Making Sugar sprinkles at home is quite an easy task,also it is much cheaper than buying from stores.I had colored sugar sprinkles which hubby bought from US.Actually I asked him for the colored semiya sprinkles and as it was in the pack of 6 he bought the entire pack and I had green and red sugar sprinkles in that pack which I used for my sugar cookies(recipe coming soon).I wanted to try and post homemade sugar sprinkles so that it will useful to many of you.So I tried in a very small batch, now lets get on to learn how to make sugar sprinkles at home.
Sugar Sprinkles Recipe
Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:16 small bars Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: World
Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup Gel or Liquid Food colors - few drops(I used green,red and yellow)
Measure sugar and keep it ready.Choose your food colors.Now divide the sugar into 3 ziplock bags.
Pour 3-4 drops of red,yellow and green food colors in each seperate ziplock bags.Now shake each bag well.
Shake it well so that the colors are evenly distributed,shake and keep mixing until the colors are evenly mixed.Preheat oven at 100 deg C for 10mins. In a baking tray lay 3 small aluminum foils, transfer the sugar mixture to the foil.
Spread it with a fork so that it forms a thin layer.Bake at 100 deg C in preheated oven for 5-7 mins.Allow it cool down for 15mins.
Your homemade sugar sprinkles are ready.It will look slightly moist but after cooling down it becomes dry.Cool down completely then store.
Store in a clean airtight box.No need to refrigerate but if you want to have a longer shelf life then refrigerate it.
Use liquid or gel food colors.
If you have food color powders then a drop of water in the food color then add it to sugar.
Baking ensure drying up and also gives a glitter to the sugar so I recommend baking.
But those who do not own a oven , well you can just mix the food colors dry it well atleast for a day then store.Do not dry up in sun, the colors may fade, just dry it up in a shaded place.