Homemade sprinkles

I love making my own homemade sprinkles. While it is a project these will last you a long time and they are way way healthier for you. You can also make any color so that is a plus.
So here you have it, this homemade sprinkles recipe in case you didn’t get it on the last post. I used these sprinkles for the triple chocolate donuts as well as some other goodies.

I will be making these from now on with all sorts of different colors :-) These are way way better than the regular sprinkles you buy at the store which are waxy and have trans fats (hydrogenated fats).

Once you make this once, trust me, you won’t back to the nasty store bought ones!!

You can visit this other recipe for another color variation of these sprinkles



Here you can see the paste before and after dying. Pictures are a bit off since I made this at night!


Homemade sprinkles

Yield: 1 cup




Mix the first four ingredients until a semi-thick paste forms.
Divide the paste into as many portions as you have colors, tinting each batch with the color of your choice.

Put the colored paste into the piping bag and, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, pipe out long thin lines. Take care the lines do not touch each other.
Repeat the process with the remaining colors and allow the piped lines to dry for 24 hours.

They need to be dried out to the core for this to work.
After the time has elapsed, use a bench scraper or knife to scrape off the dried sprinkle lines and then to break/chop the lines into fairly long pieces for jimmies or quite short for sprinkles.

Store in an airtight container, indefinitely.

Recipe from bravetarts



  1. I am so excited to try this! I saw that you are a dietitian; I’m majoring in Human Nutrition in the hopes of becoming a dietitian!

  2. Hi! I hope that you can mention that they may also buy all natural sprinkles at Baker’s Confetti, LLC. They artificial coloring definately provides a brighter hue, however, some people are trying to avoid artificial, even if it means sacraficing the vibrance. Thanks for your interest in sprinkles!

  3. this is such a good idea!! i will definitely be trying this :)

  4. I have never seen anything like this? Homemade sprinkles? I would much rather make homemade sprinkles and not have to wonder what is in them!

  5. I have always always always wanted to make my own sprinkles! This is PHENOMENAL! Yay! Thank you SO SO MUCH for sharing!

    WHEN I make these, I will make sure to link back to you :)

    Sorry I haven’t commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

    Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  6. Meaghan Luby,

    thanks so much for the kid comment. I hope the sprinkles turn out super good for you!!


  7. I want to try this soon!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you. I did it. Great fun. Have a nice day! Hugs & kisses!

  9. how did you make the cookies pink for valentines?

  10. Looking good. I’ll try this monday for my sons birthdaycake
    I have used a lot of your recipies, and my kids love each and every1 of them

  11. Love this idea and page. Thank you.

  12. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  13. Question..the natural food dyes have an expiration and will spoil quickly. If these are made with those dyes can they then be stored for future use or do they have to be used right away?

  14. Love these! That blue color is so pretty! Did you use India Tree food dye to make it?

  15. I made these with natural food dye powders. They were lovely for the first few days, but definitely can’t store “indefinitely” as stated. They lost a lot of their color and the flavor became  “vegetable-ey” like you can taste the ingredients in the dyes. I’m pretty disappointed because they took so much time and work for what was only useful for two batches of cupcakes. Unfortunately the rest have gone into the garbage. 

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