Candied Flowers and Raspberries

Recipe from

Southern Living


36 small rose petals, violets, or pansies
36 small fresh mint leaves
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1/3 cup water
36 fresh raspberries
1 cup superfine sugar


Rinse petals and leaves; let dry on paper towels.

Beat powdered sugar, meringue powder, and 1/3 cup water at low speed with an electric mixer until blended; beat at high speed 4 to 5 minutes or until fluffy.

Brush powdered sugar mixture on all sides of petals, raspberries, and leaves; sprinkle with superfine sugar. Let stand on wire racks 24 hours.