Coffee Ground Fire Logs

Recycle your papers at home turning them into a useful tool. You will save a ton of money in the process with homemade “Duraflames” or “Java Logs” that can be used as logs in your fireplace. If you want to make a bunch you can get the grounds free from your office, any Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and or just ask…

    What you will need to make one log:
  • 10 heaping tablespoons of dried used coffee grounds
  • 2 Bread pans (disposable ones from the dollar store are best or kiss the pans goodbye)
  • 5 large tapered candles per log (if you don’t have any to re-purpose the dollar store has these usually cheaper than a dollar)
  • 1 cup of Molasses
  • Wax Paper
  • Knife
  • Preheat the oven to 260 degrees. Fill one bread pan with used coffee grounds. Bake for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the coffee grounds are thoroughly dry.

Fill the bottom of the second bread pan with molasses. Place the taper candles side-by-side lengthwise in the bread pan until the molasses is covered. Break a candle or two to cover the bottom end of the pan if your candles aren’t long enough to extend the pan’s length.

Bake the candles and molasses 25 to 30 minutes, or until the candles are thoroughly melted. Take the bread pan out of the oven. Stir the ingredients until smooth. (Use a disposable spoon or chopstick)

Add 10 heaping tablespoons of the dried coffee grounds to the melted candles and molasses. Stir the coffee grounds into the mixture. Allow it to cool. Tear off a piece of wax paper or foil slightly larger than the bread pan. Press hard into the pan you want a VERY firm brick then make the surface of the log smooth.

Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for additional logs. Allow the logs to harden overnight or place them in the freezer. Remove each log from its bread pan with a knife or spatula.