Unicorn Bark – An Easy DIY Party Favor

Unicorn Bark Party Favors

This unicorn bark is super easy, and it’s even more special because of the ‘hidden’ sprinkles right inside the candy – using a little secret – Wilton’s Colorburst Pastels Candy Melts.   You can choose your favorite sprinkles, but if you want to copy mine, I’ve listed the exact ones I’ve used below. This unicorn bark makes the perfect unicorn or rainbow party favor.


Unicorn Bark Packaging Tag
Find these adorable Unicorn Bark Tags and sparkle ribbon in the shop

I feel like I’m right back in 4th grade with all the unicorns and rainbows everywhere.  It’s a fun trend and I’m hopping on board.  You wouldn’t believe how excited my ladies group was when I said I was going to make some.  You would have thought we were talking around a cafeteria table!

I use a double boiler method for my chocolate and candy barks, but the package directions indicate you CAN use a microwave with these little melts.

I’ve gone the pastel route here, but feel free to use brighter colors.

Unicorn Bark

1 -10 oz bag of the Wilton Candy Melts, Colorburst Pastels (If not available, use a few other colored candy melts and swirl to mix)

1 – 11 oz bag of Ghiradelli Classic White Baking Chips

Your Choice of Fun Sprinkles, I used:

2 Tbsp Gold Stars by Wilton

1 Tbsp of Shimmer Confetti Sprinkles (ChocoMaker brand)

1 Tbsp  Wilton’s aqua-colored Blue Decorating Pearls

1Tbs   Wilton’s green-colored Green Apple Decorating Candy 

1 TBS of white Sparkling Sugar by India Tree

sprinkle for unicorn bark

Fill a double boiler filled with a couple of inches of water (I put a large metal bowl atop a stockpot. You don’t want the bowl to be able to fit all the way down inside, just rest on top of the stockpot) The water should NOT touch the upper bowl.  

The double boiler method uses steam to heat the bottom of your upper metal bowl to melt the candy disks.  This allows the chocolate to melt, and not scorch.

Meanwhile, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Once the water comes to a simmer.  Place the upper bowl in place.  Turn the heat to low.  Add the candy disks.  

With a rubber spatula gently stir the candy melts.  You will see it start to melt against the bowl as it warms. Continue to stir the candy until it is melted.  Drop in the Ghiradelli chips.  Let melt in place for about 1 minute without stirring, then stir until fully melted.

Remove from heat (be careful as the bowl will be hot!) Wipe the bottom of the bowl with a towel (so that it doesn’t drip into candy later. 

Pour onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Use a rubber spatula to smooth it out a little. Tap the baking sheet so the candy flows out and levels.  

Ingredients and special sprinkles for Unicorn Bark a fun DIY party favor

Sprinkle with the large colored candies/sprinkles first, then the sprinkles, then the stars.  

Place in a cool area or the freezer just until hardened. Once the bark is hard, snap pieces into triangles and other shapes. Barks are such an easy DIY party favor – you’ll want to use them again and again. See my Peppermint Bark and Salt and Pepper Hazelnut Bark recipes here on my Blog.

Voila!  You have some lovely unicorn bark – it’s perfect for party favors or to serve at a unicorn party.

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If you’re looking for decorating ideas and decor, hop on over to the Unicorn and Rainbow shop and check out all my unicorn-themed products, including The new rainbow balloon arches!

Rainbow balloon garland kit - makes the perfect balloon arch for a rainbow or unicorn party - the perfect backdrop to serve your unicorn bark!

As an Amazon Affiliate, EnFete may receive commissions for sales of sprinkles and other items available on Amazon. All opinions about these products are our own, however. We never recommend products that we wouldn’t use ourselves.

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