Spoon scooping up rainbow sprinkles.

The Best Rainbow Sprinkles Recipes

Ooooo! Rainbow sprinkles. If you were one of the lucky ones growing up with a parent who loved to bake treats in the kitchen you probably have had more than your share of sprinkles. When we were young, licking the beaters from the mixer after mom (or dad) was finished was more than just a reward…it was a rite of passage. You know, right up there with getting a spoonful of rainbow sprinkles scattered on the beaters to make your contribution to cleaning utensils a tad more fun and interesting. Yes, rainbow sprinkles were considered a food group of their own in our household.

But were you aware of the fact that rainbow sprinkles are used for a little more than just as a garnish? Here is a look at a few of our favorite recipes that revolve around those crunchy little bits of colored candy!

1 – Sprinkle-Studded Slutty Brownies

Yup, you read that correctly. These treats are a layered combination of brownies, Oreo cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. The rainbow sprinkles are not spread across the top but are actually embedded into the layers as part of the cookie base. Talk about stealthy sprinkle action!

2 – Funfetti Marshmallows

Again, there is something that turns on our taste buds when we know that what we can’t see inside the food we eat contains some hidden fun in the form of sprinkles. This recipe overdoses on them as rainbow sprinkles are not just mixed into the marshmallows but are also a topping!

3 – Cake Batter Milkshake

We can sense a sugar coma coming on just by thinking about this one. All you basically are doing here is turning the regular and sometimes bland vanilla shake into a diabetic’s nightmare with funfetti cake mix and a sprinkle-coated rim. You’ll never drink vanilla the same again!

4 – Polka-Dot Sprinkle Cake

Hello? Are you still with us? Here’s a twist on a birthday cake that will turn you into a kitchen superhero with the first bite. From the outside, it looks like a normal cake with large circles of sprinkles dotting the surface. The same surprise awaits you with each and every bite!

5 – Birthday-Cake-Oreo-Stuffed Funfetti Cupcakes

Just when you thought it was safe to store the rainbow sprinkles somewhere carefully hidden in the pantry comes this work of art. Think chicken cordon bleu where a cupcake is stuffed with a cookie that has sprinkles in it, around it and then added to the icing top of the cupcake, just because!

Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment On Your Own

The cool thing about rainbow sprinkles is that there is no wrong way of using them. And if you think you’ve screwed up, at least devouring your kitchen mistakes will be sweet and delicious. Just remember, sprinkles are much more than garnish and hopefully these examples get your creative juices flowing. Now get back to the kitchen and start creating something new.

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