Homemade Whole Food Sprinkles are simple to make, requiring just 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes prep time. Skip the junky additives and chemicals and go all natural, nobody will even notice. Promise.
Ok, ok.. it’s been well documented that I am not what one would refer to as a trendy person. In fact, it is quite possible I may the only person who didn’t know this.. buuuuut, you can make your own sprinkles. Make your own as in, no chemicals, no funky ingredients annnnnnnnnnd they are beautiful! You guys, they actually shimmer.
So, I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t even have time to take a full shower (you know, the kind where you use shampoo AND conditioner) let alone make homemade sprinkles.”
I say this gently. You’re wrong my friend.
Making sprinkles really couldn’t be any easier (especially if you have tiny humans to help). 2 ingredients, 1-2 minutes of hands on “bag kneading” and a quick pop into the oven and you’re done.
Best part.. making a GIANT batch doesn’t take any more time than a small batch, soooooo there’s plenty of leftovers for next time!
Time Saving Tips and Tricks:
Prep: These sprinkles are so simple to make that prepping would be a waste of time. Just make em!
Make Ahead: Yes! I did notice that the color faded a bit after I stored them in the pantry for about a week. I didn’t have a problem with this, but if you have a very specific sprinkle color that you are trying to make, fresh is best!
Freezer: I haven’t tried this, but wonder if this would help preserve the color? If you try it, leave a comment and let us know how it goes!
- ¼ cup Natural Unrefined Turbinado Cane Sugar
- Natural Food Coloring in assorted colors
- ziplock bags
- Heat oven to 225.
- In a ziplock bag, combine turbinado sugar and the amount of food color drops to get your desired color. Seal bag. Roll around in hands until cover coats all sugar evenly.
- Bake colored sugar until it is dry and no longer clumpy. You may wan to pul it out and stir a few times. The cooking time will vary depending on how much food coloring was added. On average, mine cooked 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook, keep your eye on it!
- Repeat for all desired colors.
- I might be the only one who didn’t get this memo, but to make a bright red, you have to combine red AND a little yellow food coloring. Who knew?
- I used India Tree Natural Colors Food Coloring. It’s free from junk and additives and it came with a handy guide that helped me make all of my colors! I purchased mine at Whole Foods. It is also available online. It is a little pricy, but I had LOTS left over and made 8 full containers of sprinkles. If you assume sprinkles are $2.00/jar it would cost $16.00 to purchase pre-made. I got my food coloring for $14 and spent $3 on turbinado sugar… saved a buck, lol!
- If you can’t find natural food coloring, chlorophyll makes a delightful shade of green. I know it sounds a little weird, but you can find it in most health food stores. I did try making the sprinkles using it, and it worked perfectly. It also didn’t fade when stored.
- Looking for more healthy whole-food recipes? Check out Simply Sissom on Pinterest. If you like it, follow! New pins are added daily from my favorite bloggers from around the web!
- You can also find Simply Sissom on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Check it out and if you like what you see.. follow!
Posts Like How to Make Your Own Homemade Sprinkles :
Dye Naturally: Free Downlaod
How to Make Natural Food Coloring for Christmas Baking + Whole Food Christmas Cookie Recipe.