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Homemade Colored Sugar…

We all use them, those EXPENSIVE little bottles of colored sugar that you buy 

from the grocery store. 

But, did you know that you can make your own Homemade Colored Sugar?

I found this recipe on line the other day HERE  at the Kitchen Whisperer and

thought it looked so easy, why not try it?

Red and Green Colored Sugar…

(And for once TOO much light making the colors seem pastel)


Clear sparkling sugar or regular sugar (I used regular sugar)

Gel food coloring, not liquid

1/4 tsp. cornstarch

Place 1 cup of sugar in a ziplock plastic bag.

Add the GEL food coloring, beginning with 1 or 2 drops.

I ended up using around 6 drops for a nice red color.

Seal up the ziplock bag and start kneading the food GEL into the sugar.

After the color is even distributed, add the 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch

and continue to knead until everything is incorporated.

Again, I apologize for the poor lighting of the photos.

Cornstarch will NOT affect the taste, it will just keep the sugar from clumping together…

Now that everything is distributed evenly, spread the colored sugar onto a baking sheet

and let it dry for about 30 minutes…

I found after it dried that there were still small “clumps” of the gel.

I placed all the sugar into a sieve and pushed it through with a spoon…

Green Colored Sugar…

Place in jars…


If you need some cookie inspiration, please head HERE for Christmas Cookies #1…

AND Christmas Cookies #2 HERE

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Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight.

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