This post is a long time coming. Sometime last year a mom I’m friends with shared a Unicorn Bark picture on her Facebook page, in fact she shared a bunch of Unicorn themed things because she is so extra (in the best way possible) and was hosting a Unicorn party for her daughter
I asked her to share the Unicorn Bark recipe with us because, we’re all a little Extra over here…
What is it?
Magical glittery chocolate. DUH! not magic enough to be free of calories,but still… Here is the recipe in Nikita Dickinson’s own words
What do you need to make it?
- White chocolate (to melt- you can use any kind, but I find baking chocolate works the best)
- Powder food colouring (MUST be powdered – otherwise the chocolate will stall)
- Some sprinkles and glitter (Whatever rings your Unicorn bell)
- Some baking paper (to spread it out on)
- A sosati stick (to blend the colours)
- Some bags to store the finished product in
How do you make it?
Step 1 is to melt your chocolate – You can either use the double boiler technique or, if like me, you don’t have a lot of time, you can put the chocolate in a clean glass bowl and microwave it * on defrost setting. Keep an eye on it and stir frequently.
Step 2.Once the chocolate is melted, decant into separate bowls. I wanted 3 different light colours so once I
separated it, I added the powdered colour to each bowl, a little at a time, to achieve the right shades.
Now comes the fun bit:
Pour the chocolate onto your baking paper one shade at a time (Pour them next to each other in lines) – If you are worried about it running off the paper, you can always contain the mess by pouring it in a long shallow dish lined with the paper.
Then take your stick and start blending the colours together (starting in one colour and drawing wavy lines up through the other two colours)
You need to work quickly before the chocolate hardens. The go to town on the sprinkles and finish off with glitter.
Once the chocolate has hardened, you simply snap off pieces of varying shape and size. The name is Unicorn Bark, so thing of tree bark – the point is to have it rough and inconsistent.
I had printed out some unicorn pictures (I made the labels myself) and stuck them onto self-sealing bags with contact paper.
All that was left to do was pop some pieces in a bag and let the kids enjoy.
If you have a recipe or DIY you would like to share with JustEllaBella readers, drop me a line 🙂