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Unicorn Fudge is my favorite way to make magical rainbows in fun food-form. A delicious dessert made in minutes.
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Table of Contents
  1. Fast and Easy Unicorn No-Bake Fudge (Cotton Candy Fudge)
  2. Why We Love This Unicorn Fudge Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Unicorn Fudge
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Fudge Recipes
  11. Unicorn fudge Recipe

Unicorn Fudge is a quick and easy-to-make, no-bake rainbow-themed recipe and a fun way to eat fudge. With only a handful of ingredients, you can create a creamy, smooth, swirled candy creation in mere minutes.

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Fast and Easy Unicorn No-Bake Fudge (Cotton Candy Fudge)

Unicorn Fudge is my magical sweet treat creation; unique like a unicorn in the most mystical way. And just like my Unicorn Hot Chocolate, I love to reinvent fun food recipes to follow any Tik Tok trend.

This easy, fast fudge recipe has pretty pastel swirls of colored white chocolate that resemble the cotton candy you’d get from a carnival or fair, but this delicious snack or dessert is prepared in a pan and served in fudge form!

Speaking of cotton candy – check out our similar colored Cotton Candy Ice Cream. Super easy and a no-churn recipe!

Why We Love This Unicorn Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy no-bake recipe.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients plus food coloring and decorations.
  • Fun to make and decorate with kids.
  • Customize with your favorite colors and make it beautifully bright or pretty pastel.
  • Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, baby showers, wedding showers, unicorn parties, birthday parties, or any other magical celebration.
unicorn fudge squares

Ingredients

  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Salted butter: You can also use unsalted butter, but I recommend using a pinch of salt if you do. It’s helpful since this recipe is so sweet.
  • Pink food coloring: If you don’t have pink food coloring, you can use a drop of red coloring to get a similar effect.
  • Purple food coloring: Combine pink and blue or red and blue to create a purple food coloring. 
  • Blue food coloring: I used teal food coloring.
  • Marshmallows bits: If you don’t have marshmallow bits, you can use mini marshmallows and cut them in half.  
  • Rainbow sprinkles

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: Feel free to try this recipe with white baking chocolate or almond bark instead of white chocolate chips. I recommend a high quality chocolate, otherwise the taste and consistency might be off.
  • Customize Your Colors: This recipe is so easy to customize for any themed party or holiday. Simply switch up the colors to match your celebration. Make yellow and orange swirls for Halloween, red, pink, and white for Valentine’s Day, or red and green for Christmas.
  • Dreamy Decorations: Use your favorite nonpareil’s, sprinkle, Unicorn sprinkle mix, colored sanding sugar to top and decorate your fudge.
unicorn fudge cut into squares

How to Make Unicorn Fudge

Unicorn Fudge is a quick and easy swirled candy recipe with cotton candy colors and topped with festive sprinkles. Fudge is always fun to cook with kids, especially when they’re making pretty party food, dreamy desserts, or sparkly snacks!

  1. Place the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter into a large saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium, stirring often, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is glossy, about 4 minutes.
    Pro Tip: Do not overcook the mixture. As soon as the chocolate chips are melted it should be done cooking. The mixture should be thick.  
  3. Pour ⅓ of the melted fudge mixture into each of the three separate bowls.
  4. Quickly stir in pink food coloring to one bowl, purple coloring into the second, and blue food coloring to the third. 
  5. Immediately scoop the fudge into the prepared baking pan using a ¼ cup measuring cup, alternating between colors. 
  6. Use a knife to create swirls throughout the fudge.
    Pro Tip: Be careful not to mix the colors too much, otherwise the contrast of the colors won’t be as noticeable. 
  7. Quickly sprinkle fudge with marshmallow bits and rainbow sprinkles.
    Pro Tip: You may have to press them gently into the fudge depending on how much it has cooled down. 
  8. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the fudge sets completely. 
  9. Remove the chilled fudge from the pan using the parchment paper, cut into squares, and serve.
  10. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • To make sure you can get your fudge out of the pan, I find it easiest to use parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Do not, however line your pan with foil, as it will stick to the fudge.
  • Use 3 heatproof bowls and heat them up in the microwave prior to pouring the white chocolate mixture into them. If the bowls are warm, the white chocolate mixture won’t cool down as quickly. Heat the bowls until they feel hot, but still cool enough to handle. 
unicorn fudge in a baking pan

Storage Tips

  • To Store: To store your fudge, cover it and keep it at room temperature for up to one month.
  • To Freeze: You can individually wrap and freeze pieces of this fudge for 3-4 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make sure my white chocolate doesn’t seize?

Don’t try heating up the white chocolate chips without the sweetened condensed milk and butter. White chocolate seizes and burns very easily, so it must be mixed in with the sweetened condensed milk and butter as you heat it up. 

What is the most difficult part of this recipe?

While this is a very easy recipe, it does require speed and preparation. You are mixing various colors into a fudge that begins cooling down very quickly, and then must still be poured and swirled together. You must be quick, otherwise, you may not get the Unicorn look you are aiming for.

What is the best way to prepare to make my fudge?

Make sure all your bowls, spoons, food colorings, baking pans, knives, measuring cups, and any other tools you need, like spatulas for scraping all the white chocolate mixture into containers, are ready to go before you even begin to heat up the white chocolate mixture. If you don’t have them ready, you will waste precious time looking for them, which means your fudge will cool down too quickly, before you can achieve the Unicorn look.

How will I know when my chocolate mixture is ready?

Your mixture is ready to use when it turns glossy and is easy to stir. If you heat it for too long, it will seize up and get ruined, and if you don’t heat it enough, it won’t be warm enough to mix with the food coloring and then pour into the baking pan. Because your window of opportunity is so small, be sure that you don’t leave your fudge unattended and miss it! 

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Other Easy Fudge Recipes

5 from 8 votes
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Unicorn fudge

Serves — 15
Unicorn Fudge is my favorite way to make magical rainbows in fun food-form. A delicious dessert made in minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cool time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • Pink food coloring
  • Purple food coloring
  • Blue food coloring I used teal
  • ½ cup marshmallows bits
  • 1 tbsp rainbow sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside for now.
  • Set three separate medium bowls with three separate stirring spoons on the countertop.
  • Place the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salted butter into a large saucepan.
  • Heat on medium, stirring often, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is glossy, about 4 minutes. Do not overcook the mixture. As soon as the chocolate chips are melted you should be good to go. The mixture should be thick.
  • Remove from the heat and pour ⅓ of the fudge mixture into each of the three separate bowls.
  • Quickly stir in the desired amount of pink food coloring to one bowl, purple coloring into the second, and blue food coloring to the third.
  • Immediately use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop the fudge into the baking pan, alternating between colors.
  • Create swirls throughout the fudge with a knife. Be careful not to mix the colors too much, otherwise the contrast of the colors won’t be as noticeable.
  • Quickly sprinkle with marshmallow bits and rainbow sprinkles. You may have to press them gently into the fudge depending on how much it has cooled down.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the fudge sets completely.
  • Once set, remove fudge from the pan using the parchment paper, cut into squares, and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: To store your fudge, cover it and keep it at room temperature for up to one month.
  • To Freeze: You can individually wrap and freeze pieces of this fudge for 3-4 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving. 
Tips:
  • To make sure you can get your fudge out of the pan, I find it easiest to use parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Do not, however line your pan with foil, as it will stick to the fudge.
  • Use 3 heatproof bowls and heat them up in the microwave prior to pouring the white chocolate mixture into them. If the bowls are warm, the white chocolate mixture won’t cool down as quickly. Heat the bowls until they feel hot, but still cool enough to handle. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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