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How to make edible glitter

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Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

Who said you can't eat glitter? We're not advising you start eating the sparkles you buy at Michaels, but why not make a few batches of edible glitter instead?

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

This easy DIY edible sugar glitter is the perfect way to add some serious sparkle to your drab desserts. Made from two ingredients, it's easy and perfect for just about any occasion.

Edible glitter

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Colored liquid food dye

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

Directions:

1

Divide sugar into two bowls & add dye

Place 1/4 cup of sugar into two shallow bowls. Add 1/2 tablespoon of colored liquid dye to each bowl of sugar.

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

Stir the dye into the sugar with a fork or spoon, ensuring all of the sugar is evenly coated. Repeat with all of your colors (we did green and blue).

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

2

Spread on a baking sheet & bake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the colored sugar on the parchment paper.

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

Bake for about 8-10 minutes, breaking up the chunks halfway through. Pour glitter into jars or bowls and use!

Fun sparkles for cakes and cookies

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