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Homemade Sprinkles

Creating sprinkles in every color. Quick, easy and fun!
Course Dessert


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. clear vanilla extract
  • gel food coloring (make sure it is gel)


  • Sift 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, place 1 cup of the sifted powdered sugar, and add 1 Tbsp. of water, the vanilla and light corn syrup. Using a hand mixer, combine well.
  • Add remaining powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, and then enough water to create a thick paste, but not so thick you won't be able to pipe it. You just don't want it to be runny, because if it is too liquidy, it will flatten out when you go to pipe it and won't be a thin line.
  • At this point you can divide into different bowls for different colors, or just add one color to the bowl. Beat with hand mixer until color is completely mixed. I wanted the ombr√© look so I added the lightest color to the bowl, piped a small amount, added more color and so on.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Load mixture into piping bag with the tip and pipe into thin lines. Pipe back and forth, over and over until parchment paper is covered with thin lines. Make sure lines are not touching.
  • Let sit overnight to dry.

Once dry, you can break or cut your sprinkles one of two ways:

  • Arrange rows of lines close together and use a knife to cut them the desired length. Note: Ours kind of went every which way.¬†
  • Move all the lines together and fold the parchement over the rows of sprinkles like a burrito and crack them in your hands. Use that same parchment as a funnel to pour into airtight container for storing.


  • Sprinkles will last a few months in a airtight container.
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