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Sprinkles For Breakfast

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how to make your own sprinkles

Learn How to Bake Your Own Sprinkles

That's right...I finally did it! I made my own homemade sprinkles! I have been putting this off for a while now and to be honest, I'm not really sure why. For some reason I thought they were going to be very a hard to make. But, it turns out I could not have been more wrong.

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The game changer for me was my Instagram friend @awwsam. She made them a few weeks ago and they turned out amazing. So when she told me they were super easy to make, I decided it was time to stop being such a baby. After all, I do run a blog called Sprinkles for Breakfast.

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In short, I love Sprinkles and I will be making homemade ones a lot more often now. If you like Sprinkles at all...I suggest you give them a try! And be on the look out next week because I am going to give you guys a fun way to use your DIY Sprinkles that you won't want to miss.

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How To Make Your Own Sprinkles

How To Make Your Own Sprinkles | Sprinkles For Breakfast


  • Food coloring
  • 2 1/2 - 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Piping bags
  • Small round piping tip (I used Ateco #4 )
  • Parchment Paper


  1. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper, and a piping bag with a #5 tip.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together meringue powder, powdered sugar and water.
  3. Divide the icing into 4 small bowls.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl. Mix until you reach desired color.
  5. Place icing in piping bag and pipe out straight lines on parchment paper.
  6. Repeat for all the colors and let dry over night.
  7. Break up the pieces with your hands tomake sprinkes.

Recipe Adapted from Aww, Sam

*Mason Jar full of sprinkles

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meet the author

Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (4)

Ingrid Herrera

This is great hack if you need last minutes specific colors. I will definitely try it and tag you

Lindsay Nathanson

Yes! It is perfect for getting those specific colors! Let me know how it goes when you try it out!


do you think this would work if i used natural food coloring, that i made with raspberry juice

Lindsay Nathanson

I am not 100% sure - but I think it is worth a try!

Lindsay Nathanson

I am not 100% sure - but I think it is worth a try!

F ray

The directions have meringue powder in it. How much do we need for this recipe ?

Lindsay Nathanson

Sorry about that! It is 1 1/2 tablespoons of meringue powder. I will make sure to fix the recipe.

Lee Ann


Love ya, girl, but homemade sprinkles are just a little too "hands-on" for me! I'll just keep shaking 'em out of the can every time I make your Confetti Krispy Mallow treats!

Lee Ann

Lindsay Nathanson

Sounds good to me!!