Unicorn Bark Recipe

Unicorn Bark

The Spruce / Bahareh Niati

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
229 Calories
13g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 114mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for unicorn bark is awash with pastel swirls and all kinds of colorful, sparkling candy pearls and sprinkles. Serve it at a shower, gift it as a party favor, or use it to decorate cakes or cupcakes. Candy should be fun, and this unicorn bark never fails to make people smile.

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  • 1 pound white candy coating

  • 4 to 6 ounces candy coating, multiple colors

  • 1 teaspoon rainbow sprinkles

  • 1 package candy pearls, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Unicorn bark ingredients

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  2. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or aluminum foil.

    baking sheet with parchment paper liner

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  3. Melt the white and colored candy coating separately in the microwave, each in individual bowls. Heat and stir until every color is smooth and fluid.

    white chocolate melts and colors purple, yellow, blue, and pink melts all melted in bowls

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  4. Pour the white coating out onto the baking sheet, and smooth it into an even layer about 1/4-inch thick.

    white chocolate spread on the lined baking sheet

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  5. Working quickly, drizzle the other colors of candy coating over the white coating in a random pattern. Drag a toothpick or knife through the bark to create pretty swirls.

    various colored melted chocolates swirled into white chocolate

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  6. While the coating is still wet, add rainbow sprinkles and candy pearls on top. Refrigerate the tray to set the bark for at least 25 minutes.

    sprinkles on top of swirled colored chocolate bark

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  7. Once set, break or cut the bark into pieces. Use the pieces to decorate cupcakes or cakes or serve alone or in baggies for a festive party favor.

    unicorn bark broken into pieces on tray

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  • For this recipe, you'll need an assortment of colored candy coating. You can buy different colors of candy coating, or use candy coloring to dye white coating different shades. Candy coloring is different from regular food coloring—it's oil-based, whereas food coloring is water-based and doesn't work well with chocolate. If you want to go this route, candy coloring can be found online, and at many cake and candy supply stores.


  • Store in an airtight container at cool room temperature for up to two weeks.