This butter with colored sprinkles recipe, made with butter, sprinkles, and honey, is the perfect breakfast for kids when slathered on toast.

We know all too well those mornings when you wake up grumpy. Sorta like a black cloud snatched your playful mood and refused to give it back. We suspect you know as well. We consider those kinds of days cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. Just not the sort of sprinkles you may have expected. Enter this butter with sprinkles. Perfect with pancakes, French toast, waffles, just about anything you can imagine. [Editor’s Note: Be warned, when you spread the honey butter on something warm, the colors from the sprinkles may start to schmear, sorta like a kaleidoscope.]Renee Schettler Rossi

Butter with Colored Sprinkles

Butter with Colored Sprinkles

5 / 3 votes
This butter with colored sprinkles recipe, made with butter, sprinkles, and honey, is the perfect breakfast for kids when slathered on toast.
Servings8 tablespoons | 1/2 cup
Calories128 kcal
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • 1 stick salted butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons colored jimmies or other multicolored sprinkles


  • Using a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer on low speed or a wooden spoon and your biceps, beat the butter until smooth. Gently fold in the honey and beat until combined. Add the jimmies or sprinkles and mix just until combined. (Be careful not to overbeat after you add the sprinkles or the colors will start to spread into the butter.)
  • Scrape the butter mixture into a resealable container, close it tightly, and refrigerate for up to 1 month. Watch for smiles.
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Serving: 1 tablespoonCalories: 128 kcalCarbohydrates: 7 gProtein: 0.1 gFat: 12 gSaturated Fat: 7 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 gMonounsaturated Fat: 3 gTrans Fat: 0.5 gCholesterol: 30 mgSodium: 91 mgPotassium: 6 mgFiber: 0.01 gSugar: 7 gVitamin A: 353 IUVitamin C: 0.03 mgCalcium: 4 mgIron: 0.02 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe © 2013 Jackie Alpers. Photo © 2013 Jackie Alpers. All rights reserved.

Recipe Testers’ Reviews

I made this butter with colored sprinkles recipe for my little sister, as she loves butter…and sprinkles…and honey. So this seemed perfect. It took literally 5 minutes to mix and have it ready for us to try. I’m not a big fan of honey, but the amount was so small that you really don’t taste the honey, it just gives a nice sweet taste to the butter. The sprinkles make it look cool and cute and fun for little kids. I shouldn’t have mixed it as much as I did, as some of the colors from the sprinkles started to run and darken the butter, so when making it again I’ll mix it a little less. My little sister has been loving having this on bread.

What is not to like about honey butter? Especially honey butter with sprinkles. This is an easy recipe to take to those various holiday get-togethers and it will impress your family and friends. It brings butter to a whole new level. It’s very appealing on toast, but placed in individual candy mold shapes, it could be a real winner. Great on anything you would put honey butter on. Super easy. Enjoy!

Originally published April 28, 2018

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    What a clever idea! And the book–which I just ordered on Amazon–looks beguiling! As a grandmother famous for 40 years of inventive birthday cakes for her own children, I seem to be running out of ideas–but your cover photo cake is a must-bake for the munchkins. As time is of the essence here–a week now to a grandchild’s birthday– if Jackie Alpers, the author, is reading this could you tell us approximately how many sprinkles (in weight) are needed for the cover photo cake? If so, I can order those from Amazon immediately. Sending a big happy thank to you!

    1. Grins. I thought the moms (and dads) would appreciate that one, Penny. You may feel free to borrow it anytime!

  2. 5 stars
    I love this! It totally made my morning. My kids are grown and so healthy-eating boring so I’m stashing this in my Gramma hope chest! G-kids’ll love me, their parents will disapprove. Could it get any better?