I’m always looking for ways to party a liiiitle less expensively. So I got all sprinkled inspired and then ran through the grocery store, looking for easy-to-sprinkle treats.

How to sprinkle party desserts by The Party Teacher

What I love about this idea is that you can customize store-bought treats to your party with color and it takes almost no skills, very little time and it saves you a ton of money on custom treats.

Supplies

  • Sprinkles of your choice – find a mix or make your own
  • Candy melts – I used white Wilton vanilla flavored melts
  • Cookie icing – I used white Wilton frosting
  • Treats – I picked up mini donuts, sugar cookies, peanut butter pretzel nuggets, cupcakes and Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
  • Milk bottles – I couldn’t resist sprinkling the rim; this is an old party trick, but a goody

Instructions – Mini Donuts

1 – Melt candy melts according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl.

2 – Dip the tops of the donuts evenly in the candy melt and let some drip off to create a smooth surface.

3 – Dip the donuts in the sprinkles. Pat any loose sprinkles into place. Place face up on your party platter or store in an airtight container.

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Instructions – Sugar Cookies

1 – Microwave and knead the icing bottle according to package directions.

2 – Squeeze a circle of icing onto the center of your sugar cookie.

3 – Dip the cookie onto a flat plate of sprinkles. Pat any loose sprinkles into place. Place face up on your party platter or store in an airtight container.

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Instructions – Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets

1 – Melt candy melts according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl.

2 – Using a fork, dip a nugget into the candy melts. Allow excess candy melt to drip off. Too much candy melt on your nugget will take longer to firm up after you add sprinkles. (Alternative: dip just one side of the nugget into the candy melt.)

3 – Transfer the nugget to the sprinkles. Turn over to coat. Or, use a spoon to pour sprinkles over the nugget. Pat sprinkles into place. Lay each nugget on waxed paper and allow a few minutes for the candy melt to set up.

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Instructions – Cupcakes

1 – Place sprinkles in a bowl wide and deep enough to accommodate your cupcake frosting.

2 – Hold the cupcake by the liner and rotate the frosting in the sprinkles, turning to coat evenly.

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Instructions – Milano Cookies

1 – Melt candy melts according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl.

2 – Dip cookies into candy melt, coating evenly on two sides. Wipe off any excess candy melt on the side the bowl.

3 – Dip cookies into sprinkles. Or, just lay each side of the cookies down into the sprinkles. Lay each cookie on waxed paper and allow a few minutes for the candy melt to set up.

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Instructions – Milk Bottles

1 – Melt candy melts according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl.

2 – Dip the rim of the milk bottle into the candy melt. (This works with plastic or glass milk bottles.) Try to coat the inside and outside of the rim.

3 – Dip the bottle into the sprinkles, rotating as needed to evenly coat the rim in sprinkles. Pat any loose sprinkles into place.

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Have you tried sprinkling treats before? Let me know in comments what treats worked well for you!

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