I am addicted to glitter. Yes, I was one of those kids in elementary school who would cover their entire project with glitter just because. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered how to cover your food in glitter and still be able to eat it. It was like finding out the fourth season of House of Cards has been released early.

This literal sugarcoat can be sprinkled onto cupcakes, cakes, crêpes, and more. Or if you’re a true addict, be bold and eat it right out of a bowl for some straight up sugary goodness. But personally, I suggest dusting the top of your next fudge brownie sundae. Enjoy.

edible glitter

Graphic by Spoon University

DIY Edible Glitter

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1 bowl
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon food coloring
  • Step 1

    1. Pour the sugar into a bowl. Add food coloring and stir until all of the sugar is colored.


  • Step 2

    2. Spread mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.


  • Step 3

    3. Bake for 5 minutes. Then, open the oven and break up the newly formed chunks of sugar. Bake for another 5 minutes.


  • Step 4

    4. Take baking pan out the oven and store glitter in a jar or use immediately.