Turn colorful candy melts into crayons that actually write!
- Hey, I'm Zoe Kelly. This is Bill, Neil, and Beyonce, and welcome to The Kitchen Lab. This is a place where I'll be testing out some cool experiments, hacks, and fun things that we've all seen online and letting you know if they're worth a try at home. So, grab a lab coat and let's get to testing. You guys, I just heard that there's this thing called edible crayons. Maybe I'm a little late, but today I'm doing it and I'm pretty excited 'cause not only can you write with them, but you can eat it. Yeah, it's a thing and we're trying it today. First off, you guys gotta go to the back. Sorry, buddies. Alright, let's go ahead and grab my supplies, shall we? Alright, so I have all the supplies I need. I have candy melts, cup, microwave safe bowl, a wooden dowel. I have two giant straws and this is where we're gonna put our candy melts in to make our crayons. It's gonna be our mold. A spatula, a spoon, pastry bag, and scissors, and last but not least . Yeah, you're gonna need a microwave. So, here I have my old trusty dusty microwave to get the job done. Alright, so first up, here I have some candy melts. You can grab whatever color that you want. I wanna make teal because teal just happens to be my favorite color. So, I'm gonna put it in my microwave safe bowl and I'm gonna pop these in. These are gonna go for about a minute and then I'm gonna check it. We'll see how we're doing after a minute. While that's going I'm gonna go ahead and prep my pastry bag. So, I'm using a cup to kinda hold my pastry bag in place. Gonna roll the bag down. It's done, let's check it after a minute. Doesn't look like much, but... There we go, and they are melted. So, let's go ahead and put my candy melts into my pastry bag. Scoop all of that in there. Then you can use your spatula to really get in there, if you want. Alright, and then work the candy melts all the way down to the bottom and cut a little bit of the tip off, and then the next part, the mold, my straw, big big straw. You're gonna put the pastry bag inside the straw and then start pushing down. And it also helps if you don't go all the way to the bottom. So, I can see it. I don't know if you can see it, but it's just right at the tip, so this is good. Alright, perfect. These are all set and ready to go into the fridge. They're going to go for about 10 minutes until they set and then we've got some crayons. Alright, guys. My crayons are hardened and they're ready to be packaged. So, this is where the wooden dowel comes in. I'm slowly going to push on the other end until about about this much, and then I have a sharpener. I'm gonna use the wide end and sharpen my crayon. It feels like I'm sharpening a normal crayon. I would never be able to tell the difference. Alright, so it looks pretty sharp to me so I'm gonna go ahead and push the other end out. Push the entire thing. Boom shaka laka. Oh, don't do that. So, here I've peeled off the label off of a real crayon and I'm kinda gonna cut it to the size of a normal crayon. You can save these, sharpen them, and use them again, and then just use the crayon wrapper... Just... It's the real test. Oh, yeah, but here's the true test. Will it write? Let's see. I'm a little doubtful. I feel like it's just gonna go all over the place, but we'll see. Stop it. So, overall, the consensus on our edible crayons. Are they edible? Yes, they're actually really delicious. Did they write? Meh, kind of. Is this something you should try at home and possibly prank your friends? I definitely think so. If you make this at home, make sure you tag me so I can see it and if you have any ideas that you wanna see here in The Kitchen Lab, make sure you tag Tastemade and I'll check it out. Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time.
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