Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles (and Confetti) to Announce the Naughty or Nice Cookbook
Did you know you can make your own rainbow jimmies and nonpareils right at home? Yes! This healthy homemade version is naturally colored, sugar free, fat free, gluten free, and vegan too!
SPRINKLES make food fun and exciting. But too bad the store-bought kinds are so bad for you. Just look at Mr. Sprinkles’ ingredients:
sugar, corn starch, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, soy lecithin, confectioner’s glaze, FD&C red 40 lake, FD&C yellow 5 lake, FD&C blue 1 lake, FD&C yellow 6 lake, FD&C red 3, FD&C blue 1, natural and artificial flavor, carnauba wax.
Skip out on the white sugar, dangerous trans fats, and artificial food colorings, and make a batch of these homemade rainbow sprinkles and rainbow confetti ASAP!
No need for the hydrogenated oil, sugar, and artificial food coloring. No need WHATsoever.
As such, this is the PERFECT recipe to make a special announcement…
The Naughty or Nice Cookbook is officially PUBLISHED!
The Naughty or Nice Cookbook is a collection of 70 healthy dessert recipes — from cookies to cake to pie to ice cream, and more! One bite and you’ll be asking, “Is this naughty or is this nice?”
I know I should probably say I love ALL the recipes in the book the same, but there’s just something about sprinkles that make me so happy. Like, so, so happy.
Sprinkles are so fun and playful and delicious, and can make a seemingly boring dessert POP!
I made these healthy homemade rainbow jimmies and nonpareils because store-bought ones are packed full of sugar, hydrogenated oils, and artificial food coloring. This DIY version is naturally colored, sugar free, fat free, gluten free, and vegan!
I must admit, I had (aka still have) a slight obsession with sprinkles.
In high school, every Monday after school, before my bass guitar lessons, my mom would bring me to Dunkin Donuts. I would get the strawberry frosted donut with sprinkles every time. EVERY TIME. If they were out of stock, and just had the strawberry frosted donut without sprinkles, I didn’t care… that meant no donut.
Yeah, I was fussy 😉
While it’s a tedious task to make these sprinkles and confetti, it’s a fun tedious task 😉
And they’re obviously super cute too.
Watch me make these sprinkles start to finish right here!
You’ll be tossing these sprinkles onto everything sweet you eat!
I know I totally have a bias opinion, but c’mon, these homemade rainbow sprinkles and confetti are the way to go 😉
I think we can all agree that everything is better with a drizzle of chocolate (duh), but now we can say everything is better with a handful of naturally-dyed sprinkles.
Healthy Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles and Confetti
- Place 4 sheets of parchment paper onto your countertop. Prepare a disposable piping bag with small round tip (#4). Have 3 more disposable piping bags handy for the various other colors.
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the erythritol, arrowroot starch and salt. Stir in the water and vanilla paste. The mixture should be like a very thick, dense dough.
- Divide the mixture into 4 small bowls. Stir in one food coloring per bowl. Mixtures should look like frosting, they should not be runny or liquidy. Scoop one bowl’s mixture into the prepared piping bag.
- Pipe half of the mixture as lines and the other half as small dots/confetti (use 2 sheets of parchment paper for the lines and the other 2 sheets for the confetti). When you run out of one color, rinse the piping tip, place it in a new disposable piping bag, and then fill the bag with the next color. Repeat this until all mixtures are used up.
- Let the lines and confetti sit uncovered at room temperature for at least 12 hours in order for them to dry and firm up. Carefully slice the rainbow lines with a knife, or pick them up and gently break them with your thumb and forefinger.
- Pour the sprinkles into a tightly sealed container (I used a 16oz mason jar). Gently push the confetti off the parchment paper with your finger. Pour the confetti into another container (I used another mason jar). Store the sprinkles and confetti in the tightly sealed containers in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Recipe republished with permission from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!
Feel naughty, eat nice.