Introduction: Unicorn Barf

Ever since I found out that you can buy cereal marshmallowsin bulkon the internet, I have been dreaming about making cereal marshmallow marshmallow treats. Similar to rice cereal treats, but with only the best part of any cereal- the cereal marshmallows! They have affectionately become known as "unicorn barf" around these parts, for obvious reasons, but what is a bad day for a unicorn is a delicious day for everyone else! They are super simple to make and look really pretty!

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe I used:

2 cups of marshmallows

2 1/2 cups of cereal marshmallows

1/4 cup butter for the treats, plus extra for greasing everything

You will also need a sharp knife, a sauce pan, a spatula and a baking tray or glass tray.

This recipe made 15 small pieces of unicorn barf but of course you can make more or less depending on how much you want, just keep the ingredients proportional.

Step 2: Melt Down Your Marshmallows

Before you do anything else, butter up everything you are going to use for this recipe. This will keep it from getting as sticky from the melted marshmallows. Butter up your baking sheet or glass tray beforehand. Don't skimp on the butter. Butter your hands if you want to use them for mixing. Trust me, you'll thank me later!

Melt the 1/4 cup of butter in the sauce pan over low heat, and add the two cups of regular marshmallows and stir constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted. I found this goes faster if you chop up your marshmallows before you add them to the butter. Keep stirring until the marshmallows are completely dissolved and combined with the butter and have a smooth consistency.

Step 3: Add Cereal Marshmallows

This step you have to move fast.

When your plain marshmallows and butter are combined and have a smooth texture, take them off the heat and add your cereal marshmallows. Stir them together quickly with your spatula until the cereal marshmallows are evenly coated, but not too much that the melted marshmallows start to dissolve your cereal marshmallows! It's an art. When the cereal marshmallows are thoroughly coated, spread the mixture onto your buttered baking tray or glass tray in a roughly rectangular shape about an inch thick. It will probably stick together fairly well. The shape doesn't matter too much since you are going to cut it up later, but it's helpful if it has relatively even thickness.

Step 4: Put It in the Fridge and Wait!

This is the hardest part. Put it in the fridge and wait for about 20 minutes. This is the perfect time to wash out the pan before the marshmallow starts to solidify in it. I found that using very hot water is the best way to get the sticky marshmallow goo out of the pan.

Step 5: Cut, Serve, and Enjoy!

I cut this batch into a rectangle because the cute sides look really pretty with all the different colors of cereal marshmallows. I cut the rectangle into 15 pieces that were about 1.5 inches square. These things are so sweet, that's probably going to be all you want!

Comments

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Ethan1023 made it! (author)2017-04-18

Did you know that Unicorns eat rainbows and poop butterflies?

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CraftinessofficialAccount made it! (author)2017-01-16

THAT. IS. SO MUCH. SUGAR. I.FEEL.BAD.FOR.THE.UNICORN

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DanielleK17 made it! (author)2016-03-04

I recently made a post on The Fairytale Traveler about rainbow recipes and featured this recipe - just wanted to make sure you're ok with my using a photo and linking back to this Instructable. This recipe is all kinds of awesome and can't wait to make it :)

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Yes, it's totally fine, as long as you give me credit and link back to the Instructable :)

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Sunbutt_Shimmer made it! (author)2015-10-15

Lol

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Zombiebites made it! (author)2015-08-06

Bahahaha best dessert name ever.

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grannyjones made it! (author)2015-06-02

Do not even consider using vegetarian "marshmallows" for this. Nasty, NASTY stuff!

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sarahhanahghan made it! (author)2015-04-01

simple little treats

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irishparrothead made it! (author)2015-02-02

So easy to make and delicious

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carol.mcmunn made it! (author)2015-02-01

These are amazingly easy to make, and so much fun to serve and eat. The name is priceless, and they're always a hit! I used mini marshmallows to save time on cutting the larger ones ahead of time (yes, I'm lazy) - worked like a charm!

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Mini marshmallows are a great idea! The only reason I used big ones was because I already had them, haha.

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irishparrothead made it! (author)2015-01-27

What about mini marshmallows or marshmallow fluff? Would those work in place of chopped up regular marshmallows?

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Mini marshmallows would definitely work! I'm not sure about marshmallow fluff, but it seems like it should work. You could experiment a little bit and see how that works :)

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amcmahan1 made it! (author)2014-12-16

I made this for my daughter's Lego Movie Cloud Cuckoo Land party. It wasn't a huge hit for the adults, but the kiddos loved it.

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Awesome! Glad the kids enjoyed it!

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doodlecraft made it! (author)2014-10-30

Perfect for my next pony party! :) So cute...who knew you could just buy marshmallows? love it!

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I know! I can't believe it!

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Lily Tran AREA made it! (author)2014-10-25

Cool name btw... DANGER! ;)

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Fission Chips made it! (author)2014-10-24

Awesome! Love it!

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fluffy52601 made it! (author)2014-07-19

This is amazing! And it tastes great!

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Bhawya made it! (author)2014-07-15

Yummy one :) .. I too love Rainbow Foods.

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widdlelivi made it! (author)2014-07-11

This is perfect!

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kludge77 made it! (author)2014-07-09

This is fantastic! I love the name...

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Haha, thanks!

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bradley1marler made it! (author)2014-06-03

So how did u come up with the idea of unicorn barf??

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I didn't plan on calling it that, but after I made it, I thought it looked like what unicorn barf would look like, haha.

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Fikjast Scott made it! (author)2014-05-31

Brilliant photos, the colors jump out

what a unique idea

I really like the presentation

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liqueloves1d made it! (author)2014-05-14

Soooooooo cool!

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Newell_Jalynn made it! (author)2014-04-30

Its so colorful and just buy some lucky charms

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But then you have cereal mixed in with your cereal marshmallows! haha

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jacobsdr made it! (author)2014-04-27

a sharp knife is a must. I threw mine into the freezer to help cool faster. it is very tasty but i feel I am much closer to becoming a diabetic...

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Live life like it's your last day on earth.

And yes, a sharp knife helps a lot!

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DrBlind made it! (author)2014-04-26

We made it! We must have added the marshmallow goo to soon because about half the cereal mallows were melted, lost the crunch. It was good, super sugery, stick to small sizes.

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DrBlind made it! (author)DrBlind2014-04-26

Here's some photos: http://m.imgur.com/a/OfinA

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Omg, awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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sunshiine made it! (author)2014-04-25

This is so pretty! Looks yummy too, thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

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Thanks! It really wasn't horrible tasting!

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CreationBoy- made it! (author)2014-04-25

LOVE IT! You have my vote mate!

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Thank you!

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Snidely70448 made it! (author)2014-04-25

My cats are able to produce a very similar product, no Instructable required. Just feed them multicolored cat food.

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sthac made it! (author)2014-04-24

brilliant !!!

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DrAmpuT made it! (author)2014-04-24

You could always add a drop or two of PETA member donated blood and then label appropriately to keep all the vegan types from eating them all I guess.

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aunt margie made it! (author)2014-04-24

I checked online and they wanted.more than $1 PER OUNCE for the cereal marshmallows. Has anybody tried to melt regular marshmallows, dye them, and cut them up ? If it works, you could also add flavors (a craft store with candy - making supplies would have a huge selection of dyes and flavors).

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nekko fox made it! (author)nekko fox2014-04-24

For things like this, I'd suggest ordering in bulk. The 12 lb bag is 69.95 and then you could have infinite unicorn barf. However, I haven't seen anywhere that sells them cheaper than that.

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truliwicked made it! (author)2014-04-24

This is funny....but I have to try it!! Thanks for sharing. Talk about satisfying a sweet tooth!

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