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Edible Cupid Love Dust

You can literally spread the love this Valentine’s Day with this Edible Cupid Love Dust.  Sprinkle a dash here, a dash there and you have a sweet treat!Edible Cupid Love Dust

Cupid is known for shooting his arrows into humans and gods to get them to fall deeply in love. Personally, I think that sounds painful. So I came up with a way that is not painful but gives the same end result (well not really, but let’s pretend). In fact, this way satisfies that sweet teeth and I’ll admit it’s a bit fun to do.

The edible cupid love dust is made from sugar and food coloring so it’s completely edible. The sugar provides a light glimmer like you would see in a glitter dust. You can sprinkle it on top of cookies, fruit; use it to dip chocolate dipped items in, and so much more! Even make this with your kids and let their ideas run wild.

Ready to spread the love in a fun and sweet way? Read the directions below to learn how to make your own love dust!

Edible Cupid Love Dust


  • Cane Sugar (I prefer Sugar in the Raw which I found at Dollar Tree)
  • Gel Food Color (I used the AmeriColor Brand)


  1. Pour your sugar into a bowl. If you are making more than one color you will want to separate your sugar into small bowls so you can make different colors like I did.
  2. Place a few drops of gel food color into each bowl of sugar. You can also use regular food coloring but it will make your mixture a bit more watery it would be using the gel food color.sugar with food coloring
  3. Stir the food coloring into the sugar until it is all incorporated. You will not want to touch the sugar on your hands or onto any light surfaces as the food coloring can coloring stirred into sugar
  4. At this point you can do one of two things: You can either use the mixture as it is or bake it in the oven which hardens the mixture and gives it a bit more sparkle. If you plan on using it as is, I suggest placing the sugar onto a paper towel and allowing it to sit for several hours so it will harden and any extra food coloring will be absorbed into the paper towel. If you want to bake it continue to step 5.
  5. Place the sugar onto a baking sheet and place it into the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before placing into container.
  6. Break up any large pieces of sugar using a small spoon. Place sugar into a small container or glass bottle. I found mini glass bottles at Hobby Lobby.
  7. Sprinkle all over everything to spread the love! It is edible so you can cover goodies with it too! Enjoy!

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Lauren @ Mom Home Guide

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Very cute! I think this recipe will be handy for making cookies, etc. The love dust would make a great cookie topping!


Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Thank you Lauren. I think so too! It's just a little easy and fun way to really spread the sweet, sweet love! :)