Unicorn Bark Is Magical AF And Super Easy To Make

by Maria Guido
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Behold: Unicorn Bark

Did you sign up for the dreaded classroom treat and have no idea what to bring? You can always opt for the store-bought holiday cookies — there’s no shame in doing that. But if you’ve decided to go out on a limb and attempt something magical this year, we have just the thing for you: Unicorn Bark. It exists. It’s magical. It’s easy to make.

Last week we had Unicorn Hot Chocolate, and this week it just gets better with Unicorn Bark. Why go the usual festive red-and-white route when you can turn your holiday candy making into a magical unicorn wonderland? Don’t you love how I just wrote “holiday candy making” as if that’s something everyone does? Ha. I’ve never made a piece of holiday candy in my life. But I just may start, thanks to this recipe.


The most magical thing about this stuff is that even us moms who don’t exactly excel at Pinterest-level baking can pull it off. For one, there’s actually no baking involved.

The basic recipe is easy. All you have to do is buy various pastel-colored candy melts. You melt them all separately in their own bowls – you can use your microwave for this or a double-boiler. Then you cover a sheet tray with parchment paper, and dot a bit of the candy melts in a collage all over the paper, like this:

Once you’re done covering the tray in the melted candy, you swirl it around with a spatula:

Then you just get creative with whatever kinds of sprinkles and candy you want to put on top to make it the most magical, stick it in the freezer for an hour, and voilá!

All unicorn everything, please.

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