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How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

I love any time I can take a store-bought item and make it my own. Today’s tutorial is a great way to turn store-bought cupcakes into a fantastic treat. How? Colored Sugar Sprinkles!

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

 

The last time I bought colored sugar sprinkles from the store it was around $3 a jar. This recipe uses items you already have in your kitchen, Sugar and Food coloring, yep that is it. You can even add a flavor to your sprinkles if you want.

Step 1

Preheat you oven to 350*

Fold a foil sheet for each color you make. (I made little foil trays) The key is to not let the sugar colors mix. Having individual trays also helps later in the process. Put the foil trays on a baking sheet.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

 

Step 2

Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar with 1/8 of a teaspoon of coloring. Add more of less to get the color intensity you want.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

You can use organic colors, basic food coloring, or powdered coloring. When using powder coloring mix it with water first. I do not recommend gel food coloring because it is much harder to mix.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

 

Take your time mixing the color and sugar. Break up the clumps as you go to distribute the color evenly. This part takes a few minutes.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

 

Step 3 – Set the color

Spread the color evenly on your foil trays and bake for 5 – 10 minutes (Mine worked at 8 minutes. Oven temperatures may vary.) Halfway through take the cookie sheet out of the oven and break up the sugar crystals. Put the sugar back in for the remaining cooking time.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

Step 4

Let the sugar cool slightly and pour it in a bowl. Break up any clumps. You can use a food processor if you want an extra fine sugar. Store the colors in air tight containers.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

This is a great way to set up a cupcake station at a party. Use small dishes/bowls and small disposable spoons. Kids love picking their own sprinkle colors. My Aunt Cynthia has High Tea and sets out little cakes and toppings. The adults love to pick their own toppings as much as the kids.

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry

How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry
Mix and match your sprinkles

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What are your favorite cupcake toppings?

You may also like Double Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie recipe from www.HandPArtisrty.com

 

 

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How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry
Colored Sugar Sprinkles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 Tbsp 5 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Tbsp 5 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Minutes
How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles from H&P Artistry
Colored Sugar Sprinkles
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 Tbsp 5 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Tbsp 5 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Tbsp
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Mix 3 tbsp of sugar with 1/8 tsp coloring.
  3. Bake in an even layer for 5 to 10 minutes. (Oven temps vary) Half way through setting the color break up/mix the sugar.
  4. Let sugar cool and break up remaining clumps. Store in air tight containers
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4 thoughts on “How to Make Colored Sugar Sprinkles

  1. So cool! I never would have thought of making these on my own, but now I’m thinking I need to make cupcakes this week so I can try this out!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

    1. Let me know how it turns out for you.

  2. I really like the texture that the coloring gives the sugar. I will have to try this, who knew it would be so easy?!? Thank you for sharing at #mommymeetupmondays, Heather!

    1. It is super cool with raw sugar.

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