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!

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

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:


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




You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!  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
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
  • Natural Food Coloring

Be sure to follow @DessertsWithBenefits on Instagram!  If you try this recipe, make sure to snap a picture of it, tag me @DessertsWithBenefits, and hashtag #DessertsWithBenefits.  I’d love to see it and feature you on #FanFaveFridays!


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

1st batch:

homemade rainbow sprinkles

homemade rainbow sprinkles

homemade rainbow sprinkles


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


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 😎👌


– Jess



23 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… 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???!

  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?

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