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Sprinkles, also known as jimmies, are small, colorful, confectionery pieces used primarily as decorative toppings on various desserts such as ice cream, cupcakes, doughnuts, and cookies. They come in myriad shapes, sizes, and flavors, with the most common being the tiny, rod-shaped variety made of sugar, cornstarch, and edible food coloring. In addition to being beautiful and adding textural contrast to desserts, sprinkles also serve as a fun, engaging element in home baking and cooking. They allow both adults and children to express their creativity and personalize sweet treats to celebrate special occasions or to simply brighten up everyday desserts.
#2
IN FROSTING & DECORATING
400
CAL / 100G
$0.55
AVG / OZ
sprinkles
100%
CARBS
0%
FAT
0%
PROTEIN
Sprinkles FAQ
Sprinkles, also known as jimmies, are small, colorful, confectionery pieces used primarily as decorative toppings on various desserts such as ice cream, cupcakes, doughnuts, and cookies. They come in myriad shapes, sizes, and flavors, with the most common being the tiny, rod-shaped variety made of sugar, cornstarch, and edible food coloring. In addition to being beautiful and adding textural contrast to desserts, sprinkles also serve as a fun, engaging element in home baking and cooking. They allow both adults and children to express their creativity and personalize sweet treats to celebrate special occasions or to simply brighten up everyday desserts. Often, where people go wrong with sprinkles is in applying them at the wrong time during the baking or decorating process. For instance, if applied to icing or frosting before it's set, they can bleed color or melt into it. To get the most out of sprinkles, apply them after your icing or frosting has slightly set. Releasing sprinkles from a small height rather than placing them on will keep them from sinking into your icing and maintain their visual impact. A little known tip about sprinkles is that they can also be used in non-dessert recipes such as salad or on top of cream cheese on a bagel for a fun twist.
Can I bake sprinkles into cake batter?
Do sprinkles melt in the oven?
Why did my sprinkles bleed into the icing?
Can I use sprinkles in savory dishes?
What can I do with leftover sprinkles?
Can I add sprinkles to hot drinks like coffee or hot chocolate?
How do I prevent sprinkles from sinking into my frosting?
Why do some people call sprinkles 'jimmies'?
Are there allergen-free sprinkles available?
Can I make my own sprinkles at home?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does sprinkles expire?
Sprinkles are typically long-lasting due to their low moisture content. If unopened and stored properly, they can last around 2-3 years beyond the date printed on the package. Once opened, it's best to use them within 6 to 12 months. If frozen, sprinkles can still be used directly from the freezer, but they may clump together.
How do you tell if sprinkles is bad?
Sprinkles are quite hard to spoil but you can tell if they have gone bad if they start to show noticeable changes in their color and texture. If the color has faded or they have become soft and sticky, or if they have an unpleasant or off smell, then it's time to discard them.
Tips for storing sprinkles to extend shelf life
• Store sprinkles in a dry, cool place away from heat and sunlight. • Keep the container tightly closed after using to prevent moisture from getting in. • If your sprinkles have become clumped together, simply break them apart using a fork or pulse them briefly in a food processor. • For long-term storage, consider freezing them. Despite possible clumping, freezing can extend the life of sprinkles. There's no need to thaw them before using, as they'll defrost almost instantly upon contacting room temperature food.
EXPIRES WITHIN
2 - 3.6
YEARS
Health Info
Macros
12g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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