Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Fresh violets, superfine sugar, and water

How to make Candied Violets?

One of the simplest ways to create Empress Elisabeth's favorite treat: Candied Violets. With three ingredients only, you will make these wonderful candied violets in a jiffy! Enjoy!
5 from 73 votes
Save Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 50 Violets
Calories 23 kcal


  • 1 Small cooking pot
  • Fork
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cake rack or baking paper



  • Dissolve the sugar in boiling water.
    ½ cup Water, 1.5 cups Superfine sugar
  • Place the violets into the sugar solution. Note that the flowers are entirely immersed in the sugar solution!
    50 Violets
  • Leave them in the sugar solution for 24 hours.
  • Lift the flowers out of the solution with a fork.
  • Let them drain a little and place them on a close-meshed cake rack or on baking paper to dry for another 24 hours.
  • Once the sugar is firm, you can store them in a well-sealed container.
Never miss a recipe!Sign up and let me spoil you weekly with a delicious homemade recipe!
Keyword Candied Violets, candied violets queen elizabeth, crystallised flowers, crystallised violets, Homemade candied violets
Like this recipe?Mention @combinegoodflavors or tag #combinegoodflavors!
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Violet | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Enjoy creating delicious food all year round! Truffles, eggnog, chocolates, Christmas cookies, cakes, boozy drinks, and divine Austrian delicacies!