Chocolate Malted Cake and Ice Cream – Day Two – Unicorn Poop Candy Bark
I just love the name of this candy bark that I made! I think I threw about every sprinkle I had into it! There’s a mixture of purple, green and blue candy melts and then a plethora of sprinkles, dragees, mini marshmallows, and even some bubble gum. It was fantastic – and it looked like something that a unicorn would make. So…. Unicorn Poop Candy Bark it is!
I have been loving my feed from the very talented Katherine Sabbath on Instagram. Look her up! She’s a high school teacher and an amazing cake decorator. She loves mixing up her cakes with textures of candy bark, dried fruit and meringues. They are amazing – seriously, go check her out!
And this bark has been inspired by her creations.
I will warn you that there is a fine line between awesomeness and a total mess. Don’t over do the sprinkles. Try to cluster them keep the colors in the same parts of the color wheels. I don’t know if that hot pink is too far off, but it also gives it a pop of bright color that isn’t too overwhelming.
When making bark, always start with the larger, heavier sprinkles. Let them settle into place and slowly start reduce the sized of the toppings as you go along. I noticed some of the smaller nonperiels sunk into the bark because it was still too soft. It’s okay, but I would have preferred them to stand out a bit more and not “melt” into the bark.
Word of advice, the broken strawberry malt balls do not like humidity. The crunchy bits will melt in high humidity and that includes your fridge. Do not refrigerate this bark and store it in a cool, dry location.
There’s really no wrong way to make this- just have FUN! Heck, let the kids make it!
- 3 different colored candy melts – I used lime green, purple and baby blue
- Various Sprinkles, Jimmies, and Dragees
- Round candy – I used round bubble gum, Strawberry Whoppers, and mini dehydrated marshmallows
- Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Melt your candy until they are all smooth. Pour each color around the paper in a random array. Tilt the pan in all directions to thin out the candy and help them to blend together. Use a toothpick to swirl the candy together to make a pretty design.
- Quickly, and sparingly, add the larger candy bits. cluster the sprinkles into 5 or 7 distinct areas in the bark. Continue to a few different sprinkles around until you think there’s enough.
- Remember, you don’t want to hide the color of the bark, so let it show through.
- Leave the bark to harden in a cool, dry place for 30 minutes.
- Break off large chunks and enjoy.