This fun and colorful unicorn bark is so easy that you can make it in a matter of minutes! If you love sprinkles and color and rainbow and sparkles, than this unicorn bark is for you!
A while ago I came across a super talented baker, Katherine Sabbath who creates the most whimsical, playful and FUN unicorn bark and cakes that I’ve ever seen. When my daughter asked if I could make her a “fun” cake for her 12th birthday, I knew immediately I wanted to try to recreate a little of Katherine’s unicorn bark magic. Seriously, how FUN is this chocolate unicorn bark? I LOVE fun, happy, bright colors, and this is pretty much an explosion of everything I love about baking. Chocolate, sprinkles, colors, and no real rules.
I think this crazy, colorful bark reminds me of my childhood. Every girl growing up in the 80’s had lots of rainbows in her world. Am I right?
Making Unicorn Bark
To see exactly how I make my unicorn bark, head to my Christmas version of this bark to see a video I made.
To make this fun bark, you start with your chocolate candy coating or almond bark. I used a white vanilla candy bark as my base, and used two additional colors of candy bark for color. I used an entire package of Candiquik vanilla, and half a package of blue candy melts and green candy melts.
Rainbow Unicorn Bark
Before you melt your candy coating (according to package directions) you want to get everything ready. The fun of this candy bark comes from the swirling of your different colored candy melts and the sprinkles and candies you top it with.
The sky is the limit as to what you use for your toppings. I used a variety of rainbow quin sprinkles in bright spring colors, pink heart sprinkles, gold star sprinkles, nonpareils, jimmies, candy pearls and a tiny dusting of rainbow disco dust for shimmer. Once you have your candy melts melted and spread into your pan, you need to work fairly quickly, before the chocolate sets, in order to have all of your toppings stick to the bark. So make sure to have your containers out, opened up and ready to go.
Once you are happy with your swirls, start adding all of your sprinkles and candies. You need to work fairly quickly, as the chocolate bark will start setting up and once it does, none of the candies or sprinkles will stick. Just sprinkle them around. I went for concentrated little areas of sprinkles on mine.
- 1 16 oz Package Vanilla Candiquik or Vanilla Wilton Melts or almond bark
- 6 oz Wilton Candy Melts Blue or color of your choice
- 6 oz Wilton Candy Melts Green or color of your choice
- Sprinkles and candies of your choice
- To make your peppermint bark, you will start by melting your Candiquik, vanilla candy coating or almond bark according to the directions on the package. Three different colors of candy coating works well, but you could use two colors or go for four colors, this is more of an idea than a specific recipe. Get creative!
- The real fun of this candy bark comes from the swirling of your different colored candy melts together, and sprinkling it with a variety of seasonal sprinkles and candies. The sky is the limit as to what you use for your toppings, so have fun with it!
- Once everything is ready, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare your candy melts or almond bark according to package directions.
- Start with your vanilla and place spoonfuls of candy coating onto your parchment paper. It doesn't have to be perfect; you just want to get your white spaced out around the pan.
- After that, drop spoonfuls of your colored candy coatings around the pan, on and around the vanilla candy coating. Refer to the video to see how I did mine.
- Once all of your melted candy coating is on the baking sheet, you will use a stick or a knife to gently swirl your colors together. Do not over-mix or stir, as that will blend the colors (though if that's the look you want, go for it!). Just gently use a stick or knife and swirl.
- Now it's time for sprinkles! This is the fun part, and there are no rules; sprinkle on as little or as much as you want! You do however need to work fairly quickly, before the candy coating sets up, in order to have all of your toppings stick to the bark. For toppings I used a variety of red and green sprinkles, M&M'S Candies, Sixlets and crushed candy canes.
- Chill in the fridge for at least two hours, then break by hand or slice into pieces. Serve and enjoy. It can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature as long as that temperature is on the cooler side.
Need more rainbow unicorn fun in your life? Make sure to check out the crazy drip unicorn cake I made with this bark!
Inside Bru Crew Life has some yummy Vanilla Unicorn Sugar Cookie Bars.