How to Make Your Own Sanding Sugar
Sanding Sugar was once limited to special events at our house. But now that we have mastered making it, there is always a rainbow of color choices. The girls like to sugar rim their juice glasses or smoothies. And of course being able to create a piece of art work on your toast or pancakes never gets old!
Try making our Mock Margarita’s and using your new Sanding Sugar!
- White Sugar (1/2 cup per color)
- Plastic Ziploc Baggie (1 per color)
- Food Coloring
- Lined Baking Sheet
- Rolling Pin
- Measure 1/2 cup sugar and place in your plastic baggie
- Measure 1 cap full food coloring into sugar filled baggie (use less for softer color)
- Seal baggie and squish bag until all sugar if coated with food coloring, pressing down to break clumps
- Dump colored sugar onto lined baking sheet
- Break apart until in a single layer
- Bake at 120 (lowest temp) for 10 minutes
- Remove from heat and break apart again
- Gather edges of paper on baking sheet and pour colored sugar back into the baggie
- Remove as much air as possible by rolling up from bottom before sealing baggie
- Press with rolling pin or other object on baggie until all lumps are broken up
- Store in an airtight container
Sanding Sugar is awesome on French toast, bagels, etc. Anything that you would sprinkle sugar on, try one of the colored batches for a unique visual effect.