Unicorns are so beautiful and sweet that they make the perfect treat! This unicorn bark candy recipe is perfect to make on a mommy and me day or for a unicorn or princess themed birthday party.
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Unicorn candy bark is really easy to make and comes together quickly.
Kids can help but just be careful as some ingredients will be hot. They can certainly help add sprinkles and mix the colors together.
Ingredients for Unicorn Bark
- 3 bags of candy melts. One each in blue, purple, and pink. (Buy from Michaels/Buy from Walmart)
- 1 bag of white chocolate morsels.
- Unicorn sprinkles (Buy from Michaels/Buy from Amazon)
- 4 microwave safe bowls
- silicone spatula
If you can’t find candy melts or don’t care to use them you can use white chocolate morsels and food coloring instead.
If they don’t have purple melts that’s ok. When the pink and blue mix together it will create some purple.
I find that Michaels is the best and most affordable place to get candy melts but you can find some at Walmart at times and sometimes on Amazon as well.
How to Make this recipe
I recommend reading through all the directions before you get started. You will need to work a bit quickly before the candy begins to harden so you need to have an idea of what all the steps are.
1 – Warm a large baking sheet in the oven. You can just set the oven to about 200.
Having a warm pan will help keep the candy from firming up too quickly.
2 – While the baking sheet warms, place each color of the candy melts and the white chocolate morsels in separate microwave safe bowls.
I used about 1/4-1/3 of the bag of each color.
3 – Melt each set in the microwave according to package instructions. Mine called for 1 minutes the first time and then 30 second increments until melted. You’ll want to mix between each heating.
DO NOT OVERHEAT. This will cause the candy to cook and start to stiffen.
Try to heat them all at the same time so that some don’t cool down while you are melting the other colors.
If the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well. Do NOT add water.
4 – Once all the candy is melted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and place a layer of parchment paper over it.
You don’t need to coat the parchment paper. The candy will come off easily once it’s completely cooled.
5 – Drop globs of each color in several places on the baking sheet. Then, use a spatula to swirl the colors together creating a unicorn effect.
6 – While the candy is still warm and soft add the sprinkles and other toppings and press gently into the candy.
If you want to jazz it up further you can press cupcake toppings into the candy at the same time as the sprinkles. This will give it an extra unicorn effect.
I recommend spacing yours out a bit more, my daughter added them and put them close together which makes it difficult when you are breaking it into pieces.
I found these unicorn pieces at Michaels and they were called icing decorations.
7 – Allow the candy to cool and firm completely before gently breaking it into pieces and serving. You can place it in the refrigerator or freezer to speed up the process.
I recommend keeping the pieces small as these are pure sugar!
If you have leftovers, or are making it ahead of time for a party, store it in an air tight container in a cool location. Heat will cause the candy to start to melt.
If it’s especially warm weather you may want to store your unicorn bark in a refridgerator.