Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A lovely and tasty garnish for baked goods.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • violets


  1. Make a syrup by stirring water into sugar in small saucepan.
  2. Boil till slightly thickened; stir in almond extract.
  3. Let syrup cool a little.
  4. Place the violets, a few at a time into syrup. Make sure that they are completely covered.
  5. Remove from syrup and place on wax paper to dry.
  6. Note: Do NOT use African violets!


Most Helpful

Unfortunately this did not work for me at all. The violet petals repel liquids so the sugar syrup just sat in large droplets on the petals, rather than coating them. (I noticed this also when rinsing them with water). After several days of drying, parts of the flowers still had globs of syrup and parts were dry. Maybe there is a trick or a technique that I should have known?

sandsted March 23, 2012

Great method for candying violets. The only change I made was to dip the still wet violets (johnny jump ups in my picture) in edible glitter. Thanks!

carolinajewel May 05, 2008

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