This is a ridiculously simple concept but it's a cost-saving effort that requires no special supplies and takes just a couple of minutes.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You can use liquid food color, gel food color or paste food color. Liquid is the easiest to mix into the sugar and only slightly more is needed to get deeper colors. If all you happen to have is powdered food color, mix some powder with a few drops of alcohol such as vodka, and use as you would liquid food coloring.
Add more color or sugar to adjust the depth of color.