Homemade Sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles
Staff Writer

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.

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  confectioners' sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 3  Tablespoons  milk
  • Food coloring

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Sodium, Na
82mg
5%
Water
5g
0%