How to Make DIY Colored Sugar

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DIY colored sugar is a simple and fun way to add festive sparkle to your cookies. If you have sugar and some food coloring, you’re all set!

Bowls of colored sugars.


 

Why you’ll love this recipe:

One of my favorite things to do with my kids during holiday baking season is to make these colored sugars!

It’s super easy and fun way to decorate sugar cookies. Not to mention how inexpensive it is!!

Bowls of granulated sugar and food coloring.

Ingredients:

All you need is granulated sugar and food coloring.

I prefer gel food coloring as it doesn’t add too much moisture to the sugar and adds nice and bright color!

How to make colored sugar:

This’s really simple and straightforward process! No special tools or ingredients required!

  1. Simply drop a little bit of gel food coloring into granulated sugar and blend the coloring into the sugar using a spoon.
  2. Let the sugar air dry for 30-60 minutes.
Bowls of granulated sugar with droplets of food coloring in them.
Mixing in food coloring into granulated sugar.

That’s it! I told you it’s a no-fuss, quick and easy process!

Storing Tips:

Transfer the leftover colored sugars in sandwich bags. Squeeze all the air out and store in a cool and dry area.

Bowls of colored sugars.
5 from 1 vote

DIY Colored Sugar

DIY colored sugar is a simple and fun way to add festive sparkle to your cookies. If you have sugar and some food coloring, you're all set!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 0.25 cup

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Drop a little bit of gel food coloring into granulated sugar and blend the coloring into the sugar using a back of a spoon.
  • Let the sugar air dry for 30-60 minutes.
  • Transfer the leftover colored sugars in sandwich bags. Squeeze all the air out and store in a cool and dry area.

Nutrition

Calories: 774kcal, Carbohydrates: 200g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 4mg, Sugar: 200g, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American

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