Candied Lilac Flowers

40 flowers
20 min

Candied Lilac Flowers are a sweet and fun way to enjoy these edible flowers! All it takes is a little patience and you will have beautiful and delicious candied flowers for decoration or garnish. Learn how to make Candied Lilac Flowers with this recipe and create an unexpected and fun treat for desserts, cocktails, and more!

Lilacs aren’t the only flower you can make into a sugared treat so once you learn how to make this recipe, you can use other edible flowers in place of the lilacs. Some other edible flowers to turn into candied confections are pansies, violas, borage, chamomile, and violets. There are many more edible flowers to choose from, just make sure you do your research before eating the next flower you see.

Candied Lilac Flowers.

Fine sugar and a paintbrush to make candied flowers.

Candied lilac flowers on a Lilac Cupcake!

Recipe details
  • 40  flowers
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0  Total time: 20 min
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Candied Lilac Flowers
  • 40 fresh lilac flowers (washed, dried, and de-stemmed)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tsp water
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar (see notes for how to make at home)

In a small bowl, beat the egg white and water together until bubbly. Take each clean and dry flower and paint it completely with egg wash.
Place the painted flower in a small dish with superfine sugar, shake until the flower is completely coated.
Place the flower on wax paper and allow it to dry completely, this takes a few hours.
  • Although these only take 20 minutes to make, they will need to dry out for a few hours.
  • To make superfine sugar, add regular granulated sugar to a spice/nut grinder or food processor and pulse just a few times until the sugar resembles a fine grind. Don’t go too far or you will end up with powdered sugar.
  • Store candied flowers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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