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candied lilac flowers

Candied Lilac Flowers

Make candied lilac flowers for a garnish, decoration, or a fun treat!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Dry Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 40 flowers
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • 2 small bowls
  • small, clean paintbrush
  • spice/nut grinder or small food processor


Candied Lilac Flowers

  • 40 fresh lilac flowers (washed, dried, and de-stemmed)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon 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.
    lilac flowers and sugar for candied flowers
  • Place the painted flower in a small dish with superfine sugar, shake until the flower is completely coated.
    candied lilac flower in sugar
  • Place the flower on wax paper and allow it to dry completely, this takes a few hours.
    candied lilac flowers


  • 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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