Stop and Eat the Roses: 5 Edible Flower Recipes That are Almost Too Pretty to Eat

Flowers for dessert? Yes, you can eat flowers! Read on to learn about five edible flower recipes that are almost too pretty to eat.

Are you joining the edible flower trend and want to try out some recipes?

Though we only use flowers as gifts or decoration, they're actually packed with nutrients.

You'll find vitamins C, D, A, and E, tons of antioxidants, beta-carotene, pollen, and dietary fiber. However, not all flowers are edible and some have a bitter taste. This is why you should learn which are the best ones to eat and use them sparingly in your meals.

I discovered edible petals and blossoms recently and enjoy making my meals pretty. Keep reading below to discover my favorite recipes and make your kitchen a spring garden of flavors!
1. Flower and Herb Infused Butter
Why settle for plain butter when you can infuse it with flowers and herbs bursting in flavor?
For this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 package of unsalted grass-fed butter (room temperature)
  • Fresh herbs of choice
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh edible flower petals

Spread the butter over a pan lined with baking paper. Sprinkle the herbs, spices, and edible petals on top and transfer it into a container.

Visit your local flower shop to stock up on fresh edible flowers. Your florist can recommend the best kinds and give you tips on how to use them in edible flower recipes.
2. Lilac Flower Water
For this refreshing recipe, you'll need:

  • Two handfuls of fresh lilac blossoms (separated from the twig)
  • Purified water
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Lemon slices
  • Mint leaves

Put the lilac blossoms in a pitcher and fill it with water. Let the water infuse for a day and add the sweetener and lemon slices. Garnish with mint leaves and serve cold.
3. Luxurious Chocolate Bark With Rose Petals
For this luxurious sweet treat, you'll need:

  • 2 bags of chocolate chips
  • Edible rose petals
  • Optional: edible gold leaf, glitter or chocolate pearls
  • Food coloring (if using white chocolate)

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot filled with water on low to medium heat. Remove the bowl, add the food coloring and stir well. Pour the chocolate over a baking tin lined with parchment paper to form a bark. Sprinkle the rose petals, gold leaves, and pearls on the top and put it in the fridge to harden.
4. Petal-Filled Breakfast Parfait
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not prepare a flower-loaded one to make your morning brighter?

For this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 cup of fresh fruits cut into chunks
  • 1-2 cups non-fat or low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup granola
  • Edible flowers

In a tall glass, add a layer of yogurt, then fruits, and granola. Keep going until the glass is full but leave some space to add the flowers on top. Optionally, you can add a layer of flowers on top of the yogurt instead of the fruits. Serve immediately.
5. Flower Popsicles
Popsicles are a kid's favorite, but adults love them too! For this refreshing edible flower dessert, you'll need:

  • Transparent or lightly colored fruit juice, coconut water, lemonade, tea or infused water
  • Edible flowers
  • Popsicle mold and sticks

Add a pinch of flowers to each mold and fill them halfway through. Add another pinch and fill them to the top. Stir gently using popsicle sticks. Cover the mold and put it in the freezer to set.
Try These Delicious Edible Flower Recipes Today!
Experiment in the kitchen with these incredible edible flower recipes that'll take your cooking skills to the next level.

For more yummy recipes and cooking tips for the entire family, explore my blog.

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