Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible.how to make edible floral lollipops

Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what they can add to a garden party is truly eye-catching. Crafting beautiful blooms into these edible flower lollipops is easier than you think. And your friends or party guests will be a sucker for them! Celebrate the blooming flowers of the season by making these edible flower lollipops for your next party. Simply pluck a few violas from your garden and let’s make lollies.

edible flowers for candy

Some Tips On Choosing Flowers:

  • Choose flowers that will fit your mold shape.
  • Only use edible flowers that you can identify correctly
  • Only use edible flowers that are grown organically (pesticide-free).
  • Small-size edible flower suggestions for lollipops: Chamomile, Borage, Lavender, Marigolds, Pansies, Rose Petals, Violets.

Read more on edible flowers here: The Dirt on Edible Flowers (and the Top Ten You Must Try!) and Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

edible flower lollipop supplies

Materials:

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*Note: Make sure to use a mold that is made for hard candy. Most of the clear plastic molds are meant for chocolate or other low-temperature candies. Hard candy needs to get up to 302 degrees F and will be too hot for some molds.

floral lollipop mold

Make It!

Spray your mold with cooking spray and set aside. In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water. Clip the candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Continue to heat without stirring until the bubbling mixture reaches the hard-crack stage (302 degrees F). Remove the pan from heat and stir in the flavoring and a very small amount of gel food coloring.

Note: I ruined my first batch by adding too much food coloring to my candy. Because the flowers are the main feature, I wanted a pale color that would compliment the flowers. I would recommend adding in a tiny amount (rice grain size) of the food coloring at a time until you reach your desired color.

Once the mixture has stopped bubbling, use a metal spoon to drop it into the molds. Carefully place a flower face down onto the candy. You can use the end of a lollipop stick to slightly press the flower into place. Quickly spoon just enough hot candy over the top of the flower to cover it completely. Place a lollipop stick into the candy and rotate about ½ turn. Allow the candy to harden completely, and then remove from the molds.

edible flower lollipops

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About the Author : Rachel BeyerRachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker living in Portland, Oregon. She spends her days working at Molly Muriel Apothecary and blogging at Adventures In Making. Her favorite hobbies include cooking, gardening, and crafting.View all posts by Rachel Beyer

  1. Victorya
    VictoryaMay 4,16

    Thank you, very interesting, but I do not understand how a flower does not change the color of the hot caramel .With regards, Victoria

  2. Janna
    JannaMay 6,16

    Do you have to Wash the flowers? How?
    I Love this idea to maje it with my girls.

  3. Kim~madeinaday
    Kim~madeinadayMay 10,16

    I had no idea there were so many edible flowers. Love that lolly maker too. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on ! Have a great week!
    Kim

  4. Ann
    AnnMay 10,16

    This is so neat and they look so pretty! My daughter will love this. Pinning now. :)

  5. Lara
    LaraMay 10,16

    So pretty and elegant! Love this idea!

  6. Wendy
    WendyMay 11,16

    These are so incredibly beautiful! In addition to being fun on their own, these would be gorgeous as decoration on top of a cake or cupcake for spring or weddings!

  7. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    Marie, The Interior FrugalistaMay 12,16

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous edible lollipops at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party. I love this idea and will be featuring them at this weekend’s party.

  8. Jennifer Dawn
    Jennifer DawnMay 13,16

    How neat! I’ve never eaten flowers, but these really do look good enough to eat. ;) I’d love for you to share this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/05/fun-birthday-party-ideas-little-bird.html Hope to see you there!

  9. Rose
    RoseMay 16,16

    These are wonderful! Do you have any idea how long they’ll stay looking like this? Do they change color with age? Thinking they’d be a lovely spring-like pick-me-up for my family and friends in winter! Perhaps great holiday gifts!

  10. Tarrian
    TarrianJuly 3,16

    Hi! I am so glad I found this. They are so beautiful We are having a fairy party for my daughter’s birthday in October. Do you think these would last if I made them now?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseJuly 11,16

      Hmmm, I bet they would be better if you waited as long as you can. September maybe? I can’t say for sure how long they will last.

  11. Heather Dubbels
    Heather DubbelsAugust 7,16

    How many does this recipe?

    • Rachel
      RachelAugust 11,16

      This recipe will make about 10 lollipops!

  12. 2pots2cook
    2pots2cookSeptember 24,16

    Dear,
    I am very happy to find someone that is also into preparing edible flowers’ recipes. I do not have a garden but am doing my best on the balcony. these lollipops are very nice. Keep on !

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