I’ve been seeing all kinds of unicorn-themed treats popping up on food blogs, and I love them all! They tend to be bright with eye-popping rainbow colors and with copious amounts of sprinkles. That sounds right up my alley!
I decided to make ‘Unicorn Food’ which gives me an excuse to combine all of my favorite colorful candies into one big snack mix. There’s no baking or real work involved, and I debated on whether this even warranted a blog post, but just looking at all that color made me smile more than once. That made me decide it was post-worthy, and hopefully it will make you smile too.
What do unicorns eat? Only the most magical candy in all the land! My Unicorn Food mix contains iridescent hearts, candy stars, sprinkle-covered gumdrops, rainbow candy-coated sunflower seeds, gummy bears, jimmies and rainbow nonpareils.
You’ll find my recipe below with links to all the candies I used, but this mix can be endlessly varied to include your favorite candies. Next time I’d like to include mini marshmallows or rainbow licorice laces. I’m sure you probably have lots of great ideas for Unicorn Food (and I’ll take any suggestions in the comments!).
I found the small galvanized buckets here, and they reminded me of the feeding troughs my grandparents used to have on their farm. I think they’d make a cute display for a unicorn-themed birthday party. The unicorn figurine (I named him Blue Boy), can be found here.
Unicorn Food (Candy Party Mix)
- 2/3 cup two 2.82 oz. packages sprinkle-coated gumdrops (Gelatines)
- 2/3 cup 5.5 oz. pastel shimmer candy hearts
- 2/3 cup 3 oz. star confetti sprinkles (I used Bakerella’s)
- 2/3 cup 2.5 oz. rainbow jimmies
- 2/3 cup 5 oz. rainbow candy-coated sunflower seeds
- 1 2/3 cup 10 oz. gummy bears (I love Albanese brand!)
- 2 tablespoons rainbow nonpareils
- Combine all ingredients in a large zip-top bag. Turn sealed the bag over several times to mix the candy. Display in small galvanized buckets or place in colorful cellophane bags.