Every weekend, my son and I spend time in the kitchen creating something fun! This past weekend, he requested sprinkles! Compared to most of his culinary ideas, this seemed like a practical challenge. I researched various recipes and found a reasonably easy one from BraveTart.
The great part about making your own sprinkles is that you can create any flavor you want. I played it safe this time, flavoring our sprinkles with homemade vanilla, but next time I'm going for it. Bacon Sprinkles anyone?
Step 1: Ingredients
16oz Powdered Sugar (sifted)
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Egg Whites (room temperature)
1 1/2 Teaspoons Flavoring of Choice ( I used Vanilla)
Piping Bags w/ Plain Tip ( I used Wilton 1)
Assorted Gel Paste Coloring
Step 2: Combine Ingredients
To make the base for the sprinkles, combine the first four ingredients to create a thick uniform paste.
Step 3: Choose Sprinkle Colors & Pipe
Choose desired colors for sprinkles and add 1/2 cup of the base into separate bowls. Next, with a toothpick, add a few drops of coloring into each bowl and stir to combine. Place colored mixture in separate piping bags fitted with a small plain tip. Line baking sheets with wax paper. Next, pipe long thin lines across the baking sheet.I piped between 8 & 10 lines per sheet.
Set aside to dry for 24 hours. Make sure you wait at least 24 hours or your sprinkles will be a wet mess and unusable.
Step 4: Create Sprinkles
After 24 hours, you are ready to create your sprinkles. Using a sharp knife, cut each dried piped line into desired size sprinkle.
Store in an airtight jar or container.
Step 5: Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Sprinkle!
Use your sprinkles on Cakes,Cupcakes, Doughnuts, Ice Cream, Brownies, Pop Tarts, Milkshakes,Smoothies, etc... The possibilities are endless!
Have Fun & Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Sprinkle!