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How To Make Sprinkles At Home

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How To Make Sprinkles At Home. Making your own sprinkles at home is really easy! You can customize the flavor, choose virtually any color you like and sprinkles over your favorite desserts for an extra touch of pizazz!

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Colourful sprinkles

Nick’s favorite thing…

I absolutely love the fact that you can make sprinkles at home. I mean for several reasons!

  1. You can choose which colors you want
  2. You can make them any shape you like
  3. They’re easy to make
  4. They hold their shape in baked goods
  5. They don’t bleed their color.

Hands holding colourful sprinkles on a baking tray

What does it taste like?

These sprinkles are vanilla flavors. They’re crunchy and crispy. The great thing is though that you can flavor them too using artificial flavorings.

What are the ingredients I need for How To Make Sprinkles At Home?

Powdered sugar – these sprinkles are sweetened using powdered sugar. Use pure icing sugar if you can. You can use softened as well if you wish.

Egg whites – The egg whites need to be fresh. You can use pasteurized egg whites if you wish.

Corn syrup / glucose syrup – these two ingredients will work in this recipe.

Vanilla extract – always use good quality vanilla extract. A little goes a long way. And you only want to use a little in this recipe to prevent it from going

Gel food color – you can use any food gel you like. I would not recommend using liquid food dye.

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My Top Tips!

  • Plan ahead! Planning ahead is important with these they take at least a day to set and harden.
  • Store these in an airtight container for months! They stay crispy!

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How To Make Sprinkles At Home

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Serves 1 cup

4.5 from 4 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 2087kcal


Rainbow Sprinkles

  • 2 cup / 310 g powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 egg white, + 2.5 tsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract (see notes)
  • gel food colouring of your choice

Rainbow Sprinkles (Egg free)

  • 2 cups / 310 g powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract (see notes)
  • gell food colouring of your choice

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]


Rainbow Sprinkles

  • To a large mixing bowl, run 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar through a sieve. Add the corn syrup, egg white, 2 1/2 tsp cold water and vanilla extract. Use an electric hand mixer to beat until smooth. If you’re making the egg free version leave the egg whiteout and use 2 1/2 tbsp of cold water instead.
  • Add the remaining powdered sugar (sifted). Use a spatula to mix until smooth but thick.
  • Split the mixture into as many small mixing bowls as you like depending on how, many colors you’re making. Add the desired amount of food gel colorings. I reckon starting off with just one drop and then mix before adding more. You can go darker but not lighter! Add to a piping bag, snip a small bit off the end. Pipe into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Allow to set overnight before using a knife or bench scraper to cut down to sprinkle sized strips!


Sprinkles can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. If you’re using egg whites, up to a week in the fridge.
Vanilla extract
Don't be tempted to add more vanilla extract for a stronger flavor as it will discolour the sprinkles. instead use a really good quality vanilla extract. A little goes a long way and you'll end up with brightly coloured sprinkles.


Calories : 2087kcal
Carbonhydrates: 531g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 103mg
Potassium : 68mg
Sugar : 521g
Calcium: 17mg
Iron: 1mg
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