I started baking because I loved sweets, and making them myself was honestly cheaper than buying them already made. Being thrifty is honestly how I got to be where I am today! I love taking something simple, and making it into something else so easily. Today, I’m going to show you how to make SEVEN different types of sprinkles that can be an amazing addition to any sweet recipe! Check out my very first video in which I use blue jello packed to frost this Cookie Monster Cupcake!

All of these recipes are no bake except for the Skittles. The Skittles need to be dried out in an extremely low temperature oven. Once they’re dried they are ready to go, and can be stored up for a month! This one is SO worth it!


Reeses Peanut Buttercups

1 peanut butter cups sprinkles

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut the peanut butter cups very finely. Sprinkle them directly over cakes or cupcakes, or press them against the cake wall.

    reeses final


2 skittles sugar sprinkles

  1. Preheat oven to the lowest possible temperature.
  2. Place Skittles in a food processor. Pulverize until candies are finely chopped.

    blender skittles
  3. Transfer Skittle shavings to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Place into the oven for 1-2 hours.
  5. Place the shavings through a sifter.

    skittles final


3 crushed mms

  1. Place M&Ms into a snap seal bag. Then, crush the M&Ms with a rolling pin until they are finely crushed.  These M&Ms can vary in size. Perfect for cakes and cupcakes.

    crush mms

Rainbow Boiled Lollies:

4 rainbow boiled sweets

  1. Pour various colors of boiled lollies into a snap seal bag. Use a rolling pin to finely crush the candies.

    crushed boiled candies

Coloured Dessicated Coconut:

5 coloured desiccated coconut

  1. Place desiccated coconut into a snap seal bag.
  2. Add food colouring, and shake the bag to coat evenly.

    coconut yellow
  3. Place on a piece of parchment paper to dry out completely.

Smashed Floret Candies:

6 smashed floret candies

  1. Place colorful Florets into a snap seal bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the candy into a desired consistency. Could be more fine, or more chunky.

    smashed florets final

Jello Sugar Crystals:

7 jello sugar crystals

  1. Sand jello crystals onto a dessert with frosting.

    jello final

What’s your fave candy bar? Would you turn it into sprinkles? 🍬

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