Homemade Sprinkles Recipe
Daily Value: 4%
Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Fat-Free, Low-Fat-Abs
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Don't just stop at the batter and frosting when you're baking, because sprinkles are easy to make-at-home, too. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry and a knack for mixing food coloring will give you jimmies, dots, and even hearts to have on hand for decorating any labor of love you've just baked up.
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring
To make the sprinkle batter, sift together the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch until there are no lumps. Slowly add the milk until you reach a thick enough consistency to pipe (similar to frosting). This will give you about ½ cup batter. At this point, separate the batter into small bowls if different colors are prefered, and color each differently with the food coloring.
To make jimmies: Using a 1/16-inch pastry tip for your pastry bag, pipe out long lines (in various colors) of the batter onto a parchment lined-baking sheet. Let the batter harden completely (about 24 hours), and then cut into jimmy-sized sprinkles, about ¼-inch thick.
To make circles: Using the same pastry tip, pipe out rows of dots (in various colors) and let dry.
To make hearts: Using the same pastry tip, draw tiny hearts onto the parchment.
Recipe DetailsServings: 10
Notes and Substitutions:
Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe.