When my kids asked for a medieval fantasy birthday party this year I knew I was going to have to bring my A game. Luckily, there are so many awesome dragon, knight, unicorn, fairy, and rainbow party ideas out there that I had more inspiration than I could possibly use. These Unicorn Horn Muddy Buddies are a perfect unicorn party treat!
One of my daughter’s favorite treats from their Star Wars party last year was the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies that I bought for her, and she made sure to ask for those again this year. But with all the great unicorn party ideas out there I figured I could come up with a homemade unicorn party treat that would fit their theme a bit better.
That’s when I started thinking about unicorn party treats. I had seen some creative bloggers using Bugles as unicorn horns, but I really wanted a sweet treat. That’s when I had the idea for these fun and colorful rainbow unicorn horn muddy buddies with Bugles.
And they turned out so great! Even better than normal muddy buddies in my opinion, since they had a great salty savory flavor base from the Bugles, with the white chocolate layered on top to make a fantastic salty sweet combo.
These took a bit of time because I used multiple colors, and they had to dry in between steps a few times. But the good new is that other than being a bit time consuming these unicorn party treats are really very simple. Check out my video tutorial on Youtube, or keep reading to see my instructions step by step!
Unicorn Horn Muddy Buddies with Bugles
You will need:
- 2 Bags Bugles
- 3/4 Cups Candy melts each in 3 colors, separated
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or shortening, separated
- 1 Cup Powdered sugar
- Cookie sheet
- Ziplock or other large bag
I used Wilton’s brand candy melts in pink, green, and blue, and a different type of sprinkles for each color.
For each color of Bugles you want to make, you’ll need 1/2 cup of candy melts, 1 tsp of coconut oil, and 2-3 cups of bugles. I used about 2.5 cups of Bugles for each color, and the candy was pretty thick on them.
If you wanted the candy melts a bit thinner on them you could use 3-4 cups of Bugles. Two bags of Bugles should be plenty for doing 3 or more cups in each color as I had plenty of Bugles left over after I was done.
Add 1 tsp. of coconut oil or shortening to your candy melts in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until clumps are melted. If your microwave is small, or your large bowls are metal, you can melt the candy in a small bowl then transfer it.
Stir together in your large bowl the melted candy and Bugles, mixing gently until Bugles are coated. Get your large bag (I used a large plastic storage bag, the kind that comes with twist ties, but a gallon Ziplock bag would work great here), and add 1/3 cup powdered sugar and your candy coated Bugles. Shake gently to mix until all of the powdered sugar has adhered to the Bugles.
Spread the Bugles out on a cookie sheet and repeat with each of your colors. Leave the coated Bugles out to dry about an hour at this point. When they are dried and the candy has set, melt a further 1/4 cup of each color candy melt with 1/2 tsp. coconut oil or shorting.
Drizzle this batch of candy melts over the dried Bugles, and add sprinkles. This is where you get to have a bit of fun choosing your color and sprinkle combinations. I drizzled the same color on the Bugles that I had stirred them in, green on green, pink on pink, etc, and used a coordinating sprinkle on each separate color.
Once you’ve drizzled and sprinkled, you’ll need to leave these to dry and set for about another hour. Once they have set you can remove them from the cookie sheet with a spatula, break apart the ones that have clumped together, and transfer them to your serving dish.
And voila, your Unicorn Horn muddy buddies are ready to eat! I got a ton of compliments on these at the kids Medieval Fantasy Party. They are super eye catching, and the salty-sweet flavor combo was perfect!
What’s your favorite unicorn party treat? Share in the comments below!