Homemade Sprinkles

Alexis Murphy

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.

Click here for a step by step guide on how to make your own sprinkles at home.

Directions

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.

Notes

Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

101 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

5%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 25g 8%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 3mg 0%
  • Calcium 5mg 1%
  • Magnesium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 6mg 0%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
  • Zinc 0mg 0%
  • Phosphorus 4mg 1%
  • Vitamin A 2µg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 1%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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