I made home-made sprinkles yesterday.
But, I’m not crazy.
I didn’t have any green sprinkles in my cupboard.
I had pink pigs, brown cows and yellow flowers, but no green sprinkles.
As you can see, I’m not crazy.
The closest store to our house is several miles away and I was feeling particularly lazy, thought I might try to make my own sprinkles. I had run across a post by www.bravetart.com some time ago, so headed over there to see if this sprinkle thing was even possible with the ingredients I had in my pantry.
You can clearly see that I’m not crazy.
I needed green sprinkles and I didn’t have any green sprinkles.
…and I needed the green sprinkles for my Leprechaun Trap….
(Okay, maybe I’m a little quirky).
But I’m not crazy…..
Just in case I’m a little crazy and just in case you are a little crazy too, you just might want to make your own sprinkles, too!!
You don’t really need many ingredients to make home-made sprinkles.
I must admit I was giddy with excitement when I discovered I had a multi tip decorator tip (the multi tip is standing tall next to the little mound of salt).
Home Made Sprinkles
- 8 oz Confectioners' Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (I added 1/8 tsp of Peppermint extract for green)
- 1 Egg White
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Assorted Food coloring
- Piping bags (one for each color)
- 1 multi opening tip or plain decorating tip
- Mix the sugar, egg white, vanilla and salt together until a heavy paste forms.
- Divide the paste into as many portions as you have colors, tinting each batch with the color of your choice.
- Put the sprinkle dough into a piping bag fitted with the multi tip or plain tip.
- On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, pipe out long, thin lines making sure the lines do not touch each other.
- Repeat with each of the remaining colors.
- Allow to dry for 24 hours.
- After the sprinkles have dried, break/chop the dried lines into sprinkles.
- I found it was easier to put the dried lines of sprinkles into a bowl. Then I could just use a spoon (fingers work even better) to break them into smaller pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.
See? All ready for St. Patrick’s Day.
Clearly, I’m not crazy.