DIY Colored Sugar

Total Time

Prep: 5 min.


1/4 cup

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Creating your own colored sugar is so simple and easy. It's a great way to add your own distinctive pop of color to cookies, cupcakes and other baked treats. —Sarah Thompson, Test Kitchen Director, Taste of Home magazine
DIY Colored Sugar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 to 3 drops assorted food coloring


  1. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine sugar and a few drops of food coloring. Seal bag and shake to tint the sugar. Allow sugar to dry on flat surface for 15-20 minutes before using.