Sanding sugar adds a wow to so many of my simplest desserts. While some recipes call for sanding sugar in colors that are impossible to find, others call for such minute or such immense quantity that it makes no sense to purchase. And, sanding sugar is so simple to create in exactly the hue that you need using two simple ingredients.
1 cup sugar
Combine 1 cup of sugar with food coloring, adding drops of food coloring until the desired hue and depth of color is reached. Either pulse in food processor, using the s-blade or combine in a ziploc bag, kneading on outside of bag until well-combined.