Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti

SPRINKLES.   You can use them to top anything.  Anything sweet I mean, like ice cream, cupcakes, donuts, etc. (I don’t think these would go too well sprinkled over pasta).  Too bad the storebought kinds are full of sugar, starch, hydrogenated oil, and artificial food coloring.  That’s why I made these Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti — these are naturally colored, sugar free, fat free, gluten free, and vegan!

I must admit, I had/have a slight obsession with sprinkles.  In high school, every Monday my mom would bring me to Dunkin Donuts after school.  I would get the strawberry frosted donut with sprinkles and that donut ONLY.  If they were out of stock, and just had the strawberry frosted donut withOUT sprinkles, then there was no donut for me.  Yeah, I was fussy.

Sprinkles make food fun and exciting.  But too bad the storebought kinds are so bad for you.  Just look at Mr. Sprinkles’ ingredients:

Yum!

NOT.

Skip out on the sugar, trans fats, and dangerous artificial food colorings, and make a batch of these Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti ASAP.

While it’s a tedious task, these sprinkles and confetti are surprisingly fun to make.  And they’re obviously super cute!  You’ll be tossing ’em into everything sweet you eat  🙂

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti (all natural, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

~2 cups

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Calories per serving: 5

Ingredients:

Directions:

You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!

Notes:

  • I originally wasn’t going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I’ll meet you halfway…  how does that sound?  I’ll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!
  • **I’ve made these sprinkles and confetti for YEARS now, and have had to change the natural food colorings I use a few times, between Natures Flavors and India Tree.  I used to use Natures Flavors food colorings because they were the most cost efficient (you get big bottles for the same price as India Tree’s teeny tiny bottles).  However, Natures Flavors products are made to order, meaning that some batches are better/worse than others.  I’ve gotten food coloring that was super vibrant, and other times, the coloring faded during baking and didn’t provide the sprinkles the best color.  While India Tree is damn expensive, they’re product seems a bit more reliable when it comes to color.

I originally posted a Homemade Rainbow Sprinkle/Confetti recipe back in 2013, which I’m providing here for ya below (Note:  this is not the new and improved recipe that is published in my cookbook):

  • 150g Powdered Erythritol
  • 24g Organic Corn Starch
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Natural Food Coloring
All images and text ©.

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles & Confetti

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I’ve made these sprinkles and confetti soooo many times, I documented a few of the batches below:

1st batch:

homemade rainbow sprinkles

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4th batch:

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti (all natural, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

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6th batch:

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti (all natural, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I know I totally have a bias opinion, but c’mon, these Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti are the way to go!  We can all agree that everything is better with a drizzle of chocolate (duh), but now we can say everything is better with a sprinkle of homemade confetti.

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Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.

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– Jess

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41 comments on “Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti”

  1. Wow! What a cool idea, thank you for sharing!!

  2. Wow this is very cool!

  3. Bonjour, ravie d’avoir découvert ton blog et cette recette pour parsemer mes pâtisseries mais j’ai un petit doute sur les doses car la traduction de l’anglais vers le français n’est pas parfaite et en espérant trouver tous les ingrédients
    A bientôt 😉

  4. I’m glad I found this recipe! I have a homemade sprinkle recipe for toppings, I’ve needed one that would stand up to baking. Thanks!

  5. I love this! I always say life is better with sprinkles!!! Wonderful to have a healthier alternative 🙂

  6. Great recipe, thanks for sharing! I have avoided sprinkles for the longest time and now I can finally feel good about putting them on everything!

  7. It is amazing!
    Can You write, how can I sub “erythritol”?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Patrycja- You can make any granulated sweetener into a powdered sweetener by running it through a food processor for a few minutes, or until powdery. Avoid using white/refined sugar, maybe you can try xylitol or organic evaporated cane juice. Many healthy sweeteners will not work because they have color to them… sucanat is brown, turbinado is beige, maple sugar is tan, etc.

  8. Brilliant and beautiful!

  9. Having a daughter with eczema and food related allergies has transformed our lives. While she is still just a baby, I had already mourned her inability to be able to be able to enjoy sweets in the future because I fear she may have am allergic reaction. Finding you site made my day and possibly her childhood! I can feel comfortable making many of your recipes. Yes, she can have her cake and eat as much of it as she wants. Thank you! The sprinkles look amazing!

    • Our son has a lot of food sensitivities, but we just have a stockpile of recipes and he has no idea of missing anything and all his snacks and treats are so healthy you can’t go wrong!! Hugs to you on your journey!!

  10. I hail you as an absolute genius! I have always wanted sugar free and hydrogenated oil free sprinkles for so long! I went out of my way to even attempt to make my own! I had to use egg whites though, so even though they did indeed have a pleasant vanilla taste, the egginess was hard to look past. Thank you SO, SO much. I unfortunately only have one bag of erythritol on hand–had to order it online and it was expensive! But I will definitely be playing with this recipe soon. Thanks, again. 🙂

  11. Brilliant idea but this recipe needs to b adjusted measurement wise it was so runny I couldn’t pipe it…..no matter how much more cornstarch or powdered sugar I added it was still too runny……calls for way too much almond milk to begin with……

  12. Jessica! THank Goodness, I found this recipe! Great blog Btw. Ill be back for more:)

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  14. Omg….. Can I pay u to make these and pay for shipping as well???! Please???!
    🙂
    Serious!
    🙂

  15. Can you use something else besides almond milk? My daughter loves sprinkles but her current diet doesn’t allow them. This recipe would be great for her.
    How long do these sprinkles last?
    You should make these commercially. I know I would buy them too!!

    • You can use any other milk you like, such as organic/non-GMO soy milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or organic dairy milk. I just used almond milk because that’s what I had on hand and it keeps longer than dairy milk 🙂
      I hope you like the sprinkles!

  16. Jess, I tried your recipe and it worked! I used Hemp Milk and it worked out great! Thanks!

  17. I love your blog and I’ve made lots of yummy things but these are my absolute favorite!!  I made these last week and they are seriously life changing lol!

  18. Do you provide a link to the mould you use? What “device” would you use to make these?

  19. What did you use to color these little dollops of happiness??

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  22. Instead of sprinkling on top, can you use these “in” a recipe, like making birthday cake cupcakes?

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  25. Is the book low carb and sugar free? I can’t have sugar and need to keep my carbs low for many health reasons. I really want this sprinkle recipe but want to know if the rest of the book will be worth it before purchasing. Thank you!

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  27. Hi,
    You mention the better Food Coloring is expensive ($15). Then you go on to list a recipe with Vanilla Paste. I went to Sprouts and they never heard of it. Then i notice you have a recipe for it, calling for 30 vanilla beans!! That’s a jar of $100 Vanilla Bean Paste. I don’t know anyone who will in their right mind spend $100 on making a jar of Vanilla Bean Paste just to use it as an ingredient in healthy sprinkles, which i’m not guaranteed will turn out good. Then you want to sell me a book on top of that. Am I missing something??

    • Mindy,
      I doubt anyone would make an entire batch of Vanilla Paste to make sprinkles lol. I make my own vanilla paste because I am a baker and go through A LOT of it (same goes with vanilla extract). If you bake a lot, it gets expensive. If you actually read the directions for the vanilla paste you’ll see that it REPURPOSES vanilla beans used to make vanilla extract. So with 30 beans, not only do you get 30oz of vanilla extract, you get 16oz of vanilla paste too (which SAVES money). You could buy vanilla extract and paste of course, but that’s more expensive per ounce.
      Instead of going to Sprouts for an ingredient try looking online first, like on Amazon. There are a ton of brands that sell vanilla paste.
      Anyways, I’m not pushing my book at all. You can get a copy or not, either way I’m good! 🙂
      -Jess

  28. Is there anyway to purchase this recipe without purchasing a 32$ cookbook? I’m on a restrictive diet and I know many of your recipes would not be beneficial for me.

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