Edible Flower Lollipops For Party Favors

These are the simplest, most beautiful edible lollipops on frolic and fare. No candy thermometer needed, and you’ll end up with gorgeous homemade lollipops spectacular enough for gifting. These are classy enough for even your most special occasions, such as favors for a wedding, bridal shower, baby showers, and more.

overhead image of golden frame with numerous edible flower lollipops inside of them on a rustic table surrounded by petals

Being an edible flower blogger, I’m obsessed all gifts and sweet treats that contain dried or fresh edible flowers. These are the perfect wedding favours and making them at home will save you tons of money. You need to save this recipe to try this for your next party!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

We already have stunning honey spoon lollipops with edible flowers, and rose honey lollipops, lavender honey lollipops, but these are the perfect balance of easy recipe + little bit of time = fab gift and lots of money saved. The reason these are even easier than honey lollipops is that, you don’t need to use a candy thermometer to check for the hard-crack stage.

I wanted to serve these for a garden party, but the $6.00 a pop floral lollipops on the etsy app gave me sticker shock. With just a lollipop mold, some clear hard candies, edible flowers and sucker sticks, you’ve got yourself some great party favors.

Tools + ingredients you need:

How to make them:

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 F or 176 C
  • Prepare your lollipop molds by placing parchment paper or a silicone mat on a baking sheet
  • Add your edible flowers into the molds
  • Add your lollipop stick into the molds, set aside
  • Place your melted candies into a large and tall heat proof pourable glass container
  • When oven reaches 350F or 176 C, place your candy filled heat proof container into the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes
    • Watch it very closely to ensure it doesn’t bubble over, you don’t want a sticky candy mess in your oven! If it happens to bubble, it means your container isn’t tall enough, and you can immediately pull it out of the oven and transfer it to a taller glass, and return to oven to finish heating
  • After 10 minutes, quickly and carefully remove it from the oven with your oven mitt on, and carefully pour the melted liquid candy into your prepared lollipop molds
  • Use the back of a metal spoon to press the flowers down if needed when they rise to the top
  • Simply let them sit for four hours – overnight to let them come to room temperature and harden. If letting them sit overnight, make sure you move them to the fridge to prevent ants taking over them 😉
  • Remove them from the mold and wrap them in candy wrappers for gifting

Tips and tricks for the best outcomes:

  • Melt all of your hard candies in a heat proof pourable glass container and pour over your edible flowers in a prepared silicone mold placed on a baking sheet. Use the back of a metal spoon to press the flowers in to ensure they don’t rise to the top.

  • Don’t add your edible flowers, place a hard candy in your mold and bake like other recipes suggest. The flowers may burn and scorch the candy, making them look and taste awful.
  • The liquid candy will be hot and you need to work FAST. Don’t get burnt by hot candy! Candy making is fun, but it’s harder than it looks. Once your melted candy reaches room temperature is hardens so make sure you’re all prepared before melting your candy.
  • Use unique hard candy molds for gorgeous lollies. You can find some that look like flowers or other unique designs to make them extra special. I preferred the circular shape, which brings me down memory lane.
  • Wrap them in clear cello bags with a small bow for easily transportable options, this will prevent them from sticking together and getting dirty.
  • Try a gorgeous wooden sucker stick for an elevated look. However, if you want to stand them in a lollipop stand, avoid these and go with plain lollipop sticks. The bulb at the bottom of the wooden sticks willl make them impossible to use the stand. I learned this the hard way.
  • Use edible glitter for a fine dust to really take these over the top.
  • Use a single drop of food coloring to add color to your melted candy mixture if you desire

The best edible flowers for this recipe:

There are a lot of flowers to choose from. We have a list of Most Popular Edible Flowers With Picture Chart and a guide on Where To Buy Or Find Edible Flowers to help you source them. Here is our list of the best tasting edible flowers. Consider the following tips for the best taste and look for happy party guests:

  • Candied rose petals – adds an extra layer of sweetness
  • Organic dried lavender – lavender tastes phenomenal in candy and will be an easy to source flower thanks to its popularity.
  • Pressed pansies – the prettiest and easiest way to display flowers for your floral obsessed guests. Here is our guide on How To Press A Pansy.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular edible flowers to use:
  • lilac
  • rose
  • elderflower
  • chamomile
  • calendula
  • lavender
  • jasmine
  • pansy
  • hibiscus
  • chives
  • passionflower
Are all flowers edible?
  • Not all flowers are edible. Even simply garnishing a dish with a flower that is not edible can make you very ill. Be sure you have properly identified your plant before consuming. If you are foraging in nature, use a plant identification app, which helps people identify harmful vs harmless plant species so they don’t get sick from trying new things while hiking through nature. Identify the flower exactly and eat only edible flowers and edible parts of those flowers.
  • Most store bought flowers are not safe for consumption. The type of flowers you plan to use for food should never come in contact with pesticides or other chemicals. The best edible flowers are ones you grow organically in your garden. The exception is the very seasonal food grade flowers sold in your local grocery store, more on this below.
  • Never harvest flowers growing by the roadside, chemically treated lawns, or areas with lots of animals.
  • If you haven’t tried a particular flower in culinary uses, taste a small piece of the petal before consuming a whole petal. You can be allergic to flowers. Use flowers sparingly in your recipes due to the digestive complications that can occur with a large consumption rate.
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Rose (Rosa rugosa)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum)
  • Honeysuckle
  • Evening Primrose
  • Orange blossom
  • Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Elderflower (Sambucus)
  • Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

overhead image of golden frame with numerous edible flower lollipops inside of them on a rustic table surrounded by petals

Edible flower lollipops

5 from 4 votes
These are the simplest, most beautiful edible lollipops on frolic and fare. No candy thermometer needed, and you'll end up with gorgeous homemade lollipops spectacular enough for gifting. These are classy enough for even your most special occasions, such as favors for a wedding, bridal shower, baby showers, and more.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:3 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Additional Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 clear hard candies any flavor you desire
  • Edible flowers of choice

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 F or 176 C
  • Prepare your lollipop molds by placing parchment paper or a silicone mat on a baking sheet
  • Add your edible flowers into the molds
  • Add your lollipop stick into the molds, set aside
  • Place your melted candies into a large and tall heat proof pourable glass container
  • When oven reaches 350F or 176 C, place your candy in a heat proof container into the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Watch it very closely to ensure it doesn't bubble over, you don't want a sticky candy mess in your oven! If it happens to bubble, it means your container isn't tall enough, and you can immediately pull it out of the oven and transfer it to a taller glass, and return to oven to finish heating
  • After 10 minutes, quickly and carefully remove it from the oven with your oven mitt on, and carefully pour the melted liquid candy into your prepared lollipop molds
  • Use the back of a metal spoon to press the flowers down if needed when they rise to the top
  • Simply let them sit for four hours - overnight to let them come to room temperature and harden. If letting them sit overnight, make sure you move them to the fridge to prevent ants taking over them
  • Remove them from the mold and wrap them in candy wrappers for gifting

Notes

The liquid candy will be hot and you need to work FAST. Don't get burnt by hot candy! Candy making is fun, but it's harder than it looks. Once your melted candy reaches room temperature is hardens so make sure you're all prepared before melting your candy.
Use unique hard candy molds for gorgeous lollies. You can find some that look like flowers or other unique designs to make them extra special. I preferred the circular shape, which brings me down memory lane.
Wrap them in clear cello bags with a small bow for easily transportable options, this will prevent them from sticking together and getting dirty.
Try a gorgeous wooden sucker stick for an elevated look. However, if you want to stand them in a lollipop stand, avoid these and go with plain lollipop sticks. The bulb at the bottom of the wooden sticks willl make them impossible to use the stand. I learned this the hard way.
Use edible glitter for a fine dust to really take these over the top.
Use a single drop of food coloring to add color to your melted candy mixture if you desire

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 9g
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diy flower lollipop, edible flower lollipops, homemade edible flower candy, pansy lollipop
Servings: 8 large lollipops
Calories: 59kcal
Author: All recipes by Sarah Buckley

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  1. What flavor candy did you use. I really like the color. Could you share what you put in the picture on the oval gold tray. Love that color. Are the candies clear or honey or something else.? Thanks