All you need is some granulated sugar and food coloring. I use my normal table sugar but you can use larger crystal sugar. It is more impressive I think, but since it is something I do not usually have in my pantry (at least not in white) I just use what I have.
Take the amount of sugar you want to color and put it in a jar. I like to do about 1/4 cup of sugar in each color. Add one or two drops of your food coloring. Put a lid on the jar and shake like crazy until well distributed. You may need to take a fork and break up any clumps.
Now the last step is really important. You need to dry the sugar. The food coloring made it damp. The more drops of coloring you used the more drying it needs. If you have a lot of time on your hand you can just leave the jar open in a warm spot and occasionally stir or shake the sugar until it is dry. You will need to break up clumps after it is dry (just like brown sugar).
Or you can spread the sugar out in a baking dish and put it in a warm oven to dry. Use the lowest setting on your oven; you are trying to drive off the moisture, not melt the sugar. My oven's lowest setting is 170. It may take 20 minutes to an hour to dry in the oven depending upon the amount of food coloring added and the humidity in the air.
One of the cool things is you can mix food colors to make new colors. This very cool blue came from mixing a purple and several drops of sky blue.
Once dry, store your colored sugar in a sealed container until ready to use. Watch out cookies! Here I come! Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest.
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