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Keto Coconut Confetti Sprinkles Recipe

Coconut confetti sprinkles allow you to add color and flavor to your keto mug cake recipes. If you need a low-carb birthday cake or other celebratory dessert, these colored coconut shreds are an excellent option.

These confetti sprinkles are used in the Funfetti mug cake. Since they are a great sugar-free alternative to sprinkles, I think a dedicated blog post is helpful, as well.

You can use these colorful coconut shreds in other recipes or even as toppings to keto ice cream or yogurt. If you like them, keep a jar of coconut shreds on hand, so they are ready to go when you need them.

Keto confetti sprinkles in a jar.

Keto Friendly Sprinkles

Sometimes cake is about a lot more than flavor. Cake is a way to celebrate and mark a happy occasion. Sprinkles are often a staple in such happy recipes.

To keep a low-carb diet sustainable, it’s smart to find alternatives to the sugary goods we love. If you miss sprinkles on the keto diet, give these colored coconut shreds a try.

Of course, these coconut shreds are far from the sugary chunks that make up traditional sprinkles. Personally, the longer I avoid sugar, the more accepting my taste buds get towards sweet substitutions.

I didn’t even like coconut before I started a ketogenic diet. It’s amazing how my palate has changed and even unsweetened coconut now tastes relatively sweet to me.

Blue, yellow, and pink colored coconut shreds.

What you need to make coconut confetti sprinkles

(Exact measurements are in the recipe card below)

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Food coloring

How to make colored coconut shreds

Separate the coconut shreds into bowls or bags.

Shredded coconut with yellow food coloring.

Add a drop of food coloring to each bowl.

Stir until the food coloring is absorbed into the coconut shreds and you get the color you desire.

Yellow shredded coconut.

Combine all three colors and store in an airtight jar.

3 jars of colored shredded coconut.

Add these low-carb coconut sprinkles to mug cakes and other desserts. You can also sprinkle onto keto ice cream, yogurt, or add into snack mixes.

Jar of shredded coconut for confetti sprinkles.

Not a fan of unsweetened shredded coconut? You can purchase sugar-free sprinkles. There’s a link in the recipe card below to buy some on Amazon.

keto confetti sprinkles in a jar
Yield: 6 Tablespoons

Keto Confetti Sprinkles

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Keto confetti sprinkles to add color, texture, and flavor to your mug cake recipes.


  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Food Coloring (pink, yellow and blue)


  1. Place 2 Tablespoons of the shredded coconut in 3 separate small bowls or zip lock bags.
  2. Add a drop of food coloring to each bowl and stir until the color has changed and all the food coloring is absorbed.
  3. Combine the three colors and store in an airtight jar.
  4. Use in your keto dessert recipes.


Net carbs per 2 Tablespoon serving: 1.3g

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73.3Total Fat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2.7gNet Carbohydrates: 1.3gFiber: 1.3gSugar: .7gProtein: .7g

Nutrition facts calculated using Carb Manager and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.

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