Love hearts, chocolate, glitter and sweets – what more could you want for Valentines day?
If you’ve not heard of Unicorn Bark, it’s part of a the “Unicorn” food trend involving pastels, rainbows, glitter and anything else vaguely magical. Chocolate bark with some sparkle, basically.
I’ve seen a few recipes on Pinterest and have always wanted to make some, however most recipes use Candy Melts, which unfortunately are not vegan. Thankfully, it’s now easier than ever to get hold of dairy-free white chocolate.
I picked up some bars at my local supermarket (Sainsburys) but I’m sure you can also find it online or in your local health food store.
When it comes to the candy, you’d be surprised how much of it is safe for vegans. I used this guide from Vegan Supermarket UK and I’m sure you can find an equivalent for your country, if you’re not in the UK.
Sainsbury’s Red & Pink Heart Confetti
Freedom Mallows Strawberry Mini Marshmallows
Love Hearts “Unicorn Bark”
- Prepare a small baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
- Place small pieces of dairy-free white chocolate (I used 400g*) in a bowl on top of a pan of recently boiled water and allow the chocolate to melt gently.
- Once the chocolate has melted, divide it into three bowls. Mix a tiny drop of (vegan-friendly) blue gel food colouring into one and pink food colouring to the other, leaving the third bowl plain.
- Dollop the chocolate onto the baking sheet and gently swirl using the back of a spoon or a spatula, to create a swirl of colours. (See below:)
- Start adding the Love Hearts and any other sweets you’d like to add. I also added some edible glitter, mini vegan marshmallows, heart-shaped edible confetti and blue Millions.
- Leave to set in the fridge for at least an hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!
*Dairy-free white chocolate can be annoyingly expensive so if you want to use less, just half the recipe and make a small batch, covering half of the baking sheet.