Candy from Foraged Dandelions

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Learn to forage and use dandelions to make this candy! Dandelion candy can also work as a cough drop because of it's other wholesome ingredients.

Are you enjoying watching the dandelions bloom this time of year?  No?!  Well, put them to good use in the kitchen then and whip up some candy from dandelions.  Learn to harvest these wildflowers that most people call weeds easily.  Then, use some of your foraged dandelion stash to make this candy with your own healthy honey, lemon, and herbs. These are also a great treat for your kids!

Why You Should Forage

Collecting wild foods has an official name – foraging.  Foraging, or wildcrafting, has become very popular.  Here are some reasons you might want to learn more about foraging dandelions:

  • You don’t have the time you’d like for a garden, but you’ve certainly got “weeds” in your yard
  • Nature walks are your favorite and have noticed so many beautiful plants that you’d like to  know more about
  • You love fresh food
  • Free food is even better
  • You’re crafty and enjoy what nature can provide in the way of materials for your projects
  • Making your own wellness and health care products is a goal of yours and would like to know more about how you can use wild plants in your products
  • You simply want to know more about foraging ethically to interact with the beauties of nature
  • Making your own medicinals and health care products is a goal of yours and would like to know more about how you can use wild plants in your products

These are all great reasons to get started foraging today!

Candy from Dandelions

While this is technically dandelion candy, you could actually use it like a cough drop!  Besides dandelion tea, this candy contains honey, raw sugar, dandelion, turmeric, lemon, and ginger.  Great tasting and naturally good for you!  Or, at least, better for you than commercial candy with corn syrup and chemical dyes. This recipe is pretty much all natural.


You can make a delicious candy on your homestead from foraged dandelions that the kids will surely enjoy.


About Tessa Zundel

Tessa Zundel is the homemaking, homesteading, homeschooling mother of five small children and wife to one long-suffering man. She currently lives on 15 acres in the wilds of Missouri. She is an advanced master gardener and has worked with several community groups in areas of home education, gardening and seed saving. She is also the author of The Do It Yourself Homestead, as well as several other e-publications including, Herbs in the Bathtub. She is also the voice behind the homestead-family-building blog, Homestead Lady.

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