Glitter for Breakfast? 3 DIY Recipes to Make Edible Glitter at Home

Food The List
Posted: 5:42 PM, Apr 25, 2018

Ah, glitter trends. 2018 has been filled with lots of them – from glitter sunscreen, to glitter paint, to even glitter tires! But what's the craziest we've seen so far? Edible glitter. Yep, turns out we can sparkle from the inside just as much as we already sparkle from the outside. And if you can't find a store that carries this concoction for your snacking needs, then we have a list just for you with three different ways you can make edible glitter in your own kitchen. 

1. The Sugar Method 

If you ever saw something shiny and thought, man, I wish I could eat that! – well, now you can! Sugar glitter is super easy and only requires a few ingredients. We first start out with sugar, for which we recommend using raw sugar, because the granules are bigger, so the sparkle is going to be bigger. 

Just add sugar to the bottom of a small baking pan, add food coloring, stir, and pop it in the oven for about ten minutes at 350F. Let them cool right after and get your glitz on! 

2. The Gelatin Method 

Our friends at the YouTube channel, "HellthyJunkFood" got super creative and joined in the edible glitter craze with some trial runs of their own. They went a different route, and used gelatin, along with a coffee grinder to make their own pink glitter. And because they needed the "extra" factor, they decided to give JP – one of their hosts – an edible glitter beard. Yeah, that happened!…

3. The Cake Decorators' Method 

If you're looking for something a little bit more practical that combines that two methods above, then this one's for you. The YouTube channel "Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio" also whipped out some cool techniques on making edible glitter at home with things you can literally find around your kitchen.  

4. The Pearl Sheen Method 

And finally, here's a way you can make glitter in the comfort of your own home without schlepping to the store. Our friends at the YouTube channel "Sweet Wise" are giving you another method, including what they're using to make the glitter extra sparkly. Makes us crave glitter for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! 

Are YOU trying out any of these recipes for edible glitter? Sound off on those comments below!