14 Ways to Cook with Glitter (Because You Can, Dammit)

It's edible, silly

As much as we preach minimalism and subtly, sometimes we just need to embrace the Rainbow Sparkle in all of us. So step aside fondant and basic frosting: We’re looking to these sparkly recipes using edible glitter to jazz up everything from popsicles and popcorn to cake pops to cocktails.

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The Crepes of Wrath

Berry And Glitter Popsicles

Well, aren’t you beautiful?

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Dreaming in Pink Boutique

Glitter Doughnuts

Mornings: So much better with a little sparkle.

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Glitter Lollipops

OK, these look like collectibles but we’re willing to try anything with sugar.

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A Beautiful Mess

Golden Girl Cocktail

Grapefruit juice + Prosecco + glitter = The most delightful drink.

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Desserts for Breakfast

Oreo Blackberry Chocolate Cake

Have you seen anything more decadent?

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Miss Renaissance

Glitter Macarons


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Pink Champagne Cake With Peach Preserve

The thicker the frosting the better.

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1 Fine Cookie

Glitter Popcorn

Movie night, elevated.

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Sugar and Cloth

Glitter Cookie Sandwiches

Their tiny size means we can eat five, right?

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Betty Crocker

Glitter Chex Mix

Meant for a little girl’s birthday party but much better for a late night snack.

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Sprinkle Bakes

Coffee And Doughnuts Cake

Totally fine to eat for breakfast.

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glitter nilla
PS I Made This

Gold And Silver Nilla Wafers

If cookies had jazz hands.

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Sweet Apolita

Pink Champagne Cake Pops

Once you pop, you can’t stop.

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Sugar Hero

Glitter Disco Truffles

Apparently disco’s back. And we’re fine with it.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.