Saturday, August 18, 2018

Unicorn Poop Marshmallows

Yum

Fresh, sparkly unicorn poop, straight from the magical horse's butt. This was inspired by Nomageddon's Poop Peep Recipe!

What little kid didn't adore unicorns? I remember I was desperate for any "proof" that these majestic creatures existed. I watched The Last Unicorn hundreds of times, doublechecked every horse I encountered for the trace of a horn, and wished on every shooting star that I'd someday see one.

Why are millennials obsessed with unicorns now? I see it on all sorts of fashion and decor, even moreso than on children's clothes and toys. Could it be because we're nostalgic for a simpler time? Or we're waiting for the magical unicorns to visit us again and bestow some magic upon us (possibly to make our student loans disappear?)...

Well friends, look who I caught in the act:


That's a real, live unicorn, folks. And he has the nerve to not only poop on my table, but sniff his own butt nuggets! What a creep! Maybe the magic of unicorns is something we should keep in the past...


He ran away before I could get a better picture (unicorns are jerks, who knew!) but something about these pretty little lumps piqued my curiosity. After all, how often does one come across a magical beast's dung? So I had to have a nibble. You would have done it, too.

Did you know that unicorn poop tastes of strawberries? It's true! I carefully recreated the flavors for you here, in case you don't have the good fortune of a unicorn pooping on your own table. These Unicorn Poop Marshmallows are the perfect gift for your favorite desolate millennial, or wide-wondered child with an awesome sense of humor.



Unicorn Poop Marshmallows
(Adapted from this recipe for homemade peeps)
  • 1 packet gelatin + 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract
  • 3 drops neon pink food coloring
  • 3 drops neon blue food coloring
  • 3 drops neon purple food coloring
  • Sprinkles, edible luster dust, and candy hearts for garnish

-In the bowl of a stand mixer, gently whisk together the gelatin and water. Let sit while you prepare the sugar.

-In saucepan over low heat, combine the remaining water with the sugar.  Using a candy thermometer, heat over medium heat until it reaches 238 F.

-When it's reached the proper temperature, take off the heat and pour into the mixer with the gelatin, add the strawberry, whisking gently until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.

-Turn the mixer on high and mix until fluffy and peaks form. The peaks should hold together slightly.

-Transfer mixture to three bowls and distribute the colors until they're to your liking. Tip: I did them all in one bowl to get a marbling effect, but it's hard to keep them from fully incorporating so I suggest the bowls if you're a beginner.

-Immediately transfer to large piping bag. Give it a couple minutes to get slightly sticky. When it's ready to pipe into your poop lumps, the mixture should hold shape with just a little bit of falling.

-Let dry until just barely tacky and cover with sprinkles of your choice.


22 comments:

  1. These are just so cute and are perfect for parties! You got the color combination perfect :)

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  2. This is hilarious! I think the unicorn obsession is pretty fun actually - and these look really easy to make. Easier than I thought : )

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  3. These are SO cute! I adore the colours 😍 Also, how fun is making your own marshmallows? I made some "fluffy" pink dice ones not too long ago, and they turned out amazing! 🙊

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  4. These are adorable! I wish I saw this post last weekend, they would've been perfect for my nephew's 5th birthday party!

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  5. these are so cute! my niece is having a My Little Pony 7th birthday party and I feel like she would love these!

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  6. These are so cute and perfect for a Unicorn themed party!

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  7. This looks so pretty! I can't wait until I have a girl one day and can try these cute DIY treats.

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

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  8. Bahaha! Your post made me laugh out loud! This would be cute to leave as a class surprise for my kindergarteners...gotta find a way to read some unicorn stories I guess! Haha

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  9. My niece will love these!! I'm sending this post to my SIL :)

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  10. Okay, I want to eat it and I'm a little grossed out also haha.

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  11. Just the cutest idea ever! need to try these!

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  12. So pretty! And they look so yummy!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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  13. These are so cute! perfect for any birthday party. I bet they tasty super good too!

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  14. My little siblings would go crazy for these sparkly treats!

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  15. the name is hilarious - but they're so pretty!

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  16. Oh my goodness, these are amazing!!

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  17. Haha this is so cheeky and pretty!!! I want to make these!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  18. These are sooooo cute! What a fun recipe – this would be great for a party or something!

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  19. Those are so cute! Perfect to add to a party!

    xo, Leanna | ChangeWithUsBlog.com

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  20. Hahahaha I LOVE those - so cute! My best friend will love these for her birthday! Thanks for the tip :)
    xx, Theresa

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  21. These are so cute!! definitely perfect for my sweet tooth!

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  22. omg yum!!! I need these in my life. the colors are gorg

    Xo Mindy
    amixofmin.com

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