickle will fall off
  • Works just as well as a fork

What Other Shoppers Had to Say

close up of pickle picker holding onto a pickle

Shoppers and big time pickle fans love that this tool solves an everyday problem, i.e. getting pickle juice all over your fingers. Here’s what other reviewers had to say:

“This is now the only way to take pickles, olives, or any other condiment out of a jar,” writes verified Amazon reviewer, Lisa. “No one wants to get their fingers wet in a food jar and no one wants to eat what’s under fingernails so this item is a win-win.”

amanda cason, a verified Amazon reviewers, adds, “I’m actually considering getting a couple for people as gifts. They are better quality than I thought they would be. Bonus: the prongs look like little wolverine claws so you can grab a pickle and pretend to be an X-men in one fell swoop!”

“This tool is the only thing that separates us from the animals,” shares verified Amazon reviewer, Heather Garrett. “Before having this, I tried to scoop out pickles with a fork like a peasant. But now I can show my face in the neighborhood and hold my head high.”

Final Verdict

The pickle picker from Amazon is officially my new favorite kitchen find. I was surprised at how strong the tool is when picking up large dill pickles. And I was able to eat the pickles right off the pincher. Sure, a fork works just as well. But why settle for ordinary kitchen tool when you can have fun with a device quite literally made for pickle lovers?

Where to Buy the Pickle Picker

Toh Comm Pickle Picker Via Amazon.com

Treat yourself, or the pickle lover in your life, to a pickle pincher by heading over to Amazon where it goes for $6 a pop. You’ll never use a fork or knife again thanks to this little wonder.

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I adore the process of making candles. There is something almost magical about taking pieces of wax and melting them down to pour into a vessel. Not to mention that homemade candles make a wonderful gift for family and friends.

Once you try this simple DIY, you’ll fall in love with learning how to make candles, too.

FYI: This is how to make candles last longer.

What Is the Best Wax for Making Candles?

There are many types of wax to use to make candles:

Soy Wax

I like to use natural soy wax. It is a slow-burning, all-natural (made from soy beans) wax, free of additives and chemicals.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is a widely used option that’s also incredibly affordable. Paraffin wax will take on more scent (if added) and color.

Beeswax

This wax is all-natural, too. It’s made by bees during the honey-making process. It has an almost sweet honey smell to it when it burns, so I don’t add scent to beeswax candles.

How to Make Candles

candle making supplies on a white kitchen countertop

Tools You’ll Need

  • Soy candle wax – the material your candle will be made of
  • Pouring pitcher – to hold the pieces of wax while it melts
  • Pan – to hold the heated water that will help the wax melt
  • Bamboo skewers – used for stirring the melted wax
  • Essential oils – which will give your candle fragrance
  • Vessels (like glass jars) – the container that holds your final candle
  • Candle wicks – for burning the candle
  • Popsicle sticks – for holding the wick in place

Editor’s Tip: Love a store-bought candle’s vessel? You can reuse it! This is how to get candle wax out of a jar.

Directions

Step 1: Prep your vessel

Choosing a vessel for a homemade candle is almost as fun as making the candle itself. You want to select a heat-resistant glass jar. You can reuse thicker glass jars. You can also buy jars and other vessels at the craft store or on Amazon. If you are reusing an old jar or candle container, make sure it’s clean and dry.

Step 2: Melt wax

top view of melting wax on a hot plate

We used Hearts & Crafts soy wax to make these candles. To melt the wax, add a few inches of water to a metal pan and heat on the stove. Place the pouring pitcher in the pan with wax in the pitcher. Stir often with a bamboo skewer.

How much wax do I need? A good rule of thumb is that you will need enough wax flakes to fit in the vessel about two times. Once melted, it will pour into the vessel nicely.

Step 3: Add scent

two different fragrance oils on a white kitchen counter

Once the wax is melting, you can add fragrance. I have this set of essential oils for candlemaking. You can use good-quality essential oils or candle fragrance. Add about 8-10 drops of fragrance to the wax. Stir with a bamboo skewer.

Step 4: Add wick

side by side of two different candle wick options, on the left there is a pink jar with a hand holding a wooden wick, on the right there is a clear jar with a hand holding a standard wax wick

Standard candle wicks come with a flat metal bottom. Dip that metal part into the melted wax to “adhere” it to the bottom of the jar. Hold the wick until it stands up straight on its own. You can also use a wood wick and holder.

Step 5: Pour wax

pouring melted wax into a clear glass candle jar

Now it is time to pour the wax! Pour the wax into the vessel. Make sure to stop an inch or so from the top. If the wick starts shifting, hold the wick in place with a wooden wick holder.

Step 6: Allow candle to set

The candle will need to set or harden overnight. Trim the wick with small scissors or a wick trimmer. (It’s one of the candle accessories we can’t live without!)

Editor’s Tip: Is the top of your candle bumpy? Here’s how to smooth a candle surface.

FAQs About Making Your Own Candles

a homemade candle on a stack of three books with a vase of yellow flowers

Is it cheaper to make your own candles?

It can be! You can find a whole candle making kit on Amazon for under $25. That’s going to be less expensive than a nice candle at a high-end shop.

Can I make my own candle wick?

You can! I follow the steps from Just Crafting Around. You’ll need 100% cotton rope, vegetable oil and scissors.

How do I make candles with a stronger scent?

Using good quality essential oils is key. It helps to use paraffin wax for stronger scents, too.

I adore the process of making candles. There is something almost magical about taking pieces of wax and melting them down to pour into a vessel. Not to mention that homemade candles make a wonderful gift for family and friends.

Once you try this simple DIY, you’ll fall in love with learning how to make candles, too.

FYI: This is how to make candles last longer.

What Is the Best Wax for Making Candles?

There are many types of wax to use to make candles:

Soy Wax

I like to use natural soy wax. It is a slow-burning, all-natural (made from soy beans) wax, free of additives and chemicals.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is a widely used option that’s also incredibly affordable. Paraffin wax will take on more scent (if added) and color.

Beeswax

This wax is all-natural, too. It’s made by bees during the honey-making process. It has an almost sweet honey smell to it when it burns, so I don’t add scent to beeswax candles.

How to Make Candles

candle making supplies on a white kitchen countertop

Tools You’ll Need

  • Soy candle wax – the material your candle will be made of
  • Pouring pitcher – to hold the pieces of wax while it melts
  • Pan – to hold the heated water that will help the wax melt
  • Bamboo skewers – used for stirring the melted wax
  • Essential oils – which will give your candle fragrance
  • Vessels (like glass jars) – the container that holds your final candle
  • Candle wicks – for burning the candle
  • Popsicle sticks – for holding the wick in place

Editor’s Tip: Love a store-bought candle’s vessel? You can reuse it! This is how to get candle wax out of a jar.

Directions

Step 1: Prep your vessel

Choosing a vessel for a homemade candle is almost as fun as making the candle itself. You want to select a heat-resistant glass jar. You can reuse thicker glass jars. You can also buy jars and other vessels at the craft store or on Amazon. If you are reusing an old jar or candle container, make sure it’s clean and dry.

Step 2: Melt wax

top view of melting wax on a hot plate

We used Hearts & Crafts soy wax to make these candles. To melt the wax, add a few inches of water to a metal pan and heat on the stove. Place the pouring pitcher in the pan with wax in the pitcher. Stir often with a bamboo skewer.

How much wax do I need? A good rule of thumb is that you will need enough wax flakes to fit in the vessel about two times. Once melted, it will pour into the vessel nicely.

Step 3: Add scent

two different fragrance oils on a white kitchen counter

Once the wax is melting, you can add fragrance. I have this set of essential oils for candlemaking. You can use good-quality essential oils or candle fragrance. Add about 8-10 drops of fragrance to the wax. Stir with a bamboo skewer.

Step 4: Add wick

side by side of two different candle wick options, on the left there is a pink jar with a hand holding a wooden wick, on the right there is a clear jar with a hand holding a standard wax wick

Standard candle wicks come with a flat metal bottom. Dip that metal part into the melted wax to “adhere” it to the bottom of the jar. Hold the wick until it stands up straight on its own. You can also use a wood wick and holder.

Step 5: Pour wax

pouring melted wax into a clear glass candle jar

Now it is time to pour the wax! Pour the wax into the vessel. Make sure to stop an inch or so from the top. If the wick starts shifting, hold the wick in place with a wooden wick holder.

Step 6: Allow candle to set

The candle will need to set or harden overnight. Trim the wick with small scissors or a wick trimmer. (It’s one of the candle accessories we can’t live without!)

Editor’s Tip: Is the top of your candle bumpy? Here’s how to smooth a candle surface.

FAQs About Making Your Own Candles

a homemade candle on a stack of three books with a vase of yellow flowers

Is it cheaper to make your own candles?

It can be! You can find a whole candle making kit on Amazon for under $25. That’s going to be less expensive than a nice candle at a high-end shop.

Can I make my own candle wick?

You can! I follow the steps from Just Crafting Around. You’ll need 100% cotton rope, vegetable oil and scissors.

How do I make candles with a stronger scent?

Using good quality essential oils is key. It helps to use paraffin wax for stronger scents, too.

I adore the process of making candles. There is something almost magical about taking pieces of wax and melting them down to pour into a vessel. Not to mention that homemade candles make a wonderful gift for family and friends.

Once you try this simple DIY, you’ll fall in love with learning how to make candles, too.

FYI: This is how to make candles last longer.

What Is the Best Wax for Making Candles?

There are many types of wax to use to make candles:

Soy Wax

I like to use natural soy wax. It is a slow-burning, all-natural (made from soy beans) wax, free of additives and chemicals.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is a widely used option that’s also incredibly affordable. Paraffin wax will take on more scent (if added) and color.

Beeswax

This wax is all-natural, too. It’s made by bees during the honey-making process. It has an almost sweet honey smell to it when it burns, so I don’t add scent to beeswax candles.

How to Make Candles

candle making supplies on a white kitchen countertop

Tools You’ll Need

  • Soy candle wax – the material your candle will be made of
  • Pouring pitcher – to hold the pieces of wax while it melts
  • Pan – to hold the heated water that will help the wax melt
  • Bamboo skewers – used for stirring the melted wax
  • Essential oils – which will give your candle fragrance
  • Vessels (like glass jars) – the container that holds your final candle
  • Candle wicks – for burning the candle
  • Popsicle sticks – for holding the wick in place

Editor’s Tip: Love a store-bought candle’s vessel? You can reuse it! This is how to get candle wax out of a jar.

Directions

Step 1: Prep your vessel

Choosing a vessel for a homemade candle is almost as fun as making the candle itself. You want to select a heat-resistant glass jar. You can reuse thicker glass jars. You can also buy jars and other vessels at the craft store or on Amazon. If you are reusing an old jar or candle container, make sure it’s clean and dry.

Step 2: Melt wax

top view of melting wax on a hot plate

We used Hearts & Crafts soy wax to make these candles. To melt the wax, add a few inches of water to a metal pan and heat on the stove. Place the pouring pitcher in the pan with wax in the pitcher. Stir often with a bamboo skewer.

How much wax do I need? A good rule of thumb is that you will need enough wax flakes to fit in the vessel about two times. Once melted, it will pour into the vessel nicely.

Step 3: Add scent

two different fragrance oils on a white kitchen counter

Once the wax is melting, you can add fragrance. I have this set of essential oils for candlemaking. You can use good-quality essential oils or candle fragrance. Add about 8-10 drops of fragrance to the wax. Stir with a bamboo skewer.

Step 4: Add wick

side by side of two different candle wick options, on the left there is a pink jar with a hand holding a wooden wick, on the right there is a clear jar with a hand holding a standard wax wick

Standard candle wicks come with a flat metal bottom. Dip that metal part into the melted wax to “adhere” it to the bottom of the jar. Hold the wick until it stands up straight on its own. You can also use a wood wick and holder.

Step 5: Pour wax

pouring melted wax into a clear glass candle jar

Now it is time to pour the wax! Pour the wax into the vessel. Make sure to stop an inch or so from the top. If the wick starts shifting, hold the wick in place with a wooden wick holder.

Step 6: Allow candle to set

The candle will need to set or harden overnight. Trim the wick with small scissors or a wick trimmer. (It’s one of the candle accessories we can’t live without!)

Editor’s Tip: Is the top of your candle bumpy? Here’s how to smooth a candle surface.

FAQs About Making Your Own Candles

a homemade candle on a stack of three books with a vase of yellow flowers

Is it cheaper to make your own candles?

It can be! You can find a whole candle making kit on Amazon for under $25. That’s going to be less expensive than a nice candle at a high-end shop.

Can I make my own candle wick?

You can! I follow the steps from Just Crafting Around. You’ll need 100% cotton rope, vegetable oil and scissors.

How do I make candles with a stronger scent?

Using good quality essential oils is key. It helps to use paraffin wax for stronger scents, too.

Everyone loves a good birthday cake, especially a confetti cake, but it’s a treat we’ve all had before. Why not take those same flavors to the next level this summer with the mashup we all have been waiting for: a birthday cake ice cream sandwich.

These homemade birthday cake ice cream sandwiches have the festive look and flavor of a good confetti cake with ice cream sandwiched in between. It doesn’t get better than that, so let’s get started!

How to Make Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sprinkles, divided
  • 1-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream

What You’ll Need

  • Rainbow sprinkles: No birthday cake recipe is complete without sprinkles! Make sure you have plenty on hand; this birthday cake ice cream sandwich recipe uses more than a cup.
  • Ice cream sandwich scoop: Portioning ice cream for each ice cream sammie is super easy with this specialty tool—just one of our favorite ice cream gadgets.
  • Small cookie scoop: Make sure your cookies are identically sized with a cookie scoop.

Directions

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

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Start the cookie dough by beating the eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Be sure to use high-quality vanilla extract here. It’s the primary flavor in these cookies, so it’ll really stand out.

In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Then add the dry mixture to the wet mix and blend until just combined. Finally, stir in a half-cup of rainbow sprinkles.

Editor’s Tip: Our recipe calls for canola oil, but vegetable oil or grapeseed oil will also work.

Step 2: Shape and Bake the Cookies

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Next, portion out the cookie dough. A tablespoon-sized cookie scoop is perfect for the job. Flatten each dollop of cookie dough slightly with a measuring cup or glass.

Bake the cookie dough at 350ºF until lightly browned around the edges—8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for two minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before moving to the next step.

Editor’s Tip: You want the cookies to be identical in shape and size for sandwiches. The cookie scoop will help with the size. To get the perfect round shape, use this round cookie trick. Just take a round cookie or biscuit cutter and scoot the cookie around inside while it’s still warm. This will make the cookie perfectly round.

Step 3: Add the Ice Cream

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Before you scoop, let your favorite ice cream soften on the countertop for about 15 minutes. This will make it easy to scoop and press between the cookies.

Once it’s softened up, scoop third-cup portions onto half the cookies. This handy ice cream sandwich maker makes portioning and getting the right flat shape so easy. But your go-to ice cream scoop will work as well. After scooping, press another cookie on top to form the perfect ice cream sammie.

Stash the cookies in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before giving these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches the finishing technicolor touch.

Step 4: Finish with More Sprinkles

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After a quick chill, these cookies are ready for the last but perhaps most important touch: even more sprinkles! Roll the edges of each sandwich in more rainbow jimmies before enjoying.

To store for later, freeze for an hour, then wrap in plastic wrap. For best results, pop those individually wrapped sammies in a zip-top bag or airtight container. Eat them within three months.

Tips for Making Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

This birthday cake ice cream sandwich is straightforward, but you can definitely take a few shortcuts and make a few tweaks so these frozen treats are uniquely yours. Here are a few tips to make the process simple and delicious:

  • Prep the cookies in advance: You can prep these cookies ahead of time. Stash the cookies in an airtight container for a few days or even freeze them for a month or two. When you’re ready to assemble, no need to defrost!
  • Go for store-bought cookies: If you don’t have time for scratch-made cookies, opt for your favorite packaged cookie. If you ask us, these Milk Bar Confetti Cookies are a great substitute!
  • Switch up the ice cream: Our recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, but feel free to use whatever flavor of ice cream (or froyo or gelato) that you like most. Here are some pints that our editors love and a few homemade ice cream recipes to inspire your next ice cream sammie combos.
  • Add even more extras: Sprinkles are just the beginning! You can roll the edges of your ice cream sandwiches in nuts, chocolate chips or whatever ice cream toppings you like most.

Make More Sprinkle-Covered Treats

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Everyone loves a good birthday cake, especially a confetti cake, but it’s a treat we’ve all had before. Why not take those same flavors to the next level this summer with the mashup we all have been waiting for: a birthday cake ice cream sandwich.

These homemade birthday cake ice cream sandwiches have the festive look and flavor of a good confetti cake with ice cream sandwiched in between. It doesn’t get better than that, so let’s get started!

How to Make Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sprinkles, divided
  • 1-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream

What You’ll Need

  • Rainbow sprinkles: No birthday cake recipe is complete without sprinkles! Make sure you have plenty on hand; this birthday cake ice cream sandwich recipe uses more than a cup.
  • Ice cream sandwich scoop: Portioning ice cream for each ice cream sammie is super easy with this specialty tool—just one of our favorite ice cream gadgets.
  • Small cookie scoop: Make sure your cookies are identically sized with a cookie scoop.

Directions

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

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Start the cookie dough by beating the eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Be sure to use high-quality vanilla extract here. It’s the primary flavor in these cookies, so it’ll really stand out.

In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Then add the dry mixture to the wet mix and blend until just combined. Finally, stir in a half-cup of rainbow sprinkles.

Editor’s Tip: Our recipe calls for canola oil, but vegetable oil or grapeseed oil will also work.

Step 2: Shape and Bake the Cookies

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Next, portion out the cookie dough. A tablespoon-sized cookie scoop is perfect for the job. Flatten each dollop of cookie dough slightly with a measuring cup or glass.

Bake the cookie dough at 350ºF until lightly browned around the edges—8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for two minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before moving to the next step.

Editor’s Tip: You want the cookies to be identical in shape and size for sandwiches. The cookie scoop will help with the size. To get the perfect round shape, use this round cookie trick. Just take a round cookie or biscuit cutter and scoot the cookie around inside while it’s still warm. This will make the cookie perfectly round.

Step 3: Add the Ice Cream

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Before you scoop, let your favorite ice cream soften on the countertop for about 15 minutes. This will make it easy to scoop and press between the cookies.

Once it’s softened up, scoop third-cup portions onto half the cookies. This handy ice cream sandwich maker makes portioning and getting the right flat shape so easy. But your go-to ice cream scoop will work as well. After scooping, press another cookie on top to form the perfect ice cream sammie.

Stash the cookies in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before giving these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches the finishing technicolor touch.

Step 4: Finish with More Sprinkles

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After a quick chill, these cookies are ready for the last but perhaps most important touch: even more sprinkles! Roll the edges of each sandwich in more rainbow jimmies before enjoying.

To store for later, freeze for an hour, then wrap in plastic wrap. For best results, pop those individually wrapped sammies in a zip-top bag or airtight container. Eat them within three months.

Tips for Making Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

This birthday cake ice cream sandwich is straightforward, but you can definitely take a few shortcuts and make a few tweaks so these frozen treats are uniquely yours. Here are a few tips to make the process simple and delicious:

  • Prep the cookies in advance: You can prep these cookies ahead of time. Stash the cookies in an airtight container for a few days or even freeze them for a month or two. When you’re ready to assemble, no need to defrost!
  • Go for store-bought cookies: If you don’t have time for scratch-made cookies, opt for your favorite packaged cookie. If you ask us, these Milk Bar Confetti Cookies are a great substitute!
  • Switch up the ice cream: Our recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, but feel free to use whatever flavor of ice cream (or froyo or gelato) that you like most. Here are some pints that our editors love and a few homemade ice cream recipes to inspire your next ice cream sammie combos.
  • Add even more extras: Sprinkles are just the beginning! You can roll the edges of your ice cream sandwiches in nuts, chocolate chips or whatever ice cream toppings you like most.

Make More Sprinkle-Covered Treats

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Have you ever reached into the pantry to grab an onion and encountered a texture you weren’t expecting? It happened to me when an onion rolled out of its bag and hid in the far corner of the cabinet. I only have one word to describe the experience: Yuck! The onion had literally melted in its skin and sat there, squishy and unforgivingIy stinky, in a pile of liquid…

We don’t recommend you wait to experience a bad onion. Instead, learn how to tell if an onion is bad by reading the telltale signs leading up to spoilage. This advice applies to most types of onion: sweet onions, shallots, or yellow, white and red onions. Fresh alliums in the onion family (like green onions, spring onions, leeks or chives) have a different set of rules and a shorter lifespan.

Signs Your Onion Has Spoiled

If your onion has gone bad, it will be pretty obvious. Squishy onions should be tossed into the trash without a second’s thought. The same can be said for stinky onions or onions that have excess moisture.

The less obvious signs are small wet spots, brown spots, or a softened texture. If these spots can be removed from a section of the onion, leaving the rest of the onion looking “normal,” it’s probably safe to cook with it. The same can be said for a sprouted onion that has no other signs of spoilage. It’s okay if you don’t want to eat the sprouted part; you can cut the onion in half to remove the sprout and any remnants of the shoot. But if you observe any signs of mold, or if you have any doubt at all if the onion is still safe to eat, it’s best to toss it.

By the way, sprouted garlic is usually safe to eat, too.

How to Pick Good Onions

We define a “good” onion as one that can be stored for several weeks in the pantry (just keep in mind these foods you shouldn’t store together). Look for onions with a firm texture and dry, papery skins. Avoid onions that are soft or exhibit brown spots. You’ll also want to avoid any onions that are sprouting. Sprouted onions are usually still good to eat, but they won’t last as long.

Tips for Storing Onions

How to store whole onions

Store whole onions in a cool, dry, ventilated spot that’s out of the sun, like a pantry or cabinet. They’ll last anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on the temperature inside your storage area. Avoid storing potatoes and onions together, as the pair will speed up each other’s spoilage. The potatoes will sprout faster, and onions will soften and liquify next to potatoes.

You don’t want to keep onions in the refrigerator either, as the cold and humidity can cause onions to develop moisture spots and soften their texture. Fresh onions—such green onions, spring onions, leeks or chives—should be stored in your refrigerator’s crisper bin and usually only last about a week before they start getting slimy.

If you were keeping whole onions in the fridge, read up on other common foods you’ve been storing wrong.

How to store chopped onions

Once an onion has been peeled and cut, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator. Wrap any unused onion halves in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. We like using glass containers because they don’t absorb odors. Chopped onions are best stored in airtight containers or in a resealable bag. Properly stored, these onions are good for 7 to 10 days.

How to freeze onions

Onions freeze really well, but only if you plan to cook with them. Frozen onions lose their crisp texture, so they’re not ideal for making pickled onions or other raw applications like salads and rice bowls. To freeze onions, chop them into similar-sized pieces and place them in a freezer-safe bag. Pack the onions flat so you can break off a section and use it as needed, rather than thawing the whole thing. Frozen onions will last up to a year, but they start to lose their quality around the eight-month mark.

Recipes to Use Up Your Onions
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Honey is one of our favorite pantry staples. From the perfect cornbread drizzle to a surprise peanut-butter sandwich topper to a kid-friendly chicken nugget dip, honey stars in a variety of recipes.

When you reach for that cute bear jar to find your honey gone thick and grainy—officially known as crystallized—a sad trombone might play in your head. Don’t worry: you can fix it! Here’s how to decrystallize honey easily, and keep it from happening again.

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

All honey will crystallize—it can even crystallize in the hive if the weather gets chilly! The reason why is simple science. Honey is mainly sugar, including both glucose and fructose, with some water but not enough to “hold” all the sugars. Over time, the water separates from the glucose, causing the sugar to form tiny crystals. The pollen and beeswax found in natural, unprocessed honey also contributes, providing a kind of “platform” for the sugars to latch onto. Honey can even harden to a near solid!

It’s important to note that crystallization doesn’t mean the honey is unsafe to eat or spoiled. In fact, honey stays good indefinitely!

Do All Types of Honey Crystallize?

All types of honey will crystallize, from classic clover to decadent manuka. Crystallization is actually a sign that the honey is high-quality, natural and unprocessed. Heavily processed honeys, like pasteurized honey, won’t crystallize as quickly (but the processing may remove some of the nutrition). Artificial honeys, laced with additives like corn syrup, won’t crystallize—but they aren’t as rich tasting as natural honey and don’t share its potential health benefits.

Can You Eat Crystallized Honey?

Absolutely! It’s safe and tasty. If you usually enjoy honey in a hot beverage—with tea or a hot toddy, for instance—you won’t even notice the texture, as the honey will dissolve. Some people even prefer the grainy texture of crystallized honey, especially spread on toast or biscuits.

But, if you prefer your honey smooth and pourable, it’s easy enough to restore it to that state.

How to Decrystallize Honey

Gently warming the honey will restore its smooth texture. You can do this just about any way you like, but here are our go-to methods.

How to Decrystallize Honey in a Bowl

Set the honey container, uncapped, in a small heatproof bowl. Fill it with warm (not boiling) water to reach halfway up the container. Let sit for about 45 minutes, replacing with fresh warm water as needed. Once in a while, stir the honey to ensure that the entire container is heating. Use a clean, dry utensil to stir so you don’t introduce bacteria or moisture into the honey. Stop when the honey reaches the desired consistency.

Use this method if: You splurged on a special raw honey and want to heat it gently.

How to Decrystallize Honey in the Microwave

Want to speed things up? Your microwave can smooth honey in a flash. Simply uncap the container and microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir, and heat another 30 seconds if needed.

Use this method if: You want the quickest and simplest method, or if your honey is especially solidified.

How to Keep Honey from Crystallizing

While crystallization can’t be prevented entirely, you can slow it down. Store honey at room temperature. Cooler temps actually speed up crystallization, so don’t stash it in the fridge or basement. Keeping honey (or buying it) in a glass container or jar will also help, as glass does a better job of deflecting moisture than plastic. Always store honey tightly covered and away from light.

The best way to keep honey from crystallizing? Eat it up! Honey usually takes a few months to crystallize. If you can’t finish your container as quickly as Winnie-the-Pooh finishes his bucket o’ honey, you could buy a smaller jar or use it in these honey treats.

Honey is one of our favorite pantry staples. From the perfect cornbread drizzle to a surprise peanut-butter sandwich topper to a kid-friendly chicken nugget dip, honey stars in a variety of recipes.

When you reach for that cute bear jar to find your honey gone thick and grainy—officially known as crystallized—a sad trombone might play in your head. Don’t worry: you can fix it! Here’s how to decrystallize honey easily, and keep it from happening again.

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

All honey will crystallize—it can even crystallize in the hive if the weather gets chilly! The reason why is simple science. Honey is mainly sugar, including both glucose and fructose, with some water but not enough to “hold” all the sugars. Over time, the water separates from the glucose, causing the sugar to form tiny crystals. The pollen and beeswax found in natural, unprocessed honey also contributes, providing a kind of “platform” for the sugars to latch onto. Honey can even harden to a near solid!

It’s important to note that crystallization doesn’t mean the honey is unsafe to eat or spoiled. In fact, honey stays good indefinitely!

Do All Types of Honey Crystallize?

All types of honey will crystallize, from classic clover to decadent manuka. Crystallization is actually a sign that the honey is high-quality, natural and unprocessed. Heavily processed honeys, like pasteurized honey, won’t crystallize as quickly (but the processing may remove some of the nutrition). Artificial honeys, laced with additives like corn syrup, won’t crystallize—but they aren’t as rich tasting as natural honey and don’t share its potential health benefits.

Can You Eat Crystallized Honey?

Absolutely! It’s safe and tasty. If you usually enjoy honey in a hot beverage—with tea or a hot toddy, for instance—you won’t even notice the texture, as the honey will dissolve. Some people even prefer the grainy texture of crystallized honey, especially spread on toast or biscuits.

But, if you prefer your honey smooth and pourable, it’s easy enough to restore it to that state.

How to Decrystallize Honey

Gently warming the honey will restore its smooth texture. You can do this just about any way you like, but here are our go-to methods.

How to Decrystallize Honey in a Bowl

Set the honey container, uncapped, in a small heatproof bowl. Fill it with warm (not boiling) water to reach halfway up the container. Let sit for about 45 minutes, replacing with fresh warm water as needed. Once in a while, stir the honey to ensure that the entire container is heating. Use a clean, dry utensil to stir so you don’t introduce bacteria or moisture into the honey. Stop when the honey reaches the desired consistency.

Use this method if: You splurged on a special raw honey and want to heat it gently.

How to Decrystallize Honey in the Microwave

Want to speed things up? Your microwave can smooth honey in a flash. Simply uncap the container and microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir, and heat another 30 seconds if needed.

Use this method if: You want the quickest and simplest method, or if your honey is especially solidified.

How to Keep Honey from Crystallizing

While crystallization can’t be prevented entirely, you can slow it down. Store honey at room temperature. Cooler temps actually speed up crystallization, so don’t stash it in the fridge or basement. Keeping honey (or buying it) in a glass container or jar will also help, as glass does a better job of deflecting moisture than plastic. Always store honey tightly covered and away from light.

The best way to keep honey from crystallizing? Eat it up! Honey usually takes a few months to crystallize. If you can’t finish your container as quickly as Winnie-the-Pooh finishes his bucket o’ honey, you could buy a smaller jar or use it in these honey treats.

Honey is one of our favorite pantry staples. From the perfect cornbread drizzle to a surprise peanut-butter sandwich topper to a kid-friendly chicken nugget dip, honey stars in a variety of recipes.

When you reach for that cute bear jar to find your honey gone thick and grainy—officially known as crystallized—a sad trombone might play in your head. Don’t worry: you can fix it! Here’s how to decrystallize honey easily, and keep it from happening again.

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

All honey will crystallize—it can even crystallize in the hive if the weather gets chilly! The reason why is simple science. Honey is mainly sugar, including both glucose and fructose, with some water but not enough to “hold” all the sugars. Over time, the water separates from the glucose, causing the sugar to form tiny crystals. The pollen and beeswax found in natural, unprocessed honey also contributes, providing a kind of “platform” for the sugars to latch onto. Honey can even harden to a near solid!

It’s important to note that crystallization doesn’t mean the honey is unsafe to eat or spoiled. In fact, honey stays good indefinitely!

Do All Types of Honey Crystallize?

All types of honey will crystallize, from classic clover to decadent manuka. Crystallization is actually a sign that the honey is high-quality, natural and unprocessed. Heavily processed honeys, like pasteurized honey, won’t crystallize as quickly (but the processing may remove some of the nutrition). Artificial honeys, laced with additives like corn syrup, won’t crystallize—but they aren’t as rich tasting as natural honey and don’t share its potential health benefits.

Can You Eat Crystallized Honey?

Absolutely! It’s safe and tasty. If you usually enjoy honey in a hot beverage—with tea or a hot toddy, for instance—you won’t even notice the texture, as the honey will dissolve. Some people even prefer the grainy texture of crystallized honey, especially spread on toast or biscuits.

But, if you prefer your honey smooth and pourable, it’s easy enough to restore it to that state.

How to Decrystallize Honey

Gently warming the honey will restore its smooth texture. You can do this just about any way you like, but here are our go-to methods.

How to Decrystallize Honey in a Bowl

Set the honey container, uncapped, in a small heatproof bowl. Fill it with warm (not boiling) water to reach halfway up the container. Let sit for about 45 minutes, replacing with fresh warm water as needed. Once in a while, stir the honey to ensure that the entire container is heating. Use a clean, dry utensil to stir so you don’t introduce bacteria or moisture into the honey. Stop when the honey reaches the desired consistency.

Use this method if: You splurged on a special raw honey and want to heat it gently.

How to Decrystallize Honey in the Microwave

Want to speed things up? Your microwave can smooth honey in a flash. Simply uncap the container and microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir, and heat another 30 seconds if needed.

Use this method if: You want the quickest and simplest method, or if your honey is especially solidified.

How to Keep Honey from Crystallizing

While crystallization can’t be prevented entirely, you can slow it down. Store honey at room temperature. Cooler temps actually speed up crystallization, so don’t stash it in the fridge or basement. Keeping honey (or buying it) in a glass container or jar will also help, as glass does a better job of deflecting moisture than plastic. Always store honey tightly covered and away from light.

The best way to keep honey from crystallizing? Eat it up! Honey usually takes a few months to crystallize. If you can’t finish your container as quickly as Winnie-the-Pooh finishes his bucket o’ honey, you could buy a smaller jar or use it in these honey treats.

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